This Shower is Now Perfectly Clean Thanks to Our Tile Cleaning Service in Oro Valley, AZ
October 21, 2019Mosaic tiles are beautiful, but the grout lines between them can be difficult to keep clean. The grout between mosaic tiles often gets dirty and discolored because it requires more maintenance than the grout between regular-sized tiles. Not every homeowner is patient enough to take good care of these tiles and their grout, meaning they eventually will need the help of experts in hard surface restoration.
Our most recent customer didn't have the time or the skills to go through the tedious process of cleaning the grout between his shower's mosaic tiles. He had just bought his first home. The house was in great condition except for the shower in the master bathroom. Even though the shower's porcelain surfaces were in good shape, their grout lines were severely stained and deteriorated. Since he was excited about owning his first home, he wanted the appearance of the shower to be fixed as soon as possible. The homeowner didn't know any hard surface restoration specialists, so he went online and searched for a company that offered the best tile cleaning services in Oro Valley, AZ.
He immediately found our website in the top search results. After reading some of the reviews and browsing our picture gallery, he was convinced we were the right choice. That's when he decided to fill out the form to request a free in-home assessment and a quote.
On the day of the consultation, we visited the client's home to assess the shower. Even though the dingy fixtures gave them a run-down appearance, the tiles just needed a thorough cleaning. Next, we inspected the grout. When we finished, we determined that most of the damage had likely been caused by using the wrong type of cleaners. The previous owners might've used an acidic cleaner that had not only eaten away at the grout lines, it also discolored them.
More often than not, grout is cement-based and this type of grout is porous. For this reason, grout tends to absorb moisture and collect grime. That's why it's best to keep grout sealed. Unfortunately, the shower's grout lines hadn't been sealed in a long time. The fixtures were constantly exposed to water, soap, dirt, and improper cleaners. We had arrived just in time to help the client avoid severe water damage and costly repairs.
To fix the problem, we offered the client a tile cleaning and grout sealing service. Our grout sealing procedure uses acrylic-based compounds that protects grout from harmful external agents. Not only would our sealant protect the grout lines, it would also restore their color. The client agreed and scheduled an appointment for the job.
On the day of the job, we went back to the client's home to perform the service. We began by soaking the shower's surfaces with Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. On top of being pH-neutral, our proprietary cleaner contains ingredients that inhibit the growth of bacteria for an extended period of time after it has been applied. Next, we used a high-speed scrubber to strip off the deep-seated grime from the tiles and grout lines.
When we finished cleaning, we thoroughly checked the grout lines to ensure they were ready for our flagship grout sealer ColorSeal. This acrylic-based sealant protects grout against grime buildup, stains, water, mold, and mildew. On top of making grout easier to clean, ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors. The customer chose white to match the color of the tiles.
The result exceeded the client's expectations. He was delighted to see that his bathroom looked pristine. He thanked us for a great job and said he would recommend our services to his friends and family.
Before leaving, we gave the homeowner some recommendations on how to avoid the damage that certain cleaning products and methods can cause. The most important thing to keep in mind is the type of cleaner he uses for maintenance. We recommended using pH-neutral cleaners that are safe for tile and grout like our proprietary cleaner. This cleaner doesn't contain soap, so it won't leave any residue behind. We also suggested cleaning the shower at least once a week. While it's true that ColorSeal makes grout impervious to external agents, it's still necessary to clean the shower's surfaces to ensure the grout lines remain in good condition. We advised the client to use a dry mop after every shower and cleaning session because air-drying can lead to mold and mildew growth. The client thanked us for the tips and promised to call back for maintenance.
Sir Grout Tucson's hard surface restoration services are a worthwhile investment. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best services in the field. Call us at (520) 918-0500 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free in-home consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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