Our Grout Sealing Service Completely Transformed a Shower in Houston, TX
February 21, 2020While looking at her bathroom, a homeowner from Houston noticed the fixtures in her master shower were not what they used to be. The grout lines had become dirty and mold had begun growing on the expansion joints. After having a brief discussion with her husband, they both agreed to try cleaning the shower's grout using common household products and homemade recipes they had found online. Over the course of one month, the married couple devoted a part of their weekends to cleaning the shower's fixtures. Unfortunately, each cleaning attempt proved to be more difficult than the last one. No matter how hard they tried, the grout lines remained in poor condition.
It wasn't until the wall's grout began to break and fall off during one of their cleaning sessions that the homeowners realized they needed professional help. They asked their friends and family if they knew any reliable hard surface restoration companies. One of their neighbors recommended Sir Grout Houston because our grout sealing experts in Houston had recently done an outstanding job on his kitchen floor. Before calling, the homeowners did a quick Google search and found our website. After learning they could request a free in-home evaluation and a quote, they gave us a call.
On the scheduled day, our hard surface restoration specialists inspected the shower and determined that simply cleaning the grout wouldn't be enough to restore it. A combination of mold, dirt, and excess moisture had caused the grout lines to appear dingy. On top of that, most of the fixtures were cracked beyond repair. Our tech explained to the customers that in its current state, the shower could compromise their health and the overall structure of their home. In order to fix this problem, our team would need to replace the damaged grout and seal it using our proprietary products. The homeowners agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.
On the agreed date, our crew returned to the client's home to perform the service. They began by applying Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to the shower's surfaces. Not only would this cleaner loosen the embedded dirt on the tiles and grout lines, it is safe for tile and grout, and has been enhanced with an ingredient that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. After they let the cleaner soak for a few minutes, our technicians used a high-speed scrubber to extract the remaining dirt from the floor and walls. They also used a steam cleaner to ensure the mold wouldn't grow back.
When they finished cleaning the shower, our specialists checked the surfaces to further inspect the state of the fixtures. Unsurprisingly, more damage became visible after they cleaned the area. The grout barely held the tiles together. Had this issue been left unattended, the customers would've faced severe water damage. Our techs had to replace most of the grout on the floor and the expansion joints. When they finished repairing the grout lines, they performed a quick check to ensure the surfaces were now ready for our multi-step sealing procedure.
Our professionals began the process by applying our proprietary sealant ColorSeal to the grout lines on the walls. This is an acrylic-based sealant that protects grout against water, soap, mold, and mildew. It also recolors grout for a more uniform color. Next, they sealed the grout on the floor using an epoxy-based mix of ColorSeal. On top of sharing the same protective qualities as our acrylic-based mix, this sealant is especially made to withstand humid environments. To finish, our experts reinforced the shower's expansion joints using Litokol epoxy grout. The application of this epoxy-based grout mix will serve as an extra measure to prevent water damage in the future.
Once they finished, our professionals showed the clients the results. They were happy with the outcome. Not only did their shower look pristine, it was also waterproof. They thanked our team for helping them renew their shower and saving them thousands of dollars in costly repairs.
Prior to leaving, our crew gave the homeowners a thorough explanation of how to care for their shower's surfaces. They recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a damp mop and a pH-neutral cleaning solution like our proprietary cleaner. On top of being safe for tile and grout, our cleaner prolongs the lifespan of ColorSeal. Our techs also suggested wiping the excess moisture away from the shower's surfaces after every shower. Excess moisture leads to water seepage and mold growth, so it's best to avoid it completely.
Are the grout lines in your shower in dire need of a sealing service? Sir Grout Houston can do it for you. We're the leading experts in hard surface restoration. Call us at (713) 856-9586 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to set up 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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