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A Stone Cleaning in Sanibel, FL, Eliminated the Dirt and Mold from This Marble Master Shower

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July 20, 2018

After years of living in her beautiful home in Sanibel, FL, our next client decided to remodel the master shower. As she planned the remodeling process, she was tempted to use marble for the floor and walls because of its durability and the luxurious appearance it would give to the entire room. She decided to install marble in her master shower. When it was finished, she was proud of the amazing aesthetic it had.

Before and after Picture of a Stone Cleaning Job in Sanibel, FL, That Eliminated the Dirt and Mold from This Marble Master Shower
Two years after the natural stone was installed in the shower, the woman was having a problem: mold had begun to grow on the grout lines. When she noticed the issue, she bought various products to do something about it before it was too late. After she finished cleaning, however, the marble looked exactly the same. She was convinced the problem could be solved, so she asked some friends that had stone surfaces if they had any tips for cleaning marble. The most common advice was to use acidic cleaners, but after months of using these types of products, she noticed the natural stone was getting a dull appearance. In fact, it had a black stain on the floor as well. She decided to stop trying to fix the issue by herself and looked for stone cleaning specialists in Sanibel, FL, to restore the master shower.

Marble in Showers: Advantages

Appearance
Marble has an elegant and unique look for your bathroom. In addition, this stone features a glossy and smooth finish. It is also available in a range of colors: gray, black, white, blue, and more.

Durability
This natural stone is one of the most durable stone options. It can last for several years. Unfortunately, marble in showers is prone to damage, especially if it is not well cared for. The causes can be dripping pipes, soap scum, or steam water, which dries in the surface. One of the most common issues in marble showers is the white spotsó hard water mineral deposits. These are usually caused on the floors and walls. They are produced by calcium, salts, and minerals carried by hard water. After the minerals are sucked up through the marble, they dry on the surface, leaving spots behind.

After hard water stains appear on the surface, they are very difficult to remove using regular cleaning products, and that happened to this homeowner. She used the incorrect products and methods for a long time, causing damages to the marble. Since she decided to look for professional help, she searched online for 'the best stone cleaning company in Sanibel' and found Sir Grout SW Florida in the top search results. While browsing our website, she viewed a few pictures and noticed the outcomes of previous jobs were amazing. She also read about the stone services we offered. That was all she needed to convince her that we were the right choice for the job. She filled out the "Request a Quote" form to schedule a free in-home consultation.

On the day scheduled, our stone professionals arrived at the customer's house to assess the marble shower. After the introductions, they were invited by the homeowner to the bathroom. As soon as they entered and saw the surface, they identified the problem immediately. The natural stone was colorless, stained, and the grout lines were dirty. Our experts offered a stone cleaning job to restore the original look of the marble. The homeowner agreed and set up another date for the restoration.

On the day of the job, our specialists returned to the house to begin the process. First, they applied pH-neutral, stone-safe cleaners to pre-treat the marble. They used our state-of-the-art soft brush vertical scrubber, especially designed for deep cleaning the most delicate stone, to remove the dirt and soap scum accumulated. Finally, they used vapor steam to eliminate any trace of mold and mildew on the grout lines.

After this, the next step was to seal the grout to prevent future damages. To do so, our team used Sir Grout's proprietary sealant, ColorSeal, and explained that this product protects the grout and recolors it, allowing the client to match it with the surface. In this case, the owner chose a pure white color.

Once the service was done, our crew showed the results to the customer. She was amazed to see the transformation in her master shower. The natural stone looked brand-new. She thanked us for the work performed and assured us she would recommend the company to anyone experiencing hard surface problems.

Before leaving, our specialists gave some maintenance tips to the homeowner to keep the marble looking beautiful. First, they suggested she stop using acidic-based cleaners in her routines because these damage the stone. Instead, she suggested stone-safe pH-neutral products. They also suggested drying the surface with a cloth after cleaning. They also recommended keeping the bathroom well ventilated to prevent mold growth problems in the future.

Are your stone surfaces looking dull, colorless, and stained and everything you do to clean them is in vain? Do not give up! Sir Grout SW Florida is here for you. For a free in-home consultation, call us at (239) 322-3984 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form. Also, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter!

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