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See How This Shower Was Renovated Thanks to Our Caulking Services in Arlington, MD

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June 19, 2018

Our next customer is a young woman living in Arlington, MD. She recently moved into a new home but before buying it, she was worried about something she noticed in the master shower—the wall tiles looked very dull, the grout lines were dirty, and the floor was full of soap scum. At the moment, it never crossed her mind that this could be a bad thing at all. In fact, she thought that cleaning the surface weekly would be more than enough to solve the situation. At the end, her father convinced her to get the house, so she did.

Before and After Picture of a Shower Caulking Service in Arlington, MD
After the moving process finished, the new homeowner wanted to leave the house in a top-notch condition before beginning her busy daily routine, so she made a schedule to clean it room by room. She bought different products and cleaning materials to start the cleanup the very next day. During the maintenance process, the woman dedicated more time to the area that she was more concerned about—the shower—but after she was done, she was upset to see the surface looked no better than before. However, she was not ready to give up just yet, so she kept trying for weeks. Surprisingly, the outcome was not the same with each cleaning session. She began to see changes, but none were for the better. In fact, it only seemed to get worse. The expansion joints and caulk started to break and fall. She asked herself what else she could do to restore the shower as soon as possible without spending too much money. She needed to do it before there was no way back and she would need to rebuild the entire shower. Fortunately, she found our caulking services in Arlington, MD, just in time.

The homeowner realized that no matter what cleaner or method she used, there were never any improvements. The missing parts between the walls and floor of the shower only increased. She typed in her favorite search engine: 'high-quality hard surface restoration company in Arlington, MD.' There were many companies in the results, but she focused on the ones that were at the top of the search, especially in one that had several positive reviews: Sir Grout Washington DC Metro. On our website, she could read about all the different services we offer, including caulking services that were exactly what she was looking for to renew her master shower. She saw a few photos in the gallery section of the extraordinary results achieved by our specialists and after this, she was convinced that we were her best option if she wanted a long-term and quality solution, so she filled out the "Request a Quote" form on the page to set up a date for the free in-home consultation.

Before and After Picture of a Shower Grout Sealing Service in Arlington MD
Usually homeowners forget to clean or even check the caulk in their showers because they think it is not a very important part, but it can be a problem in the long run due to cracks.

On the day of the evaluation, our caulking experts went to the customer's home to examine the shower. After the introduction, the technicians entered the bathroom and when they looked at the shower, they immediately noticed the broken caulk between the walls and floor. In addition, they also noticed the dirt on the grout lines. They asked the client what she did to prevent this from happening and she told them that she was the new owner of the house. Our team explained that the previous owners used the incorrect cleaners in their maintenance routine and as a consequence, the caulk began to break down. The woman asked if there was any solution for the problem and our crew assured we had the perfect one—a caulking job to completely restore the shower to a brand-new look. She agreed without hesitating and scheduled the date for the restoration.

On the day of the job, our specialists returned to the house ready to work. The first step of the process was to clean the entire surface, so they applied a proper cleaner on the walls and floor and using a high-speed but gentle scrubber removed all the dirt from the shower. Then, to eliminate any trace of mold and mildew, they used a vapor steam cleaner and left the shower ready for the next step.

With the surface clean, our team removed the old caulk, and replaced it with new epoxy grout. They explained to the owner that epoxy grout is less likely to crack because it is less porous. The plastic makeup of the product makes it more durable than silicone-based grout. Additionally, it is resistant to mold and mildew as well.

To finish the process, our specialists used our proprietary sealant—ColorSeal on the grout lines. They explained that this product doesn't just protect the grout and makes it easier to clean, it gives the lines a consistent color. The ColorSeal also comes in a variety of colors for the client to choose from, which allows customers to match their tiles.

After our team of professionals were done, they invited the woman to look at her beautifully restored shower. She was amazed to see how our caulking job totally transformed the appearance of the surface for the better. The customer was very pleased with us and assured us she would suggest the company to anyone needing hard surface restoration services.

Before leaving, our technicians wanted to give her a few tips to keep the shower looking outstanding. First, they recommended never using soap-based cleaners because these would damage the surface. Instead, she should use soap-free, pH-neutral, non-toxic products. Also, they mentioned that it was very important to keep the bathroom well-ventilated to prevent mold and mildew growth.

When your hard surface is dirty and full of grime do not worry, there is a solution and Sir Grout Washington DC Metro can solve the problem in no time! We are the local leading company in hard surface restoration. To set up a date for an in-home consultation, call us at (703) 594-2260 or fill out the "Request a Quote form" on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter and learn more about our latest promotions!

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