Shower Grout Cleaning and Sealing Brings This Manhattan Condo's Bathroom Back to Life
April 06, 2016There is nothing like a beautiful tile shower to make your bathroom look elegant and pristine. This amazing Manhattan condo had a traditional tile shower, unfortunately, over the course of the past couple of months the homeowner had come to the conclusion that something was not quite right. The grout had become grimy and dirty, but he thought it was nothing that a good cleaning couldn't fix. He started to apply all sorts of cleaning products, but the appearance of the grout only seemed to get worse. He could tell that mold and mildew had settled in, which worried him even more. His shower had become a living nightmare. Fortunately, he found about Sir Grout of Manhattan's services on Twitter when one of his friends retweeted a post about how our hard surface restoration experts can bring dirty grout back to life. Determined to renew the grout in his shower, he called us instantly and scheduled an appointment with our experts.
Over time, moisture, mildew, and soap-scum build up and dry out, staining the grout and making it difficult to clean or restore with common cleaning products. Even though the homeowner cleaned the grout several times with different products, the problem only got worse. Over-the-counter cleaning agents are no substitute for a professional cleaning. Why? Most of them have acid-based components that cause further damage to your grout. Also, if they are left on for too long, they can further stain and discolor the grout. Luckily for our customer, our Manhattan grout cleaning services take care of this problem by applying a non-toxic, pH-neutral cleaner to the tile and grout, which is then cleaned with a high-speed scrubber that extracts the dirt. Also, vapor steam cleaning is used for particularly difficult areas.
Given that grout is a porous material, it tends to wear out over time by trapping filth that gives it a discolored and dry appearance. Furthermore, the ever-present moisture in bathrooms, as well as stagnant water, breeds mold and mildew that seeps into the grout's pores, but thanks to our Manhattan grout sealing services, this problem can be easily solved by applying our proprietary ColorSeal. After a thorough cleaning, the Sir Grout team applies ColorSeal to grout lines, which recolors your grout while also making it resistant to stains and water, ensuring that your grout lines last longer. Nevertheless, Sir Grout recommends taking preventative action by getting your grout sealed as soon as it is installed.
On the day of the job, our team of highly-trained professionals performed an inspection of our customer's shower and told him that the solution to his problem would involve a series of steps. First, they would need to thoroughly clean the tiles and grout with a pH-neutral cleaner. Next, they would use steam to remove the remaining dirt from the grout, and finally they would need to apply ColorSeal. The advantages of applying ColorSeal were extremely beneficial to our customer, as it re-colors the grout and makes it resistant to water, stains, mold, and mildew. After the customer approved the team's plan, they got to work and executed each step efficiently.
The result was a beautifully restored shower that looked like its tiles had just been installed. Our team was immensely satisfied with the job done and called in the homeowner to take a look at his perfectly clean and renovated shower. Our customer's face lit up with joy! The nightmare was finally over, and he had recovered the once-pristine and lovely shower he remembered.
If you're going to clean your shower at home, these are some helpful tips you should keep in mind. Make sure to consistently use a pH-neutral and soap-less cleaner. Apply undiluted cleaner where grime has accumulated, but always remember to remove the water and cleaner residue with a towel or terry cloth to prevent it from leaving dirt behind. Last but not least, remember to keep your shower ventilated to prevent stagnant water.
Whenever your grout becomes stained or discolored and needs to be cleaned or sealed, Sir Grout of Manhattan has years of experience to help you solve your problem. If you live in Manhattan or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to call our local phone number – we will gladly give you a free evaluation! You can also fill out the form below.
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