See How This Bathroom in Fort Myers, FL Went from Dirty to Gleaming After a Grout Cleaning
October 09, 2018A few months ago, a couple moved to their new house in Fort Myers, FL. Even though they noticed some of the hard surfaces in their new home were not in top condition before the purchase, they instantly fell in love with the residence and decided to acquire it. Over time, they took matters into their own hands and successfully cleaned most of the property's floors and walls. For the most part, they had managed to bring out the potential they saw when they first bought the place, but there was a room that was still giving them a lot of trouble. They could not seem to clean the master bathroom properly.
Most of the bathroom looked great, but the shower was in bad condition. Upon closer inspection, the homeowners noticed the grout lines in the shower were dingy, which made the area look unhygienic. They tried some acidic products and homemade recipes along with hard scrubbing, but nothing changed. This prompted the couple to go online and search for answers. After a few minutes, they found that acidic cleaners can wear out grout lines and give them a dirty appearance. They realized that in their attempts to improve the looks of their master shower, they might have worsened the situation. Most people on the net recommended looking for professional help to have the fixtures restored, which convinced the homeowners to look for experts in the field. They did a local search for Fort Myers grout cleaning experts and found our website. On our site, they saw some of the testimonials left by our previous customers and noted how pleased those customers were with the quality of our services. This led them to call us for a free in-home evaluation.
A couple days after the appointment was made, our experts arrived at the customer's house to assess the shower. The grout had worn out, but the damage was not severe. Since the colors of the small-tiled floor and the walls were light, the dirty grout lines stood out and gave the surfaces an awful appearance. This led our specialists to offer the clients what they needed, a well performed grout cleaning service. The homeowners agreed to the service and scheduled another appointment to get the job done.
Grout is porous, which is why it is prone to accumulating grime. When it comes to showers, grout is also continually exposed to moisture, which can cause it to further wear down and end up in costly repairs. For this reason, it is important to give grout proper maintenance to avoid cracks, water seepage, and mold and mildew growth, among other issues.
On the day of the job, our team started the restoration process in the customer's shower. They began by soaking the floor and walls with a grout-safe, pH-neutral cleaner to loosen the embedded dirt. This cleaner also contains ingredients that can help keep the surfaces protected from bacteria, mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms for an extended period of time after it has been applied. After five minutes, they began to thoroughly clean the grout lines of the entire bathroom with a high-speed scrubber. Once that had been taken care of, our team coated the surfaces in the shower with our proprietary Tile Armor. This is an impregnating sealant that keeps tile and grout protected so the grout will not crack, peel, or stain.
After our experts finished the job, they showed the homeowners the results. The homeowners were grateful for the job Sir Grout SW Florida's experts had done and assured them that if they ever needed to have any other surface in their home restored, they would give us a call. Our team was happy to have fulfilled the customer's expectations.
Before they left, our tech gave the clients some tips to keep the shower in top condition. First, they suggested cleaning the shower at least once a week with a pH-neutral, tile-safe cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This cleaner will not damage grout or leave residue the way soap or oil-based cleaners do. Second, they advised the customers to keep an eye on their sealant every few months to ensure it is working. To do this, the homeowners should place a few drops of water on the grout. If it seeps in, then the grout must be resealed. Finally, they recommended wiping the shower's surfaces with a dry cloth after cleaning or if it has been exposed to excessive moisture.
Are the grout lines in your shower affecting the overall look of its surfaces? Then it is time to call the leading experts in hard surface restoration. Sir Grout SW Florida's professionals have all the necessary tools and expertise to fulfill your expectations. Call us at (239) 322-3984 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom of this page to schedule a free, in-home evaluation today! Also, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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