Dirty Shower? Our Expert Tile and Grout Cleaners in Houston Can Help
January 15, 2017Nowadays, most people have very busy lives, which does not give them the time they need to take care of those little details that can keep their homes looking spotless, as that means that they would need to spend time they don't have cleaning. That was what had happened to this very busy young couple. They realized that their shower had lost the luster it used to have when they moved in two years ago. Although it was still in good overall condition as a result of a daily cleaning routine, they thought something needed to be done. One day, they decided that they could not wait any longer. They took matters into their own hands.
The young woman took the initiative and started searching online for the best tile and grout cleaners in Houston, TX. Sir Grout Houston was among her top search results. She went to our website and was really interested in the "Before and After" section, where she looked at pictures of our previous works and read good comments from people who had hired us. The woman showed her husband the website, and they were convinced that this was the service they needed. They decided to call and request a free quote, hoping that we could provide an efficient solution.
A few days after, our well-trained experts arrived at the house to evaluate the shower. The problem wasn't too bad. It looked like water had seeped into the grout, providing a humid environment for mold to grow. Our team recommended a tile and grout cleaning service, a caulking job to replace the cracked caulk, and ColorSeal to bring the shower back to life and avoid future damage.
On the day of the appointment, our technicians were ready to solve the problem with the shower. First, they began by applying a non-toxic, pH-neutral cleaner to the tile and grout to loosen the embedded grime. Then, they deeply cleaned the surface with a high-speed scrubber to extract the dirt.
After that, our team started the caulking service by replacing the broken caulk lines with new ones. They used one of our exclusive products, StainMaster Epoxy Caulk, to seal all vertical and horizontal joints, which made them resistant to stains, mold, mildew, and water. Finally, our experts finished things off with our exclusive color sealing service. ColorSeal is our water-based, non-toxic sealant that protects grout lines from the damage that spills, stains, and grime can cause.
When our team finished, they showed the homeowners the shower. They were really impressed and could not believe it. The shower stall had recovered the beautiful immaculate, white color it used to have. The woman was so excited that she started taking some pictures right away, and she mentioned that they would tell all their neighbors and family.
Before leaving, our team of experts gave the couple some recommendations about how to keep their shower looking spotless.
Be Sure You Always…
- Apply a pH-neutral soap-less floor cleaner as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner liberally to your tile and grout, let it soak for 5 minutes, then mop as usual.
- Use undiluted cleaners on the areas where dirt has accumulated the most.
- Always dry surfaces with a towel or terry cloth to remove dirty water and cleaner residue that can settle in the concave grout lines. Otherwise, once the liquids evaporate, dirt will be left behind.
- Keep shower stalls and tub enclosures well ventilated. Stagnant water breeds stain, causing mildew as well as other fungi. All vertical and horizontal joints/corners should be caulked with mildew-resistant caulk.
- Using soap-based cleaners on tiles. It leaves behind a film, dulls the surface, and promotes mildew.
- Using acid- or ammonia-based cleaners because they could affect the color of the grout or etch and dull tiles, so do not use a vinegar and water mixture because vinegar is acidic.
- Using steel wool or other abrasives on tile. They can scratch and dull the surface.
Caulking is necessary on all movement joints. A movement joint is an area of the shower, tub, or backsplash that should be made with flexible materials so that the two joining structures don't become damaged when the space between them shifts, expands, or contracts, which can cause the caulk to crack.
If you are looking for help renewing your bathroom, our grout color sealing and caulking services are the best you'll find. Sir Grout Houston provides high-quality and quick results that will exceed your expectations. We are a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry and offer professional services to satisfy the needs of local homeowners and businesses. Call us at (713) 856-9586 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free, in-home evaluation. For more recommendations and tips, subscribe to our newsletter.
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