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The Appearance of This Master Shower in Bonita Springs Drastically Changed Thanks to an Outstanding Tile Cleaning

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November 22, 2017

Life in the United States is fast-paced and busy. Many people work long, hard days and don't have a lot of time to spend with their families. That is why holidays are very important. During the holiday season, a lot of Americans travel to gather with their families and spend some quality time together. This Florida resident, on the other hand, was going to be hosting her family this holiday season. Her entire family was coming over, and she wanted everything to be perfect. While cleaning her house, she realized that the master shower was looking worn and dirty. Fortunately, she was about to find a company that could offer her the professional tile cleaning in Bonita Springs that she needed.

Before and After Picture of a Stained Tile Shower Floor in Bonita Springs, Florida
A Little Context: Meeting the Client
This family gathered at a different family member's home every year. The relatives took turns so everybody had the chance to host the event. This year, it was this Bonita Springs resident's turn. It was a beautiful family tradition, and she wanted to make sure every detail was in order. Since our client wanted her home to be spotless, she attempted to deeply cleaning the house. A while ago, she had noticed that the master shower had deteriorated. The tiles looked dull due to soap scum, and they had water marks. The grout lines had accumulated a lot of grime and had acquired a brownish color. The woman felt frustrated because she was not able to solve the problem. Even though she tried using different products, the situation seemed to be getting worse.

A Wise Decision: Contacting Professionals
The woman knew she had to look for help. However, she did not know where to start. She felt embarrassed and did not want to tell anybody about the situation, but she was running out of time. One day, our client finally decided to tell her sister about the damaged shower, and her sister promised to help. The next day, they met at the homeowner's house and looked online for a Bonita Springs tile cleaning service. They found Sir Grout SW Florida among their top search results, so they decided to visit our website. After checking out our blog and testimonial section, the homeowner made up her mind and scheduled an appointment to get a free, in-home consultation. She was still a little skeptical, as she had never hired any services online before and was not sure what to expect.

The Evaluation: Our Team's Assessment of the Situation
On the day of the appointment, our team of technicians arrived at the homeowner's house. The woman led them in so they could evaluate the shower. The signs of deterioration were evident at first glance, and our tile experts quickly determined the causes of the decay. They told the owner that she had not been keeping a proper maintenance routine. The experts explained that they needed to thoroughly clean the surface to remove all the grime. Also, they would have to seal the grout lines to preserve the tile surface and prevent it from getting damaged in the future. The homeowner agreed, and they scheduled a new appointment to perform the restoration.

Incorrect Maintenance: The Disadvantages of Using the Incorrect Products and Techniques
Before hiring professionals to restore her shower, this homeowner had applied several techniques and cleaners in an attempt to solve the issue on her own. The problem was that she had used incorrect cleaning products and methods. First, she had used soap-based cleaners, which can leave a film on the surface. This film acts like a dirt magnet, and it was the main cause of the grime buildup on her tiles and grout lines. Also, the homeowner would let excess hard water settle on the tile floor, which left water marks and mineral deposits on the surface.

The homeowner tried to remove the dirt as well as the mineral deposits by using homemade acidic solutions and a steel wool scrubber. This weakened the grout and scratched the tiles. Keep in mind that grout is porous, which means that liquids can permeate its surface. In this case, hard water and acids had penetrated her grout's surface, which had caused dirt to accumulate and the grout lines to fade, dry out, and disintegrate. In the worst-case scenario, water damage can loosen tiles and require costly repairs, including a total replacement of the surface.

Restoration: Cleaning the Surface
On the day of the appointment, our tile specialists returned to the homeowner's house and were prepared to perform the necessary procedures to restore the shower floor. Our experts began by combining a high-speed, gentle scrubber and the right cleaners to remove the dirt from the surface. Next, the technicians used vapor steam cleaning to eliminate the most embedded grime. The surface was then ready to start the next stage of the procedure.

Restoration: Sealing the Grout Lines
Our team of experts continued by applying Epoxy ColorSeal to the grout lines. This part of the process requires precision, skills, and experience because ColorSeal should only be applied to the grout lines. Epoxy ColorSeal is Sir Grout's proprietary grout sealant and has two main functions. First, it makes the grout lines resistant to stains, water, and mold. Second, it recolors grout, making it look brand new. Epoxy ColorSeal is especially designed for damp areas like showers, and it is extra tough and can last as long as the grout itself. Additionally, ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors so homeowners can match their grout lines with their tiles. This homeowner chose a light shade that highlighted the beautiful color of her tiles.

The Outcome: Another Satisfied Client
After finishing the project, our team invited the homeowner to come take a look at the outcome. She was impressed by the new look of her shower. The woman thanked the team and told them that she would recommend our work to anyone who needed a hard surface restoration.

Correct Maintenance: Tips and Recommendations
Before leaving, the team gave her some recommendations on how to keep her shower in pristine condition. They told her to avoid flooding the surface with water when cleaning it. It is important to keep showers as dry as possible, which is why they advised her to immediately remove any excess water with a damp cloth. Our team also told her that she should use soapless, pH-neutral cleaners to avoid damaging the surface.

If your master shower needs to be restored and you are looking for professionals in Bonita Springs, do not hesitate to call us at (239) 326-0602. You can also fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free evaluation.

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