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A Grout Sealing Process in Austin, TX Left This Bathroom Looking Spotless

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January 20, 2020

White ceramic tiles are a popular choice when it comes to any area in a home. Not only do they evoke high-quality and cleanliness, they're also very durable. However, if ceramic floors are not properly maintained, the clean appearance of the tiles can be easily outdone by dirty grout lines. That was the case for a homeowner in Austin, TX. She didn't know how to maintain the grout lines on her bathroom floor, so they became discolored over time. This made the whole room appear dirty despite having beautiful pristine-looking tiles.

Bathroom Floor Before and After a Grout Sealing Service in Austin, TX
Even though she cleaned the floor regularly, the grout lines kept getting worse. Unfortunately, she wasn't aware that she had to frequently change the mop water to prevent dirt from lodging into the grout's porous surface. Because she didn't want the floor to look the way it did, she went online and searched for a reputable Austin Grout Sealing company to have it restored. She found our website in the top search results. After learning about our services and reading the reviews we have received, she scheduled a free in-home evaluation.

A few days later, Sir Grout Austin's crew visited the client's home to assess the surface. When they inspected the floor, they observed that the once white-colored grout lines were now darkened due to dirt buildup. After a brief conversation with the customer, our specialists concluded the client's cleaning methods and products had taken a massive toll on the floor's grout lines. Grout is a porous material. If it's not properly sealed, it can absorb everything that it comes in contact with, causing it to discolor or stain. When the homeowner cleaned the floor with a dirty mop, she did nothing but further spread the dirt across the surface. Our techs also noticed that some of the caulk on the bathroom's expansion joints were in poor shape and needed to be replaced.

Bathroom Grout Lines Before and After Our Grout Sealing Service in Austin, TX
Fortunately, it was nothing Sir Grout Austin's professionals couldn't solve. Even though the bathroom's fixtures were dirty and damaged, they could restore them with a grout cleaning and sealing procedure. They also offered to replace the damaged caulk on the expansion joints. The homeowner agreed to the service and set up an appointment for later in the week.

On the day of the job, our techs went back to the client's home to perform the service. Our team started by cleaning the floor using Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our cleaner contains properties that inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms for up to one week after it has been applied. The floor's grout slowly regained its color the more they cleaned. Once they finished the thorough cleaning process, our techs repaired the damaged grout and replaced the broken expansion joints.

Before and After Picture of a Grout Sealing Service in a Bathroom Floor in Austin, TX
Next, our team carefully applied our proprietary sealant ColorSeal to the grout lines. Not only does ColorSeal ease maintenance, it also protects grout against stains, water, mold, and mildew. The customer chose white ColorSeal to match the color of the tiles.

Once the job was finished, our experts showed the client the results. She was mesmerized by the outcome. The white grout lines highlighted the beautiful ceramic tiles. She thanked our crew and said she would call back for maintenance.

Floor Before and After Picture of Our Grout Sealing Process in Austin, TX
Before leaving, Sir Grout Austin's team gave the homeowner a few simple recommendations to keep the floor looking great. First, they recommended cleaning the floor once a week using a clean mop and a pH-neutral cleaner like our proprietary cleaning solution. Unlike bleach and other over-the-counter products, this cleaner won't cause any damage or leave any residue behind. They also suggested changing the mop frequently during lengthy cleaning sessions to avoid spreading dirt across the surface.

Has your grout seen better days? Don't fret, Sir Grout Austin can fix it for you. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best grout sealing services in the industry. Call us at (512) 580-3003 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free in-home assessment today. If you want to keep up with our latest news and promotions, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

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