Outstanding Restoration: A Grout Cleaning Job in Fort Myers, FL Revamped This Old Shower
April 25, 2019Grout cleaning is a difficult and time-consuming chore. It is best left in the skillful hands of professionals like Sir Grout SW Floridae because successful and safe grout restoration requires high-end equipment and years of experience. A homeowner from Fort Myers, FL was having a difficult time with the maintenance of his shower. No matter how much he tried, the gout lines on the walls and floor remained dirty. Nevertheless, he was determined to solve the issue. He read some guides and tried DIY cleaning methods. Unfortunately, using products like vinegar, ammonia, and other harsh cleaners only produced negative results. The damage only got worse. The owner was frustrated with the unsuccessful cleaning attempts, so he decided to look for professional assistance.
He went online and searched for the best grout cleaning company in Fort Myers, FL. The top results led him to Sir Grout SW Florida. On our website, he read testimonials from our previous satisfied customers and browsed the "Before and After" gallery. The pictures showed him the amazing results of our work and the positive feedback certified the quality of our service. After going through our site, he knew we were the solution to his problem. He scheduled a free in-home consultation by filling out the "Request a Quote" form.
We arrived at his house to assess the shower and to offer the most effective solution for the problems. After greeting the owner, we proceeded with the inspection. We noticed the issues at first glance. The grout lines suffered from accumulation of dirt and grime. This gave the entire surface an unclean appearance. We told the owner that heavy daily use and improper cleaning methods had led to this deterioration. We also learned that the grout lines were unsealed. This left the grout exposed to all sorts of damage from external agents because it can easily absorb dirt, liquids, and cleaner residue. We finished the evaluation and informed the owner that the shower required our professional treatment for full restoration.
We offered a grout cleaning service to fix all the damages on the surface. We assured the owner his shower would be completely restored when we were finished. He accepted the solution we proposed and hired us.
We returned to our client's house to begin the grout cleaning process. For this procedure, we must follow a series of steps in order to achieve the best results possible. We began by cleaning the bathroom's walls and floor using our exclusive pH-neutral natural hard surface cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our product is soap-free and safe for tiles and grout. Additionally, it has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for an extended period of time after application. When we completed this step, the shower was spotless. Next, we cleaned and repaired the grout. We thoroughly worked on the walls and floor and fixed all the problems. After that, we needed to address the damaged joints.
For this step, we used our highly durable epoxy grout. Unlike regular grout, the epoxy variation is resistant to water, mold, and mildew. It is made to endure the heavy daily wear and tear the shower receives. We continued with the final step: sealing. For this shower we used epoxy ColorSeal. This will block the absorption of liquids and protect the surface against dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. Also, ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors, allowing the owner to match the grout with the tiles and improve the appearance of his surface. When we finished all the steps, the shower looked completely renewed.
We showed the results to our client. He was pleasantly surprised when he saw the shower because all the problems were gone. The grout lines were in top condition and fully protected to endure heavy daily use. The owner was happy with our work and said he couldn't believe this amazing restoration only took one day. After thanking us, he stated that from that point on, he would recommend Sir Grout SW Florida to everyone who needed our service.
As we always do with all our clients, we left the owner some suggestions for safer and more effective maintenance:
- Set a weekly cleaning routine to prevent the accumulation of dirt and grime on the surface. For this task, use only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause damage. It also has ingredients that can help provide protection against bacteria and fungi. We do not recommend soap-based cleaners because they leave residue that seeps into the grout lines and promote mold and mildew growth. Never use cleaners with acidic properties either. These products are harsh and can discolor the grout or cause even more severe damages.
- To prevent mold and mildew growth, it is important to keep the shower dry and well ventilated. Allow the moisture to flow freely by leaving the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag. Squeegeeing is a great option to keep the shower free of dirt particles.
- When bar soap residue hardens on the surface, it forms ugly, hard to remove stains. For this reason, we recommend replacing bar soaps with liquid soaps. This alternative won't leave any foam behind, preventing this problem. Even if the shower has not presented soap scum yet, it is best to use a safer option.
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