Our Phoenixville Tile and Grout Cleaners Made This Bathroom Pristine with a Cleaning, ColorSealing and Caulking Service
October 19, 2017
The bathroom is one of the most important areas of the house, but it also is one of the most vulnerable areas to deterioration. Grout lines, caulk lines, tiles, and tub edges need special attention or problems like mold can quickly develop. This homeowner in Phoenixville wanted a pristine white bathroom, but this seemed impossible once mold and grime set in despite her efforts to get rid of them. She was tired of trying do-it-yourself cleaning solutions and needed the expertise of tile and grout cleaners in Phoenixville
. That's when she learned of Sir Grout of Greater Chester County from a neighbor who had hired us to clean the tile and grout in his bathroom. He explained that our experience and service exceeded his expectations. On our website, she promptly filled out a form for an in-home consultation, and we scheduled a time for an overall assessment.
Our technicians noticed that the mold on the shower's tile floor and walls was the most serious problem in the master bathroom. The grout on the tile floor around the toilet and the bathtub skirt also had deep-seated grime and mold, and the shower door was covered in mildew. Our client usually kept the shower and bathroom door closed after showers. We explained that this was most likely the main reason why mold kept growing in her bathroom despite her cleaning routine, which included the frequent use of a DIY vinegar-based solution.
Besides poor ventilation and high levels of moisture, homeowners should be aware of the fact that bathrooms offer plenty of organic material for mold to feed on and thrive. The client also asked us about the difference between mold and mildew, and it turned out that it was the latter that had kept growing on her shower door. Mildew is the precursor to a mold problem. Therefore, mildew typically means that there is a milder infestation, and it is white or light gray instead of the usual green, black, or brown color of mold. The best way to keep mold and mildew away is to prevent their proliferation. To solve these problems, our technicians planned to clean all the tiles and the grout, seal the grout, and recaulk the joints between the shower floor and walls. We were confident that this bathroom would be completely disinfected and protected when we were finished. The client's job would be to maintain the appropriate cleaning routine and keep the bathroom properly ventilated to keep it free of mold and mildew.
First, we deep-cleaned the area around the toilet and the bathtub skirt with a high-speed scrubber and a cleaning solution. High-speed scrubbers are very efficient at removing grime, but we needed to use a vapor steam cleaner for the stubborn mold on the shower's floor, walls, and door. Steam can loosen the deep-seated mold and mildew and disinfects the area at the same time. However, cleaning all the bathroom's surfaces is not enough. It's also necessary to seal them to protect them from continuous exposure to moisture, organic waste, and chemical cleaners. We decided to use our proprietary product, ColorSeal, which facilitates cleaning and protects the grout from mold, mildew, grime buildup, stains, and moisture. Another great advantage of ColorSeal is that it comes in a wide range of colors to match your tiles. Once all the grout had been sealed, we recaulked the corners and edges between the shower floor and walls, which had the most noticeable black mold. Caulk is a filling paste that is often used where there is a change in background surface, such as the joints between a wall and a floor. Caulk usually needs more maintenance than grout, so our technicians made sure to use top-quality epoxy caulk, which is much more durable and easier to clean than cement-based caulk. Epoxy caulk won't crack or allow moisture to penetrate, and it is stainproof. Next, our technicians took care of the shower door. Once again, they used the vapor steam cleaner to remove mildew and disinfect the area. Our technicians applied silicone caulk to the floor and tub's edges to complement the cleaning, caulking, and sealing procedures. This helps keep moisture from penetrating, which protects the faucet installation and the tile surface around it. After a full day's work, Sir Grout of Greater Chester County was pleased to show the homeowner her renewed, pristine, white master bathroom.
The homeowner's expectations were exceeded by our work. She was very pleased with our technicians' expertise and helpfulness. This master bathroom will be protected from mold, mildew, and grime for years to come. We explained some of the measures that she must take to keep the surfaces as clean as they were on day one: keep moisture away from the bathroom and have an effective cleaning routine. We told her to squeegee the shower walls and doors after each use and keep the bathroom properly ventilated to keep moisture away. We also advised her to use appropriate cleaners in the correct dilution. With these simple steps, this homeowner won't see mold and mildew again! She will enjoy having the perfect bathroom she always wanted.
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