Professional Stone Cleaning in Dallas: The Best Way to Restore Damaged Travertine Showers
February 14, 2019
Natural stones like travertine, marble, or granite offer many benefits. Travertine, for instance, is durable, versatile, and comes in a wide range of options. For many homeowners, it is an ideal choice for showers because it is resilient and can withstand daily wear and tear. However, as sturdy as this stone is, it requires proper maintenance in order to keep it beautiful and in good condition. A professional stone cleaning process is necessary when the travertine has endured heavy damage over the years.
Our next client, a couple from Dallas recently purchased their first home. They loved their new house, but there were some issues in the natural stone shower. The travertine tiles had nasty-looking stains and the grout lines looked dark and dirty. They still moved regardless of the flaws in the shower, thinking it was a problem they could solve. Unfortunately, after several cleaning attempts, nothing seemed to work. Luckily, one of their friends, a Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth customer, came to visit. When he saw the problem, he immediately recommended us. He said our Dallas Stone Cleaning
experts had completely revamped his granite floor. He advised his friends to visit our website and get more information.
Following their friend's suggestion, they went online to visit our site. On the page, they browsed the pictures on the picture gallery
and read testimonials from our previous satisfied customers. Everything they saw proved the quality of our work and the amazing results we provide our clients. After checking out our site, they were convinced we could help them, so they scheduled a free in-home consultation by filling out the "Request a Quote" form.
We arrived on the appointed date to begin the inspection of the shower. After the greeting the owners, we began the assessment. We immediately noticed the poor condition of the shower. The travertine was stained and damaged. The grout lines were full of dirt, mold, and mildew. This gave the shower a rundown appearance. We explained to the owners that years of heavy wear and tear had led to this deterioration. Upon closer inspection, we found that there was no sealant on the grout lines. This could allow water, dirt, grime, and all other external agents to seep deep into the grout, causing more damage and potentially leading to more severe issues. We concluded that the shower needed our special restoration process.
The solution we proposed was a stone cleaning service. With this procedure, we would revitalize the travertine and restore its natural beauty. We assured the owners that we would give their shower a breath of new life. They were happy with our offer and decided to hire us for the job.
A few days later, we returned to our clients' house to restore their shower. Our stone cleaning process is a thorough, multi-stage process that requires our professional equipment and exceptional methods. We began by cleaning the walls and floor using our stone-safe pH-neutral cleaner with a high-speed scrubber. The product we use won't cause any damage to the travertine tiles. It is soap free so it won't leave any residue that could seep into the grout lines. Additionally, it has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. When the shower was no longer dirty, we began restoring the grout. We used our special tools to perform this task and successfully fixed all the problems in the grout. After that, we removed the mold and mildew with a steam cleaner.
Once we got rid of the fungi, we sealed the grout lines with our state-of-the-art ColorSeal. This superior sealant protects the surface against dirt, grime, and all other damaging external agents. It prevents water and other liquids from seeping into the grout and causing damage and deterioration. Moreover, it comes in a variety of colors and enhances the appearance of the surface. When we finished all the steps, the shower looked completely different. The travertine had been fully restored and had a renewed appearance.
We showed our clients the results of our work. The owners were astonished with the brand-new look of the shower. They were happy because they could finally enjoy their new house without any problem. After thanking us, they said we had become their company of choice for hard surface restoration. From that point on, they would recommend our service to their friends, family, and neighbors.
As we always do with all our clients, we took some time to give the owners some suggestions for better and safer maintenance. We recommended cleaning the shower weekly using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause damage to the stone. It also has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. We don't recommend soap-based cleaners because they leave residue that seeps deep into the grout lines and can damage the travertine. Acidic cleaners, on the other hand, contain harsh properties that can discolor and stain the tiles. We strongly recommend avoiding these products.
It is also important to keep the shower well-ventilated and dry. This is because mold and mildew thrive in damp and moist areas. Allowing the moisture to flow freely will prevent the growth of these fungi. For this purpose, leave the door ajar or a window open after using the shower. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great choice to keep the surface spotless. We also suggested replacing bar soaps with liquid soaps. This will help minimize soap residue build-up on the surface and prevent other problems like soap scum stains.
When you are struggling with the maintenance of your natural stone shower and you can't bear its unsightly appearance, our professionals have the solution for you. Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth has an effective stone cleaning process that can make any shower look like new in just one day. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have the most qualified technicians to assist you with your problem. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (972) 370-9543
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