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Thanks to a Grout Cleaning in Dallas, TX This Shower Changed for the Better

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September 24, 2020

While looking at her guest bathroom, a homeowner from Dallas, TX noticed the joints in the shower were in awful shape. Both the grout lines and the expansion joints had become dirty and infested with mold. After having a brief discussion with her husband, they both agreed to try cleaning the shower's joints using common household products and homemade recipes they had found online. Over the course of one month, the married couple devoted a part of their weekends to cleaning the shower. Unfortunately, each cleaning attempt proved to be more difficult than the last one. No matter how hard they tried, the joints remained in poor condition.

Before and After Image of a Grout Cleaning in Dallas, TX
It wasn't until the grout began to break and fall off during one of their cleaning sessions that the homeowners realized they needed professional help. They asked their friends and family if they knew any reliable hard surface restoration companies. One of their neighbors recommended Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth because our grout cleaning had restored his kitchen floor. Before calling, the homeowners did a quick Google search and found our website. After learning they could request a free in-home evaluation and a quote, they gave us a call.

On the scheduled day, our hard surface restoration specialists inspected the shower and determined that simply cleaning the joints wouldn't be enough to restore it. A combination of mold, dirt, and excess moisture had caused the grout lines to appear dingy. On top of that, most of them were cracked beyond repair. Our tech explained to the customers that in its current state, the shower could compromise their health and the overall structure of their home. To fix the problem, our team would need to clean the surfaces, replace the damaged grout and expansion joints, and seal the grout lines with ColorSeal. The homeowners agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.

Picture of a Shower Before and After a Grout Cleaning in Dallas, TX
On the agreed date, our crew returned to the client's home to perform the service. They began by coating the shower's surfaces with Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. On top of being pH-neutral, this cleaning solution contains enhanced properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and other microorganisms. After most of the grime came loose, our technicians used a high-speed scrubber to extract the remaining dirt and mold from the surfaces. They also used a steam cleaner to ensure the mold wouldn't grow back.

When they finished cleaning the shower, our specialists checked the surfaces to further inspect the state of the joints. Unsurprisingly, more damage became visible after they cleaned the area. The grout barely held the tiles together. Had this issue been left unattended, the customers would've faced severe water damage. Our techs had to replace most of the grout on the floor and the caulk on the expansion joints. When they finished repairing the joints, they performed a quick check to ensure the surfaces were now ready for the sealing procedure.

Our professionals used ColorSeal to seal the shower's grout lines. This is an acrylic-based sealant that protects grout against water, soap, stains, mold, and mildew. It also recolors grout for a more uniform color. The clients chose white to give the shower a pristine appearance.

Once they finished, our crew showed the clients the results. They were happy with the outcome. Not only did their guest shower look brand-new, it was also waterproof. They thanked our team for helping them renew their shower and saving them thousands of dollars in costly repairs.

Prior to leaving, our crew gave the homeowners a thorough explanation of how to care for their shower surfaces. They recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a damp mop and a pH-neutral cleaning solution like our proprietary cleaner. On top of being safe for tile and grout, our cleaner prolongs the lifespan of ColorSeal. Our techs also suggested wiping the excess moisture away from the shower's surfaces after every shower. Excess moisture leads to water seepage and mold growth, so it's best to avoid it completely.

Are the grout lines in your shower in dire need of a cleaning service? Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth can do it for you. We're the leading experts in hard surface restoration. Call us at (972) 370-9543 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to set up a free in-home consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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