Our Grout Cleaning Specialists Removed All Traces of Dirt from This Lovely Shower in Avon, CT
June 15, 2020
An Avon resident recently contacted us because she had been struggling with dirt buildup in her master shower. The shower's glass doors and walls had also been subject to the natural wear and tear that happens over time. The homeowner was irritated because it seemed impossible to clean, so in an attempt to fix the problem, she looked online for a solution.
She came across a website that recommended soaking the shower's surfaces with vinegar to remove the dirt. Unfortunately, that only made matters worse. Desperate, she went back online to search for professional help. That's when she searched for grout cleaning experts in Avon, CT
. She found our website in the top results. After browsing the before and after gallery and seeing many of the positive customer reviews
we have received, she filled the form to request a free assessment and a quote.
When Sir Grout Hartford's specialists got there, the homeowner explained to them what she had done. Our team described to her how the grout in her shower is mostly composed of cement, making it susceptible to acidic solutions. The wear caused by the vinegar helped dirt and soap scum coat the tiles, giving them a nasty look. Similarly, the fixtures in the shower were severely deteriorated. It would be necessary to perform repairs to avoid water damage. As the final step of the assessment, our professionals inspected the shower's glass doors. Even though they were severely stained, they assured the customer they could make them look brand new.
As the client listened to our crew's explanation, she thought the damage she had done to the shower would be permanent. Our experts quickly reassured her that a thorough tile and grout cleaning would restore the shower to its former condition. After performing the necessary repairs, they would also seal the shower's surfaces with Tile Armor, our proprietary sealant, to protect it against dirt buildup and other external agents. After learning the restoration was possible, the client agreed to the service.
Our techs went back to the client's home a few days later to perform the job. First, they cleaned the shower's surfaces using a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. On top of being safe for tile and grout, this cleaner contains properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. Our crew used the same method to clean the glass doors. After they finished cleaning, our experts scraped out the damaged grout and replaced it with our proprietary cement-based grout mix. To finish, they buffed the shower's surfaces with our flagship sealant Tile Armor. This water-based impregnating sealant provides maximum protection against water, soap, stains, mold, and mildew. It also enhances the appearance of the tiles.
After they finished sealing the shower floor, they let the homeowner see the results. The client was amazed by the outcome. Not only had Sir Grout Hartford restored her shower's surfaces, they had also made the shower's glass doors look pristine. She thanked the team for their efforts and assured them she would call back for maintenance.
Before leaving, our specialists gave the client some tips to help her avoid costly repairs. First, they recommended staying away from acidic cleaners and homemade recipes. More often than not, these made-up solutions do nothing but further damage the surfaces. To clean the shower's surfaces and the glass doors, she should use a pH-neutral tile-safe cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
instead. Not only will this cleaner ease the shower's maintenance, it'll also keep it protected for days to come. They also advised her to use liquid soap as opposed to bar soap because the latter tends to leave a residue behind. This residue traps dirt and changes the appearance of the shower's surfaces.
Has your shower seen better days? If your tiles are dull and your grout is worn out, you might be in dire need of a restoration service. Here at Sir Grout Hartford, we have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best hard surface restoration services in the industry. Call us at (860) 781-6480
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