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Our Tile and Grout Cleaners Helped This Rental Home in Newton Center, MA Say Goodbye to Grime and Mold

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December 07, 2018

To keep rental homes in good shape, it is necessary to invest both time and money. A landlord from Newton Center, MA recently found this out the hard way. During a regular check-up, he noticed both bathrooms in his rental property were in bad condition. The shower in the master bathroom just had dirty tiles and grout lines, but the bathtub area in the guest bathroom had it much worse. Not only was there grime on the tiles and grout, but the tub's joints were also overrun with mold.

Before and after Picture of Our Grout and Tile Services for This Rental Home in Boston, MA

The Day of the Service

The landlord realized the guest bathroom had become a health concern, so he immediately went online to search for advice and possible solutions. Most websites he found suggested applying homemade recipes on the joints to remove the mold. He also learned that in most cases, mold will likely grow back if it's not properly removed. Other sites strongly advised leaving the removal of the mold to professional tile and grout cleaners. This prompted the landlord to search for tile and grout cleaners in Newton Center, MA. Shortly after, he found our website. After he watched some of the video testimonials and browsed the before and after picture gallery, he called to schedule a free in-home consultation.

The Day of the Consultation

Our experts arrived at the appointed date to inspect both bathrooms. The landlord led them to the master bathroom. After assessing the shower, our techs concluded grime and soap scum had accumulated on the tiles and grout lines. Fortunately, it wasn't severe, so they would be able to get the shower back in shape with a thorough cleaning service.

Next, our crew assessed the bathtub in the guest bathroom. They immediately noticed the problems with the grout lines and the tub's joints. The grout lines were filled with dirt and the joints were heavily affected by mold. Our tech explained to the customer that the current state of the bathtub was the result of improper maintenance. The joints had not been properly sealed and allowed water to seep in. This created the perfect environment for mold growth.

After they finished the inspection, our experts offered the client the best possible solutions. To get both showers back in shape, they would perform a thorough tile and grout cleaning service. For the bathtub's joints, they would use grout-safe chemicals and a vapor steam cleaner to completely eradicate the mold. They also offered to seal both showers with Tile Armor, our proprietary sealant. This would help ensure the tiles and grout lines remained in good condition. Convinced, the landlord agreed to the service.

Before and after Picture of a Tile and Grout Cleaning Service in Boston, MA
Our experts began the restoration process by soaking both showers with a pH-neutral antimicrobial cleaner. This cleaner is safe for both tile and grout. It also contains sanitizing agents that help inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms for up to one week after it has been applied. Next, they rinsed the cleaner from both showers with a high-speed scrubber to remove the dirt from the tiles and grout lines.

It was necessary to take an extra step during the bathtub's cleaning process. After they removed most of the mold from the grout with the high-speed scrubber, our experts used a vapor steam cleaner and a non-toxic solution on the joints to ensure there was no trace of mold left behind.

For the final step, our crew sealed the surfaces in both showers with our flagship sealant, Tile Armor. This sealant keeps the tiles and grout lines protected from water, soap, dirt, mold, and mildew.

The Aftermath

As shown by the before and after pictures, the changes in both shower areas were drastic. Our experts managed to leave them looking brand-new. The client was pleased with the results and said that he would call back for maintenance.

Maintenance Tips

Before leaving, our techs gave the customer some care tips he could share with his current tenant. First, they recommended cleaning once a week with a pH-neutral that is both tile and grout safe, such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Second, they suggested using liquid soap as opposed to bar soap, because the latter tends to leave residue on the tiles and grout lines. Third, they assured the client it was best to keep both shower enclosures well ventilated to avoid mold growth. Fourth, they advised wiping away excess water after every shower and bath. These tips will help keep both showers in good condition until it's time for the next maintenance.

Get Rid of Mold and Grime Today

Are your showers filled with grime and ripe with mold? Sometimes keeping your surfaces clean isn't just about appearance. Here at Sir Grout of Greater Boston, we have the necessary tools and expertise to help you avoid unnecessary expenses. Call us at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom of this page to schedule a free in-home evaluation today. Also, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive information about our latest news and promotions.

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