A Grout Cleaning is Exactly What This Shower in Winter Park, FL Needed to Achieve an Impeccable Appearance
July 15, 2019Small tiles are a fantastic choice for decorating small bathrooms. Not only do they make tiny rooms appear wider, they're also easier to replace if the surface needs to be repaired. Additionally, they're less slippery, which is convenient in areas which are constantly exposed to water. There is, however, a big downside to small tiles. When the grout lines get moldy and dark, it becomes quite obvious.
A homeowner from Winter Park, FL recently contacted us after trying several cleaning methods on his master shower. These methods involved using products and homemade recipes that had been recommended to him, but none of them worked. He finally gave up and decided he needed professional help. He went online and searched for a team of Winter Park Grout Cleaning experts. Shortly after, he found our website. After browsing the Before and After gallery depicting jobs we had previously carried out, he decided to request a free evaluation and a quote by completing the form on this page.
We received the homeowner's request and called him to agree on a date to perform the assessment. On the day of the consultation, we finally got to see the shower our client had described to us over the phone. It was a ceramic tile shower with a small-tiled floor. Unfortunately, a mixture of dirt and mold covered most of the grout lines in the shower, giving it an unappealing appearance. The tiles were also covered in dirt and soap scum, particularly on the area surrounding the drain.
During the inspection, we asked the client if the surfaces had ever been sealed. He said they had been sealed when he initially moved into the house about two years ago. He didn't know that when showers aren't properly sealed, water might seep beneath the growth and stimulate mold growth.
In conclusion, the shower needed an urgent restoration, but it wasn't anything we couldn't solve. After we finished the evaluation, we offered the client a tile and grout cleaning procedure to restore the appearance of the shower's surfaces. We also offered to seal the shower's floor and walls with our impregnating sealant, Tile Armor. The customer accepted our proposal and chose a date for the job.
Later that week, we went back to the client's home to perform the restoration. We began by soaking the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral non-toxic cleaner to loosen the embedded dirt and mold from the tiles and grout lines. This cleaner also contains properties that help eradicate mold and inhibit its growth. Next, we used a high-speed scrubber to remove all the dirt, soap scum, and mold that remained on the shower's surfaces. We also used a steam cleaner to ensure the mold didn't grow back. Once everything was clean, we performed the necessary repairs on the grout and moved on to the final step, the sealing procedure. We buffed the shower's surfaces with our proprietary sealant, Tile Armor. This sealant protects the tiles and grout lines from water, stains, mold, and mildew.
The outcome exceeded the homeowner's expectations. He was amazed by how clean the grout lines looked, and loved the shower's new, impeccable appearance. He thanked us for a job well done and said he would recommend our services to his friends and family.
Before leaving, we shared a few useful tips with the client to help him keep the shower in its current state. First, we recommended using a soap-less pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to clean the shower. This cleaner won't damage grout nor break it down like other cleaners sometimes do. We also advised him to keep the shower stall properly ventilated, especially after hot showers. This helps prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms like mold.
Are your shower's surfaces in need of a restoration? If you live in Winter Park or nearby areas, Sir Grout Orlando can do it for you. We offer the best hard surface restoration services in the industry. Call us at (407) 409-8787 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to request a free in-home evaluation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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