Our Experts Transformed a Shower in Athens with an Impressive Grout Recoloring Service
November 20, 2023Ceramic tiles are often ideal to withstand the effect of water and artificial cleaners, but their durability doesn't make them fully impervious to damage. A homeowner in Athens had been suffering through her household chores for weeks, all because of the mold crowding around the edges of her ceramic shower. The dark stains were already bad enough, but when the homeowner found small cracks in the shower joints, she knew that there was no time to waste.
Until that point, she'd hoped that one of the many cleaners she'd tried on the shower could work on the stains. Dealing with damaged grout was different; the homeowner didn't want to compromise the shower structural value in any way so she decided to get insight from our Athens grout recoloring specialists. She'd heard great things about Sir Grout Athens in the past, so the homeowner had already considered contacting our crew at the first signs of lasting damage. She called our techs as soon as she found the cracks around the seams, and we agreed to conduct an in-home evaluation.
Our tech's visit took place a few days later. They observed all the shower walls, the floor tiles, and all the areas where the mold grew thicker and more visible. As the client had explained during her call, the caulk around the floor was mildly damaged after water had seeped into the caulk. Some of the tiles and the grout lines on the floor were mildly discolored, likely due to the exposure of harsh cleaners and chemicals. After explaining the downsides of using these products on ceramic and grout surfaces, our specialists outline Sir Grout's restoration method. They offered a deep cleaning service, followed by the necessary repairs to preserve the seams and the grout lines. The client was less anxious after confirming that there was a solution to her problem, so she didn't hesitate to schedule a new appointment with our experts.
A couple of days later, our crew returned to the client's house in Athens. First, they removed all the stains with the help of a surface-safe cleaner. As the product worked its magic on the grout and the tiles, our techs used a rubber float to scrub off the loose dirt on the floor. The efflorescence wasn't as thick around the walls, so our techs worked through that area by hand. Thanks to our reliable cleaning formula, all traces of mold and soap scum disappeared in record time. Our crew steam cleaned the shower for good measure and got ready to repair the damaged grout.
To fix the floors, they replaced the old caulk with resistant epoxy grout. Unlike cement-based grout, this epoxy formula is less porous and more durable against external sources of damage, from liquids to wear and tear. For the walls, our techs applied ColorSeal to all the grout lines, recoloring the surface to make it a few shades lighter than the brown ceramic tiles. This powerful sealant wards off mold, soap scum, water, and other elements to keep the grout spotless for much longer. It's the best way to simplify the hardest parts of shower cleaning.
Each step of the restoration served to enhance the shower's durability against regular decay and the effects of moisture buildup. When it was time to call the client back into the bathroom, the floor and walls looked better than ever, and the shower looked good enough to fit in a five-star hotel or a brand-new house. As expected, the client was delighted by this new look, and she promised to praise our restoration services in front of all her friends and family.
Our techs were also satisfied after another successful restoration, so they only took a few extra minutes to share additional cleaning pointers before leaving the client's home. They recommended replacing bleach and traditional cleaners with pH-neutral formulas like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This product stands out against most cleaners you'll find in the market because it has more cleaning power while eliminating all the side effects you can expect from chemical-based formulas. Specifically, it won't cause discoloration, open the grout pores, or affect the sealant's protection. Instead, our product removes the deeper stains in less time while enhancing the natural beauty of ceramic tile surfaces. As our specialists told the client, neutral cleaning products provide the best results when you use non-abrasive tools like a towel or a squeegee since you can reach all the stains without leaving scratch marks on the tiles.
To prevent the effects of mold and moisture buildup, our experts recommended to wipe any pools of water left on the shower floor and product residue from other parts of the shower area. Keeping optimal indoor ventilation also stops the worst instances of surface damage, since dry areas are easier to maintain overall.
Sir Grout Athens serves households and commercial businesses with the most thorough surface restoration method in the industry. Our services not only make your shower surfaces look their best; we also guarantee long-lasting results to keep your surfaces in top condition even years down the line. You can call (706) 522-4224 for more information or schedule a free quote online to request an in-home evaluation. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn about our latest promotions and updates.