Is Mold Giving You a Hard Time? Learn How a Grout Cleaning Service Can Help You Solve That Problem
August 22, 2016
Mold and mildew are types of fungi that can accumulate in humid places. A shower's tiles and grout lines are these organisms' favorite spots to grow, because… what is damper than a shower? Mold and mildew start small but, when uncontrolled, can quickly become disgusting, huge blackish-green and grey stains that can turn into a health hazard. With all the hype about toxic mold, this homeowner was concerned she could not get rid of the mold stains on her shower floor. After trying pretty much every store product she could find, she decided to do an online search for Great Falls grout cleaning
to find the help of professionals – that's how she came across Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's services. Upon browsing our website, she decided to contact us via the contact form to get a free evaluation. She was surprised by how quickly we got back to her, and we immediately set up an appointment to perform the evaluation.
The team evaluated the state of the shower and reassured her that they could completely remove the grime that had been accumulating. This was a textbook case of a combination of the ideal environment for mold and mildew to grow and the use of the wrong cleaning products, which, in fact, made the surface easier to colonize by the fungi. All the products the client showed us were acidic in nature. Aggressive cleaners can dissolve, discolor, and degrade grout, making it easier for fungi to grow and spread around tiles and grout. The use of the wrong cleaning products made the situation worse, but not impossible to solve for Sir Grout's team of experts.
We explained that after the service was performed, if the shower was cleaned with the appropriate products, the chances of mold appearing again were slim. She was very pleased with everything we explained and decided to hire our services.
To remove all dirt and stains from the shower floor, our crew applied a pH-neutral, non-toxic cleaner to the shower's tile and grout. After that, they used a high-speed, gentle scrubber to do a deeper cleaning and, because the mold in this client's shower was particularly hard to remove, the team had to use steam cleaning to complete the job. Then, they applied our proprietary product – Tile Armor – to seal the surface and protect it from future damage.
After the work was finished, our client was ecstatic about her mold-free shower and thanked the crew for the great job they had done. Our grout cleaning experts gave her some tips on how to properly clean her shower so she wouldn't have to deal with fungi growth again. They told her how she should always use a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner, and recommended her to get rid of dirty water and/or cleaners with a dry towel or terry cloth. Otherwise, once the liquid evaporates, dirt will remain and set on the tiles and grout. Also, the shower should be properly ventilated to prevent humidity and still water from fostering fungi growth.
If you are having problems removing mold and mildew from your shower's floor and walls, don't hesitate to contact us. Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's grout cleaning professionals can not only work miracles and help you get your bathroom's tile and grout back to like-new condition, but also teach you how to prevent this kind of damage from happening again. Give us a call at (703) 594-2260 or fill out the form below to set a date for a free evaluation. If you want to follow our work and get information about our products, services, and promotions, click on your favorite social media button on the left side of your screen.