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Our Stone Cleaning Techs Brought a Shower in Fort Worth Back to Life

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June 12, 2022

A homeowner in Fort Worth had a beautiful master shower that had seen better days. Combining ceramic with the elegance of natural stone, the shower's surface used to light up the bathroom until the efflorescence started getting embedded in the tiles with no way to get it out. The stains on the grout were the homeowner's biggest concern; the grout lines on the floors and the walls made the shower look old and decayed. After going through multiple cleaning options, the owner decided to contact our Fort Worth Stone Cleaning services.

Travertine Shower Before and After a Stone Cleaning in Fort Worth
Finding our website was no challenge for her. She'd heard about Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth many times before, and even had the chance to see the result of our restoration process firsthand after visiting one of her relatives. After checking the services listed on our website, the homeowner filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for an in-home evaluation.

On the scheduled date, our specialists went to the client's home to inspect her master shower. They saw the stains as soon as they started, especially on the grout lines closer to the drain. It was worrying to see how much these stains had concealed the travertine's color, making the stone tiles look old and neglected. As our specialists continued their evaluation, they also noticed cracks on the shower joints, which had absorbed a lot of water since the shower's sealant had worn off. Our specialists explained to the client that these are all common occurrences when stone surfaces are exposed to chemical cleaners. The harsh ingredients in these cleaners damage the stone grain and open the pores on the grout, causing different problems ranging from discoloration to cracks on the shower joints. They needed to remove all the soap scum embedded on the surface and repair the joints to avoid a deeper issue down the line. After going over our cleaning and sealing process with the client, our specialists agreed to come back a few days later for the shower's restoration.

A few days later, our specialists were ready to start working on the shower. First, they applied a pH-neutral cleaner on all shower surfaces and let it sit for a few minutes until the dirt became loose. Our cleaner is effective against the most common sources of dirt in a household, like soil, soap scum, mold, and mildew. It removes all the stains and leaves both ceramic and travertine surfaces looking spotless, all without causing gradual damage along the way. Then, our specialists steam cleaned the shower, going over all the harder-to-reach areas, including the corners.

Before sealing, our techs made repairs on the shower joints, removing the old and loose caulk. To seal the grout lines, they applied a coat of ColorSeal, making their way from the walls to the floor. Our sealant is ideal for simplifying cleaning and extending the grout's lifespan. It wards off water, mold, mildew, and other external elements while keeping the grout lines looking spotless even through the dampness that usually permeates bathroom spaces. Once the sealant was applied, all the grout lines matched the color of the tiles perfectly.

The next step was to epoxy caulk the shower joints. This way, our specialists enhanced the joints' durability and made their surfaces more resistant to water and dirt. After completing the sealing process with Stone Armor on the tiles, our specialists called the client back into the room to see the results. She loved the shower's new look; there were no stains in sight, and the shower had regained all its former elegance, showing off the travertine and the grout lines beautifully.

Our specialists made sure to leave the client with useful tips that she could use on her shower in the future. They recommended cleaning all surfaces with pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product causes no harm to travertine or other types of natural stone. Instead, it removes all the stains and helps preserve the sealant's protection on tiles and grout. Our techs' next recommendation was to avoid scrubbing too harshly or using abrasive tools like steel wools. A clean towel, a terry cloth, or a squeegee is ideal to remove the loose residue. It doesn't take much for a shower to start collecting soap scum, adding to the risk of mold and mildew. Our specialists recommended keeping the surfaces dry to counter moisture buildup and opening windows and doors for at least a few hours a day. The client welcomed all our recommendations and promised to tell everyone she knew about our restoration services.

If you have problems cleaning your shower or other hard surfaces inside your house, don't hesitate to contact Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth. We guarantee the best results through a cost-effective method that will bring out the beauty of your surfaces. Call (972) 370-9543 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. Our specialists in Fort Worth will be happy to assist you. And remember to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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