Our Special Grout Cleaning Process in Coatesville, PA Left This Kitchen Floor Looking Like New
November 08, 2018
Ceramic tiles are ideal for kitchen floors. They have a hard protective top layer that makes them impervious to water and most stains. Ceramic is naturally resistant to daily wear and tear. For this reason, it is excellent for areas subjected to high traffic such as the kitchen. Ceramic flooring is extremely tough and durable. Tiles are difficult to crack, and a quality installation can last for years if the floor has proper care. It is also fairly easy to maintain. Dirt, stains, and liquids are not absorbed by the surface, allowing the owner to easily wipe or mop them away. However, there is one component that requires more attention and it's essential for tile installation: grout. This mixture is most commonly cement-based and very porous. Unlike ceramic, it readily absorbs all external agents, becoming unsightly. Damaged grout acquires a darkish color that makes the entire surface look rundown and unclean, despite the condition of the tiles.
Grout cleaning is not the most exciting task. It is a time-consuming endeavor that usually doesn't yield the expected results. The best option for restoring grout is to hire professionals with knowledge and the right equipment to perform the process correctly and successfully. Our next client, a housewife from Coatesville, PA, was having a difficult time trying to improve the condition of the grout lines in her kitchen floor. The ceramic tiles were in good shape and well-preserved, but the grout was full of dirt and had become damaged over time. She tried many DIY methods she found in a magazine, using products like baking soda, vinegar, and ammonia, but nothing seemed to work. The grout remained sullied. Fortunately, after one of her friends recommended us, she found our Coatesville Grout Cleaning
service and we were able to help her fix the problems in her kitchen floor.
Her friend told her we had worked on one of his bathrooms and the results were outstanding. He suggested checking out our website and contacting us. She trusted his recommendation and went online to browse our site. She was impressed by the quality of all the hard surface restoration services we offer. As she was going through the site, she decided to have a look at the picture gallery
. The pictures showcased the dedication we put in our work. She was relieved to see the experience we have in restoring surfaces that were presenting similar issues as her kitchen floor. After browsing the gallery, she read testimonials from previous satisfied clients. The feedback certified the effectiveness of our processes and the professionalism we display on the job. After all the research, the woman was convinced we could help her. She called us to schedule a free in-home consultation.
A couple of days later, we arrived at her house for the evaluation of the floor and to offer the most effective solution for the restoration. The owner greeted us, and after the introductions, we began the inspection of the surface. At first glance, we noticed the problems in the grout. It suffered from the accumulation of dirt and grime. Because of this, the grout lines had acquired a darkish, unclean look that gave the floor a dirty appearance. Heavy foot traffic, improper cleaning methods, and harsh products had caused these issues. This daily wear and tear led to the slow deterioration of the grout. Another major flaw we spotted was the absence of sealant. We explained to the owner that this left the grout exposed to all sorts of damage. Removing the blemishes from the grout couldn't be done with conventional means because the damaging agents had seeped deep into its composition.
We offered a grout cleaning service to remove all the dirt and grime from the grout lines with our top of the line products, professional equipment, and effective methods. We would also seal the grout lines with our special sealant. We assured the owner her kitchen floor would have a clean, like-new appearance when we finished our work. She was happy with our assessment and the solution we proposed. The owner accepted our offer and agreed to set up a date for the job.
We returned to our client's house on the appointed date to begin the restoration of the kitchen floor. Our grout cleaning process is a procedure that consists of several steps and requires our high-end equipment and experienced techniques. We began by cleaning the floor using a high-speed scrubber and our special pH-neutral cleaner. This top-notch product is soap-free and safe for grout and tiles. It won't leave any residue that could be absorbed by the grout lines and won't stain or discolor the tiles. Also, it now has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. The surface can stay sanitized for an extended period of time after its application. When we completed this step, the floor was completely free of dirt. After that, we continued by cleaning the damaged and soiled grout. We performed the necessary repairs and worked on the entire floor until all the grout lines were fully restored.
When we completed those steps, we were ready to begin the sealing process. We sealed the grout lines with our top of the line ColorSeal. This exclusive product closes off the absorption of water and provides protection against dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. Once our sealant is applied, maintaining the surface isn't a problem because it makes cleaning routines easier and faster. Furthermore, it comes in a variety of colors so the owner can match the grout with the tiles, enhancing the appearance of the surface. This process leaves the grout fully protected, warding off damages from daily wear and tear, such as stains.
After we finished the process, the floor looked like new. It was fully revamped and restored. We then invited the owner to see the outcome of our work. She was very happy to see the renovated appearance of her floor. She was beyond thrilled because all the damages were gone and it looked pristine and spotless. Our performance had gone beyond her expectations and she stated that from that point on, Sir Grout of Greater Chester County would be her company of choice for any hard surface restoration. After thanking us, the owner said she would certainly recommend our services to all her friends, family, and neighbors. Our high-quality products and skillful procedures ensure long term results. We also take time to train our clients how to perform proper maintenance on their restored surface.
Before leaving, we gave the owner some suggestions to keep her floor looking its best. We recommended using pH-neutral soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause any damage to the tiles and grout. It now has ingredients that can help provide protection against bacteria and fungi. It is also important to keep the surface as dry as possible. Spills shouldn't be left lingering on the floor for long periods of time. If any spill occurs, it should be removed immediately using a towel or a terry cloth. Avoid using abrasive tools like steel wools because they can scratch the tiles. When scrubbing the surface, excessive force is not necessary after ColorSeal is applied. Cleaning the floors should take minimal effort.
We do not recommend using soap-based or acidic cleaners. These products contain harsh agents that can deteriorate the grout or stain the tiles. They leave residue that causes damage to the grout lines and can discolor or even break them. This can lead to more severe issues, such as water leakage. Also, we suggest not using dirty mops when cleaning the floor. Rinsing a dirty mop into the cleaning solution leads to grime build-up. For this reason, only clean mops should be used. These easy to follow recommendations and the quality of our process guarantee safer and more effective cleaning routines.
Sir Grout of Greater Chester County is the solution for your hard surface restoration problems. It is possible to give the damaged grout lines in your floor a brand-new look with our professional assistance. We provide experienced and qualified grout cleaning services that will give back the beauty of any surface. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have the most effective techniques and award-winning processes at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (215) 609-4868
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