Hard Surface Restoration Services in Sammamish, WA Successfully Removed All the Stains from This Marble Shower
July 12, 2019
A homeowner from Sammamish, WA needed Sir Grout's help because her marble shower had hard water stains and efflorescence. No matter how much she mopped and brushed, she couldn't improve the condition of the shower. The stone remained stained and unsightly. The owner was confident she could solve the issue and tried some DIY methods she found online. Unfortunately, nothing worked.
Frustrated with the outcome, she decided to look for professional assistance, so she searched online for Sammamish Hard Surface Restoration Services
and found us on the top results. She called us and asked for a free in-home consultation so our experts could successfully remove all the stains and improve the appearance of her marble shower. As the owner requested, we visited her house to assess the condition of the shower. She greeted us and we began the inspection. We immediately noticed the hard water stains on the marble tiles. The grout lines and the caulking were also damaged.
We explained that efflorescence and hard water stains occur because soap residue reacts with the minerals in the water and hardens on the surface. As we continued the evaluation, we found that the marble was unsealed. This could allow water, dirt, grime, and all other external agents to seep deep into the stone, causing more damage and potentially leading to more severe issues. We concluded that regular cleaning wouldn't be effective. To restore the surface, it was necessary to replace the missing grout and to re-caulk and seal the marble tiles. For the solution, we offered our hard surface restoration services. We would remove all the blemishes from the shower and enhance its appearance. We assured the owner everything would be perfect when we were finished and she accepted our offer and hired us.
A few days later, we returned to our client's house to restore the shower. For optimal results, we followed a series of steps. We started by cleaning the surface using our exclusive stone-safe cleaning solution and a high-speed scrubber. This product won't cause any damage to the stone and it has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. After that, we removed the stains using a hard water stain remover. Once the stains were gone, we repaired the grout lines and replaced the missing grout. After that, we addressed the damaged caulking. We replaced the old caulk with a resilient epoxy solution. Unlike regular caulk, this product is ideal for showers because it can withstand heavy daily wear and tear. It is resistant to mold, and because it isn't porous, it won't absorb liquids or any other external agent.
For the following step, we needed to polish the marble floor. We ran our high-end honing pads, increasing the level of grit until we achieved the desired finish. We continued the job by sealing the grout lines with ColorSeal. This superior sealant wards off damages from dirt, grime, and all other damaging external agents. It prevents water and other liquids from seeping into the grout and causing deterioration. To finish, we sealed the marble with our top-notch stone sealer. This added an extra layer of protection to the marble, preventing stains, discoloration, and other signs of degradation. It also enhanced the stone with a brand-new look.
We showed the results of the restoration to our client and she was very happy because all the stains were gone, and the marble tiles looked beautiful. The owner was relieved the process had been cost-effective and fast. She was pleased with the quality of our service and said that our performance had gone beyond her expectations. After thanking us, she stated she would recommend Sir Grout Seattle to everyone she knows.
Before leaving, we stayed a while and gave the owner some suggestions for better maintenance. We recommended cleaning the shower weekly using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Our product is safe for the stone and it has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. We don't recommend soap-based cleaners because they leave residue that seeps deep into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. It is also important to avoid using products with acidic properties. These substances are harsh and can cause damage to the marble tiles.
To prevent mold and mildew growth, it's necessary to keep the area well-ventilated and dry. We recommend leaving the door ajar or a window open after using the shower. Dry the surface using a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great choice for keeping the surface spotless. Marble is very porous and susceptible to damage. It's necessary to keep the stone sealed and protected. Check the sealant by pouring a few drops of water on the surface. If the stone absorbs the liquid, it needs sealing.
Restoring your damaged stone surfaces is easy and fast with Sir Grout Seattle's help. Our certified experts can give your old natural stone shower an incredible new look. With our superior hard surface restoration services, they can revitalize any type of surface. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have effective and reliable solutions at your disposal. To contact us, call (206) 833-4949
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