A Stone Cleaning Service is Exactly What This Beautiful Stone Floor in Dallas, TX Needed to Regain Its Elegant Look
October 24, 2018
Whether they are in the kitchen, the bathroom, the backyard, or any other area, stone tile surfaces can give any home an air of elegance. While it is true that properly maintained stone tile can be durable and resistant to external agents, it is not immune to them. Over time, dirt can build up on tile and grout, giving the surface an unappealing look. Even though sweeping and mopping can help keep this build-up at bay, it does not provide the deep cleaning your floors might actually need. People often try taking matters into their own hands and end up using methods that can cause more harm than good.
For a homeowner in Dallas, TX this was exactly the case. The tiled stone floor in her home looked darker than it used to be. Concerned, she tried several products and methods to return it to top condition, but none of them seemed to work. The dirt and grime kept accumulating on the tiles and grout lines. This prompted her to search for help online. After browsing several websites and reading some accounts of people with similar issues, she learned that stone and grout are porous, so they can easily absorb liquids and accumulate grime. She also found that the current state of her flooring might have been the result of bad cleaning habits. She noticed some of the users had hired a cleaning service to have their floors restored, so she did a local search for stone cleaning experts in Dallas, TX
and found our website within the top results. After seeing some of the testimonials from satisfied customers, she called to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the appointed date, Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth's team of experts arrived at the customer's home to assess the state of the floor. During a thorough inspection of the surface, they noticed dirt had accumulated on the stone and that the grout lines were dingy. Fortunately, there were not any signs of severe damage. The tech asked the homeowner about her cleaning methods. She said that she would often mop the floor with a generic cleaner, but the floor would look dirtier than before a couple of days after cleaning. Our team then understood what might have happened and thoroughly explained it to her.
The client's use of general cleaners might have contributed to the deterioration of the surface. If these cleaners are not safe for stone and grout, they can make the surface susceptible to damage and wear off the sealant. Additionally, some cleaners contain acidic or chelating agents that can etch, discolor, or even scratch natural stone. Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth's tech finished the explanation by offering the homeowner a stone cleaning service to get her stone floor back in shape, which she agreed to.
A few days later, Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth's experts in hard surface restoration returned to the customer's house to get the job done. They started by coating the surface with a stone-safe cleaner containing antimicrobial properties to loosen the embedded dirt within the tiles and grout lines. This cleaner can also help inhibit the growth of several microorganisms for a week after it has been applied. Then, the team used a high-speed scrubber to remove the dirt and grime from the tiles and grout lines. They were thorough and made sure no residue was left behind. They finished the process by applying our proprietary Tile Armor. This is a sealant that protects tile and makes them easier to clean.
After the job was done, our experts showed the homeowner her brand-new-looking floor. She was pleased with the outcome and thanked them for their hard work. She said she would recommend our services to her friends and family.
Before leaving, our team gave the customer some tips to maintain the appearance of the stone surface. First, they advised her to clean the floor once a week with a pH-neutral, stone-safe cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. This type of cleaner will not only keep surfaces clean, but it will also help ensure the sealant remains in good condition. Second, they suggested wiping away any spills as soon as they happen. Finally, the expert recommended she keep an eye on the floor's sealant at least every three months. To do this, they suggested placing a few drops of water on the floor and, if the liquid is absorbed, it means the surface must be resealed.
Are your stone tiles dirty and in dire need of a cleaning service? If you are looking for stone cleaning experts in Dallas, TX make sure to contact us. Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth has the necessary tools and expertise to fulfill your expectations. Call us at (972) 370-9543
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