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This Shower in Vienna, Washington DC, Got Rid of Grime Thanks to a Grout Cleaning Service

August 15, 2017


Cleaning can sometimes be a pain. Maybe you have procrastinated so much that what used to be a little grime on your floors is now an impenetrable shield of muck. Maybe you have been too busy at work to tend to your shower's ever-darkening grout lines. Maybe you have not done any maintenance and now your bathroom looks like a horror movie scene… and no amount of scrubbing is ever enough.

Before and After Picture of a Grout Cleaning Service in Vienna, Washington DC
This was, sadly, what happened to our latest client. This lady, a long-time Vienna resident, was distressed at the state of her current shower because no amount of detergent and scrubbing sessions could clear her darkened and moldy grout lines. Fearing it could get worse if she just ignored it, she decided to look for a Vienna grout cleaning company that could do a quality job restoring her floor.

While looking around for a local hard surface restoration company, a friend of hers pointed her in the direction of Sir Grout Washington DC Metro, who had performed a great job salvaging her bathroom floor from moldy grout lines a few months ago. Trusting her friend's criteria and the actual results, she phoned the company to make an appointment for a free evaluation.

On the appointed day, our team of experts arrived at her resident to review the state of her shower and offer the most effective solution. The blackish grout definitely contrasted against the white tile of the shower, making it look even dirtier. Upon close inspection, our team was able to determine that the grout lacked sealant, and as such, it had been absorbing soapy water and other staining agents until mold started to appear. To solve this, we proposed Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's flagship treatment: a full grout cleaning service with a ColorSeal finish. Trusting our years of experience in the field, our client agreed to the service.

When our crew returned, the techs got to work at once on restoring the shower to how it was supposed to look. They started by applying a generous amount of our proprietary cleaner and letting it sit for a few minutes to break up the grime accumulated all over the shower. Right after that, they scrubbed using a high-speed scrubber to remove most of the muck; for the most resilient dirt, they also used a steam cleaner to completely sanitize all corners and hard-to-reach spaces.

Once the cleaning was done and the grout was less stained, our team prepared to apply our in-house produced ColorSeal. ColorSeal is a water-based, non-toxic sealant that accomplishes two tasks simultaneously: it helps recolor grout lines while making it water, stain, mold and mildew-resistant. ColorSeal comes in a wide variety of colors, of which our client chose a light shade to compliment her white tiles.

With the job completed to perfection, our team showed our client her shower. She couldn't believe that those dark lines between her tiles had been substituted with crisp and clean grout lines that made her bathroom look like a brand-new installation. She expressed her satisfaction congratulating the crew and promising to call us back once she needed to re-seal her grout.

The importance of sealing your grout cannot be underestimated, as grout is quite porous and has a tendency to absorb all kinds of substances, especially in the shower. To prevent this, you have two options: either you get epoxy grout, which is a tad more expensive and difficult to mix and install than your regular sanded grout, or you use a sealant to coat the surface of your grout and protect it. If you go for the second choice, remember to seal once or twice a year to upkeep your grout.

If your shower is in dire need of a thorough grout cleaning service, then what you need is experts in high-quality hard surface restoration like the team at Sir Grout Washington DC Metro. Contact us by calling (703) 594-2260 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form. Also, consider signing up for our newsletter if you want to find out about our latest promos and discounts, and follow us on Facebook as Sir Grout Washington DC Metro, Twitter @SGWashingtonDC and Instagram @SirGrout to get useful information on all things grout-related.

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