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This Homeowner Has a Pristine Shower after Our Tile Cleaning Service in West Chester, PA

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January 22, 2018

Isn't it nice to come home to a perfectly clean place? Most homeowners would agree, and they invest a lot of time and effort to keep their rooms looking clean and new. However, high-traffic areas often deteriorate, and time inevitably takes its toll on every area of the house, and the bathroom is one of the most vulnerable rooms. Mold and mildew start invading your tiles, floors, and grout, and regular cleaning techniques start failing to show the results you need. That is when hiring a professional tile cleaning service is appropriate.

Before and After Picture of a Shower Tile Cleaning Service in West Chester, Pennsylvania
This homeowner wanted to erase the signs of wear and tear in her shower, so she started looking for the best professional tile cleaning in West Chester, PA. Our client asked her brother-in-law about the company that had recently restored the tile backsplash in his kitchen. He immediately mentioned Sir Grout of Greater Chester County and recommended us because of our superior service and results. The homeowner promptly called us and set a date for a free, in-home consultation.

On the day of the assessment, our technicians examined the bathroom. The tiles and shower door were covered in mildew, the caulk lines were stained with mold, and the basin was sullied with dirt. The homeowner explained that she cleaned the bathroom frequently, but it had been installed a long time ago, which is what our technicians told her was the likely cause of the permanent stains. They explained to her that her bathroom desperately needed our cleaning, color sealing, and re-caulking services to restore its original appearance. She agreed and wanted us to get to work as soon as possible.

Our team began by deeply cleaning the tiles, grout, and shower door. All three of them had grime, mold, and mildew. Our technicians used a high-speed scrubber to scrape all the dirt away. This machine is perfect for removing deep-seated grime without damaging surfaces. Then, our technicians used a vapor steam cleaner to loosen up any remaining dirt while cleaning the area with the high temperature of the vapor. This is very important when dealing with bacteria, mold, and mildew, especially on grout and the small spaces between the glass on the shower door and its metal handle and frame. The same procedure was used to clean the fiberglass basin. All the grime that had built up around the drain was eliminated.

Before and After Picture of a Shower Tile Cleaning in West Chester, Pennsylvania
After only our cleaning procedure, the shower's appearance had already changed, but the transformation of this shower was not complete without our color sealing service. Color sealing consists of re-coloring and sealing grout lines in order to protect them. ColorSeal is our proprietary sealant for grout and caulk lines. Epoxy-based ColorSeal is the best option for surfaces that are exposed to continuous wear and tear, and constant moisture. Epoxy resins make ColorSeal very durable. Our grout sealant also can be colored to match tiles or décor. Once it is applied, ColorSeal has a hard, plastic-like finish that keeps water, mold, and mildew away. Sealing grout is essential for preserving grout and facilitating routine cleaning. ColorSeal helps keep grime from sticking to the surface of grout, which makes wiping and cleaning hard-to-reach areas a lot easier.

You should also pay attention to your caulk lines. Caulk should not be neglected when renovating a shower, as broken caulk can compromise the integrity of the walls and basin. Our technicians applied epoxy caulk on the expansion joints between the shower walls and the fiberglass basin. This will protect caulk from moisture, mold, and mildew, improving its durability and making it easier to clean. After we were done with our color sealing and re-caulking procedures, we wiped away all the sealant residue that was left on the grout, caulk, basin, shower walls, and glass doors.

The bathroom looked completely renewed. The tiles and grout looked as if they had just been installed, and the glass door and fiberglass basin did not have any trace of mildew or soap scum. The owner could not believe that there was no mold on the metal frame and the edges of the shower door. Every product and method that she had used to clean the bathroom had failed. Then she asked our helpful technicians how she could take proper care of the door and the entire shower, and they gave her a few tips that would prolong the effects of our professional service for many years to come.

The most important piece of advice that they gave her was to keep the shower walls and floor ventilated. Our technicians also advised her to remove excess moisture from the bathroom's surfaces. This can be done with a squeegee after using the shower. We also advised the homeowner to use a mild cleaner such as dish soap to clean the tiles and grout. Additionally, our technicians recommended diluting the cleaner a little to avoid product buildup. Over-the-counter products with ammonia and harsh cleaners in general are not necessary unless grime or mold builds up significantly, which will not happen after we use ColorSeal unless the conditions needed for mold growth are consistently present. Sir Grout of Greater Chester County's procedures have durable results and make hard surface maintenance an easy task.

If you are looking for a reliable company that offers professional tile cleaning in West Chester, PA, do not hesitate to contact Sir Grout of Greater Chester County. Our experienced technicians and unbeatable customer service set us apart in the hard surface restoration and maintenance industry. Call us at (215) 609-4868, or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this website and we will contact you promptly. If you want to stay up to date with our latest news and posts, subscribe to our newsletter.

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