Our Team of Experts Refreshed this Bathroom Thanks to a Grout Cleaning in Somerville, MA
August 25, 2020
A homeowner recently contacted our team of grout cleaning experts in Somerville
to have the fixtures in her master bathroom restored. She found comfort in the clean appearance of her bathroom, so she did everything she could to keep the surfaces looking flawless. However, between tending to her family and working long hours, she could no longer devote as much time to cleaning. The lack of regular maintenance began taking its toll on the bathroom's surfaces. The tiles no longer looked as clean as they used to and the grout lines were filled with grime.
One day she noticed the fixtures on the bathing area had become severely discolored. They also gave off an unpleasant smell. Concerned, she tried cleaning the grout lines with products she had bought at a local store. After trying them on several occasions, she observed the grout lines didn't improve. That's when she decided to look for professional help. She went online and searched for a reputable hard surface restoration company. She found our website in the top search results. After watching some video testimonials left by previous customers and browsing the picture gallery, she called to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the day of the consultation, our experts went to the customer's home to assess the bathroom. With just one look at the bathtub area, our techs understood why the customer was concerned. The grout lines were filled with mold and grime. Upon closer inspection, our crew noticed the grout lines on the walls and the bathtub's joints were cracked. This meant water could easily seep into the walls and create a perfect environment for mold growth. Fortunately, our techs had arrived just in time to save the bathroom from severe water damage. The grout on the bathroom floor had also seen better days, so it needed to be thoroughly repaired.
To restore the bathroom's surfaces and fixtures, our specialists offered the customer a grout cleaning and sealing service. They also offered to replace the damaged fixtures to ensure the bathtub remained in good condition. They assured the customer these procedures would restore the bathing area to its former mold-free appearance. The homeowner was convinced and agreed to the service.
Later that week, our team went back to the client's home to perform the service. They started by soaking the bathroom's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that's safe for both tile and grout. It also contains properties that remove the mold and inhibit its growth. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber to remove any trace of mold and grime from the tiles and grout lines.
After they finished cleaning, our techs scraped out the damaged fixtures from the bathroom floor, the walls, and the bathtub's joints. To ensure the mold was completely removed, our specialists used a steam cleaner on the spots where the fixtures used to be. Once the surfaces were cleaned, they re-grouted and re-caulked the surfaces with our proprietary products. Our experts finished the procedure by coating the bathroom's surfaces with Tile Armor. This is an impregnating sealant that protects tile and grout against water, dirt, soap, stains, mold, and mildew. It also enhances the appearance of tile by giving it a nice, shiny look.
The outcome was a renewed bathroom with beautiful tiles and clean-looking grout lines. When the client saw the results, she was very pleased. She thanked our team and said she would recommend our services to her friends and family.
Before leaving, our technicians gave the client some care tips to help her maintain the bathroom. They first recommended cleaning the bathroom once a week using a soap-free pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Unlike most store-bought products, this cleaner won't cause the grout lines to deteriorate. They also suggested wiping the excess water away after every bath and keeping the bathroom ventilated. This will help prevent mold and mildew growth. To finish, they advised the client to keep an eye on the sealant. To do this, the homeowner should place a few drops of water on the grout. If it immediately seeps in, the grout must be re-sealed. Water seepage can lead to costly repairs and mold growth, so it's best to keep it at bay.
When the fixtures in your bathroom are in awful shape, contact Sir Grout of Greater Boston. We are the leading experts in the field of hard surface restoration. Call us at (781) 899-0388
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