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December 20, 2021

A homeowner in Naugatuck was worried by the dirt buildup in her master bathroom. The shower had been a bright spot in her home for years, but the tiles had lost their shine in a matter of weeks, soon after mold and soap scum started settling into all the surfaces. Numerous cleaning products did nothing to remove the dirt, and the tiles became duller by the day.

Shower Floor Before and After Hard Surface Restoration in Naugatuck
Since the shower area looked dirty in spite of the homeowner's constant cleaning efforts, it seemed like only a full replacement job would set things right. Determined to have her shower look like it once did before, the homeowner tried looking for Naugatuck Hard Surface Restoration Services. This is how she came across Sir Grout Hartford. She was pleasantly surprised by the scope of our services and the results in our picture gallery. After talking it over with her roommates, she decided to give us a call. The homeowner gave us all the needed details to schedule an in-home evaluation, and we set a date to visit her house.

When it was time to inspect the shower, our specialists took their time observing the expanse of the shower surface, from the floor to the walls and shower joints. We understood the homeowner's concerns: it was a fairly large shower, but mold, mildew, efflorescence, and soap scum covered most of its surface. The sealing had worn off, leaving the way open for all sorts of external elements to seep into the tiles and grout. We also saw the damage that soap-based cleaners had left on the surface, which also explained the grout's look. Now that they knew what had to be done, our crew explained the restoration process to the client. We needed to clean the whole shower with our specialized equipment and apply a sealant after fixing the most damaged parts of the grout. The client was shocked to hear that there was no need to retile the shower from scratch but agreed to book a restoration appointment right away.

Our crew came back that same week with the necessary tools to restore the shower. The first step involved using a pH-neutral cleaner to loosen up the grime and a high-speed scrubber to remove dirt and external fluids thoroughly. Combining top-notch ingredients for maximum cleaning power, our product has no acidic properties that could make the surface more susceptible to damage. As such, it only took a few minutes for the cleaner to do its job on the tiles and grout lines. We steam cleaned the shower for good measure until each surface was spotless.

With this step done, we focused on making repairs on the grout, removing old and loose caulk when needed. When all the grout lines were ready for sealing, we applied a coat of Sir Grout's ColorSeal to ward off water, mold and mildew. Not only does our sealant protect the grout in the long run, but also enhances its appearance with multiple color options to choose from. The client wanted the grout to recover its original white shade, so we recolored it accordingly until it stood out nicely against the tiles' earthy tones. We moved on to apply epoxy grout on all vertical and horizontal joints to reinforce the shower's protection. To seal the tiles, we applied Tile Armor all over the shower's surface, making it more resistant to water and improving cleaning practices in the long term.

Having completed all the restoration steps, we were ready to have the client look through the results. The homeowner's relief was palpable when she saw the improvement in her master shower. Without having to tear down the tiles, our techs left her shower looking brand new for a fraction of the costs entailed in a full restoration job. She thanked our techs for their high-quality services and promised to recommend Sir Grout Hartford to all her friends and relatives.

When asked about additional cleaning tips, our crew was happy to share their wisdom. They recommended using soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to remove the shower's dirt more quickly and efficiently. Soap-based formulas and generic cleaners wear down hard surfaces, making it easier for mold, grime, and mildew to adhere to the pores. Our pH-neutral cleaner preserves the sealant's protection and leaves no chemical residues on your living spaces. When it comes to cleaning tools, our specialists suggested using dry towels or a squeegee to remove outside elements without scratching the tiles by mistake. With all these recommendations in mind, the client thanked our crew one more time before they were on their way.

Sir Grout Hartford offers top-notch restoration services by the hand of the best hard surface specialists in the area. You can count on our professional team to deliver long-lasting results through a reliable method and at an affordable price. Just call (860) 781-6480 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions.

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