This Shower in Seattle, WA is Now Mold-Free Thanks to a Grout Sealing Service
June 10, 2020
Poor grout sealing jobs can be a pain and even ruin the most industrious tile installation procedures. There's nothing worse than devoting time and money to restoring your shower just to find out, a few months later, that all your hard work resulted in moldy run-down surfaces. That was the case for our most recent customer in Seattle, WA.
When the homeowner first noticed his shower was in poor shape a few months prior, he decided to take matters into his own hands. At the time, he had found a few generic shower maintenance products at a local store. He just needed an opening in his schedule to get to work. When he was finally able to, he deep cleaned the shower using the products he had purchased. His cleaning attempt was successful. As a finishing touch, he applied a store-bought sealant on the tiles and grout lines to prolong the results. What he didn't know at the time was that the sealant wasn't a quality product. It wasn't long until the shower regained its former worn-down appearance. To make matters worse, mold began growing on the shower's fixtures.
Given the results he had gotten, the homeowner searched online for Seattle grout sealing
professionals. He browsed several websites until he found Sir Grout Seattle. After watching some video testimonials from previous customers, he called to schedule a free in-home assessment.
Our team of techs visited the client's home a few days later to evaluate the state of the shower. As soon as they saw the shower, they deducted water had seeped into the fixtures. This created a moist environment for mold growth and dirt accumulation. When the client told our crew about his restoration attempts, they concluded that the bad sealant was the main culprit. To solve the problem, our specialists offered the client a grout cleaning and sealing service. To seal the grout they would use our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. The homeowner agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.
On the scheduled day, our experts went back to the client's home to restore the shower. They first applied Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
on the shower's surfaces. On top of being safe for tile and grout, this cleaner contains properties that can help inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. After letting the cleaner soak for a few minutes, they rinsed it off using a high-speed scrubber. During this step, they removed all the dirt and some of the mold from the tiles and grout lines. To ensure the mold was completely eradicated, they used a steam cleaner on the hard-to-reach spots.
Once they finished cleaning, our techs repaired the damaged fixtures. Next, they coated the grout lines with our flagship sealant ColorSeal. This is a top-of-the-line acrylic sealant that shuts off the grout's pores, protecting it against water, stains, soap, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors, the customer chose white to match the color of the tiles.
When they finished, our team showed the client his newly-restored shower. He was amazed, he couldn't remember the grout lines ever looking as clean as they did now. He thanked our techs and promised to never buy generic shower maintenance products again.
To ensure the shower kept looking great, our specialists gave the homeowner a few maintenance tips. They first recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a damp mop and a pH-neutral cleaning solution like our proprietary cleaner. It's the best way to ensure shower surfaces remain pristine and protected from harmful microorganisms. They also suggested keeping the shower enclosure dry and ventilated. This will help avoid mold growth and dirt accumulation.
Are the grout lines in your shower covered with mold? Don't fret, Sir Grout Seattle can clean them for you. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best grout cleaning and sealing services in the field of hard surface restoration. Call us at (206) 833-4949
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