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Clean as a Whistle: A Grout Cleaning in Harlem, NY Revamped Each Corner of This Bathroom

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December 26, 2017

This homeowner from Harlem was about to host her brother at her house and wanted to make her residence feel homey. The room that her brother was going to stay in had its own bathroom, but the lack of regular cleaning and improper cleaning methods had taken a toll on the floor. The grout around the ceramic tiles was covered in grime and had a darkened and unappealing shade. She needed a professional grout cleaning service in Harlem to restore the bathroom.

Before and After Picture of a Bathroom Floor Grout Cleaning Service in Harlem, New York
Before hiring professional services, this homeowner set out to clean the grout lines by herself. She bought acid cleaners, soapy cleaners, and every product that claimed it was super effective at removing dirt from grout lines. But none of them proved successful, and the bathroom's grout had become impossible to keep white. The cleaners removed some of the dirt, but the grout lines were dark again a few days later. It didn't take long for the homeowner to reach the conclusion that she needed the help of professionals.

She went online and searched for a grout cleaning company in her area. Among her first search results, she found Sir Grout Manhattan. On our website, she looked at before and after pictures of our work and decided that we were the people she needed to rescue her bathroom. She filled out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule a free, in-home consultation.

On the day of the consultation, a team from Sir Grout Manhattan went and inspected the bathroom. The floor had grime and dirt stuck to the grout lines, making them look dark and unappealing. The tiles and walls of this bathroom were pristine white, which made the darkened grout stand out even more. The homeowner talked to our experts about the methods that she had used to attempt to restore the shower. Baking soda, vinegar solutions, bleach-based cleaners… none of them worked. She also showed us the soap-based cleaner she used. Soapy cleaners are not a good option for cleaning grout since they leave a sticky residue that traps dirt instead of removing it.

We assured her that our grout cleaning and sealing services would not only clean her bathroom floor tiles, but they would also make the grout more resistant to external agents and a lot easier to clean in the future. The Harlem resident agreed to the services we proposed, and we began the cleaning a few days later. She asked us to do it as soon as we could since her brother was arriving in two weeks.

To remove the dirt and grime embedded in the grout lines, our team applied a non-toxic, soapless cleaner. We let it dwell for a few minutes and then scrubbed the floor. Once this was completed, our expert applied Sir Grout Manhattan's proprietary ColorSeal to all the grout lines, which recolored them and made them resistant to mold, stains, water, and mildew. The problem with grout is that the color is inconsistent even when it's first lain. It can also be dusty and uneven. That is why we use ColorSeal, a product that seals grout and gives each grout line a uniform shade. Our team applied the product carefully, checking that every grout line was properly covered. Finally, our team buffed on Sir Grout Manhattan's proprietary Tile Armor sealant to protect the tiles after the color sealing process. Tile Armor is a water-based, penetrating sealer that protects ceramic tiles from water and stains. Our team was able to complete the procedure that same day.

When we were done, the tile floor was drastically different. The tiles looked meticulously clean. The client was over the moon because we were able to restore the grout in just one day! She couldn't wait to welcome her brother and show him the bathroom.

Even though a surface can be walked on 10–12 minutes after applying ColorSeal, it takes about 48 hours to fully cure. We advised the homeowner to keep the surface dry for a couple days to ensure great and long-lasting results. Before leaving, our team advised her to use soapless, pH-neutral cleaners on the bathroom since they won't damage the grout. For her cleaning routine, we advised the homeowner to apply the cleaner and allow the floor to soak for 3-5 minutes. Then she should clean it with a terry cloth. We also recommended professional maintenance cleaning every six months to one year.

Are you tired of trying do-it-yourself methods to clean grout? At Sir Grout Manhattan, we can clean, repair, recolor, and seal grout on any surface. We're experts in tile and grout cleaning as well as stone cleaning, honing, and polishing—we can make bathrooms, kitchens, patios, and any other room with hard surfaces look brand-new. Don't hesitate to call us at (718) 557-9283 for more information about our services. If you want to keep up to date with our promotions, subscribe to our newsletter.

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