Our Grout Cleaning in Middletown, CT Spruced-Up the Appearance of a Dingy Bathing Area
January 18, 2021A homeowner in Middletown, CT had everything a person would want in a master bathroom. It had lovely decor and a beautiful bathtub. Together, they made the perfect space for meditation and relaxation. Unfortunately, the refreshing feeling the bathroom evoked began to fade over time. Grime had taken its toll on the grout lines and made the bathing area appear unhygienic.
Thinking she could solve the problem on her own, the homeowner tried cleaning the grout using a toothbrush and store-bought products. After hours of scrubbing the joints and trying different cleaners, the grout lines showed no improvement. They only got worse. The joints were now cracked and falling apart. That's when she realized she needed professional help. She searched online for grout cleaning professionals in Middletown and found our website in the top search results. After browsing our picture gallery and watching some of the video testimonials left by previous customers, the homeowner called us to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the appointed date, we performed an extensive inspection of the client's bathing area to offer the best possible solution to the problem. When we finished, we concluded the current state of the bathtub was the result of improper maintenance. We asked the customer about her cleaning routine. She explained that she had recently tried cleaning the grout using abrasive cleaners and a toothbrush. Sadly, her cleaning products and techniques had cracked the grout lines and damaged the expansion joints, allowing moisture to seep beneath the walls. The tiles and the tub were also in dire need of a touch-up. They were coated with soap, mineral deposits, and dirt.
Luckily, the damage wasn't severe. We had arrived just in time to help the client avoid severe water damage and costly repairs. We explained to the client we could restore the bathroom with a grout cleaning and sealing service. To seal the grout lines we would use our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. The client felt relieved. After all, the most relaxing space in her home had become her biggest source of stress. She happily agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for the job.
We went back to the customer's home on the scheduled day to restore the bathroom. We began the cleaning process by soaking the surface with Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This cleaner is pH-neutral, making it the ideal choice for the maintenance of tile and grout. It also contains properties that help to keep surfaces free from bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. After we let the cleaner sit for a few minutes, we used a high-speed scrubber to remove any trace of grime from the tiles and grout lines. We also used a steam cleaner on the joins where the dirt proved difficult to remove.
Once we finished cleaning, we dried the surfaces so we could determine the number of joints that needed to be repaired. The cleaning procedure revealed the joints were severely cracked and even missing in some spots. After carefully extracting the damaged grout and replacing it with our high-quality grout mix, we began the sealing procedure. To do this, we applied our flagship sealant ColorSeal to the grout lines. This is an acrylic-based sealant that protects grout against water, stains, dirt, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors to match any tile. The customer chose white to draw attention to the beautiful color of the tiles.
The outcome was a renewed bathing area with pristine-looking grout lines and shiny tiles. The client was pleased with the results. She could now relax and meditate in the bathtub the way she used to. She thanked us for the job and promised she would call us again if anything came up.
The key to preventing grout discoloration lies in regular maintenance. Most homeowners think, however, that regular maintenance is just cleaning a surface every week. While it's true a good cleaning routine using a pH-neutral cleaner like our proprietary cleaner helps keep the floor in good shape, it's necessary to take extra measures to prevent unnecessary expenses. That's why we always recommend our customers seal their grout. It's the best way to ensure surfaces are fully protected for a long time.
When your grout lines are in dire need of a touch-up, make sure to call the leading experts in the field of hard surface restoration. Here at Sir Grout Hartford, we have the necessary tools and expertise to offer top-of-the-line restoration services for residential and commercial properties. Call us at (860) 781-6480 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free assessment today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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