Our Grout Cleaning Experts in Houston, TX Renewed the Appearance of This Deteriorated Shower
November 15, 2020Our team of grout cleaning experts in Houston, TX were recently contacted by a married couple that had been struggling with their master shower. A few months prior, they noticed dirt and grime had overcome the shower's grout lines. To fix it, they bought a generic cleaner that had been recommended to them by one of their friends. After weeks of using the product on the grout, however, there were no signs of improvement. It only got worse. The grout on the walls became darker and the caulk on the expansion joints cracked, allowing water to seep beneath the tiles. The homeowners knew water damage could cause serious problems. With this in mind, they decided to seek professional help.
They went online and searched for a local hard surface restoration company that could help them fix the problem. Fortunately, they found Sir Grout Houston in the top search results. On our website, they browsed the before and after gallery. The pictures they saw depicted exactly the kind of make-over they wanted for their shower. Feeling confident in our team's ability to solve the problem, they requested a free evaluation and a quote by filling out the form on this page.
Our team went to the homeowner's residence to examine the tiled shower. At first glance, they noticed the grout lines were coated with dirt. This was especially true for the shower's expansion joints. The caulk was completely worn out and allowed water to seep beneath the tiles. When they asked the clients about their cleaning methods, they explained they had tried several products to get rid of the grime. One of the cleaners had acidic properties. Acidic cleaners can severely damage tile, grout, and caulk when used on a surface without the advice of professionals.
Despite the damage on the shower's surfaces, there wasn't any structural damage. The customers wanted the shower to look pristine, just like it was when they first moved in a couple of years ago, so they asked our techs if they could restore it. Our crew had the perfect solution for them, a three-step procedure that would leave the shower looking great and protected for a long time.
First, they would perform a tile and grout cleaning service to get rid of the stains, dirt, and grime that plagued the shower's surfaces. Next, they would perform the necessary repairs and replace the caulk on the expansion joints with our proprietary epoxy grout. For the final step, they would apply ColorSeal to the grout lines. After thanking our assessment team for their thorough explanation, the clients agreed to the service.
Our restoration experts returned to the client's home a few days later to perform the service. They began the three-step procedure by soaking the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that's safe for both tile and grout. It also contains sanitizing agents that help reduce mold and mildew. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber and a steam cleaner to extract the remaining dirt from the tiles and grout lines.
When they finished cleaning the shower's surfaces, our techs repaired the damaged grout lines. They also scraped out the entirety of the expansion joints. They continued the process by applying ColorSeal to the grout lines. This is a thick sealant that comes in a variety of colors to match any tile. It's also resistant to water, soap, stains, mold, and mildew. The customers chose white ColorSeal to give the shower the hygienic appearance they wanted.
To finish, our specialists re-grouted the expansion joints with epoxy grout. This epoxy-based grout mix protects the shower against water damage and harmful microorganisms for years if properly maintained. Once they finished, our techs wiped the shower's surfaces to ensure there wasn't any leftover residue from our sealants.
The job was finished and the shower looked completely different. The customers were amazed, they didn't realize clean grout lines could have such a positive impact on the appearance of their shower. The homeowners thanked our team and said they would recommend our restoration services to their friends and family.
Our proprietary sealants keep the surfaces protected against future wear, but they still need proper care to continue looking great. For that reason, our hard surface restoration experts gave the homeowners some tips to keep the shower in good shape before they left. They first recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a soap-less pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike most products, this cleaner is safe for tile and grout. It also won't leave a sticky residue that traps dirt. Since ColorSeal and epoxy grout are much easier to clean, our techs also advised the homeowners to avoid hard scrubbing. To finish, they advised the customers to keep the shower enclosure ventilated. This practice helps prevent water damage and mold growth.
Does your shower have a worn-down appearance? Don't worry, Sir Grout Houston is here for you. If you live in Houston, call us at (713) 856-9586 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free in-home consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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