Our Tile Cleaning Process Transformed This Dingy Shower in Lakewood Ranch, FL
January 25, 2024Keeping showers clean and beautiful can be challenging because they are one of the most frequently used areas of the home. In certain instances, standard cleaning methods won't provide satisfactory results and require professional help.
Our client from Lakewood Ranch faced this problem with her shower. Even with regular cleaning, she was disappointed the surface still looked dirty and unappealing. After trying alternative methods that didn't work, she went online and searched for tile cleaning services in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and found Sir Grout Sarasota at the top of Google's search results.
She visited our website and was happy to see all the information that was readily available to her. She then read a few of our blog posts and viewed before and after pictures, which gave her the confidence to fill out our online scheduler to request a free evaluation on a day and time that was most convenient for her.
As always, we arrived on time, in uniform, and in our Sir Grout vehicle on the inspection day. We quickly assessed the problems in her shower and noticed the caulking in the corner joints was damaged, and the grout wasn't adequately sealed, contributing to the staining, discoloration, mold build-up, and grout decay.
After discussing our assessment with the owner, we suggested the best solution to fix the issues and restore the surface. We recommended our tile and grout cleaning, recoloring, and sealing services using Sir Grout's proprietary products because they are the safest and most advanced on the market. We told her we would replace the damaged caulk, color seal the grout to bring back its original color, and ensure her shower would look like new again.
We gave her a no-obligation quote detailing the work we would perform. The reasonable quote pleased her and she immediately requested to schedule the job on a future date and time that was convenient for her.
On the appointed day and time, we returned to restore her shower. After preparing the area with clear plastic and masking tape to ensure it was protected while we worked, we set up our equipment and began our multi-step process, letting the homeowner know we were available to answer any questions she might have.
First, we cleaned the surface using a high-speed scrubber and our exclusive cleaner. We explained to the client that our product uses high-quality ingredients that wouldn't leave a residue or damage the shower's surface.
Next, we used a 275-degree vapor steam cleaner to remove embedded dirt and kill mold spores. Satisfied the grout was spotless, we repaired decaying and damaged grout to ensure a beautiful, consistent appearance.
For the following step, we addressed the corner joints. Since the caulk was damaged, we replaced it with a resilient epoxy solution. Unlike common mixtures, this product isn't porous and can withstand day-to-day wear. It's ideal for showers because it's resistant to mold and mildew.
Finally, we sealed the grout lines with our flagship sealant, ColorSeal, a high-quality product that protects against dirt, water, stains, and other damage. In addition, it reduces wear and tear, making it easier for the homeowner to maintain.
We explained to our client that what makes our ColorSeal stand out is that it gives grout a uniform color and a completely revitalized appearance, improving the surface tenfold. In addition, our large variety of colors almost always ensures we have a color to match the original color of the grout. Homeowners can also choose a different color to provide a completely new look.
After cleaning up, we invited her to view the results. Our client loved the renewed appearance of the surface, and remarked her satisfaction, saying she felt like she was stepping into a new shower. She thanked us for a job that exceeded her expectations and promised to recommend our services to family and friends with any hard surface-related issues. She also mentioned she would leave a five-star review on Google to ensure others knew about Sir Grout's remarkable products and services.
Before leaving, we gave our client some recommendations and helpful tips for maintaining her shower. We suggested a weekly cleaning routine using pH-neutral and soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. We told her it delivers outstanding results, and because it's non-toxic, it won't harm anyone in her household, including pets.
We also suggested she avoid using soap-based products or substances with acidic properties because they contain harsh chemicals that harm the surface and leave a residue that often seeps into the grout to cause discoloration, staining, and other issues.
Since mold and mildew are a potential threat in damp environments, we emphasized the importance of taking measures to help prevent their growth. We suggested keeping the area well-lit when possible, providing a source of fresh air by leaving a door or window open, and, after using the shower, drying surfaces with a squeegee, towel, or terry cloth.
Ready to have a beautiful shower as well? Contact us today by calling (941) 289-3899 or by using our online scheduling option to schedule a free quote.