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This Kitchen's Appearance Improved After a Grout Cleaning Service in Boston, MA

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November 26, 2018

Most people choose light colored ceramic floor tiles for their kitchen. They believe that lighter colors for tile such as white, cream, or gray, give the kitchen a hygienic appearance. Even though soil builds up over time, regular cleaning can easily remove dirt from ceramic tiles. However, the same cannot be said about the grout lines. A homeowner in Boston, MA recently realized this the hard way. The pristine-looking tiles on her kitchen floor had been overcome by discolored grout lines. In her desperation, she tried different cleaning methods and products to clean the grout. The fixtures initially looked cleaner, but they quickly returned to poor condition.

Before and after Picture of This Kitchen's Floor after a Grout Cleaning Process
Seeing she had no success using these methods, the homeowner decided to go online to look for help. She came across several websites where users detailed similar experiences as hers. For many people, the problem seemed to stem from poorly sealed grout. Most users suggested hiring experts to thoroughly clean the grout lines prior to having them sealed because this would ensure the well-being of the surface. After reading these accounts, the homeowner was convinced that it was in her best interest to leave the matters in the hands of professionals. This prompted her to search for grout cleaning services in Boston, MA. She found our website within the top results. After she read some of the reviews left by previous customers and saw some of the pictures in the picture gallery, she called to schedule a free in-home consultation.

A few days later, our team arrived at the client's residence to assess the kitchen floor. They immediately noticed the grout lines were dirty. The grout had discolored, which drastically changed the appearance of the entire surface. After they tested the grout's sealant, our experts verified it had completely worn out, leaving the grout lines exposed to spills and other harmful substances.

The floor's integrity was not compromised, so our experts offered the customer a grout cleaning service to restore the grout. They also offered to seal the grout lines with ColorSeal to keep them protected from external agents and ease their maintenance. ColorSeal ensures the grout lines in high traffic areas remain in top condition. The homeowner agreed to the services and scheduled another date for the job.

Later that week, our experts returned to the customer's house to restore the grout lines on the kitchen floor. They started by coating the floor with a pH-neutral cleaner that is safe for tile and grout. This cleaner also contains properties that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria for up to one week after it has been applied. After they let it soak for a few minutes, our experts deep-cleaned the tiles and grout lines with a high-speed scrubber to eliminate the grime.

Once the kitchen floor was clean, the techs started sealing the grout lines with our flagship sealant, ColorSeal. This a non-porous acrylic-based formula that keeps the grout protected from moisture, soil, mold, mildew, and other external agents. ColorSeal also comes in a variety of colors. In this case, the client chose white.

After they finished, our techs let the homeowner see the kitchen floor. She was happy with the results. ColorSeal had managed to give her kitchen floor the pristine look she always wanted. She thanked our team and told them she would call us again for maintenance.

Before leaving, our experts gave the client some care tips to keep the kitchen floor looking great. First, they recommended cleaning the surface once a week with a pH-neutral grout-safe cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This cleaner will not damage tile and grout. It will also help prolong the lifespan of the grout's sealant. Second, they suggested wiping the floor with a dry cloth after cleaning or if it has been exposed to excess moisture. Third, they advised her to stay away from acidic cleaners and homemade recipes because they can lead to costly repairs. Finally, they gave the customer a step by step guide about how to keep a check on the floor's sealant every few months. To do this, the homeowner should place a few drops of water on the grout. If the water seeps in, the grout must be resealed.

Are you experiencing a similar problem? If your grout lines are dirty and impossible to clean, make sure to call the leading experts in the field of hard surface restorations. Sir Grout of Greater Boston has the necessary tools and experience to fulfill your expectations. Call us at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom of this page to schedule a free in-home evaluation today. Do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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