Our Thorough Stone Cleaning Service Renewed the Appearance of a Home in Sudbury, MA
February 25, 2020
Tumbled marble is a beautiful material that brings elegance to any room in your home. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to take care of it in order to keep it in good condition. A homeowner's floor in Sudbury, MA had been neglected for years. He had a busy schedule, so he couldn't give it proper care. Everyday wear, improper cleaning products, and rushed cleaning procedures gave the floor a run-down appearance. He wanted to fix it, but he knew he couldn't do it on his own. He needed stone cleaning professionals in Sudbury
Repairing the floors was part of several home repairs the homeowner wanted to do. Floors in pristine condition make any home look great, so it seemed logical to start the home renewal process by hiring a reliable hard surface restoration company that could bring their natural stone floors back to life. After hearing about Sir Grout of Greater Boston from a friend who had a stone cleaning service done on his kitchen floor, the homeowner called us to arrange a free in-home consultation.
On the day of the assessment, our experts visited the client's home to inspect the floor. The entire surface was severely damaged. On top of being covered with dirt and grime, the floor had been subject to the improper application of a topical sealant. This gave the floor an unattractive finish that made the surface appear dull and dry.
One major characteristic of tumbled marble is that it's porous. In this case, daily wear had made the pores slightly wider, allowing dirt and other substances to accumulate on the surface. After our crew asked the client about his cleaning routine, it became clear that the use of highly acidic cleaners was partly responsible for the deterioration of the stone. These cleaners had also chipped and discolored the floor's grout lines. The client also mentioned he let the floor air dry after every cleaning session. This practice only made matters worse.
Fortunately, our team had the necessary tools and expertise to restore the floor. They offered the customer a thorough stone cleaning and sealing service. They would also repair the damaged grout and seal it with our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. The homeowner agreed to the proposal and set up an appointment to get the job done.
Our specialists went back to the client's house later that week to perform the service. They began by soaking the entire surface with Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. This pH-neutral cleaning solution is safe for stone tile and grout. It also contains antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms for up to one week after it has been applied. After most of the dirt on the floor came loose, our experts removed the remaining grime using a high-speed scrubber. They also eliminated all the residue left by the previous sealant.
When they finished cleaning the surface, our technicians applied ColorSeal to the grout lines. This is an acrylic-based sealant that protects grout against dirt, stains, spills, water, mold, and mildew. It also recolors the grout lines to give them a pristine appearance. The client was a pet owner, so he asked if there was any possibility of ColorSeal being toxic. We explained that due to its composition, our flagship sealant is completely safe for animals and children. To finish, our professionals coated the tumbled marble tiles with our brand-new nano-sealant. This product is ideal for porous surfaces that need water-proofing.
The client was completely satisfied with the results. He couldn't believe his floors could have such a clean-looking appearance. He thanked our team and asked if there was anything he could do to preserve the surface in its current state. Our crew suggested cleaning the floor at least once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like our proprietary product. This cleaner won't damage stone tile and grout like other cleaners do. It's also the perfect companion to the sealants that were applied to the client's tiles and grout lines. Our team also recommended wiping away excess moisture from the floor after every cleaning session. This prevents dirt accumulation and the amount of soiling caused by foot traffic. The client thanked our specialists for their advice and said he'd adjust his schedule to give the floor proper maintenance.
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