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This Shower in Houston, TX, Said Goodbye to Mold Thanks to a Grout Cleaning Service


June 12, 2017

Bad sealant can be a pain and ruin even the most industrious home improvement work. There is nothing worse than spending days trying to make your bathroom look good just to find out, six months later, that all your hard work amounted to a moldy shower. Such was the case of our most recent client.

Before and After Picture of a Grout Cleaning in Houston, Texas

Before looking for a local Houston grout cleaning service, our client had thought it would be best to make quick work of his rustic shower by his own means. He had found a lot of inexpensive shower maintenance products just a week before and was waiting for an opening in his schedule to get to work. When he was finally able to, he deep cleaned his shower following a DIY manual. He managed to make the shower look good and as a finishing touch he applied sealant on the tiles and grout to make his results last longer. However, what he did not know at the time was that his sealant was not a very good product. Within six months his shower was a moldy mess of dirty grout.

At last, and given the results he had gotten, our client decided to look for a professional grout cleaning service in Houston, TX. He searched the web, looking around for positively reviewed services, until he found Sir Grout Houston. After checking out more customer reviews, he called to set up an appointment for a free, in-home evaluation.

A few days later our team of technicians arrived to assess the state of his shower. It was clear that water had seeped into the grout, providing a moist environment for mold to grow. After our client explained to them the work he did six months before, our experts concluded that the bad sealant was the main culprit and suggested a grout cleaning service to restore the shower to which our client agreed.

On the scheduled day, our experts got to work right away. They first applied our own soap-less, pH balanced cleaner using a high-speed but soft scrubber to remove most of the dirt. To combat the mold overgrowth and reach the most difficult spots, they used a steam cleaner. Once this step was done, our team applied our proprietary Colorseal, a water-based sealant that helps both recolor grout lines and make them stain-, water-, mold-, and mildew-resistant. To add the finishing touch, the team re-caulked the shower to prevent future water damage and make results last longer.

After our technicians were done they showed the homeowner his newly-cleaned shower. He was surprised, saying he did not remember the grout lines ever looking as clean as they were now. He thanked our personnel and promise to never buy cheap home improvement products again. Also, he said he would recommend our services to his friends and family.

To keep the shower looking great, our team of specialists gave the gentleman some quick maintenance tips. The best option to clean most surfaces is a pH neutral, soap-less cleaner. This is because regular soap musters a sticky kind of residue that stains tiles. Also, it is important not to forget to dry the shower with a terrycloth to avoid contributing to mold and mildew growth. This is very important because the overgrowth of fungi can pose a health risk in enclosed environments.

If your shower could use a professional grout cleaning service to get rid of mold and recover its luster, Sir Grout Houston has just what you need. Call us a (713) 856-9586 or fill a "Request a Quote" form to set up a free in-home evaluation. If you wish to get more quick tips on shower maintenance and other hard surface restoration topics you can follow us on Facebook as Sir Grout Houston, follow us on Twitter @SGHoustonTX and on Instagram @SirGrout.

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