Thanks to Our Grout Sealing Experts in Houston, This Shower Has Gorgeous and Protected Surfaces
February 15, 2019Grout sealing is necessary in order to prevent damages on tiled surfaces. This is an important process because grout is a vulnerable material. Even though it is an essential component that supports the integrity of the tiles, grout is mostly cement-based and porous. This means it readily absorbs all sorts of external agents like dirt, grime, cleaner residue, and water.
When this happens, a darkish unclean appearance spoils the entire surface. Properly sealed grout repels these damages and withstands daily wear and tear. For this reason, the best way to maintain the grout lines in top condition is to seal them upon installation. Moreover, the sealant needs periodical checkups. This will ensure the protection is active at all times. However, grout sealing is a complex task and it requires professional tools and expertise.
A married couple from Houston, TX was having problems with the condition of their shower. The grout lines were dirty and unappealing. There were also missing pieces of grout along the walls. In addition, mold and mildew had begun to grow on the surface. The couple tried to clean the shower using some DIY methods they found online, but despite their best effort, these attempts didn't yield positive results. After discussing and weighing their options, they asked one of their friends for advice. He recommended Sir Grout Houston because he had heard we could restore any type of surface. Thanks to his suggestion, they found our grout sealing service in Houston, TX. Later, our experts were able to solve all the issues in the shower and leave the grout lines beautiful and fully protected.
The couple followed their friend's advice and went online to visit our website. As they were browsing the site, they wanted to see the pictures in the picture gallery. They were relieved to see all the showers we have restored over the years. After checking the gallery, they read testimonials from previous satisfied customers. The couple was impressed because all the feedback we receive after every job is positive. Everything they read and saw convinced them we could solve the problems in their shower. They decided to fill out the "Request a Quote" form to schedule a free in-home consultation.
We arrived on the appointed date to begin the shower's inspection and to offer the most effective solution for its restoration. The owners were expecting us, and after greeting them, we began the evaluation. Right away we noticed the issues in the grout lines. They were full of dirt and had acquired a darkish color. Furthermore, we spotted missing grout in some gaps. We explained to the owners that the grout absorbed water, cleaner, and soap residue, which had caused these issues. Also, using harsh cleaning products only caused more harm. Upon closer inspection, we found the surface unsealed. This allowed damaging agents like dirt particles to seep deep into the grout, potentially leading to more serious problems and fungi growth. We concluded that it was necessary to perform our special process to seal the grout and remove all the blemishes.
We offered a grout sealing service to shield the grout lines with our special process and protect the surface from future damages. We assured the owners their shower would have a beautiful new appearance when we finished our work. The couple was happy with our assessment and accepted our proposal.
On the appointed date, we returned to our clients' house to begin the restoration of the shower. This is a multi-step procedure that requires thorough execution. We have to make sure the surface is ready for the grout sealing process. For this purpose, we started by cleaning the floors and walls using our special pH-neutral product and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive cleaner is soap-free and safe for tiles and grout. It won't leave any residue that could be absorbed by the grout lines and won't stain or discolor the tiles. Also, its revamped formula can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. Once the floor was no longer dirty, we were ready for the next step. We replaced the damaged grout and re-grouted the shower with a resilient, long-term solution. Our grout is a top of the line product made of a hard composition that withstands daily wear and tear.
After that, we removed the mold and mildew using a steam cleaner. We fixed the grout and sanitized the environment, so we were ready for the sealing process. We applied our state-of-the-art ColorSeal. This product prevents the absorption of liquids and provides protection against dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. When our sealant is shielding the surface, maintenance becomes easy and fast because excessive scrubbing won't be necessary to leave the floors and walls clean. Furthermore, ColorSeal comes in a wide range of colors. This lets the owners match the grout with the tiles and improve the appearance of their surfaces. When we finished, the shower was protected, renewed, and in great condition. With the right maintenance, this would last for a long time.
We invited our clients to see the results of our work. The owners couldn't believe the brand-new appearance of their shower. They were happy to see all the grout's problems were gone. Moreover, the surface was completely free of mold and mildew. The couple was impressed because this restoration was cost-effective and it only took one day. After thanking us, they said our performance had gone beyond their expectations. From that point on, they would recommend our service to all their friends, family, and neighbors.
Before we left, we gave the owners some suggestions to make cleaning routines easier, faster, and safer:
- Establish a weekly cleaning routine. This will ensure the optimal condition of the surface. We recommend using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause any damage. It also has ingredients that can help that provide protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners leave residue that seeps deep into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. Cleaners with acidic properties, on the other hand, are harsh and can cause severe damage on the grout. Never use these types of products.
- To prevent fungi growth, keep the shower dry and well ventilated. This is important because damp and moist areas are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Leave the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. Additionally, when drying the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great way to keep the shower free of dirt and grime.
- Bar soap residue can cause several issues, like soap scum buildup. Even if the shower has not presented this problem, it is best to prevent it. For this reason, we recommend using liquid soap instead of bar soap. This is a safe alternative that won't leave any residue on the tiles and grout.
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