Our Team of Tile and Grout Cleaners Helped Renew This Shower in Fort Myers, FL
February 12, 2019
Most people choose neutral color schemes for their shower. They believe that choosing lighter colors for tile such as cream, gray, or white, can help a small shower look much bigger. This is because these types of tiles tend to be more reflective than dark-colored tiles. It is also common to see people use small tiled patterns for their shower's flooring, not only because it offers a better grip, but also because it makes the space appear to be wider. While it is true that light-colored tiles can trick anyone into the thinking the shower is much larger than it is, the same cannot be always said about small tile flooring patterns. If you use small tile for your shower, there will be more grout lines. Grout stands out when it is dirty, making the small tiles far more noticeable, therefore giving off the impression that the shower is much smaller than it is.
A married couple in Fort Myers, FL had recently become tired of trying to clean their master shower. They tried several DIY methods and products they'd found online, but none of them seemed to work. Over time, the tiles and grout lines on the shower's floor and walls grew darker, giving the once clean-looking white shower a rundown appearance. That's when they realized it was best to leave the cleaning of their shower in the hands of experts. They went online and searched for professional tile and grout cleaners in Fort Myers
and found our website. The homeowners browsed our website and saw some of the pictures in the before and after gallery. They were impressed by the results we provide our customers, so they decided to give us a call to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
Our team arrived at the client's house on the appointed date to inspect the shower. They noticed right away the grout lines on the floor and walls were in bad shape. Dirt and soap scum had heavily accumulated on the fixtures. After testing the grout's sealant, our techs noted that it had completely worn out, leaving the grout lines exposed to moisture and harmful external agents. When water seeps into the grout, it can cause severe damage to the structure of the surface and create the perfect environment for fungi growth.
After they finished the inspection, our experts concluded it was necessary to thoroughly clean the tiles and grout lines. They also suggested sealing the grout lines with ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant. These procedures would help keep the grout lines protected and prevent the shower from returning to poor condition. The homeowners agreed to the proposal and scheduled another date for the job.
Sir Grout SW Florida's experts returned to the customer's home on the appointed date to perform the service. They started by coating the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that is safe for tile and grout. This cleaner contains antimicrobial agents that can reduce the number of bacteria for up to 24hrs after it has been applied. After letting it soak for a few minutes, our techs deep-cleaned the tiles and grout lines with a high-speed scrubber to eliminate all the dirt and soap residue that had accumulated. Once the shower was completely clean, the team started sealing the grout lines.
To do so, they used two variations of our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal. They first sealed the grout lines on the shower's walls with a non-porous, acrylic-based formula that keeps the grout protected from moisture, dirt, grime, and other external agents. Next, they sealed the floor's grout lines with Epoxy ColorSeal. On top of providing the same benefits as ColorSeal's acrylic-based mix, this epoxy-based formula is extra thick and durable, which makes it especially fitting for shower floors. Both sealants come in a variety of colors. In this case, the customers chose white.
When the job was finished, our techs showed the homeowners the master shower. They were amazed with the results. They could hardly distinguish the tiles from the grout lines. They told our team they would call us again for maintenance and recommend our services to anyone experiencing similar problems.
Before leaving, our specialists gave the clients some maintenance tips. They recommended cleaning once a week with a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. They also suggested wiping excess water away with a dry cloth after using the shower. Finally, they advised the customers to stay away from acidic cleaners and homemade recipes because they can lead to unnecessary expenses.
When looking for tile and grout cleaners in Fort Myers or nearby areas, make sure to call the leading experts in the field of hard surface restorations. Sir Grout SW Florida offers you the best tile and grout cleaning services on the market. Call us at (239) 322-3984
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