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Here's How a Recaulking Service in Wellesley, MA Left This Bathroom Looking Sharp and Clean


April 27, 2017

When friends from abroad visit your country for the first time, naturally, you want to give them the best experience. This couple from Wellesley, MA wanted to make their friends' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible since they would be travelling all the way from Germany, and they would be staying at their home for two months. However, there was one problem. The guest bathroom and shower in their home needed a touch-up. The bathroom and shower's grout lines were dark, and this gave the tiles an unsightly appearance. Furthermore, the shower had soap scum build-up, and the caulking was starting to chip and crack. They had already tried to clean the grout lines with vinegar and baking soda, but they proved useless.

Before and After Picture of a Caulking Service in Wellesley, MA
The couple was racing against the clock to find a reliable hard surface restoration company that could spruce up the bathroom, but they were unsure of where to start looking. The homeowner's wife decided to call her parents, who always knew what to do in situations like these. She described the problem and asked them what she could do. Her parents told her to contact Sir Grout of Greater Boston, as they had previously hired our recaulking services in Wellesley to restore one of their bathrooms. The homeowner immediately called us and set up an appointment for the next day.

Our team arrived at the lovely home and immediately started to inspect the areas that were troubling the homeowners. They told us about their attempts to clean the grout with vinegar, and we explained that this is not recommended since grout is primarily composed of cement, which reacts with acidic substances such as the acetic acid found in vinegar. Our team recommended performing a deep-cleaning procedure on both the bathroom floor and shower, followed by a grout sealing service. Most importantly, they suggested recaulking the cracked angle joints, as this would prevent potential water damage. The homeowners agreed with the plan of action, and our team told them they would return the next day.

Before and After Picture of a Recaulking and GroutService in Wellesley, MA
To start the restoration process, our experts started by cleaning the shower and bathroom floor with a pH-neutral cleaner and a gentle, high-speed scrubber. This removed the dirt from the tiles and grout. Our team also used vapor steam cleaning to remove the soap-scum in the shower. Now, it was time to recaulk the shower's angle joints. Most homeowners are unaware of the importance of making sure that caulk stays in good condition. Caulking prevents water from seeping into the joint, as this could cause structural damage. Fortunately, our clients got expert help before any real damage could occur. The team removed the old caulk first and then used Stainmaster Epoxy Grout which is stain-, water-, and crack-resistant to ensure long-lasting results. The final step was to give the grout lines a new, uniform appearance by using our proprietary ColorSeal. The homeowners were able to choose from a wide array of colors to complement her tile floor and shower.

The outcome exceeded our clients' expectations. They were amazed by how different the grout lines looked, and they loved the shower's new, pristine appearance. Since they were so happy with how the service turned out, they kindly left us a review. "We are so thrilled with the results! The guys worked really hard and did a great job. I will recommend you to my friends!" The Sir Grout of Greater Boston team was pleased to have helped them renew their bathroom.

It's important to keep an eye out for some signs that could tell you when it's time for a recaulking job. Pay special attention to areas that are constantly wet, such as shower and tub enclosures. If you notice that the caulk has started to crack and peel or that there is mold growth, the best thing you can do is hire specialists to recaulk your fixtures as soon as possible.

If you live in Wellesley or surrounding areas, our team of specialists is at your disposal for any hard surface restoration service you may need. Call (781) 899-0388 today and we will gladly help you set up an appointment. For more information about our services, you can find us on Facebook at Sir Grout of Greater Boston, and follow us on Twitter @SGGreaterBoston and Instagram @SirGrout. Don't forget to join our newsletter!

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