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Saving a Tile Shower and Tub from Further Damage with Our Exton Caulking Service

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September 21, 2018

Most people don't realize just how costly it can be to postpone regular maintenance on their homes. Almost everyone, at one point or another, decides their busy schedule is just too important to put a simple chore like cleaning ahead of it. Fortunately, when this homeowner's shower got a bit out of hand, he was able to amend the situation by hiring our caulking services in Exton, PA.

Before and after Picture of a Tile Tub Restored with Our Caulking Service in Exton, Pennsylvania
The previous year had been quite hectic for this fellow from Exton, PA. He was part of a very important project at work that demanded most of his time and attention. He was forced to work extra hours to avoid falling behind in his work schedule. He barely had time to grab dinner and go straight to bed every night. This gradually took a toll on his property and even his health. When his work schedule finally lessened, he decided to take care of all his unfinished chores.

The man started by performing a thorough cleaning around his house. He dusted, vacuumed, rinsed, and washed everywhere, and during the process, he began to notice one spot just didn't look good. His bathroom, particularly his tile shower and tub, looked pretty deteriorated and dirty, and no matter what cleaning product he used, it didn't seem to get any better.

The homeowner's first instinct was to go online in an effort to learn what exactly he was doing wrong. After seeing a couple of DYI videos online, it only took him a couple of minutes to realize he would have to seek professional help. Luckily, while browsing through those same videos on social media, he heard about Sir Grout of Greater Chester County and how we specialize in all hard surface restoration services. He also learned about our previous jobs and our various awards. He decided to give us a call and schedule a free in-home evaluation, so we could better assess his problem.

Sir Grout's In-home Evaluation

On the agreed-upon day, our experts were greeted by a worried homeowner. He showed them to the bathroom and explained how the shower had gotten so bad. His frustration was evident.

After listening to the man and inspecting the area, our specialists knew exactly what was wrong with the tile shower and tub. They explained how the lack of proper maintenance had gradually damaged the caulk and grout, allowing dirt and moisture to pile up between the tiles. If not dealt with soon, that dirt and moisture would eventually make its way under the tiles and the tub, producing far worse problems such as mold and permanent damage to the shower and adjacent surfaces.

To address the situation and prevent further damage, our crew proposed performing a deep cleaning process using our recently enhanced Sir Grout Natural Hard Surface Cleaner, which now contains antimicrobial agents. This would remove the scum and prevent the development of mold or mildew. The entire joints between the tile wall and the tub would need to be re-caulked, followed by a complete grout and caulk restoration by applying ColorSeal.

Happy with the assessment and our crew's detailed explanation, the man accepted and scheduled the next available date for the restoration service to take place.

The Shower and Tub Restoration Process

Our specialists arrived at the house and quickly prepped to commence the restoration process. They began by pouring Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner on the entire tub and shower, letting it sit for a while to loosen up the grime. Thanks to its new antimicrobial properties, any undetected trace of mold or mildew would cease to develop. After a couple of minutes, one of our men proceeded to remove the scum using a high-speed scrubber.

Once all surfaces were spotless, all remaining caulk was removed and replaced with epoxy grout. Being more of a plastic —less porous— than other types of grout, this special kind of grout is a lot less likely to crack, dry, or peel. It's also more suitable for humid places such as tubs and showers because it's resistant to mold and mildew. We applied ColorSeal over the tile shower wall's grout lines and recently placed caulk. This sealant would serve the purpose of restoring the grout and giving it a uniform color, while providing an extra layer of protection to both grout and caulk alike.

The Outcome

When our experts cleared the bathroom, the homeowner just couldn't believe his eyes. His once tarnished tub and shower looked spotless and beyond all his expectations. He said it looked even better than it did when he bought the house.

Before leaving, our team of hard surface restoration recommended using Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner when cleaning his bathroom. This cleaner is completely safe for all surfaces and would help him prevent the shower from building up mold or mildew thanks to its new antimicrobial properties.

Caulking Services near Exton, PA!

Don't let yourself get caught in a similar situation. Let Sir Grout of Greater Chester County transform all your hard surfaces and protect them from further damage. Just pick up the phone and dial (215) 609-4868 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page. By doing so, we will promptly assess your situation and gladly assist you in any way we can.

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