This Shower Said Goodbye to Grimy Grout Lines and Dirty Tiles After the Job Performed by Our Tile and Grout Cleaners in Wilton, CT
April 11, 2019
A homeowner from Wilton, CT recently contacted us after trying several DIY methods to restore the grout on the small white-tiled floor in her master shower. She was very strict about cleaning and did everything she could to keep the shower looking flawless. However, between working long hours and tending to her family, she could no longer devote as much time to cleaning. Unfortunately, the lack of regular maintenance began taking its toll on the shower's surfaces. The tiles no longer looked as white as they used to, and the grout lines looked dirty.
She went online and searched for different cleaning methods and products. After trying them on several occasions, she noticed the tiles and grout lines didn't improve. In fact, they seemed to get worse. That's when she realized it was best to leave it in the hands of professionals. She went online once again and did a local search for a reputable hard surface restoration company. Shortly after, she found our website. After she browsed the before and after gallery
and saw some of the services our team of tile and grout cleaners in Wilton, CT
had previously carried out, she decided to give us a call.
Cleaning tiles isn't an easy task. To ensure they remain in top condition it is necessary to use the right products and techniques. For example, cleaning once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner helps preserve the appeal of your tiles and the state of your grout lines. Unlike most products on the market or homemade recipes, these cleaners are not acidic, which means they're safe for tile and grout.
On the day of the consultation, our experts went to the client's house to assess the shower. It was a small yet charming shower area. There was only one major problem -- the grout lines. They were filled with soap scum and grime. The tiles surrounding the drain were also covered with a thick layer of soap scum. For the most part, the shower was in great shape, but the grout lines had started to give in. Our specialists tested the grout's sealant by pouring some drops of water onto the grout. The water seeped in immediately. This meant the grout lines needed to be sealed.
Our techs asked the homeowner about her cleaning methods. She told them she would occasionally scrub the floor with a brush after soaking it with store-bought products and homemade recipes. Our team explained to her that these products tend to have acids in them. These acids can damage the tiles and deteriorate the grout lines. Our crew suggested using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
instead. Not only is this cleaner tile and grout safe, it also contains antimicrobial agents that help prevent the growth of mold and other harmful microorganisms. It also facilitates the cleaning process, which means less time spent cleaning the shower. The homeowner thanked them for their thorough explanation and said she would give the cleaner a shot.
Shortly after they finished the assessment, our team of tile and grout cleaners offered the customer the best possible solution to her problem, a professional tile and grout cleaning and sealing process. They would use our flagship sealants, Tile Armor and ColorSeal, to seal the tiles and grout lines. Confident in our team's ability to restore the shower, the client agreed to the service.
Later that week, our team went back to the client's house to perform the service. They began by cleaning the shower's surfaces using our pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. After they got rid of the soap scum and most of the grime, they used a vapor steam cleaner to remove the stubborn dirt. Then, as the original grout was deteriorating, the expertes completely regrouted the surface as you can see in the pictures. They used our special grout that locks out moisture. Once the cleaning process was done, our techs sealed the shower's grout lines with ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant. This will help prolong the lifespan of the grout lines by making them resistant to water, soap, mold, mildew, and other external agents. It also gave the grout a nice white color that matched the tiles. They also sealed the shower's tiles with Tile Armor. This sealant does to tile what ColorSeal does to grout lines.
The outcome was a renewed shower with bright tiles and clean-looking grout lines. When the homeowner saw the results, she was astonished. She was very pleased. She thanked our us and said she would recommend our services to her friends and family.
Before leaving, our specialists gave the client some tips to keep the shower in great shape. In addition to cleaning once a week with our pH-neutral cleaner, we advised her to wipe away excess water with a dry cloth after every shower. We also recommended using liquid soap as opposed to bar soap, because the latter contributes to the buildup of soap scum. They also suggested calling back for maintenance at least every six months.
When your shower's surfaces look grimy and discolored, make sure to contact professionals to have it restored. Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County is the leading expert in the field of hard surface restorations. If you live in Wilton or nearby areas, don't hesitate to call us at (203) 702-4896
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