Our Grout Cleaning in Glenmoore, PA Renewed the Appearance of This Run-Down Shower
June 29, 2020
Our team of grout cleaning experts in Glenmoore, PA
were recently contacted by a homeowner who needed help with her master shower. A few months prior, the client noticed dirt and grime had overcome the shower's grout lines. To fix it, she bought a generic cleaner that had been recommended to her by one of her friends. However, after weeks of using the product, there were no signs of improvement. It only got worse. The grout on the walls became darker and the caulk surrounding the shower floor cracked, allowing water to seep beneath the tiles. The homeowner knew water seepage could cause serious problems. Concerned, she decided to seek professional help.
She went online and searched for a local hard surface restoration company that could help her fix the problem. Fortunately, she found Sir Grout of Greater Chester County in the top search results. On our website, she browsed the before and after gallery. The pictures she saw depicted exactly the kind of make-over she wanted for her shower. Feeling confident in our team's ability to solve the problem, she requested a free evaluation and a quote by filling out the form on this page.
Our team went to the homeowner's residence to examine the tiled shower. At first glance, they noticed there were copper stains and that dirt had embedded deep into the shower's grout lines. This was especially true for the shower's expansion joints. The caulk was completely worn out and allowed water to seep beneath the tiles. Upon closer inspection, our experts learned some of the tiles on the shower floor had come loose. When they asked the client about her cleaning methods, she explained she had tried several products to get rid of the grime. One of the cleaners had acidic properties. Acidic cleaners can severely damage tile, grout, and caulk when used on a surface without the advice of professionals.
Despite the damage on the shower's surfaces, there wasn't any structural damage. The customer wanted the shower to look pristine, just like it was when she first moved in a couple of years ago, so she asked our techs if they could restore it. Our crew had the perfect solution for her: a three-step procedure that would leave the shower looking great and protected for a long time.
First, they would perform a tile and grout cleaning service to get rid of the stains, dirt, and grime that plagued the shower's surfaces. Second, they would perform the necessary repairs and replace the caulk on the expansion joints and the grout on the floor with our proprietary epoxy grout. For the final step, they would seal the grout lines on the walls with our flagship sealant ColorSeal. After thanking our assessment team for their thorough explanation, the client agreed to the service.
A few days later, our restoration experts returned to the client's home to perform the service. They began the three-step procedure by soaking the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that's safe for both tile and grout. It also contains sanitizing agents that eradicate mold and mildew. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber and a steam cleaner to get rid of the embedded dirt and the copper stains.
When they finished cleaning the shower's surfaces, our techs performed the necessary repairs on the shower's grout. They scraped out most of the floor's grout and the entirety of the expansion joints. Next, they sealed the grout on the walls with ColorSeal. This is a thick sealant that comes in a variety of colors to match any tile. It's also resistant to water, mold, mildew, and many other external agents. The customer chose white ColorSeal to give the shower the hygienic appearance she wanted.
To finish, our specialists re-grouted and re-caulked the shower floor with epoxy grout. This epoxy-based grout mix protects the shower against water damage and harmful microorganisms for years if properly maintained. Once they finished, our techs wiped the shower's surfaces to ensure there wasn't any leftover residue from our sealants.
The job was finished and the shower looked completely different. The customer was amazed, she didn't realize clean grout lines could have such a positive impact on the appearance of her shower. The homeowner thanked our team and said she would recommend our restoration services to her friends and family.
Our proprietary sealants keep the surfaces protected against future wear, but they still need proper care to continue looking great. For this reason, our hard surface restoration experts gave the homeowner some tips to keep the shower looking great before they left. They first recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a soap-less pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Unlike most products, this cleaner is safe for tile and grout. It also won't leave a sticky residue that traps dirt. Since ColorSeal and epoxy grout are much easier to clean, our techs also advised the homeowner to avoid hard scrubbing. To finish, they advised the client to seek professional help. Copper stains are sometimes the symptom of corroded pipes. If left unattended, the issue could result in costly repairs.
Does your shower have a worn-down appearance? Sir Grout of Greater Chester County is exactly what you need. If you live in Glenmoore or nearby areas, call us at (215) 609-4868
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