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This Bathroom in Fairfax, DC is Now Grime-Free Thanks to a Grout Cleaning Service

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November 05, 2018

After moving into their new apartment a few months earlier, a couple in Fairfax, DC started a thorough cleaning process to make the place look pristine. Everything went well until they came across the master bathroom. Even though the bath had beautiful small tiles, the grimy grout outweighed its appearance. They tried cleaning the grout with DIY cleaning methods and homemade recipes, but the grout lines did not get any better. In fact, they got worse. This made the couple realize they needed professional help, which prompted them to go online and search for grout cleaning services in Fairfax, DC. They quickly came across our website and after seeing some of the testimonials given by previous customers, they decided to schedule a free in-home evaluation.

Before and after Picture of A Grout Cleaning Job Done to This Bathroom in Fairfax, DC
There is no doubt that cleaning grout can be a difficult task for most homeowners. When it comes to bathrooms, where grime and soap scum build up after each shower, cleaning the grout lines with DIY methods and certain products will likely yield negative results. Unsealed grout can easily trap dirt and soap residue within its pores, resulting in the discoloration and cracking of the grout lines.

A few days later, our team of professionals arrived at the couple's house. As soon as they entered the bathroom, they noticed the grime-filled grout lines in the bathtub's walls. Upon closer inspection, they could see the expansion joints around the tub were dirty. Our experts asked the homeowners what kind of cleaning products they had used on the bathroom's grout.

The couple admitted to having used acidic solutions several times in an attempt to clean the grout. This answer gave our techs a complete understanding of the problem. The acidic cleaner had been eating away the grout's sealant, allowing moisture to seep in and cause further damage to the fixtures. As a result, our team proposed the homeowners a grout cleaning service accompanied by a grout sealing procedure with our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal. This will ensure the bathroom's walls stay in great shape and will also enhance the cleaning process. The customers agreed to the proposal and scheduled another appointment for later that week.

Homemade acidic solutions and acid-based products for shower cleaning are rather common. What most people do not know is that these products are not the most practical solution to issues such as the ones seen in the before picture. Neutral cleaners will ensure your tiles and grout remain in top condition.

Our team went back to the customer's home to start with the restoration process a few days after they set the appointment. They started by coating the surfaces with a pH-neutral antimicrobial tile and grout cleaner. They let it sit for a few minutes to ease the removal of the grime. This cleaner can also help keep the surface sanitized for up to one week after it has been applied. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber to thoroughly clean the tiles and grout lines.

Before and after Picture of This Bathroom That Is Now Grime-Free after a Grout Cleaning Job in Fairfax, DC
After they made sure the grout lines were clean and that no residue was left behind, our techs continued the process by applying our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal. This is both a waterproof and stainproof coating that will protect grout for a long time, making it easier to clean and preventing any kind of organic growth. It also helped the bathtub achieve the clean look the homeowners wanted in their bathroom. Finally, our experts buffed the bathtub with our own brand of Tile Armor, which keeps the surfaces protected from soap and hard water residue.

After they were done, our team showed the homeowners the results. They were thrilled with the results our professionals had achieved and complimented them for their hard work. They also said they would recommend our services to anyone in need of a grout cleaning.

In order to keep the shower area in its current state, our techs gave the couple some advice before leaving. First, they recommended cleaning with a pH-neutral cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner at least once a week. Unlike acidic cleaners, it does not damage tile or grout. They also suggested keeping the bathroom ventilated, in addition to using a dry cloth to wipe away the excess water after using the bathtub.

When your grout lines are in awful condition, make sure to reach out to Sir Grout Washington DC Metro, the world's leading experts in the field of hard surface restoration. Call us at (703) 594-2260 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom of this page to schedule a free in-home consultation today. Also, if you want to keep up with our latest news and promotions, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

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