Professional Grout Cleaning: Providing Outstanding Shower Restorations in Watertown, MA
May 20, 2019
Keeping grout in good condition is very important because any damage can have a negative impact on the surface and the structure. Grout supports the integrity of tiled surfaces, holding the tiles in place and filling the gaps. This prevents water leakage and other structural problems. It is necessary to keep in mind that grout is a commonly cement-based mixture and has a porous composition. As a result, it can absorb different external agents, depending on the area where it is installed. In a shower, for example, soap residue and dirt particles can seep deep into the grout lines. When this happens, the entire surface acquires an unclean appearance and it can lead to more severe issues, including fungi growth. Additionally, when the damaging agents and the grout become one, conventional cleaning methods are not effective. Professional grout cleaning offers safe and reliable solutions for all these problems.
Our next client's shower received heavy wear and tear over the years. For this reason, he had been struggling with several issues. The grout lines were full of dirt and the joints around the tub were unsightly. The owner tried using some DIY methods he found in a magazine. Cleaning the surface with vinegar and other harsh products didn't work. In fact, it produced negative results. The owner needed to find a solution to improve the condition of his shower. After some consideration, he decided to look for professional assistance. This decision led him to our grout cleaning service in Watertown, MA
. Our experts revitalized the surface and enhanced the appearance of the shower.
When he mentioned the issues in his shower to one of his friends, she recommended Sir Grout of Greater Boston. We had done an excellent job on her marble floors. She suggested getting more information about us online. Following her advice, he visited our site. On our website, he read testimonials from our previous satisfied customers and browsed the pictures in the Before and After
gallery. He was impressed because all the feedback was positive and the pictures showed amazing results. After browsing our site, he knew we could restore his shower, so he decided to schedule a free in-home consultation by filling out the "Request a Quote" form.
On the appointed date, we arrived at his house for the evaluation of the shower and to offer the most effective solution for the restoration. After the introductions, we began the inspection of the surface. We immediately noticed the problems in the grout. It suffered from the accumulation of dirt and grime. Because of this, the grout lines had acquired an unclean look that spoiled the entire appearance of the shower. The caulking around the tub and the joints was also badly damaged and in poor condition. Soap residue, improper cleaning methods, and harsh products were the cause of these issues. Additionally, we ran our sealant test and found that the surface needed sealing. This was a major flaw because the surface was exposed to all sorts of damage. We concluded that conventional cleaning wouldn't be effective. This task required our special process.
We suggested a grout cleaning service to remove all the dirt and grime from the shower using our effective methods. We would also replace the caulk and apply our special sealant to provide an extra layer of protection. We assured the owner the shower would be fully restored when were finished. He was satisfied with our assessment and the solution we offered, so he decided to hire us.
A couple of days later, we returned to begin the grout cleaning process. This procedure consisted of several steps and required our professional equipment and high-quality products. First, we made sure everything was free of dirt and debris. To safely remove all the blemishes, we cleaned the surface using our special pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. This exclusive cleaner won't cause any damage. In addition, it has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. When the tiles were completely clean, we were ready to perform all the necessary repairs in the grout lines. We fixed all the issues in the grout and continued with the next step. Using a high temperature steam cleaner, we removed the remaining grime and dirt from the joints. Once that was done, we needed to address the damaged caulk around the tub.
We replaced the caulking with a resilient silicone solution. This product is ideal for showers because it is resistant to mold and mildew. It won't crack or peel with daily wear and tear. To finish the job, we sealed the surface with ColorSeal. Our high-level sealant blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off damages from dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. Another advantage is that it makes cleaning routines easier and faster because excessive scrubbing is not necessary once the surface is sealed. Moreover, ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors, allowing the owner match the grout with the tiles and improve the appearance of the entire shower.
The shower looked beautiful and completely different. We were ready to show our client the results of our work. The owner was beyond thrilled with the renewed appearance of his shower. He was happy to see that the grout lines and the joints were pristine. He couldn't believe all the issues had been solved. The owner was thankful because the process had been cost-effective, successful, and had only taken one day. Impressed by the excellent performance we displayed, he said he would always contact us for all his hard surface restoration needs. From that point on, he would recommend our service to all his friends, family, and neighbors.
When we were about to leave, we gave the owner some suggestions for better and safer maintenance. These recommendations are useful for any shower:
- To ensure that the surface is always free of dirt and grime, set up a weekly cleaning routine. Use only pH-neutral soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for the tiles and grout because it doesn't leave any residue. It also has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. We do not recommend soap-based cleaners. These products leave behind foam that seeps into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. Cleaners with acidic properties are also harmful because they are harsh and can discolor the grout or cause even more severe damages.
- Due to the high levels of moisture and humidity of the shower, it is important to keep the area well-ventilated and dry. This will prevent mold and mildew growth. For this purpose, leave the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag. Squeegeeing after every use is a great way to keep the shower spotless.
- Even if the shower has not presented soap scum problems yet, we recommend using liquid soap instead of bar soap. This will decrease soap scum buildup because these soaps won't leave any foam. Bar soap residue hardens on the surface and forms ugly, hard to remove stains. It is best not to use bar soaps. This will prevent the appearance of soap scum in the shower.
At Sir Grout of Greater Boston we have the answer to your hard surface problems. Our award-winning grout cleaning processes can give your dirty shower a clean, brand-new look. Thanks to our extensive experience and tested methods, we can restore any surface in just one day. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have qualified technicians and reliable solutions at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (781) 899-0388
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