This Worn Shower Received a Full Restoration with Our Special Grout Cleaning Process in Houston, TX
August 10, 2018
Cleaning the bathroom is one of the most essential household chores. The shower is a place where many homeowners relax after a long day of work. For this reason, it becomes a priority to keep it pristine and spotless. However, this is not an easy task. Regardless of how old or new the floors or walls are, it doesn't take long for tile to get dirty, grimy, or stained. This happens because there are many agents that can leave blemishes in the shower. For instance, bar soaps leave residue that hardens on the surface, causing nasty stains to appear. These soap scum stains are hard to remove, and in most cases they can only be eliminated with special products. The grout that holds the tiles in place is also another troublesome area when performing this chore. This is a porous mixture that easily absorbs water, dirt, grime, and soap scum. It quickly becomes badly damaged, harboring mold and mildew.
When the grout lines are sullied, discolored, and stained, restoring them requires experienced professionals with the right equipment and techniques. This family from Houston, TX was remodeling their bathroom to put a new door in the shower's step over. While preparing the area for the remodel, they noticed the walls and floor were not in good condition. The tiles looked dirty and the grout was muddy and grimy. This gave the surface an unsightly appearance. Before proceeding with the door installation, they decided to clean the shower first. They began to perform a thorough cleanup, spending the day scrubbing the floor and walls and trying to get rid of all the dirt and grime on the grout and tiles. Despite their best effort, the attempt was unsuccessful. The family needed our grout cleaning experts in Houston, TX
to fully restore their shower.
The next day, one of their friends came to visit and they told him about the problem. Luckily, he was a former Sir Grout Houston client and immediately recommended us. He said we had worked on one of his bathrooms and left it completely renewed and beautiful. The transformation it received was outstanding. He suggested checking out our website to get more information. They followed his advice and went online to browse our site. On the homepage, our picture gallery
caught their attention right away. They were amazed to see all the dirty and damaged bathrooms were left clean, refreshed, and flawless. They also read some testimonials from previous clients and were impressed with the positive feedback of all the satisfied customers. This fully convinced them we could solve their shower's problems. They decided to call us to schedule a free in-home consultation.
We arrived on the appointed date for the evaluation of the shower and to offer an effective solution to solve the problem. The owners greeted us and after a brief introduction, we proceeded with the inspection of the surface. At first glance, we noticed that the grout lines suffered from accumulation of dirt, grime, and soap scum. Because of this, the grout had acquired a brownish, stained look that gave the floor and walls a dirty, unclean appearance. This was caused by daily wear and tear promoted by the usage of bar soaps, improper cleaning methods, and harsh products. The lack of sealant was also noticeable. We explained to the owners that this left the grout exposed to all sorts of damage from external agents. Removing the sullied appearance from the surface couldn't be done with conventional means because the grout and the harmful agents had become one. This task required professional tools, methods, and techniques.
We offered a grout cleaning service to get rid of all the blemishes and leave the shower beautiful and pristine. We would use our experienced techniques and top quality products to clean the surface. The products we use are effective and safe for the grout and tiles, giving only the best results possible. We would seal the grout lines using our exclusive ColorSeal. This unique sealant is water-proof, stain-proof, and it provides protection against mold and mildew in areas with high moisture and humidity. It also boosts the appearance of the surface by giving the grout lines a unique color that the owners can choose from a wide range of options. We would also buff the tiles with our TileArmor to further protect the floor and walls against any damage. We assured the owners that after our work, the shower would no longer look dirty and it would be ready for the new door installation. They were pleased with our assessment and the solution we proposed. The owners accepted our offer and set up a date for the job.
We returned to our clients' house on the appointed date to begin the grout cleaning process. It was a thorough multi-step procedure, performed with our experienced approach and tested methods. We began by cleaning the shower using our special pH-neutral product and a high-speed scrubber. This top-notch 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, it now has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. The surface can stay sanitized for up to a week after application. When we completed this step, the floor and walls were spotless and pristine. We continued by cleaning the old, dirty, muddy grout and performing the necessary repairs. When we finished this step, the grout lines were fully restored. After that, we were ready to begin the sealing process.
We sealed the surface with our exclusive ColorSeal. Our state-of-the-art sealant not only enhances the look of the surface, it also provides an extra layer of protection against all external agents, such as water, dirt, and soap residue, keeping mold and mildew at bay. We applied the sealant on the shower's floor and walls until the grout was fully shielded. We finished by buffing the floor and walls with our exclusive TileArmor. This top tier product is non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house. It wards off damages from daily wear and tear, and with the right maintenance, it lasts for years. We painstakingly worked on the entire shower, repairing the damage to the floor and the step over so that it was prepared for a brand-new door.
When we finished the work, the shower had been renewed. It had a clean and refreshed appearance with no traces of dirt, grime, or soap scum. The grout lines had a spotless appearance and uniform color. Thanks to our special sealant, they were fully protected. The tiles also looked fantastic, beautiful, and spotless. Only our team's professional tools and techniques, in conjunction with our exclusive top quality products, could have achieved this level of restoration.
We invited our clients to see the results of the finished process. The family was impressed with the renovated appearance of their shower. They were thrilled to see that that the dirty, unappealing look had been removed from the walls and floor. They were relieved because the installation of the door could finally begin. The owners were amazed by the quality of our work, and after thanking us, they said we had become their company of choice for hard surface restoration. From that point on, they would recommend our service to all their friends, family, and neighbors.
We provide our clients the best solution for their problem and guarantee long lasting, easy to maintain results. We also train them how to perform proper maintenance and keep their restored surface in top condition for years to come. Before leaving, we gave the family some recommendations and suggestions to make cleaning routines safe, brief, and effective:
- Clean the bathroom using safe pH-neutral soap free cleaners, such as our natural hard surface cleaner. Our product is harmless for the grout because it doesn't leave any sticky residue. Also, it has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners leave a film that seeps deep into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. Vinegar is a commonly recommended product to remove stains on the surface, but it should be avoided due to its acidic properties. Using this type of product may only cause more harm.
- Try not to use bar soaps. Soap scum is nothing more than soap residue that has re-hardened on the surface, forming nasty stains. Not using these soaps would mitigate the accumulation of soap scum on the surface. We recommend liquid soap because it won't leave any residue after use.
- Keep the area dry and well ventilated. Keeping the moisture level low is important to prevent fungi growth in a humid environment. Dry the surface using a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Also, leave the door or a window open, especially after hot showers.
Our qualified procedures, high-quality products, and these easy to follow steps are guaranteed to keep the top condition of the shower and help prevent the appearance of issues in the future.
Sir Grout Houston has the solution for your hard surface restoration problems. It is possible to give your dingy, unsightly shower a clean, new look with our professional assistance. We provide experienced and qualified grout cleaning services that will bring back the beauty of your shower. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have the most effective techniques and award-winning processes. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (713) 856-9586
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