Our Tile Cleaning Experts in Auburndale, MA Spruced up This Bathroom with Our Outstanding Process
February 19, 2019Bathrooms can be one of the most challenging areas to keep clean and in good condition. High moisture levels, lack of ventilation, and soap residue can lead to several issues that are difficult to fix with conventional means. Without proper maintenance, a bathroom can begin to show signs of deterioration in a matter of weeks.
Tiles can degrade and lose their appeal, spoiling the appearance of the surface. For this reason, many homeowners ask themselves, what is the secret to clean-looking tiles? The answer can be simple: well-preserved grout. Although it is an essential component for tile installation, grout can also be the most vulnerable aspect of a surface. It has a porous composition that is prone to absorbing dirt, water, soap, and cleaner residue. When this happens, the grout lines acquire an unappealing darkish color. Furthermore, mold and mildew can begin to grow in the damaged grout, potentially leading to more severe problems.
Professional tile cleaning is the best way to successfully remove all these blemishes from the surface. Experts have the right equipment and knowledge to restore the grout and tiles without any problem. On the other hand, using conventional cleaning methods is time-consuming and oftentimes doesn't yield positive results. For our next client, the maintenance of her bathroom had become a struggle.
When performing regular cleaning routines, she noticed some negative changes on the surface. The tiles looked dingy and the grout lines were full of dirt. The tub was stained and the joints had a darkish color. She tried using several DIY methods she found online, but nothing worked. After some consideration and weighing her options, she decided to look for professional assistance. Thanks to her search, she found our Auburndale Tile Cleaning service and we were able to give her bathroom a second chance with a full restoration.
She went online and searched for the best tile cleaning company in Auburndale, MA. She found Sir Grout of Greater Boston in the top results and decided to browse our website. As she was going through the homepage, the picture gallery caught her attention. The pictures showcased the professionalism of our work and the high-quality service we provide our customers. She was impressed with all the bathrooms, floors, countertops, and many other surfaces we have successfully restored over the years. After checking the pictures, she read testimonials from previous satisfied clients. This certified us as leading experts in hard surface restoration. Convinced we could solve the issues in her bathroom, she scheduled a free in-home consultation by filling out the "Request a Quote" from.
A few days later, we arrived at their house for the evaluation of the bathroom and to offer the most effective solution for the problem. The owner greeted us, then we proceeded with the assessment. We noticed the grout lines on the floor were damaged and dirty. The joints around the tub were full of mold and mildew. Furthermore, the tiles were dingy and stained.
Upon closer inspection, we spotted the absence of sealant. This allowed water, dirt, grime, and soap residue to seep into the grout, causing more damage and potentially leading to fungi growth. If this happens, the grout lines will remain dirty no matter how much she cleans the surface because the harmful materials and the grout become one. We also told her that using harsh cleaning products only produces negative effects on the tiles and grout. We concluded that the bathroom required our professional tools and high-quality products for full restoration.
We offered a tile cleaning service to bring back the beauty of her bathroom with our top of the line process, high-end equipment, and exclusive products. We would also seal the grout lines with our special sealant. We assured the owner the bathroom would have a brand-new look when we were finished. She was happy with our assessment and the solution we proposed. She accepted our offer and agreed to set up a date for the job.
We returned on the appointed date to perform the restoration of the bathroom. Our tile cleaning process consists of several steps and requires our professional equipment and exclusive products. We began by cleaning the walls and floor using our exclusive pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner with a high-speed scrubber. Our product is safe for tiles and grout because it won't leave any residue, thereby preventing stains, discoloration, and other signs of deterioration.
Also, it now has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. The surface can stay clean after application. We made sure everything was spotless before the next step. We cleaned the damaged, sullied, grout and we performed all the necessary repairs. We painstakingly worked on the floor and the walls until all the grout lines were fully restored. Once this was done, we were ready to replace the caulking in the joints.
We removed the old caulk and applied our epoxy solution. This is a high-quality, resilient product that can withstand damage. After the grout was completely restored, we began the sealing process. We sealed the grout lines with our top of the line ColorSeal. Our sealant blocks the absorption of liquids and protects the surface against dirt, grime, mold, and mildew. It makes cleaning routines easier and faster because excessive scrubbing is not necessary when the surface is sealed with this product. It also makes the grout look better, giving it a uniform color and a revamped appearance. ColorSeal comes in a wide range of colors, so the owner can choose one that matches her surface.
After we finished all the steps, the bathroom looked incredible. We then invited our client to see the results. The owner was delighted because all the dirt and grime had been removed from walls and floor. She was happy with the pristine look of the bathtub. The restored grout lines gave the entire bathroom a beautiful, brand-new appearance. The owner was thrilled with the outcome of our work. She was relieved because the restoration was cost-effective and it only took one day. She said our performance had gone beyond her expectations. After thanking us, she stated that from that point on, she would recommend our services to all her friends, family, and neighbors. Sir Grout of Greater Boston had become her company of choice for hard surface restoration.
We provide our clients long term results that are easy to maintain and we always take time to teach them how to perform proper cleaning routines on their restored surfaces. Before we left, we gave the owner some recommendations and suggestions to make maintenance easier, faster, and safer in the future:
- Clean the bathroom every week using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause damage to the tiles and grout. It also has an agent that helps inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners leave residue that seeps into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth and spoiling the appearance of the surface. Cleaners with acidic properties, on the other hand, are harsh and can deteriorate the tiles. These types of products should be avoided.
- To decrease soap scum accumulation, use liquid soap instead of bar soap. This alternative won't leave any residue on the tiles and grout. Soap scum forms when bar soap foam re-hardens on the surface. If left unchecked, it forms ugly, hard to remove stains. Not using these soaps will help prevent the appearance of these issues in the shower.
- Keep the bathroom dry and well ventilated. A damp and moist environment is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Leave the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. This is important to prevent fungi growth. Additionally, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth to dry the surface. Squeegeeing is a great option for preventing soap scum buildup.
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