Read How This Moldy Bathroom in Boston Was Renovated Thanks to a Grout Cleaning
November 24, 2016
As Thanksgiving approached, this homeowner in Boston started the proper home restorations to welcome, as he does every year, all his longtime friends for the annual dinner he holds on that special day. It is an important night for him, since it's the only time of the year when they can all get together and share a meal. Some friends even travel from cities across the country just for the dinner party. His best friend from Phoenix, for example, always comes with her family and stays at his house. Therefore, having the place completely clean was mandatory.
After performing an annual home inspection, he noticed that the guest bathroom was unsightly. The floor tiles were white, but the moldy grout made them look grayish and dingy. On top of that, the walls had the same white tile as the floor; consequently, they also looked moldy and dirty. He didn't know what could be done to fix it, but then the homeowner remembered a company of tile and grout cleaners in Boston
that his best friend from Phoenix had talked to him about before.
Not knowing if such a service existed in Boston, he went online to search for options and was surprised when he discovered that Sir Grout of Greater Boston, the same company his friend had talked to him about, worked in his city. He called us right away and set up an appointment for a free, in-home consultation, hoping there could be a way to restore the bathroom.
Our team arrived at the homeowner's property a few days later to meet with him. The resident politely welcomed them to his house and led them to the bathroom in question. Upon examining it, our well-trained hard surface restorers saw the damaged condition of the floor – the grout lines looked almost black due to all the embedded dirt. As for the shower walls, years of use had discolored the grout and the caulk.
They noticed that the room had poor ventilation and explained to the homeowner that this was probably one of the reasons why the grout had gotten so moldy – not enough ventilation for the bathroom to dry increases humidity and, therefore, mold growth. However, Sir Grout of Greater Boston had a perfect solution to solve the problem for good: a grout cleaning and ColorSeal process to restore the floor and the shower walls. Our specialists explained the procedure step by step to the homeowner so he could understand why those two services, to which he agreed right after, were needed for his bathroom.
They had the client's approval, so the team revisited the house days later to start the restoration service. The cleaning began with an application of a pH-neutral cleaner combined with a high-speed, gentle scrubber to extract dirt from the floor and walls' grout. Some of it was difficult to remove, so our hard surface specialists turned to vapor steam cleaning. Once everything was properly cleaned, Sir Grout of Greater Boston applied ColorSeal – a thick, water-based, acrylic sealer – to recolor and strengthen the entire grout. That way, both the walls and floors would become water-, mold-, stain-, and mildew-resistant.
The Boston resident was amazed by how white the renewed grout looked after the cleaning process; it almost seemed as if there were no grout lines between the tiles! On the other hand, even though ColorSeal made the grout mold- and mildew-resistant, our team advised the homeowner to take proper care of the floor by using a soap-less, pH-neutral cleaner. Tiles and grout, no matter how protected they are, still need regular maintenance and proper cleaning to stay attractive and appealing.
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