Our Tile and Grout Cleaners in Gladwyne, PA. Successfully Restored the Elegance of This Porcelain Kitchen and Shower
August 12, 2019
When a homeowner wants to convey elegance and sophistication, porcelain is one of the ideal ways to go about it. Porcelain, however, can lose its shine when it's cleaned under a faulty method and using toxic products, especially if its surface is already constantly compromised with the contact generated by day-to-day activities. Such was the case of this young couple in Gladwyne, PA, who, after making great investments and taking great pride in the porcelain tiles covering their master shower and kitchen floors, saw their hard surfaces collect dirt and lose their coloring despite their combined efforts to keep them clean.
Since reducing the time spent on the kitchen and bathroom areas was hardly a practical way to stop the progressive deterioration of the tiles, the couple attempted different cleaners, along with some homemade solutions. They had done renovations on different areas of the house and didn't want to leave the tiles to waste after having gotten closer to the ideal home they'd envisioned. After exhausting all their options, the young couple took to the Internet to look for a reliable cleaning company. Their search led them to an alternative that had already been brought up by one of their mutual acquaintances. After browsing Sir Grout of Greater Chester County's website, assessing the nature of our services, and reading through the reviews left by previous customers, it became obvious that our Tile and Grout Cleaners in Gladwyne
were the solution to the homeowners' problems.
Our experts went to evaluate the couple's house two days after they contacted us to arrange a free in-house consultation. We conducted a thorough inspection of the kitchen and shower areas. The light tones on the kitchen floor did little to conceal the discoloration of the tiles and the mold stuck on the grout lines. Meanwhile, the shower walls were sticky with soap residue and the edges had been damaged after constant exposure to water. The clients admitted that after their regular cleaning pattern with soap-based products hadn't removed the first traces of residue, they started trying other cleaning products indiscriminately and only stopped after they saw the stains growing.
Once we explained the source of the problem to the clients, we offered our cleaning and sealing services and a date was set to start the restoration process on both the kitchen floor and the master shower. We arrived on the scheduled day and immediately started cleaning the kitchen and shower tiles with our special pH-neutral cleaner. Thanks to its soap-free composition and its enhanced formula, this product cleans hard surfaces and can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mold. To remove all traces of mildew from the grout lines and around the hard-to-reach-corners, we used vapor steam cleaning.
After cleaning the walls and floors in the master shower, we re-caulked the shower edges to restore the damaged grout lines, fortifying the structure and covering all the damaged seams. Once all the steps of the cleaning process were completed, we moved on to the sealing of the grout lines. For this, we applied our top-of-the-line ColorSeal, our exclusive proprietary sealant that guarantees a resistant, long-term solution to clean your grout lines and protect your surfaces. It entails a quick process and we offer an array of colors to choose from so tiles and grouts can match. This way, we provide you the opportunity to simultaneously protect your grout lines in a more efficient manner while improving the overall layout of your surfaces.
When our work was done, the couple was able to inspect the results. They'd been worried about having so much mold and bacteria growing in areas where hygiene is so imperative, so the optimal state of the tiles and grout lines was a relief. They thanked us for the restored beauty of their surfaces and expressed their excitement at the prospect of sharing their experience with their friends and family. Before closing this piece, we will relay the tips our experts shared with these satisfied homeowners for the proper maintenance of their walls and floors:
First, always set a cleaning routine that forgoes soap-based cleaning products, given that their sticky residue attracts the dirt that causes progressive damages on your grout. The best option for this routine is a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. This is an environmentally-safe solution to effectively stop the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria. With regular usage, you'll stop finding residues on your grout lines in no time. When it comes to your shower habits, make sure to use liquid soap instead of bar soap to prevent any residue from adhering to your grout. Last but not least, it's important to keep your environment well ventilated and to use a squeegee/terrycloth to remove the moisture after completing a cleaning session. If you follow these simple recommendations, every hard surface of your house will stay pristine and you won't waste your efforts with ineffective cleaning methods.
Do you need a long-lasting solution to preserve the tiles in different areas of your home? Sir Grout of Greater Chester County offers the best products and services, all by the hand of the leading experts in the field of hard surface restorations. Our years improving the homes of countless customers around the country speak of our experience and commitment. Give us a call at (215) 609-4868
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