A Shower in Fuquay-Varina Gets a Thorough Restoration from Our Caulking Services
April 27, 2022
People are no strangers to stains on their shower surfaces and all the work that goes into cleaning them. Bathroom surfaces in general tend to be a homeowner's first priority when working through the perfect cleaning routine, and yet, a shower can still get dirty in ways that we can't always anticipate. A homeowner in Fuquay-Varina contacted Sir Grout Raleigh after almost losing all hope. Mold and mildew had made a mess of the grout lines, covering the shower's vertical and horizontal joints almost entirely. There were also stains all over the tiles and the bathtub floor. Needless to say, the shower area looked very unappealing, and the homeowner became more upset the longer she went without finding a solution.
The homeowner found Sir Grout Raleigh online not long after one of her friends recommended our Fuquay-Varina Caulking Services
. At that point, the homeowner was still warming up to the idea of hiring a professional restoration company, but she immediately made up her mind after seeing the results in our picture gallery
. After a quick phone call, she had scheduled a free in-home consultation with our specialists.
On the appointed date, the client led our crew to the home's bathroom, and they wasted no time to begin the shower inspection. From the client's phone call, they'd gathered that there was a lot of mold and mildew to get through, so they looked closely into the shower joints, keeping track of the areas that needed recaulking. They also saw that the lower part of the shower was covered in soap scum, most noticeably on the white bathtub floor. After asking the client about her cleaning routine, she admitted that she uses soap-based products to clean most of her bathroom surfaces. Our specialists explained that these cleaners open the grout pores and trap the dirt on the surface, prompting a host of problems that make shower maintenance more difficult for homeowners. Luckily, there was no significant damage on the shower joints, but part of the bathtub joints still needed to be repaired. More importantly, all the shower surfaces had to be cleaned and sealed to stop the accumulation of mold and soap scum, so the client scheduled a new appointment to get started with the restoration.
A few days later, our techs came back with the necessary equipment to work on the shower. As soon as they got into the bathroom, they began cleaning all the tiles, the grout, and the bathtub surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner. Our product removes mold, mildew, and other external elements without subjecting hard surfaces to harsh chemicals. We let our cleaner sit on the shower surfaces for a few minutes and removed the loose dirt with a high-speed scrubbing machine. Before ending this part of the process, our techs steam cleaned the shower and removed the old caulk from the shower joints.
Then, they sealed the grout with a coat of our signature ColorSeal. Enriched with properties that help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, our sealant protects the grout pores from absorbing water and other fluids and minimizing the risk of stains on the grout lines. Sir Grout's ColorSeal is also available in different colors to make the grout match the tiles around it. As a result, the grout in the client's shower blended perfectly with the tiles when our specialists were done recoloring the grout lines and shower joints.
To enhance the protection on the shower joints, our techs installed our resistant epoxy grout. Lastly, they applied Tile Armor on the rest of the shower surface, ensuring better results during the client's future cleaning sessions. Tile Armor is stain and mold resistant, so it greatly minimizes the number of stains that a shower collects on its floor and walls, no matter how many times you use them during the day. When we called the client back into the room, she was equal parts happy and relieved, knowing that none of the old stains had left any lasting marks on the shower.
Before leaving, we gave the client some additional cleaning pointers. Since shower surfaces are susceptible to damage after constant exposure to soap-based cleaners, we recommended using pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. This surface-safe formula combines high-quality ingredients to simplify cleaning and remove all types of stains. It doesn't deteriorate the grout, wear down the sealant, or cause discoloration on the tiles. It's also safer for the people using it on the regular because there are no harmful fumes permeating the air after you're done cleaning. We also recommended avoiding abrasive tools to prevent scratching the tiles while wiping out the dirt. A towel, a terry cloth, or a squeegee are all good alternatives homeowners can use. To keep all bathroom surfaces dry and less prone to mold, we told the client to open the windows from time to time and to clean pools of water around the sink, the bathroom floor, etc. The client thanked us for our recommendations and promised to recommend our services to everyone she knew.
Sir Grout Raleigh is the ultimate solution to ensure a beautiful shower without adding more chores to your cleaning routine. Our specialized team provides a reliable restoration method that has earned the trust of countless homeowners in Fuquay-Varina and other surrounding areas. If you want to start seeing results from your surface maintenance, call (919) 578-5999
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Categories: Tile, Grout, Cleaning, Sealing, Caulking, Mold Removal, ColorSeal, Residential, Walls, Showers, Bathrooms