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Find Out How a Stone Cleaning Service in Boston Made This Dingy Marble Bathroom Look Fresh

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October 11, 2016

This Boston resident had a marble bathroom that was enviable. The homeowner specifically had beautiful white marble tiles installed in the shower and bathroom when she first moved in with her husband and two daughters. The swirls and unique patterns in the marble made the bathroom look like a dream. However, after many years of hard use, the bathroom was starting to show signs of aging the grout lines in the bathroom and shower were no longer as white as they once had been, and the tiles looked yellowish and dull. The homeowner used all the cleaning products she had in her home and even tried homemade remedies such as vinegar, lemon, and baking soda to clean the stone tiles and grout lines, but it was useless. She cared very much about her home and felt very frustrated when she realized she couldn't do anything to fix the bathroom.

Before and After Picture of a Marble Shower Cleaning Service in Boston, Massachusetts
Her daughters, who now had homes of their own, found out about their mom's inability to solve the problem and decided to look for a reliable Boston stone cleaning company that could recover the bathroom's former beauty. After a quick search on the Internet, they came across Sir Grout of Greater Boston's website and read some testimonials. They were convinced by the rave reviews from other homeowners and immediately called us for a free quote.

The daughters knew how much their mother cherished her home, since it's where they grew up, so they wanted to surprise her with a renewed bathroom. They made sure the team performed the inspection while their mom was working, so she wouldn't suspect a thing. When our specialists made it to the Boston home, they were greeted by the daughters, who showed them the way to the bathroom. Our specialists realized that the shower was suffering from common problems, mainly soap-scum buildup and dirty grout lines, which were causing the marble to lose its appeal. However, they assured the daughters that a simple stone cleaning and grout sealing service could take care of the problem. They agreed and asked if they could perform the job on the weekend, since they had already arranged for their dad to take their mom on a weekend trip to surprise her. Our team was happy to help with the surprise and set up the appointment.

Before and After Picture of a Marble Bathroom Cleaning Job in Boston, Massachusetts
That Saturday, our team returned, ready to renew the marble's characteristic beauty. The first step was to perform a thorough cleaning procedure to get rid of all the soap film on the shower walls and floor and remove unwanted dirt from the tile and grout of the entire bathroom floor. This required using a pH-neutral cleaning product that is safe for use on stone tiles and a powerful scrubber to extract the dirt. To make sure the stone looked bright and clean, they also used vapor steam cleaning. The finishing touch was applying our brand-new Epoxy ColorSeal to the shower floor in a light shade, which the daughters had especially chosen to complement the marble tiles. Finally, the bathroom floor's grout lines were also sealed.

The outcome was exactly what the daughters expected. They congratulated our crew on their excellent craftsmanship and promised to call back when their mom had seen the shower. We actually got the call a few days later from the homeowner herself! She said the bathroom looked even better than she remembered and loved how the marble and grout lines looked bright and clean. She thanked us and promised to call if any other of her hard surfaces needed professional care.

If you have marble surfaces in your bathroom, there are certain things you can do to preserve and maintain its appearance. To prevent dreadful soap-scum buildup, we recommended homeowners to use body wash instead of regular soap, as this will not leave any sticky residue behind. Also, to keep grout clean, we suggest keeping your shower as dry as possible to prevent mold and dirty water from seeping into the grout. Nevertheless, the best way to keep grout lines looking impeccable is by sealing them. At Sir Grout of Greater Boston we rely on our proprietary Epoxy ColorSeal, which is perfect for surfaces subjected to heavy foot-traffic and humidity. It provides grout lines with a durable mold-, mildew-, stain-, and water-resistant barrier, while giving grout lines the color the homeowner desires.

If you or someone you know has a bathroom that looks like the one in the before picture above, it might need a professional stone cleaning service. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us by calling (781) 899-0388 or by filling the form below. If you'd like to learn more about our services, you can find us on your favorite social media sites by clicking the buttons on this page. You can also join our newsletter for promotions and hard surface care tips. We look forward to helping you!

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