Our Professional Tile and Grout Cleaners in Soho, NY Gave This Bathroom a New Life with Our Outstanding Process
August 31, 2018Tile and grout require proper maintenance in order to keep surfaces looking beautiful and clean. Grout supports the tiles integrity, preventing water and other liquids from leaking into the walls or floors, but it is also a vulnerable component. This mixture is most commonly cement-based. For this reason, it has a very porous composition. This means grout absorbs water, dirt, soap, and cleaner residue quite easily. When this happens, the grout lines acquire a darkish color, spoiling the surface with an unclean appearance. Furthermore, mold and mildew can begin to grow in the damaged grout. These fungi cause more problems and pose a health hazard for everyone in the house. Over time, even the sturdiest tiles can show signs of deterioration. For instance, soap residue can turn into soap scum, forming nasty stains on the surface. These blemishes can't be removed with conventional cleaning methods. Additionally, using products with harsh chemical properties only causes more damage to the surface.
Professional tile and grout cleaners can successfully restore the surface using special methods and high-end equipment. For this reason, the best option is to contact professionals when surfaces show signs of degradation.
Our next client was struggling with the condition of his bathroom. At first, he was able to keep the surface clean without much trouble, but as time passed, daily wear and tear started to take a toll on the surface. The grout lines were full of dirt and the tiles looked stained and discolored. The owner tried using some DIY cleaning routines he found online, but nothing seemed to work. After considering his options, he decided to look for professional assistance. All his problems were solved when he found our tile and grout cleaners in Soho, NY. Our experts were able to restore his bathroom and bring back the beauty of the tiles.
One of his friends told him about us. When he mentioned the issues in his bathroom, she immediately recommended us. We had worked on her natural stone shower, and she loved the results. She suggested checking out our website to get more information. He followed her advice and went to visit our site. As he browsed the homepage, our picture gallery caught his attention. The pictures showcased the quality of our work and the outstanding results we provide our customers. He was relieved when he saw all the bathrooms we had restored. After going through the pictures, he read testimonials from previous satisfied customers. The positive feedback certified us as leading experts in hard surface restoration. Our reputation and the high praise we received from his neighbor convinced him we could fully restore his bathroom. He called us and scheduled a free in-home consultation.
On the appointed date, we arrived at his house to perform the evaluation of the bathroom and to offer the most effective solution for the problem. The owner greeted us, and after the introductions, we proceeded with the assessment of the surface. We noticed the grout lines on the floor were full of dirt and had become damaged. The tiles were dingy and stained. Daily wear and tear, improper cleaning methods, and the use of harsh products was the cause of these issues. We explained to him that the surface remained dirty in spite of his cleaning attempts because the grout had become one with the harmful agents. Moreover, there was no sealant on the grout lines. This allowed water, dirt, and soap residue to seep into the grout, causing more damage and potentially leading to mold and mildew growth. We concluded that the bathroom required our top of the line process for full restoration.
We offered a tile and grout cleaning service to remove all the dirt and stains from the surface with our state-of-the-art products, professional equipment, and advanced techniques. We assured the owner the bathroom would have a beautiful new appearance when we finished our work. The owner was pleased with our assessment and the solution we proposed. He accepted our offer and agreed to set up a date for the job.
A couple of days later, we returned to our client's house to begin the restoration of the bathroom. Our process consisted of several steps and required high-end equipment, the most advanced techniques, and superior quality products. We started by cleaning the tiles and grout using our special pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our product now has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for an extended period of time after application. When the tiles were no longer dirty, we were ready to perform all the necessary repairs in the grout lines. We made sure the grout was completely fixed before moving to the next step. Using a high temperature steam cleaner, we removed the remaining grime and dirt from the areas that were difficult to reach. Once that was done, we continued with the sealing process.
We sealed the grout lines with our exclusive ColorSeal. This high-level sealant blocks the absorption of liquids, warding off damages from dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. When the surface is shielded with this sealant, excessive scrubbing won't be necessary, making cleaning routines easier and faster. ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors, so the owner can match the grout with the tiles, enhancing the appearance of the entire bathroom. Thanks to its highly resistant composition, our sealant reduces deterioration from daily wear and tear, and with the right maintenance, the great condition of the surface will last for a long time.
We thoroughly performed all the steps until the bathroom was fully restored. When we finished all the steps, the floor looked beautiful and completely different. We invited our client to see the outcome. The owner was beyond thrilled with the renewed appearance of the bathroom's floor. He was happy to see that the grout lines no longer had a darkish color and all the issues had been solved. He was also relieved because the process had been cost-effective, successful, and it only took one day. The owner was impressed by the quality of our work, and after thanking us, he said we had become his company of choice for hard surface restoration. From that point on, he would recommend our service to all his friends, family, and neighbors.
We always take time after finishing our work to teach our clients the proper way to perform maintenance on their restored surfaces. Before leaving, we gave the owner some suggestions to make cleaning routines easier, faster, safer, and more effective in the future. We recommend using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like our Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for the grout and tiles because it doesn't leave residue. Also, it has ingredients that can help provide protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners should be avoided because they leave a film that seeps deep into the grout lines, giving the surface an unsightly appearance and promoting mold and mildew growth. To keep the bathroom in top condition, establish a cleaning routine for every one or two weeks. This will prevent soap scum buildup and other signs of deterioration.
Due to the high moisture levels of the environment, it's necessary to keep the bathroom well ventilated and dry. This is important because mold and mildew thrive in damp areas. After using the shower, leave the door ajar or a window open to allow humidity to flow freely. Also, when drying the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Scrub gently to avoid scratches. In addition, we suggest replacing bar soaps with liquid soaps. The residue left by bar soaps in conjunction with the minerals in the water builds up soap scum on the surface. This creates nasty-looking stains that can't be removed with conventional cleaning methods. Using soaps that don't leave any residue is the best way to prevent this issue.
Sir Grout Manhattan has the solution for your hard surface problems. Our award-winning processes can give your old shower a brand-new look. We have extensive experience in tile and grout cleaning and we can restore your shower in just one day. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have the most effective techniques to assist you with your problem. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (718) 514-6016 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. We will be happy to attend you. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.
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