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Our Professional Grout Cleaning Process in Naples, FL, Once Again Provides the Solution for Restoring a Moldy Shower

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August 30, 2018

For many homeowners cleaning the bathroom is one of the most important household chores. It is the place where the day begins and ends. Taking a relaxing shower after a long day of work is an experience everyone wants to enjoy. For this reason, it is essential to have a pristine and welcoming shower. However, there are many factors to take into consideration for its proper maintenance. One area of concern is the grout between the tiles. This mixture not only holds the tiles in place, it prevents water from leaking into the walls and floor. It can also make the shower look clean and inviting or dirty and unappealing. Freshly installed grout looks beautiful, but it requires regular upkeep to maintain its condition. The porous composition it has makes it vulnerable to all sorts of damages. The grout lines can absorb water, dirt, cleaner, and soap residue. When this happens, they can harbor mold and mildew, becoming unsightly and posing a health risk.

Before and after Picture of How This Moldy Shower Was Restored after a Grout Cleaning Job in Naples, FL
Badly damaged grout acquires a darkish color, giving the surface an unclean look. Using harsh products to clean the grout can only cause more harm. These products can crack or peel the grout lines, leading to more serious issues, such as water leakage. Only professionals with the right tools and methods can safely restore the grout lines. For our next client, cleaning the shower had become a tiresome chore. She tried many DIY methods she found online, but nothing seemed to work. The condition of the grout lines didn't improve. The blemishes remained, giving the walls and floor a rundown look. She needed our grout cleaning expertise in Naples, FL, to solve all her shower's problems.

The owner kept struggling with the shower's maintenance. She used all sorts of products, such as vinegar, baking soda, and ammonia, but there were no positive changes on the grout lines. Frustrated with the unsuccessful results, she decided to look for professional assistance. She went online and searched for the best grout cleaning company in Naples, FL. The owner found Sir Grout SW Florida in the top results and began to browse our website. As she was going through the page, she clicked on the picture gallery. She was immediately impressed by the results we provide our customers. The pictures displayed the skill and professionalism we deliver with our work. The restoration we achieve on damaged surfaces is astonishing. She was happy to see showers with similar problems as hers had received an incredible transformation with our processes. The owner was convinced we could help solve all the issues her shower had and decided to give us a call to request a free in-home consultation.

We arrived on the appointed date to begin the shower's inspection and to offer the most effective solution for its restoration. The owner was expecting us, and after greeting her, we began the evaluation. Right away, we noticed the issues in the grout lines. They were full of dirt, soap scum, and slightly cracked. The wall joints were in bad condition, affected by mold and mildew, which gave the seams a dingy and sullied appearance. We explained this was caused by daily wear and tear because the grout lines absorbed damaging agents like soap residue. Also, using of harsh cleaning products only caused more harm to the grout. Upon closer inspection, we found that the surface lacked sealant. This allowed water, dirt, grime, and soap scum to seep deep into the grout, causing more damage and potentially leading to fungi growth.

We concluded that the shower required professional maintenance for full restoration. We offered the owner a grout cleaning service to get rid of all the issues using our tested methods, special equipment, and exceptional products. We would use our exclusive cleaner to remove all the dirt, grime, and soap scum from the surface. We would also seal the grout using our top of the line sealant, ColorSeal. This outstanding product would protect the grout lines against water, stains, mold, and mildew. To finish, we would apply TileArmor to buff the tiles. This process would grant an extra layer of protection, enhance the look of the surface, and make cleaning routines easier. After hearing our assessment and the solution we proposed, the owner immediately agreed to set up a date for the job.

We returned on the appointed date to perform the shower's restoration. Our grout cleaning process requires several steps, the most advanced techniques, special tools, and the highest quality products. We began by cleaning the walls and floor using our pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner with a gentle, high-speed scrubber. This product is safe for the tiles and grout because it is completely soap free. It won't leave any residue that could be absorbed by the grout lines, thereby preventing stains or discoloration. It also has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. We made sure the surface was spotless and proceeded to the next step. Using a high temperature steam cleaner, we removed the mold and mildew from the joints.

Once the environment was healthy and hygienic, we performed all the necessary repairs on the grout lines. After the grout was completely restored, we moved to the sealing process. We sealed the surface with our state-of-the-art ColorSeal. This superior sealant blocks the absorption of water and protects the surface against dirt, grime, and all other damaging external agents. It comes in a variety of colors so the owner can match the grout with the tiles, enhancing the appearance of the surface. Also, excessive scrubbing is not necessary after its application, making cleaning routines easier and faster. We finished by buffing the tiles with our unique TileArmor. This top tier product is non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house. It wards off damages from daily wear and tear, and with the right maintenance, the great condition of the surfaces lasts for a long time.

When we finished all the steps of the process, the shower had been fully restored. The floor was no longer marred by blemishes and all the grout lines had a pristine, beautiful appearance, enhanced with a brand-new color. The harmful mold and mildew had been eliminated from the surface, giving a welcoming and healthy atmosphere. The shower was finally free of all the issues that were causing so much distress to the owner. Now it was protected against all damages, thanks to our special products and sealants. This high-quality restoration was only possible because of our experience in hard surface restoration, award-winning processes, and top level equipment.

We invited our client to see the outcome of our work. The owner was astonished with the new look of the shower. She was beyond thrilled with its clean, spotless appearance. The quality of the process had gone beyond her expectations, and after thanking us, she said we had become her company of choice for hard surface restoration. From that point on, she would recommend Sir Grout SW Florida to all her friends, family, and neighbors.

We provide our clients long lasting, easy to maintain results, and we always take time to train them on how to perform proper cleaning routines on their restored surface. Before we left, we gave the owner some recommendations and suggestions to keep the shower looking its best with minimal effort, safer, and more effective:
  • Clean the shower after every use. This is because soap, water, and dirt particles will cover the walls and floor. If these are left unchecked, soap scum and grime start to build up, promoting the growth of mold and mildew. To prevent these damages, squeegee the walls and floor after each shower. Always run a clean, dry towel on the surface to soak up any remaining water. Once finished, leave the door or a window open to keep the area well ventilated and allow the moisture to flow freely.

  • Set up a cleaning routine for every one or two weeks. While wiping down the shower as we recommend will drastically decrease the presence of soap scum, dirt particles, mold and mildew, specks of these harmful agents will still remain on the walls and floor. For this reason, the shower needs periodical, thorough cleaning. Use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners, like our Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This product is safe for the grout and tiles because it doesn't leave any sticky residue. Also, it has ingredients that can help provide protection against bacteria and fungi. Avoid acidic and soap-based products.

  • Try not to use bar soaps. Soap scum on tile and grout is the result of bar soap residue that has re-hardened on the surface. Not using these soaps would help reduce the accumulation of soap scum in the shower. We suggest using liquid soaps because these products won't leave any harmful residue on the tiles and grout.
These easy to follow steps, our experienced procedures, and superior products would prevent the problems the shower had and keep its top condition for years to come.

When you are struggling to get rid of mold and mildew from your shower and its unsightly appearance is giving you a difficult time, our professionals have the solution for you. Sir Grout SW Florida provides experienced and advanced grout cleaning processes that will make your shower look brand-new. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we offer the most effective techniques to help you. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (239) 322-3984 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. We will be glad to attend your needs. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.

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