This Shower's Expansion Joints are Now Grime-Free Thanks to Our Expert Caulking Services in Cape Coral, FL
January 12, 2021Keeping a shower properly maintained isn't an easy task. Oftentimes, time and money are needed to prevent a shower from becoming deteriorated. A married couple from Cape Coral, FL found this out the hard way. They loved their home, but they didn't have the time to clean it. A few months prior, they realized something was going on with the shower, but since both of them had a busy work schedule, they agreed they would try solving the problem when they had spare time. It wasn't until a few months had passed that they were finally able to take a few days off from work and give their shower a thorough cleaning.
One morning, the couple went to a local store and bought several cleaning products to attempt cleaning the shower. When they got home, they began cleaning the shower's surfaces while expecting to see immediate results. The grout on the walls proved difficult to clean, so they decided to clean the joints surrounding the floor instead. While they cleaned the joints, they noticed the caulk beneath the grime was heavily cracked. This made them realize the shower would need additional repairs. Concerned, they went online and searched for advice. Most websites suggested having the floor repaired by professionals to prevent severe water damage. After a brief discussion, the couple agreed they wanted to avoid unnecessary expenses. This prompted them to search for expert caulking services in Cape Coral, FL.
They found our website in the top search results. After watching several video testimonials from satisfied customers and browsing the picture gallery, the homeowners called to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the day of the evaluation, we visited the couple's home to assess the shower. Upon walking in, we noticed the shower's grout and expansion joints had a terrible appearance. The grout was heavily discolored and the caulk was cracked beyond repair. These problems were likely the result of excess moisture and improper maintenance. We asked the homeowners about their cleaning routine. They explained that even though they had recently tried using store-bought products to remove the grime from the caulk and the grout lines, they rarely had time to clean the shower. After inspecting the products they had used, we learned most of them were acidic. This further explained why their efforts had yielded negative results.
The couple asked us if we had a solution to the problem. We quickly offered them a step-by-step restoration procedure that would renew the shower's appearance. We first would thoroughly clean the shower. Next, we would replace the damaged caulk to prevent water from seeping beneath the shower floor. We also offered to seal the shower's grout using our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. Not only would this procedure restore the grout's color, it would also keep it protected from harmful external agents. Confident in our ability to restore the shower, the couple agreed to the offer and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.
On the day of the job, we went back to the customer's home ready to perform the service. We started by soaking the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that's safe for both tile and grout. This cleaner also contains sanitizing properties that help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Next, we used a high-speed scrubber to clean the shower's tiles and grout lines. For the areas that proved more difficult to clean, we used a steam cleaner.
After we cleaned the shower, we scraped out the damaged caulk and thoroughly sanitized the areas before re-caulking the joints. To finish, we sealed the grout lines in the shower with ColorSeal. This is an acrylic-based sealant that shuts off the grout's pores, protecting them against water, soap, dirt, stains, mold, and mildew. ColorSeal also comes in a variety of colors and makes surfaces easier to clean. The customers chose beige ColorSeal to match the tiles.
When we finished, we showed the couple the results. They loved the brand-new appearance of their shower. They were also glad maintenance would now be much easier thanks to ColorSeal. They thanked us for delivering such outstanding service and said they would recommend Sir Grout SW Florida to their friends and family.
Before leaving, we gave the homeowners some care tips on how to keep the shower looking great. We first recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike most store-bought products, this product is safe for both tile and grout and won't leave any residue behind. We also suggested keeping the surface as dry as possible, To do this, the homeowners should wipe excess moisture away with a dry cloth. This practice helps prevent water seepage and mold growth.
Does your shower need professional help? Sir Grout SW Florida is here for you. We're the leading experts in the field of hard surface restoration. Don't hesitate to call us at (239) 322-3984 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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