This Shower Was Renewed, Thanks to Our Caulking Service in Houston, TX
April 23, 2018Caulking makes the tub, shower, and sink resistant to water, but unfortunately it does not last forever. Over time, it wears down and cracks, causing mildew and mold to grow, which could eventually lead to water damage. When caulk becomes dirty, moldy, and cracked, it will not only give the shower a run-down appearance, it could cause structural damage through water leaks. One of our customers, a busy homeowner, didn't have time to periodically check his shower's caulking, and as time passed, it became terribly damaged. He soon found himself in need of a professional caulking service in Houston, TX.
The homeowner had his own business to attend, so his schedule was very tight and he didn't have enough time to keep his shower in good condition. Even so, after noticing the unpleasant deterioration of the shower, he decided to look for solutions online. He checked and compared pictures and thought he might need to re-caulk his shower, so he looked for ways of doing it on his own. Unfortunately, all the methods he found were time-consuming and difficult to do by himself, so he decided his best option was to look for experienced and qualified help. He searched online for professional caulking service in Houston, TX, and in the top search results found Sir Grout Houston. He was impressed by all the positive feedback he found and immediately called us to schedule a free in-home consultation.
A few days later, we arrived at the house for the assessment of the shower and to offer an effective solution. After greeting the owner, we began the shower's inspection. The problems were clearly visible, and we noticed the shower required immediate maintenance. We told the owner that the caulk along the joints was broken, the grout was not only dirty but also moldy, and the tiles needed to be cleaned. This was due to the lack of proper upkeep, which over the years had caused grime, dirt, and soap scum to accumulate and deteriorate the grout and caulk.
We pointed out that the caulking around his shower is important because it prevents water from leaking inside the walls, which could cause structural problems to his house. Also, the moldy walls were a risk to his health because mold and mildew could cause allergic reactions. We offered him a caulking service to restore his shower completely and to prevent any future damage. He was relieved to hear his shower could be fixed, so he proceeded to set up a date for the job.
We returned on the planned date to begin with the work. It was a process that consisted of several steps:
- Cleaning the walls using proper cleaning products and a gentle scrubber to remove the soil and soap scum, then using a steam cleaner to get rid of all the mold and mildew.
- Removing the old caulk and loose grout and performing the necessary repairs.
- Applying our proprietary ColorSeal to all the grout lines to re-color and protect the grout in the future. Our sealant is a top-notch product that makes the grout resistant to water, stains, spills, mold, and mildew.
- Replacing the old caulk from vertical and horizontal joints with StainMaster epoxy grout. Once this was done, the shower had a non-porous, mold resistant solution that wouldn't crack or peel.
The porous grout is the perfect breeding ground for mold to grow. If the grout has not been adequately sealed, then mold can easily grow in the grout lines. Another issue is when caulk begins to peel and crack due to regular water seepage or the usage of incorrect cleaning methods and products. This can lead to structural damage and costly repairs. Thankfully, our experienced and professional grout cleaning and caulking service offers the best solution for these problems and ensures it will be effortless to clean and maintain the shower for years to come.
Before leaving, as we do with all our clients, we gave him some recommendations on how to keep his shower in top condition. First, we suggested using pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners which don't need to be rinsed and won't leave any sticky residue. Also, we told him to avoid using soap-based and abrasive cleaners. Soap-based cleaners leave behind residues that dull the surface and promote mold and mildew. Abrasive cleaners, on the other hand, might break the grout and change its color. Lastly, we recommended keeping the shower dry using a clean towel or a terry cloth to prevent water or cleaner residue from settling into the grout lines.
Our Epoxy grout provided our client a long lasting, easy to maintain solution. This material is resilient to stains and water, it doesn't peel or get moldy like conventional silicone caulking, and it's easier to clean. Due to its hard and resistant composition, it won't crack when scrubbed. Time was very important for our client, so we assured him that our high quality cleaning procedures and our epoxy re-grouting would help him save time and effort when performing the required maintenance of his shower.
If the condition of you shower is not ideal and you are currently thinking you need professional service, we are the best choice for you. Sir Grout Houston offers outstanding caulking and grout cleaning services that will restore your shower to its prime. Contact us by calling (713) 856-9586 or by filling out the "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. At Sir Grout Houston, we value your time and will be happy to help you with your problem. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.
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