See How a Bathroom Was Protected Against Water Damage with a Caulking Service in Collegeville, PA
October 19, 2016Hard water, soap-scum, mold, and mildew are just some of the reasons showers can deteriorate, causing all sorts of awful consequences, which is why homeowners choose the most durable materials for their showers. However, showers aren't invincible, and caulking is something that is often overlooked by homeowners. We recently met a Collegeville, PA resident that realized his shower was in dire need of professional services. His bathrooms were looking a bit run-down and dingy, but he was especially worried about the condition of the caulking in his shower and tub, which was old and had started to crack.
After reading about the consequences of damaged caulk in shower and tub surrounds, he decided to look for a reliable caulking service in Collegeville. So, he went on Twitter and asked for suggestions. A friend sent him a post from Sir Grout of Greater Chester County about a restoration service we had performed on a shower similar to his. The before and after picture spoke for itself, and he immediately called us to schedule a free inspection.
When the team arrived to perform the inspection, they asked the homeowner what his concerns were. The homeowner told them about the deteriorated caulk and the dingy grout lines he wanted to restore. So, the team proceeded to inspect the master bathroom. The bathroom floor had noticeably dirty grout lines, which stood out like a sore thumb among the white ceramic tiles. The shower's glass door was covered with water spots and a foggy, white film due to soap-scum buildup that the homeowner hadn't been able to remove with any cleaning product. Furthermore, the shower floor was stained, and the team noticed the deteriorating caulk. They inspected the other bathroom and found that the edges of the tub surround also needed new caulk and the wall's grout lines needed to be cleaned. The team explained to the homeowner what they would do to solve each problem and agreed on a date with the homeowner to come back and renew the bathrooms.
The team began the extensive restoration service with the master bathroom. First, they would combine a pH-neutral product with vapor steam cleaning to get rid of all the stains and dirt embedded in the shower's grout lines. Once the shower looked bright and clean, they sealed and recolored the grout lines on the shower walls and floor with ColorSeal and recaulked the shower floor edges. The master bathroom floor was also cleaned and ColorSealed, which made the white tiles look impeccable again. Now, it was time to get to work on the other bathroom. The team repeated the tile and grout cleaning, sealing, and recoloring process for the floor and walls and also applied new caulk to the tub surround's edges.
Tub and shower surrounds need frequent care to keep the joints and edges between the tile and shower base or tub sealed. These areas are highly exposed to water, so when the caulk becomes damaged or cracked, water can leak inside and get under the tiles, potentially causing structural damage. This is why caulking is the single most important detail in preventing water from seeping into places it shouldn't. Therefore, a proper caulking service can go a long way when it comes to protecting showers, so keep an eye out for signs such as cracks and gaps in your caulk.
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