A Grout Recoloring Job in Fort Myers, FL Provided a Complete Overhaul to This Shower
January 10, 2019
Any tiled surface needs grout to support its integrity. One of its functions is to prevent water and other liquids from leaking into the surface. This is very important to avoid structural damages and other problems. Beyond its practical functions, grout also serves a cosmetic purpose. When it is well-maintained and in good condition, grout can give the surface a beautiful, clean appearance. On the other hand, if the grout is damaged and dirty, it can spoil the surface with an unsightly appearance. There are many agents that can cause deterioration in grout lines. For instance, cleaner residue and products with harsh chemical properties can discolor the grout. When this happens, the entire tiled surface looks rundown and unclean. To rectify this problem, it is necessary to perform a special process known as grout recoloring. With this process, a high-end sealant is applied to protect and re-color all the grout lines. Professionals will leave the grout fully shielded and with a brand-new color.
A housewife from Fort Myers, FL was having a difficult time with the maintenance of her shower. The daily wear and tear had taken a toll on the grout lines, giving them an unappealing darkish color. The woman had many chores to attend, so the shower had become a difficult area to maintain. No matter how much she cleaned it, she never noticed any significant changes in the condition of the grout lines. The unsightly blemishes remained, giving the surface an unclean appearance. This situation was not pleasant for her, and she couldn't leave the shower in such condition. The woman needed our grout recoloring experts in Fort Myers, FL
to give her shower a revamped, brand-new look.
After some consideration, she decided to look for professional assistance. One of her friends recommended Sir Grout SW Florida because we had done an incredible restoration in one of his bathrooms. He advised her to check out our website to get more information. She went online and carefully browsed everything on the site. As she was going through the website, our picture gallery
caught her attention. The pictures showcased the superior quality of our work and the outstanding results we provide our customers. She was reassured when she saw all the showers we had restored. After that, she read testimonials from previous satisfied clients. The positive feedback certified us as leading experts in hard surface restoration. This fully convinced her we could solve all the issues with her shower. She decided to schedule a free in-home consultation by filling out the "Request a Quote" form.
A few days later, we arrived at their house to perform the evaluation of the shower 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 cracked, soiled, and moldy. The seams suffered from the same issues and had allowed water to leak under the walls. The tiles were dingy and stained. Daily wear and tear, improper cleaning methods, and the use of harsh products had caused these issues. The surface remained dirty in spite of her cleaning attempts because the grout had become one with the harmful agents. The shower required our experienced methods, professional tools, and high-quality products for full restoration.
We offered a grout recoloring service to recolor the grout lines and seal them with our special sealant. We would also remove all the dirt, grime, and stains from the surface with our top of the line products, professional equipment, and tested methods. We assured the owner the shower would have a beautiful new appearance when we finished our work. The woman was happy with our assessment and the solution we proposed. She accepted our offer and agreed to set up a date for the job.
A few days later, we returned to our client's house to restore her shower. It was going to be a thorough, multi-stage process that required our professional equipment and our tested procedure. Grout recoloring is a process in which we apply our own ColorSeal to give the grout lines a brand-new color. However, before starting that process, we have to make sure the surface is ready for it. For this purpose, we began by cleaning the walls and floor using our exclusive pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner and a gentle high-speed scrubber. The product we used is safe for the grout and won't discolor or stain the tiles. It is soap free so it won't leave any residue that could seep into the grout lines. Also, it now has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. The surface can stay sanitized for up to a week after application.
This process removed all the dirt and grime and left the surface ready for the next step. We sanitized the environment using a high temperature steam cleaner. When this was completed, we got rid of the mold and mildew and we left the shower free of fungi. Once the surface was no longer dirty, we were ready to restore the grout. We cleaned the old, damaged, stained grout lines and performed all the repairs that were necessary. After making sure the grout was completely fixed, we began the sealing process. To seal the grout lines, we applied our state-of-the-art ColorSeal. This product prevents the absorption of liquids and provides protection against dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. Furthermore, it comes in a wide range of colors so the owner can match the grout with the tiles, enhancing the appearance of her surface.
After the process, the grout lines were sealed, renewed, and had a brand-new color. We then invited our client to see the results. The owner was beyond happy with the pristine appearance of the shower. She was pleased to see that the grout lines no longer had a darkish color. Instead they had a vibrant new color that gave the entire surface a refreshed look. The owner was impressed by the quality of our work, and after thanking us, she said our performance had gone beyond her expectations. From that point on, she would recommend our service to all her friends, family, and neighbors.
We always take time to teach our clients how to perform proper maintenance on their restored surfaces. We provide them with long term results that are easy to maintain. Before we left, we gave the owner some recommendations and suggestions to make cleaning routines easier, faster, and safer:
- Establish a cleaning routine for every one or two weeks. Use only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause any damage. It also has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners leave residue that seeps deep into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. Cleaners with acidic properties, on the other hand, are harsh and can discolor or deteriorate the grout. These types of products should be avoided.
- Use liquid soap instead of bar soap. This is the safest alternative to protect the integrity of tiles and grout. Soap scum is nothing more than bar soap foam that has re-hardened on the surface, leaving ugly stains. Not using these soaps will drastically reduce soap scum accumulation in the shower.
- Keep the shower well ventilated and dry. This is important to prevent fungi growth due to the humidity of the environment. Leave the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. Also, when drying the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great option to prevent soap scum buildup.
These easy to follow recommendations and the effectiveness of our restoration process will help keep the shower looking beautiful and clean for a long time.
At Sir Grout SW Florida, we have the solution for your hard surface restoration problems. It is possible to give the dirty, dull grout lines in your shower a vibrant new color with our professional assistance. We provide award-winning grout recoloring processes that will leave your grout fully protected and renewed. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have the most effective techniques and experience at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (239) 322-3984
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