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This Bathroom in Boston, MA Received a Complete Overhaul Thanks to Our Outstanding Grout Cleaning Process

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December 12, 2018

Clean bathrooms are very important for the overall look and feel of a house. Beyond aesthetics, a bathroom should be kept clean for health reasons. There are, however, some factors that can have a negative effect on your bathroom's cleanliness. For instance, some areas can harbor mold and mildew. These fungi pose a health risk, causing allergies and other problems. They thrive in damp environments like the bathroom, mostly growing in the grout. This is the mixture used to support the tiled surface integrity, preventing water leakages and structural damages.

Before and after Picture of Our Grout Cleaning Process in This Bathroom in Boston, Massachusetts
Unfortunately, grout is very porous and prone to absorbing dirt, grime, and soap residue. When this is left unchecked, the entire surface becomes unsightly and mold and mildew begin to grow in the damaged grout lines. These damaging agents can't be removed with conventional cleaning methods. Professional grout cleaning is necessary to get rid of the fungi and give a healthy appearance to the surface.

Many homeowners are unsuccessful when trying to clean the bathroom because dirt, mold, mildew, and other agents have become one with the grout. This makes cleaning routines harder and quite time-consuming. For our next client, a housewife from Boston, MA, cleaning her bathroom had turned into a struggle. The condition of the surfaces had begun to degrade over time. The grout in the walls had acquired a darkish color and was full of soap scum and grime. The seams around the tub were cracked and harbored mold and mildew. The owner tried to solve the problems using some DIY methods she found online, but none of them seemed to work. This led her to look for professional assistance. Thanks to her search, she found our Boston Grout Cleaning service, and we were able to fully restore her bathroom.

When she found Sir Grout of Greater Boston online, she decided to check out our website because she had heard only good things about us. As she was going through the site, the picture gallery caught her attention. She was relieved to see we had achieved incredible restorations on many bathrooms that were in similar condition as hers. After thoroughly looking at the pictures, she read testimonials from previous clients. The owner was pleased to see all the positive feedback we receive from our satisfied customers. This was a testament to the dedication we put in our work. Everything she saw and read convinced her we could solve her problem. She filled out the "Request a Quote" form and scheduled a free in-home consultation.

We arrived on the appointed date to begin the inspection of the bathroom and to offer the most effective solution to her problems. The owner was expecting us, and after the introductions, we began the assessment. We immediately noticed the issues in the grout lines. They were full of dirt, soap scum, and slightly cracked. The joints around the tub were in bad condition. They were harboring mold and mildew and had acquired an unclean appearance. We explained to the owner that the grout lines absorbed damaging agents like soap residue and had become badly damaged. Also, using harsh cleaning products only caused more harm to the grout. Upon closer inspection, we found that there was no sealant on the grout lines. This allowed water, dirt, grime, and soap scum to seep deep into the grout, causing more damage and potentially leading to more severe issues.

Before and after Picture of This Bathroom after Our Grout Cleaning Process
We offered a grout cleaning service to remove all the dirt, mold, and mildew from the grout lines with our top of the line products, professional equipment, and tested methods. We assured the owner her bathroom would look brand-new when we were finished. The owner 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 a few days later to perform the bathroom's restoration. Our grout cleaning process requires several steps and the most advanced techniques. We began by cleaning the walls and floor using our pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our product is safe for the tiles and grout because it is completely soap free. It won't leave any residue that could be absorbed by the grout lines, thereby preventing stains and discoloration. It also has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. The surface can stay clean after application. We made sure the surface was spotless and proceeded to the next step. Using a high temperature steam cleaner, we removed the mold and mildew from the joints. This left the bathroom healthy and free of fungi.

After that, we were ready to fix the grout. We performed all the necessary repairs on the grout lines, removing all the dirt, grime, and soap scum. When the grout was completely restored, we moved to the sealing process. We sealed the surface with our state-of-the-art ColorSeal. This superior sealant blocks the absorption of water and protects the surface against dirt, grime, and all other damaging external agents. It comes in a variety of colors so the owner can match the grout with the tiles, enhancing the appearance of the surface. Also, it makes cleaning routines easier and faster because excessive scrubbing is not necessary after ColorSeal has been applied. The owner would be able to keep her bathroom clean with minimal effort.

When we finished all the steps of the process, the bathroom had been fully restored. It looked beautiful and healthy. We then invited our client to see the results of our work. The owner was astonished with the transformation her bathroom had received. She was thrilled with its clean, spotless appearance. The quality of the process had gone beyond her expectations, and after thanking us, she said we had become her company of choice for hard surface restoration. From that point on, she would recommend Sir Grout of Greater Boston to all her friends, family, and neighbors.

We provide our clients easy to maintain results, and we always take time to teach them how to perform proper cleaning routines on their restored surface. Before we left, we gave the owner some recommendations and suggestions to keep the bathroom looking its best:
  • Set up a cleaning routine for every one or two weeks. Specks of harmful agents like soap residue and dirt particles accumulate on the walls and floor. For this reason, the bathroom needs periodical, thorough cleaning. Use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like our Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This product is safe for grout and tiles because it doesn't leave any sticky residue. Also, it has an agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. Avoid acidic and soap-based products. We do not recommend soap-based and harsh cleaning products because they only cause damage to surface.

  • Clean the bathroom after every use. This is because soap, water, and dirt particles will cover the surface. If these are left unchecked, soap scum and grime start to build up, promoting the growth of mold and mildew. To prevent these damages, squeegee the walls and floor after each shower. Always run a clean, dry towel on the surface to soak up any remaining water. Once finished, leave the door or a window open to keep the area well ventilated and allow the moisture to flow freely.

  • Try not to use bar soaps. Soap scum on tile and grout is the result of bar soap residue that has re-hardened on the surface. Not using these soaps will help reduce the accumulation of soap scum in the shower. We suggest using liquid soaps because these products won't leave any residue.
These easy to follow steps and our top-notch grout cleaning process provide safer, faster, and more effective cleaning routines.

When you are struggling to get rid of mold and mildew from the grout lines in your bathroom and you can't bear its unsightly appearance, our professionals have the solution for you. Sir Grout of Greater Boston provides experienced and advanced grout cleaning processes that can make any bathroom look like new. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have the most effective techniques at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (781) 899-0388 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. We will be glad to attend your needs. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.

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