Our Grout Cleaning Services in Fairfax, DC Fully Restored the Appearance of This Client's Beautiful Bathroom
June 25, 2020
Grout is a mixture of sand and cement. As a result, if not properly maintained, grout can absorb water and different kinds of bacteria, causing it to stain. Sealing grout is the best way to keep it protected from external agents, but it is an often -skipped procedure by most homeowners. A recent client had been living in his lovely home in Fairfax, DC for almost a year when he began to see problems in the bathroom's grout lines.
The homeowner tried cleaning with many products and methods, but none of them seemed to work. After becoming tired of scrubbing and trying several products, he decided to go online and search for possible solutions. He found these problems are common when the grout is not sealed. However, the grout in his bathroom could not be sealed in its current state, which is why it was necessary to have it cleaned. That's when he decided it was best to let professionals solve the problem. He searched for grout cleaning experts in Fairfax, DC
, and found our website in the top results. After browsing our site and seeing the video testimonials from satisfied customers, he called to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
As scheduled, our experts arrived at the customer's home to determine an effective solution to the problem at hand. After they did a thorough inspection of the bathroom's surfaces, they concluded the grout's sealant had worn out. This allowed dirt to accumulate on the bathroom floor and the shower's grout lines.
Sealants are the only layer between grout and harmful external agents. Without it, grime can easily permeate the grout lines and give them an awful look. The homeowner told our team that in his attempts to get rid of the grime, he'd used soap-based cleaners. Due to its porous nature, the grout retained the mix of soap residue and dirt, which resulted in further deterioration.
Our team explained to the customer that even though the grout was in bad shape, the damage was not severe. Our experts assured him they would be able to restore it with a grout cleaning accompanied by a sealing service. The homeowner agreed and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.
While carefully sealed tiles are resistant to stains and damage, the appearance of your surfaces can still be ruined by neglecting the grout. Though keeping your grout in perfect condition with a proper cleaner is important, sealing your grout will keep your floor looking its best. That is why we always remind our customers to keep their grout's sealant in check. To do so, place a few drops of water on the grout. If the water seeps in, the grout must be resealed. This simple practice can help you avoid costly repairs.
On the day of the job, our techs returned to the homeowner's place to perform the restoration procedure. They started by applying a pH-neutral, stone-safe, tile and grout cleaner on the shower's surfaces. Not only does this cleaner ease the removal of grime, it also keeps the surface protected from mold and mildew. Next they used a high-speed scrubber to remove all the dirt from the tiles and grout lines. The dirt and soap scum on the shower's natural stone walls was easy to clean, but the grime on the floor proved more difficult. For that reason, our specialists used a steam cleaner across the floor to ensure any trace of dirt was completely removed. When they finished cleaning the shower, our crew repeated the same process on the bathroom floor.
Once both surfaces were fully clean, our techs repaired the damaged grout on the bathroom floor. To finish, they coated the fixtures in the shower and bathroom floor with our flagship sealant ColorSeal. This is an acrylic sealant that is both waterproof and stainproof. It keeps grfloor.
Once both surfaces were fully clean, our out protected from water, dirt, mold, and mildew, and it also makes the grout easier to clean. The customer chose white ColorSeal so the grout would match the refined, clean look of the beautiful white tiles on the bathroom's surfaces.
As shown by the pictures, the grout cleaning and sealing procedures drastically changed the appearance of the bathroom. The homeowner was thrilled with the outcome. He thanked our team and stated he would recommend Sir Grout Washington DC Metro to all his friends and family.
Before leaving, our team gave the client some maintenance tips to keep the surface in good condition. They first suggested using pH-neutral grout-safe cleaners such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Unlike acidic or soapy cleaners, they do not damage grout nor leave a sticky residue behind. They also recommended avoiding heavy scrubbing when trying to clean grout, especially after ColorSeal has been applied, to avoid damaging both the sealant and the grout lines.
When looking for a professional grout cleaning service in Fairfax, contacting Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's experts will always be your best bet. We have the necessary tools and expertise to surpass your expectations. Call us at (703) 594-2260
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