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Bragging Rights Earned with This Green Shiny Marble Shower Thanks to Our Potomac Stone Cleaning Service

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January 17, 2018

Though nobody likes to openly admit it, a high school reunion is a time to brag to old friends and foes about how much you have accomplished over the years. Everybody likes to show their best side and be the object of envy, if just for that one occasion. Imagine the thought of having your old high school buddies crash at your place for your class reunion and your guest bathroom is not in the best shape. This was the exact debacle a customer was facing before our Potomac stone cleaners stepped into the picture.

Before and after of This Stone Cleaning Assistance Done to This Dirty Shower in Potomac, Maryland
This all happened a couple of months ago, when a bunch of his old classmates decided to celebrate their 20-year high school reunion. When a couple of old friends who now live out of town asked if they could stay at his place for the event, he quickly accepted without giving it much thought. After all, he lived in a big house with more than enough room to comfortably host them.

Just a week before his buddies' expected arrival, he noticed the green marble shower in his guest bathroom looked quite dirty. He was completely baffled because he periodically hired a person to clean his house, including his guest bathroom, no matter if it had been in use or not.

Knowing he had to address the problem before his guests arrived, he went online to find a quick but suitable solution. Immediately after googling "Potomac stone cleaning," he stumbled upon our website. He browsed through our blog to see what our service had done for other clients and what they had to say about it, and he felt more than confident that we could deal with this issue. He gave us a call to book a free in-home evaluation.

The Free, In-Home Evaluation
At the agreed time and date, a group of Sir Grout Washington hard surface restoration experts were at the man's house to inspect the troublesome bathroom. Upon entry, they immediately spotted the nasty stains in the shower floor. They explained how those particular stains were most likely caused by the use of soap bars, combined with harsh and inadequate cleaners.

To solve the man's problem, the crew recommended a stone and grout cleaning procedure, followed by honing and polishing the green marble to give it a nice sheen. Glad to see we could handle the issue in time before his guests arrived, the man accepted our crew's assessment and scheduled a date for the job to take place.

The Stone Restoration Service
On the day of the restoration, our crew wasted no time getting everything prepped to get the service on the way. After clearing the bathroom and protecting all surrounding areas, they began cleaning the shower floor and walls using Sir Grout's proprietary stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. We used a steam cleaner to remove any remaining dirt that might remain within the grout lines.

Once all the surfaces were clean and dried, it was safe to start the honing process. In this stage, the stone's outer layer was gradually removed with different grit pads until there were no traces of stains or scratches. Finally, the green marble was polished using special powders to give it the shiny finish the man was looking for in order to impress his old buddies.

The Outcome
When the job was finished, the green marble looked as good as the day it was first installed. No one could ever guess it's previous condition because it now sparkled. The homeowner was very pleased with the outcome and his decision. Now he could carelessly invite anyone to his home because his guest bathroom was now fit to impress even the most demanding guests.

Just before leaving, our guys gave the homeowner a few tips on how to keep cleaning companies from using the wrong type of cleaners on his stone surfaces in the future:
  • Always use specialized stone cleaners because others can be too abrasive and can cause serious damage to the stone's properties. In case you don't have any stone-safe cleaners available, opt for pH neutral cleaners.
  • Have your own stone-safe cleaning products and tools and make them available to your cleaning company. This way you can rest assured that they won't use any hazardous chemical on your stone surfaces without your knowledge.
  • Use different colored rags for each cleaner and surface. This way there's no chance of contaminating the stone with an unsafe chemical used to clean another surface.

Hire a Stone Cleaning Service in Potomac!
Are you In the Potomac area and need professional help to restore your stone surfaces? Just give us a call at (703) 594-2260 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free evaluation. We will be happy to help! Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, so you don't miss out on our latest promotions.

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