This Shower's Deteriorating Grout Was Restored with a Sealing Job in Ridgefield, CT
January 17, 2017As time goes by, the hard surfaces of a house can become dirty and dull, especially in areas exposed to constant foot traffic, humidity, and moisture, like showers. All showers are highly exposed to external agents that can deteriorate them and lead to bigger problems, compromising the aesthetics or the functionality of the area. It's well known that, when selling a house, these kinds of problems can directly affect the value of the property.
This homeowner had been living in this house for about 5 years, and since her family was growing, she decided to put the house on sale and to start looking for a new one. However, she was really concerned about the condition of her two showers and how much it could lower the price of the house. Addressing her concerns, a realtor suggested that she hire a grout sealing service in Ridgefield, CT, such as the one offered by Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County.
When this homeowner contacted us, the grout lines in both her showers were deeply stained and damaged due to heavy use, harsh cleaners, and moisture. Our team detected persistent dirt in both showers, and the tiles were severely discolored and deteriorated. Also, one of the biggest problems of these showers was the unsealed grout, which allowed dirt and humidity to permeate it and leave terrible stains. The team determined it was necessary to eliminate the dirt with a deep cleaning process and then apply a sealant to the entire floor to protect it and enhance its appearance.
Our team started the restoration process with the master shower. They used a specific cleaning method to cleanse the surface, applying proprietary products that are safe for both grout and tile. Then, they thoroughly cleaned the bathroom floor by using a machine that scrubs the floor gently but at a high speed. Finally, they used vapor steam cleaning to make sure they had eliminated the existing dirt and stains on the whole surface.
After they thoroughly cleaned the floor, they sealed the grout with our proprietary ColorSeal, which protects and recolors grout. ColorSeal covers the porous surface of existing grout with a fresh, water-resistant layer that protects it and gives it the appearance of new grout. This product also extends the life of grout by preventing dirt, mold, and mildew from seeping into it.
The next step was sealing the surface by applying our Tile Armor sealant to protect the tile and grout from dirt, stains, and spills. This clear sealant not only gives the floor a fresh look, but also makes it easier to maintain.
When the master shower was finally ready, our team moved to the guest shower and performed the same process: a deep grout and tile cleaning, followed by grout color sealing and an application of our clear sealant to protect the whole floor and enhance its look.
The homeowner was completely surprised by the amazing results. She said that she couldn't believe what our team did for her showers. Before leaving, our team suggested her to regularly clean the bathroom and keep the surfaces dry to prevent mold and mildew growth. Also, they recommended the use of pH-neutral, soapless cleaners to prevent grout deterioration.
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