Thanks to Our Issaquah Hard Surface Restoration Services, This Shower is Free of Stains and Looks Beautiful
March 27, 2023Our next client, a housewife from Issaquah, WA, couldn't bear the unsightly appearance of her shower. She had been desperately trying to remove the stains on the floor, but nothing seemed to work. The shower looked dingy and run down. Even after her unsuccessful cleaning attempts, the owner was determined to solve the problem. Unfortunately, after trying some DIY methods, she noticed negative results. Frustrated by the outcome, she decided to hire professionals. She went online and searched for Issaquah Hard Surface Restoration Services. In the top results, she found Sir Grout Seattle, called us to explain the situation and asked for a free in-home consultation.
Following the owner's request, we sent our team to her house to inspect the damaged surface. The owner greeted our crew and immediately showed them the shower. The caulking in the joints was moldy and full of dirt. Because of this, the seams looked damaged, dark, and unsightly. The floor had efflorescence and calcium deposit stains. Our experts told the owner that soap residue reacts with the minerals in the water. When the residue hardens on the surface, it forms nasty stains. Upon a closer inspection, our pros found it was necessary to seal the grout lines. This was important because the grout was exposed to all sorts of damaging agents present in the shower. After the inspection, our team concluded that conventional cleaning wouldn't work on this surface because of the severe damage.
To fix the issues, our professionals offered Sir Grout's hard surface restoration service. With this process, they would remove all the damage from the shower. Our specialists assured the owner her shower would be perfect when they were finished. She was pleased with the offer and decided to hire our crew.
Our team returned to begin the restoration. They started the process by cleaning the surface using Sir Grout's exclusive pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our product offers many benefits, including an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for an extended period of time after application. For the following step, our techs needed to address the efflorescence and the calcium deposit stains. They used a stain remover to get rid of all the blemishes. After that, our pros used a steam cleaner to sanitize the surface. Once the shower was spotless, our team cleaned and repaired the grout lines.
To continue the job, it was necessary to remove the moldy caulking. Our team replaced the old caulk with epoxy grout. This is the best option for showers because it's not porous and is resistant to mold and mildew growth. When the technicians finished re-caulking the joints, they were ready for the sealing process. They sealed the grout lines with ColorSeal. This superior sealant keeps dirt, grime, and all other external agents at bay. It reduces deterioration by preventing water and other liquids from seeping into the grout. ColorSeal improves the surface with a beautiful new look and allows the owner to choose from a selection of colors. To finish the job, our pros added an extra layer of protection by applying a coating of tile sealant on the surface.
After the restoration, the shower looked amazing. Our techs invited the client to see the results. She was beyond thrilled when she saw all the stains were gone. Everything was pristine and renewed. She couldn't believe how gorgeous her shower looked. The owner was very happy with our team's performance and thanked them, stating that she would recommend Sir Grout Seattle to everyone she knows.
Before leaving, our team took some time to give the owner some suggestions for more effective maintenance:
- To prevent the accumulation of dirt and grime on the surface, set a weekly cleaning routine. For this task, use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residues and won't cause damage. Its ingredients can help provide protection against bacteria and fungi. We do not recommend soap-based cleaners because they leave residues that seep into the grout lines and promote mold and mildew growth. Never use cleaners with acidic properties, either. These products are harsh and can cause even more damage.
- It is important to keep the shower dry and well-ventilated. Allow the moisture to flow freely by leaving the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. This will prevent mold and mildew growth. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag. Squeegeeing after every use is a great way to keep the surface free of dirt particles.
- When bar soap residue hardens on the surface, it forms ugly, hard-to-remove stains. For this reason, we recommend replacing bar soaps with liquid soaps. This alternative won't leave any foam behind, preventing this problem. Even if the shower has not presented this problem yet, it's best to use a safer option.
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