Astonishing Restoration: A Professional Grout Cleaning Job in Fort Myers, FL Completely Renewed This Marble Shower
February 26, 2019For many homeowners, natural stone tiles are ideal for showers. Marble, granite, and travertine tiles are resilient and can withstand damages. However, as with any other tiled surface, there is a vulnerable component: grout. This is because grout is commonly cement-based and porous. It absorbs water, dirt, soap, and cleaner residue quite easily. When this happens, the entire surface suffers a downgrade in appearance.
Furthermore, damaged grout can harbor mold and mildew, posing a health hazard for everyone in the house. Unfortunately, these blemishes can't be removed with regular cleaning routines. In addition, using products with harsh chemical properties can damage the grout and produce negative effects on the stone. Professionals like Sir Grout SW Florida, have the experience and the right methods to perform successful and safe restorations.
The marble shower of our next client received heavy wear and tear over the years. As a result, it had several issues she couldn't solve. The grout lines were full of dirt and the tiles looked dingy and stained. The owner tried using some DIY cleaning routines she found online. She used vinegar and other harsh products, but nothing worked. She only saw negative results. The owner kept struggling with the condition of her shower. After some consideration, she decided to look for professional assistance. This decision led her to find grout cleaning service in Fort Myers, FL. Our experts revitalized the marble tiles and improved the appearance of her shower.
When she mentioned the issues in her shower to one of her friends, he immediately recommended Sir Grout SW Florida. We had done an excellent job on his travertine floors. He suggested getting more information about us online. Following his advice, she visited our site. On our website, she read testimonials from our previous satisfied customers and saw the pictures in the picture gallery. She was impressed because all the feedback was positive and the pictures showed amazing results. After browsing our site, she knew we could help her, and decided to schedule a free in-home consultation by filling out the "Request a Quote" form.
On the appointed date, we arrived at her house for the shower's evaluation and to offer the most effective solution for its restoration. After the greetings and introductions, we began the assessment. We noticed the marble tiles were stained and dirty. The grout lines were also affected and had acquired a darkish, unsightly appearance. Heavy daily use and improper maintenance led to this deterioration. Upon closer inspection, we learned that the grout lines were unsealed. We told the owner that grout is porous and susceptible to damage. If it is not sealed, it can absorb water, dirt, grime, soap, and cleaner residue and this can lead to more severe problems like mold and mildew growth. After finishing the inspection, we concluded that the shower required our professional restoration.
We offered a grout cleaning service to remove the blemishes and give the marble a new life. We would clean, repair, and seal the grout lines. We assured the owner her shower would have an improved look when we were finished. She was pleased with the solution we proposed and trusted we could fix the problems in her shower. She decided to hire us and we set up a date for the job.
A few days later, we returned to our client's house to restore her shower. Grout cleaning is a thorough, multi-stage process that requires our professional equipment and exceptional methods. We began by cleaning the walls and floor using our stone-safe pH-neutral cleaner with a high-speed scrubber. The product we use won't cause any damage to the marble tiles. It is soap free so it won't leave any residue that could seep into the grout lines. Additionally, it 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 shower was no longer dirty, we began restoring the grout. We worked using our special tools and performed this task and successfully, fixing all the problems in the grout.
To finish the job, we applied our exclusive ColorSeal on the grout lines. This superior sealant wards off damages from dirt, grime, and all other external agents. It's especially useful in showers because it prevents water and other liquids from seeping into the grout. Moreover, it comes in a variety of colors and enhances the appearance of the entire surface. After all the steps were completed, the shower had a renewed appearance. The marble tiles looked amazing and fully restored.
We showed our client the results of the process. The owner was thrilled because the shower looked completely different. She was happy to see everything clean and spotless. Our performance had gone beyond her expectations and the quality of our work impressed her. After thanking us, she said we had become her company of choice for hard surface restoration. From that point on, she would recommend our service to all her friends, family, and neighbors.
When we were about to leave, we took some time to teach the owner better cleaning methods and routines. Our suggestions are useful for any shower and will help her maintain the surface in great condition. We recommended cleaning the shower weekly using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't stain or discolor the marble. It also has an agent that can help provide protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners, on the other hand, leave residue that seeps deep into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. We don't recommend cleaners with acidic properties either because they are harsh and can deteriorate the marble tiles. Never use these cleaners.
Mold and mildew thrive in damp and moist areas. For this reason, it is important to keep the shower well-ventilated and dry. Allowing the moisture to flow freely will prevent the growth of fungi. For this purpose, leave the door ajar or a window open after using the shower. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great choice to decrease the accumulation of dirt particles on the surface. We also recommend using liquid soaps instead of bar soaps. This will minimize soap residue build-up on the surface and prevent other problems like soap scum stains.
Another successful job proves the effectiveness of our grout cleaning process. With our professional assistance, it is possible to give your old shower a brand-new appearance. We offer high-quality services that provide effective and reliable solutions. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience and the most qualified technicians at your disposal. Don't hesitate contacting us by calling (239) 322-3984 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. We will attend you gladly. Also, please subscribe to our newsletter. and keep up to date with our latest info and promotions.
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