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A Professional Caulking Service in Newton Center, MA Revitalized This Tile Shower


May 04, 2017

Sometimes problems are not immediately noticed. Our client, a Newton Center native, started smelling trouble before she saw it. She had been living at her current apartment for over fifteen years with her family. The apartment was old, but well maintained, and she prided herself on doing most of the work to keep it that way. However, one day while preparing the bathtub for a relaxing bubble bath, she smelled something that was not quite right. She decided to properly clean all areas of the bathroom to see if she could wash the odor away. Since her first attempt was unsuccessful, she tried again and again with more stringent detergents, but the smell only got stronger as days passed. She finally looked up her problem online and after finding out that she may be having an overgrowth of mold somewhere in her bathroom, she thought it was best to contact a professional to find and get rid of it.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Shower Caulking Service in Newton Center, Massachusetts
While searching for Newton Center caulking services, MA, she ran across Sir Grout of Greater Boston's profile in Angie's List. Given how positive their reviews and other commendations were, she contacted them and signed up for a free, in-home evaluation.

The first time our team of specialists set foot in our client's bathroom and noticed the smell, they knew what the problem was. They approached the bathtub and observed the damaged caulk and the darkened grout. One of our technicians asked permission to reach out to a tile that looked loose, and when our client nodded in agreement, he extended his hand and the tile came off revealing mold behind it. Once our technicians assessed the complete scope of the situation, they informed her that water had leached into the bathtub joints and eroded the wall, causing mold to grow within. It was necessary to perform a thorough grout cleaning, caulking, ColorSealing and other repairing to prevent further water damage. They promised that these services would not only solve her mold problem, but also help improve the bathroom's appearance. She accepted.

On the day scheduled for the repairs, our team of specialists arrived and went to work. The first thing in order was to apply our own soap-less and non-toxic cleaner for tile and grout with a high-speed yet gentle scrubber to get rid of most of the dirt. To kill all the mold, they isolated the areas and used a steam cleaner until there was no trace of it. When the cleansing process was over, they proceeded to replace the wall board, remove old and damaged caulk, re-install the loose tiles, reapply grout where needed, and repair all grout lines. Once the grout was in place, our experts sealed the grout with Sir Grout's proprietary ColorSeal, which also helps even the grout lines' color and makes them stain-, water-, mold-, and mildew-resistant. In fighting mold, our experts also applied our Stainmaster Epoxy caulk around the tub and in all right-angle and expansion joints, to prevent water from seeping in and causing more mold growth.

Once our client saw the fruits of our technicians' work, her eyes widened at the sight. She was very happy with the results, especially with the disappearance of the stench. She was so satisfied, in fact, that she took a bit of her busy time to write and email to let us know her thoughts on the quality of our service:

"We very much appreciated the work of the technician and are enjoying the new look! Yes, quite the improvement!"

Are you having mold growth problems in your home and need the assistance of professionals? We can help! Visit our website at www.sirgroutboston.com and fill out a "Request a Quote" form, or call us at (781) 899-0388. To get the best hard surface restoration tips and keep up with our promotions, you can follow us on Facebook at Sir Grout of Greater Boston, on Twitter at @SGGreaterBoston and on Instagram @SirGrout.

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