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Our Tile and Grout Cleaners Dazzled a Homeowner in Fort Myers With a Pristine Shower Floor

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September 04, 2023

Efflorescence is one of the most irritating problems you can deal with while cleaning your shower. It alters the color of the tiles and leaves a sticky layer all over your floor and walls. A shower in Fort Myers was being affected by the amount of soap scum that was getting stuck to its floors. The stains spread at an alarming speed, leaving the shower area looking shabby and neglected. After weeks of intense cleaning, the homeowner seemed to have reached a dead end. The stains were fully embedded in the tiles, obstructing a large portion of the shower floor.

Shower Floor Before and After a Service from Our Tile and Grout Cleaners in Fort Myers
She shared her problems with some of her neighbors and two of them recommended calling Sir Grout SW Florida. The homeowner eagerly asked for more information, feeling confident about contacting a company that had serviced her neighbors with excellent results. She then looked for additional information online before reaching out to our tile and grout cleaners in Fort Myers. A few days later, our techs were at her doorstep, all ready to conduct an in-home evaluation.

They inspected the shower to identify the best course of action, checking all the seams and grout lines to rule out the chances of structural damage. Layers of soap scum spread from all sides of the shower area, and the discoloration affected the tiles and grout in obvious ways. Our techs explained that most store-bought products don't have the power to remove these stains and the problem worsened when there was no sealant left covering the grout.

Following the evaluation, our techs decided that the solution entailed deep cleaning the surface with Sir Grout's special equipment. Then, they would reinforce the seams with epoxy grout and seal all the grout lines to prevent new stains from spreading all over again. The client was on board with the process after our specialists described the specifics, so she didn't wait to schedule a new appointment for the restoration.

Our techs returned to her house later that week, as scheduled. First, they soaked the surface with a pH-neutral cleaner and scrubbed the floor several times until all the stains were removed. Our product acts fast, getting the dirt loose within minutes and simplifying a great deal of the process. It also combines high-quality ingredients to eliminate different kinds of stains, from product residue to mold, mildew, and grime. After cleaning the tiles and the grout, our techs steam cleaned the shower to enhance the protection in harder-to-reach areas.

Then, it was time to work on the grout. For this part of the process, our specialists removed the old caulk that started to get loose around the horizontal seams and replaced it with a resistant epoxy grout. The next step was sealing the floor's grout with ColorSeal, so our techs carefully made their way around all the grout lines, gradually restoring their brand-new look. Our acrylic-based sealant provides the most powerful protection, and it's available in multiple colors to ensure the most beautiful results in any setting. More importantly, it stays on the grout for months on end, warding off water, mold, soap scum, and other external elements. You can enjoy the sight of a clean floor and introduce a new asset to your routine maintenance.

The restoration was complete after our techs removed the sealant's residue from around the grout lines. Now, they were ready to show the results. The client was called back into the bathroom and thrilled by her shower's new look. The tiles shined strikingly against the smooth, white grout, and the whole shower area looked more elegant. All household members took turns admiring the shower floor while praising our tech's expertise.

Our techs put away their equipment and shared some additional tips before leaving the client's home. They started by recommending pH-neutral cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to ensure long-lasting results. Traditional cleaners aren't always effective when used against soap scum and cosmetic residue. They create a foamy film that often traps the liquids on top of the tiles and on the grout pores. Our product not only eliminates this issue, but it also works more efficiently, removing most common stains in minutes without requiring the use of any other formulas. When it comes to cleaning tools, our techs recommended avoiding steel wools and other sharp tools that could easily leave scratch marks behind. A towel, a terry cloth, or a squeegee are more effective when scrubbing the stickiness that grows around the shower seams after a while. Our last recommendation was to pay attention to the ventilation system and to open the windows and doors if there's a risk of moisture buildup. The dampness that sits on the shower, the sink, and other bathroom surfaces has a lot to do with the spread of mold and mildew.

Looking for the best hard surface restoration in Fort Myers? Sir Grout SW Florida will impress you with the most thorough service and gorgeous results. Our techs are ready to respond to all your requests so don't hesitate to come to us with your problem, whether you're a homeowner wishing to revamp your bathroom surfaces or a business owner looking for the best restoration company. You can call (239) 326-0602 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form to learn more about our process or if you want to ask for an in-home consultation. You can also subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss out on our latest promotions and updates.

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