Our Grout Sealing in Boston, MA, Achieved Incredible Results on This Ceramic Tile Shower
July 27, 2018
It is highly likely that when a surface is not regularly maintained, it starts to slowly damage over time, especially in the shower. In bathrooms, because of the humidity, tiles and grout are exposed to moisture all day long, which can lead to mold and mildew. This was the case with our next client, a woman who lives in a beautiful house of a Boston neighborhood. She'd recently had a problem with her son's ceramic tile shower. Luckily, she found our grout sealing service in Boston, MA
, in time to prevent further damage.
The homeowner moved into her home nine years earlier. All those years, she had had a full-time job that didn't allow her to have a lot of free time. Still, she always tried to maintain her home in perfect condition. She performed weekly cleaning sessions throughout her home using different products and methods for each surface inside the house.
Since her son moved to another city for college, she thought his unused bathroom wouldn't need the regular maintenance. She changed the cleaning routine for his bathroom from a weekly to a monthly cleanup. She kept using the same techniques and products when cleaning the bathroom: acid-based cleaners, thinking they worked perfectly on the ceramic tiles.
One day, in the middle of the monthly maintenance, she noticed the shower tiles had a different appearance. They looked really grimy and had gained a yellowish color. In addition, the grout lines had some black stains in random areas of the wall. The woman had no idea how that had happened and decided to start cleaning the surface more frequently with other methods.
A few weeks later, she realized the results were not what she expected because the condition of the tiles and grout lines was even worse. The mold stains expanded to more areas in the walls, the tiles were still dirty, the angle points were broken, and a portion of the wall next to the bathtub was falling apart. After seeing this, she was desperate. She didn't know what else to do to solve the problem, so she stopped trying to clean the surface and decided to look for professional help right away before she needed to rebuild the entire shower.
The homeowner didn't waste any time searching online for 'well-experienced grout cleaning technicians.' Among the top search results, she was surprised to see so many positive reviews for a company named Sir Grout of Greater Boston, so she clicked on the page, where she read about the different services we offer in the hard surface restoration industry. Additionally, in the before and after
section, she saw several pictures of our work, and she was convinced there was no better option than us to solve the issue on her son's shower. She filled out the "Request a Quote" form on the website to schedule a free in-home examination.
On the day of the consultation, our grout sealing experts visited the client's home to assess the surface and offer the most effective solution. The homeowner invited our team to the bathroom, and once they entered, they immediately noticed the mold and mildew accumulated on the grout lines. They also observed the problem in the angle joints as well as in the wall beside the door. The technicians asked her about her cleaning routines, and when they heard about the methods and products she had been using for years, they told her that was the main reason for the bad condition of the surface. They also mentioned that this was a very common problem among homeowners, but that they had the perfect way to solve it: a grout sealing job. The client agreed and scheduled a date for the restoration process.
A couple of days later, our specialists returned to the house to begin the job. The first step was cleaning the tiles and grout lines. To do so, they applied a proper cleaner to the entire surface and let it soak for several minutes. They used a high-speed scrubber to remove the dirt and grime from the shower walls, then they used a vapor steam cleaner to completely get rid of the mold and mildew. It is important to mention that Sir Grout cleaners now contain highly effective antimicrobial agents and can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and spores.
Once the cleaning process was done, our team of professionals moved on to the next step. They removed the caulk in the angle joints and replaced it applying an epoxy product to seal the caulk area. After this, they removed the tiles from the wall with the problem, applied epoxy grout, and reinstalled them.
To complete the restoration process, our technicians applied our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal, in the entire surface. They explained that this product gives the grout lines a uniform color, making them mold, mildew, water, and stains resistant. In addition, ColorSeal comes in a wide variety of colors, allowing the clients to match grout with the tiles.
Our crew invited the woman to see the result in the just-restored shower. She was thrilled to notice that there was no trace of the dirty surface she saw before our team began the job. The ceramic tiles were beautifully cleaned, the grout looked like new, and the wall was completely fixed. She thanked our specialists for the amazing service and mentioned that she would check every room in the house and verify if any of them needed a grout sealing job. If necessary, she would definitely call us again.
Before they left, our grout professionals gave the homeowner some maintenance tips to keep the shower and ceramic tile surfaces in her house looking beautiful. They recommended cleaning the surface once a week using pH-neutral products and a damp mop. They also suggested maintaining the bathroom well-ventilated, which would help prevent mold and mildew problems in the future.
When your hard surfaces are showing signs of deterioration and you cannot restore them, Sir Grout of Greater Boston is here to help you! To set up a free in-home evaluation, call us at (781) 899-0388
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