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See How a Tile Cleaning in Charlestown, MA, Removed All the Soap Scum From This Customers' Bathrooms

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August 22, 2018

For most people, having their shower's surface tiled with dark colors is a symbol of elegance. Even though it looks great, the love affair soon ends when the troubles begin. They look fantastic when they are clean, but when the spots and white haze starts to build, the appeal fizzles. This situation worsens when many attempts at cleaning fail to yield positive results.

Before and after Picture of This Tile Cleaning Job in Charlestown, MA, That Removed All Soap Scum from This Bathroom
One couple in Charlestown recently had the same problem with their master bathroom. They tried cleaning with several recommended products, but none of them worked. With no other options available, they decided to go online and look for advice. Unfortunately, most of what they found echoed the futile methods and products that had been previously recommended to them, which immediately made them realize they needed professional help. This prompted them to search for a tile cleaning in Charlestown, MA to restore the look of their bathroom. They quickly found Sir Grout of Greater Boston's website and after having seen some of the testimonials and reviews, they called to set up a free in-home evaluation.

A few days later, our team of experts arrived at the customer's home to assess the problem. The homeowners told them about their efforts to clean the bathroom and how they had not succeeded. As soon as our professionals saw the surface in question, they knew exactly why that had been the case. Soap scum had started to build on the shower's surfaces, making it necessary to deep clean the tiles.

This problem had become very apparent in the master bathroom due to its dark tile design. Upon inspecting the shower in the guest bathroom, our team noticed it had also accumulated a thin layer of soap scum as well as some dirt. As a result, our team offered a tile cleaning service for both bathrooms. The homeowners agreed to the service.

Before and after Picture of This Tile Cleaning Job Done by Our Professional in Charlestown, MA, That Removed All Soap Scum from This Bathroom
Despite how common it is, soap scum is a big concern. No shower or bathtub is impervious to it. This white build up is more than just dried residue, which is what makes it extremely hard to remove. Soap scum is a combination of soap, shampoo, hard water and body oils. The components in water end up mixed with the acids in your soap, and when it dries, it forms layers that firmly stick to the tiles.

Most homeowners take it upon themselves to try and solve this problem, trying a myriad of products that can further damage their surfaces. For example, these customers had used acidic cleaners in their desperate attempt to remove the soap scum, not knowing they could potentially dull or scratch the surface.

On the day of the job, our team of techs returned to the customer's home ready to perform the tile cleaning procedure in both bathrooms. First, they started by thoroughly cleaning the surfaces. They used an appropriate cleaner and let it soak for a few minutes to allow it to dissolve the soap scum on the floor and walls. This cleaner also contains antimicrobial agents that can help inhibit the growth of many microorganisms. They followed with an in-depth cleaning process using a high-speed scrubber, which removed the soap scum and grime from the tiles and grout lines. As our technicians removed the layers of soap scum, brand-new-looking tiles emerged, and the white haze that once plagued the tiles disappeared. To finish the process, our experts applied Tile Armor on the surfaces. This is Sir Grout's proprietary sealant that protects tiles and makes them easier to clean.

After the job was done, our experts revealed the brand-new-looking bathrooms to the customers. They were pleased with the results and thanked them for their hard work, even saying they had made the right choice by calling Sir Grout of Greater Boston to get the job done.

As part of their service, our team gave the homeowners some recommendations for maintaining the appearance of their showers. First, they advised them to use a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner to clean the surfaces at least once a week. These cleaners will not damage tile or leave residue behind. Additionally, they suggested leaving the use of acidic cleaners to experts, because if they are not properly applied, they can etch or dull tiles. Vinegar, despite how often it is recommended as a cleaner, is not an exception to this rule. Finally, they recommended using a drying cloth right after cleaning in order to prevent any dirt-filled cleaner residue from settling into the tiles and grout lines.

Are you struggling to get rid of soap scum? If you have endlessly tried to get rid of it by yourself with no success, do not worry. There is a solution! At Sir Grout of Greater Boston, our professionals in surface restoration have the best tools and methods for solving all of your problems. Do not hesitate to call us at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to set up a free, in-home evaluation. If you also want to keep up with our latest work, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

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