A Grout Sealing Service in Naples, FL Completely Overhauled the Look of This Bathroom
May 17, 2018
Experts recommend sealing the grout after new tile work is done; it gives a nice protective coating to it, cuts down maintenance time, and keeps it looking mint for years to come. Sealed grout does not allow moisture or dirt to pass through, thereby protecting the look of the lines. In other words, white grout stays white and clean. Any other colored grout looks as good as new, all while warding off mold, mildew, and nasty stains. Unsealed grout is vulnerable to all sorts of external agents, since it is a cement-based product, liquids seep into it if they are not cleaned right away. This leads the way to more serious issues, such as mold and mildew build-up, as well as structural damage created by cracked grout. A homeowner in Florida noticed these problems in her shower and decided to hire a professional grout sealing service in Naples, FL
Between her job, taking care of her children, and the other chores around the house, it was difficult to find enough time to keep the shower properly maintained. Over time, the wear and tear took a toll on the grout lines and they became muddy, moldy, and cracked, giving the shower a worn-out appearance. She was displeased with this aspect of the shower, but it was hard to solve all the issues by herself.
One weekend, her eldest son came to visit and noticed the dire condition of the bathroom. He decided to help his mother with the cleaning routine. After buying baking soda, soapy cleaners, and acidic cleaners, they began cleaning the bathroom. Due to the usage of improper cleaning methods and products, the task became difficult, and several hours later, there were no changes at all. Dissatisfied with this result, the owner decided it was time to look for qualified assistance. She went online and searched for the best grout sealing service in Naples, FL, and in the top search results found Sir Grout SW Florida. She was impressed with the pictures in our before and after gallery, and after carefully reading all the positive feedback from our previous clients, she was convinced we had the solution for her problem. The owner decided to give us a call and schedule a free consultation.
We arrived on the appointed date for the evaluation of the bathroom and to offer the most effective solution. After greeting us, we began the inspection. The problems were apparent at first glance. The grout lines housed mold and mildew and were cracked. There was also discoloration due to the lack of sealant. The caulking along the joints of the walls and floor suffered from the same issues and the broken caulk could lead to water leakage and structural damages. All these problems were caused by the lack of proper upkeep, which let dirt, grime, and soap scum accumulate over the years in the grout lines and deteriorate the grout and caulk.
We explained to the owner the dangers of having the bathroom in that state. We told her that a moldy environment is not safe for her health, as prolonged exposure to mold and mildew can cause allergic reactions. We also pointed out that having broken caulk is a risk, since water leakage lead to structural damages in a property. To solve all these issues, we offered a grout sealing service to clean the grout lines and replace the old broken caulk with our proprietary StainMaster epoxy grout, a mold resistant solution that won't crack or peel. We would also ColorSeal all the grout in the walls and floor to make it resilient to water, stains, mold, and mildew. Our top of the line products and techniques ensure long lasting, easy to maintain results. After hearing all this, the owner agreed to set up a date for the restoration of her shower.
A few days later, we returned to our client's house to begin the grout sealing process. It was a thorough procedure which consisted of several stages:
- Cleaning the walls and floor using Sir Grout's proprietary tile and grout cleaner which is pH-neutral and safe for the grout. We used a high speed, gentle scrubber to remove all the dirt, grime, stains, and soap scum from the grout lines.
- Sanitizing the environment by eliminating all the mold and mildew. We used a steam cleaner to get rid of all the fungi from the shower.
- Removing the old cracked grout and caulk and replacing them with our StainMaster epoxy grout. Our advanced product consists of a hard composition that won't crack when scrubbed, facilitating cleaning routines in the future.
- Sealing the grout lines using our ColorSeal. This top notch sealant is waterproof and stainproof all the while providing protection against dirt, grime, mold, and mildew. It also matches the desired color of the owner.
- Buffing the tiles with Tile Armor. Our one of a kind product leaves the walls and floor completely protected and prevents future damage. It is water based, non-toxic, and safe for everyone in the house.
When the process was completed, the bathroom had a refreshed appearance. The walls and floor looked pristine and spotless. The broken, muddy, and moldy caulk and grout had been replaced with a high quality solution that would last for a long time. There were no traces left of dirt and grime in the grout lines and everything looked as good as new.
We invited the owner and her son to see the results of our work. They were very happy and impressed with the renovated look of the shower. The owner said it had a brand-new atmosphere and she was thrilled with this outcome. After thanking us, she stated that from that point on, she would recommend Sir Grout SW Florida to all her friends, family, and neighbors. We provide our clients with long-term results and we take time to train them on how to perform proper maintenance and preserve the top condition of their shower for years to come.
Before we left, as we always do, we gave them some recommendations and suggestions to keep the bathroom looking great all the time. We recommend keeping the bathroom well ventilated and dry. Proper ventilation, especially after hot showers, is the key to prevent mold and mildew growth. We also recommend using pH-neutral cleaners when performing cleaning routines because they don't leave sticky residue and are safe for the sealant. Another suggestion is to dry the surface using a towel or a terry cloth. Avoid using steel wools or other abrasive tools on the surface as they can leave scratches on the tiles. Soap-based and acidic cleaners should be avoided. They have negative effects on the tiles and grout, potentially promoting the growth of fungi, dulling the surface, and breaking the grout lines. For this reason, these cleaners are not recommended.
If you are currently looking for qualified and experienced assistance to renew your shower, our grout sealing and cleaning services are the best choice for you. Sir Grout SW Florida provides high-quality, long term results that will surpass your expectations. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we offer the most advanced techniques to help you with your problem. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (239) 322-3984
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