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This Quick Grout Sealing Service Brought New Life to This Bathroom Floor in Tenleytown

July 31, 2017


Sometimes we have way too many things to deal with in our daily life than bother with the small details, which is why these small details can be overlooked for a long time… until they can no longer be overlooked. Such is the case of grout. It isn't that people don't care to keep their floors sparkling clean or their tiles gleaming vibrantly, but since they focus on everything except their grout, grout can turn grimy and stained until their light colors turn to a black muck.

Before and After Picture of a Grout Sealing in Tenleyton

This was the case of our latest client, a Tenleytown native. She always took care of her bathroom, but for years she had forgotten to give basic maintenance to her grout, especially in the area surrounding the toilet. It wasn't until a friend asked her if she had deliberately chosen a dark color for her grout lines that she noticed she had a problem. She then tried all the cleaners and detergents she had in storage to reverse the discoloration. Of course, she wasn't as successful as she would have wanted to be, so she thought it best to start looking for a local Tenleytown grout sealing and cleaning company that could help her restore her grout to its original state.

Not knowing where to start her search, our client went on Google hoping to find a hard surface restoration company with a solid reputation for high-quality work and great customer service. It didn't take her too long before she stumbled upon Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's website. When she saw the before-and-after gallery and could appreciate the astounding differences a professional cleaning and sealing procedure can make, she was convinced that she needed an evaluation and quote as soon as possible. She swiftly placed a call and set up an appointment with our team.

On the appointed day, the Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's team of technicians arrived to assess the bathroom floor and offer the most effective treatment. Once they were taken to the bathroom, they noticed the signs of a very common problem: the grout had gone a very long period of time without proper sealing. The grout was severely stained by percolating grime and other substances, and if left untouched, mold could appear soon. Taking all of this into consideration, they thought the best course of action entailed Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's flagship grout cleaning and sealing service. Trusting their experience and knowledge, our client agreed and scheduled another date for the job.

The thing about grout, and the reason it cannot be left alone for long periods, is that it is a highly porous substance because one of its key components is sand. Because of this, it easily absorbs water and other liquid substances if it is not properly sealed. This can later lead to water damage, cracked grout, and the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause allergies or be outright dangerous if it starts growing behind the tiles.

When the team returned to our client's home they had one mission: turn that darkened grout to a beautiful white. They first started by applying a proprietary cleaner on the floor, letting it sit for at least 5 minutes to stir up all the buildup accumulated, and then removing it with a high-speed but gentle scrubber. To get to the most difficult corners and kill all possible mold growth and completely sanitize the floor, they also used a steam cleaner. Once the cleaning was done, our techs applied our famous ColorSeal product. ColorSeal is a water-based, non-toxic sealant that accomplishes two main objectives: it recolors and even the hues on the grout, giving it an elegant and uniform look, while also making the grout resistant to water, stains, mold and mildew. Once applied, our team made sure to let it dry correctly to finish the job.

The results were easy to notice, and once they were showcased to our client, she was wowed at how much difference the now light-colored grout made on her floor. The beautiful green tiles could now be appreciated thanks to the appealing contrast of colors. She thanked the team profusely and promised to never again leave her grout without maintenance.

If your grout is a dark mess of grime, stains, and mold, you need professional help to restore it to its former appearance. Sir Grout Washington DC Metro has the tools, experience and manpower you need to make your floor look brand-new again. Contact us at (703) 594-2260 of fill out our "Request a Quote" form to sign up for a free in-home evaluation. Also, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest promos and discounts, and remember you can find us on Facebook as Sir Grout Washington DC Metro, and follow us on Twitter @SGWashingtonDC and Instagram @SirGrout to get all the tips and info you will ever need about upkeeping your hard surfaces.

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