You Won't Believe How a Grout Cleaning in Dallas, TX Transformed Every Corner of This Shower
October 20, 2017Cream-colored tiles in bathrooms are very common, regardless of their inconveniences. While it's true that this light shade helps create a calm and relaxing environment, it also requires regular cleaning and extra care. If you have cream-colored tiled surfaces, the condition of your grout lines stands out even more. To put it in other words, discolored and moldy grout will overshadow the elegance of light-colored surfaces, no matter how beautiful they are. With that in mind, this married couple hired our grout cleaning services in Dallas, TX. They had a big, wonderful bathroom that was entirely covered in light cream-colored tiles that were similar to ones you might find at museums. However, the grout around the tiles had faded over the years and ruined the appearance of the room. They wanted their bathroom to go back to the way it was when they had it built years ago.
Plus, they had an ulterior motive to restore their shower. Soon, the wife's parents were coming to visit and intended to stay for a few months to get to know Dallas. The couple wanted to welcome their family with a properly maintained, pristine home. In other words, they didn't want them to find the shower in bad condition. To fix this issue quickly, they turned to Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth, the company they rely on every year to hone and polish their marble floors. Oddly enough, they had never hired us for our grout cleaning services before, but they saw on our website that we also offered these services, so they decided to give it a go. The couple called us, told us about their situation, and we set a date for us to stop by later that week and take a look at the shower.
At Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth, we always take pride when a family chooses us as their main provider of hard surface restoration services. We were pleased to revisit these clients and help them make their surfaces beautiful once again. Our team arrived that week at the Dallas residence and inspected the bathroom. Just like the couple had described, the grout in the shower had deteriorated to the point where no domestic cleaning method could have restored it. As a matter of fact, the homeowners had bought a handful of products to remove the grime from the grout lines, especially around the corners, but they proved unsuccessful at removing the mold and mildew.
During our examination, we learned from our clients that the tiles had not been sealed in a while, possibly in years. Grout in showers are extremely hard to maintain if left unsealed. Water runs through these porous surfaces every day, making grout highly vulnerable to efflorescence, hard water stains, mold and mildew, and other water-related issues. A high-quality sealant helps prevent these problems by keeping water from seeping through. Even if a surface has been sealed once, it's important to stress that sooner or later that sealant will wear out and need to be replaced. In conclusion, a weekly cleaning and scrubbing routine is not enough to keep grout safe and sound. It also needs to be sealed periodically.
The lack of sealing and effective cleaning products were probably the main reasons why the couple's grout had gotten so dirty. However, our team of experts knew exactly what to do to reverse the damage. We offered the client a deep grout cleaning and a resealing service using our epoxy ColorSeal, which recolors grout while making it more resistant to external elements, including mold, water, and mildew. The couple immediately agreed in hopes that we could perform the procedures that same week.
When the day of the cleaning appointment arrived, our team returned to the residence to start the project. The first task of the day was to remove the embedded grime. We used Sir Grout's proprietary tile and grout cleaner, which is non-toxic and soap-less. We let it sit for a few minutes to emulsify the grime. Then we removed all the dirt with the help of a high-speed, yet gentler scrubber and a vapor-steam cleaning in the most hard-to-reach places. After the cleaning, the grout lost much of its darkness, yet its color remained uneven. To fix that, we used epoxy ColorSeal, which is made of one-part epoxy that is much thicker and durable than regular grout sealant. It's what we normally use on showers, where grout gets more abuse. It takes a little bit longer to apply than regular ColorSeal, but the results are worth it. The clients' grout had a uniform color after the procedure! Last but not least, we applied StainMaster to seal the joints between the walls, floor, and shower bench.
The results were exactly what the homeowners expected. The grout was clean and uniformly colored, matching the cream-colored tiles. What's more, the couple was over the moon when hearing the advantages of our products. Thanks to ColorSeal and our StainMaster Grout, the shower had become resistant to stains, mold, mildew, and water, making domestic cleaning so much easier for the owners.
We also gave them some cleaning advice. We recommended that the Dallas residents use soap-less, pH-neutral cleaners for the shower because they don't leave behind any sticky residue that traps dirt or damages the sealant in the grout. We also advised them to add a professional grout cleaning for their showers to their yearly maintenance services so they can keep their bathrooms looking brand new all year long. A few weeks later, the clients told us that their parents had loved the bathroom. They even praised their ability to keep their shower so clean.
If you're looking to revamp your shower, Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth is at your service. We perform the best hard surface restoration services in the area. Not only do we restore showers, but we also do kitchens, living rooms, flooring, and more. Call us at (972) 370-9543 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to request a free, in-home consultation today!
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