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See How a Bathtub Went from Dirty to Spotless Thanks to Our Grout Sealing in Boston, MA

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April 20, 2020

We were recently contacted by a married couple in Boston, MA. They no longer had the energy to keep up with the maintenance of the troublesome bathtub in their master bathroom demanded. It all started a few months before our visit. The homeowners noticed the bathtub had been overcome with dirt. At the time, they were able to solve the problem with a quick cleaning session. As time passed, however, the bathtub became increasingly difficult to clean. Every week, they found themselves spending more time and energy to achieve the same result.

Bathroom Before and After Our Grout Sealing in Boston, MA
Weekly maintenance sessions slowly transitioned to daily clean-ups. The owners just couldn't keep up. One day, they decided to give up on the bathroom. This is when dirt began to accumulate across the bathtub's surfaces and stains started appearing on the fixtures. Fortunately, when one of the couple's close friends found out about their problem, she suggested calling us. He told the homeowners she had experienced a similar problem in her bathroom and we had solved it with our expert grout sealing services in Boston. Following their friend's recommendation, the couple gave us a call to request a free in-home evaluation.

On the day of the evaluation, our crew visited the client's home to inspect the bathtub. Upon walking in, our techs immediately noticed why the homeowners were concerned. The bathing area and the walls surrounding it were coated with dirt. Sadly, the problems didn't stop there. The caulk on the expansion joints was cracked, dirty, and nearly non-existent in certain spots. If not addressed right away, the chunks of missing caulk and grout would allow water to seep into the wall, eventually leading to far worse problems.

To fix the problem, our professionals recommended thoroughly cleaning the bathtub's surfaces and sealing them with our flagship sealant Tile Armor. They also offered to replace the caulk on the expansion joints with marine silicone, which is better suited for humid environments. Knowing that the proposed service would end up saving them money and effort in the long run, the couple immediately agreed to the offer.

Before and After Our Grout Sealing in Boston, MA, on a Moldy Bathroom
Later that week, our team of hard surface specialists went back to the customer's place to perform the service. They began by soaking the tub area with Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This is a pH-neutral cleaning solution that's safe for both tile and grout. After they let the cleaner sit for a few minutes, our techs rinsed the cleaner off using a high-speed scrubber. They used this gentle tool until they removed every trace of dirt. They also used a steam cleaner on the bathtub's expansion joints to ensure they were free of mold and mildew. Our technicians finished the cleaning process by scraping out the remaining caulk from the expansion joints.

Once everything was clean and dry, our team filled the expansion joints with our proprietary marine silicone. This silicone-based grout mix prevents the damage caused by excess moisture and other external agents. To finish, our crew coated the bathtub's surfaces with Tile Armor. This is an impregnating sealant that protects surfaces against water, dirt, stains, mold, and mildew.

When they finished, our hard surface experts let the couple see the results. They were amazed and pleased with the outcome. Our team had managed to restore the bathtub to its former glory. They thanked our crew for the job and said they would recommend our services to anyone in need of hard surface restoration.

Before leaving, our techs gave the clients a few tips to ensure the bathtub remained in good condition. They first recommended cleaning the bathing area using a dry cloth and a pH-neutral cleaning solution like our proprietary cleaner. Unlike most store-bought products, our cleaner doesn't contain soap or abrasive substances. They also explained to the customers that thanks to Tile Armor, the bathtub would be much easier to clean. To finish, our specialists suggested keeping the bathroom ventilated to avoid water seepage and mold growth. With these simple tips, the clients should be able to keep the bathtub in good condition until the next maintenance session.

When your cleaning routine is no longer enough to keep your surfaces in good shape, it's best to seek professional help. Here at Sir Grout of Greater Boston, we have the necessary tools and expertise to bring your hard surfaces back to life. Call us at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free evaluation today. To keep up with our latest news and promotions, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

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