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Our Hard Surface Restoration Services Helped Two Bathrooms in Austin, TX Say Goodbye to Mold and Stains

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October 30, 2019

Cleaning mold from shower surfaces isn't an easy task. Because of this, showers can be subjected to improper cleaning methods that create the perfect environment for mold growth. It's worth noting that mold is a living organism, which is why just removing what is visible might not be enough to eradicate it. In fact, most people that come into contact with mold don't even realize they are exposing themselves to serious health issues that can range from allergic reactions to respiratory problems.

Tile Bathroom Floor Before and After Our Hard Surface Restoration in Austin, TX
A homeowner in Austin, TX was fully aware of the health implications of mold, which is why she was concerned about the current state of the showers in her master and guest bathrooms. With a baby on the way, she just couldn't afford any health hazards in her home. She had tried removing the mold with store-bought products, but it would always grow back after a short period of time. Feeling helpless, she went online and looked for advice. She found many accounts from people who had similar problems.

In many cases, the mold had been persistent and difficult to remove because it had attached itself to the shower's fixtures. Most people advised hiring hard surface restoration professionals who could eradicate the mold and take preventive measures to avoid its return. This prompted the homeowner to search for hard surface restoration services in Austin, TX. After seeing video testimonials from satisfied customers and browsing our picture gallery, she called to schedule a free evaluation.

Once present, mold can spread very quickly without any visible signs of its presence. Showers and bathrooms are especially prone to mold growth because they're exposed to high levels of moisture and often aren't properly ventilated. What most people don't know is that mold can also be a sign of issues concealed beneath the bathroom's surfaces, such as leaking pipes. For this reason, once this organic growth has been spotted, it's best to contact professionals to avoid the costly repairs that may arise over time.

A few days later, our team went to the client's home to perform the assessment. They noticed that the fixtures in both bathrooms were severely deteriorated, giving them an unhygienic appearance. Additionally, the mold had heavily stained and broken the grout lines in both showers. Our tech asked the client if she had recently cleaned the fixtures. She explained that she had tried cleaning them using bleach. Not only did this explain why her cleaning attempts had been unsuccessful, it also explained the state of the fixtures in both bathrooms.

Moldy Shower Before and After a Hard Surface Restoration Service in Austin, Texas
Bearing this in mind, our expert offered the client a two-step restoration procedure. The first step consisted of cleaning the surfaces in both bathrooms and repairing their fixtures. Next, they would seal the grout lines in both showers using our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. Not only would this procedure ensure the shower remained free from mold, it would also make the surfaces much easier to clean. The homeowner agreed to the service and scheduled another appointment to get the job done.

On the day of the job, our team of experts went back to the customer's home to perform the service. They began the process by coating the surfaces in both bathrooms with a pH-neutral cleaner. On top of being safe for tile and grout, this product has been enhanced with an ingredient that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. Next, our techs used a high-speed scrubber to remove the deep-seated dirt and mold from the grout lines. To ensure the mold wouldn't come back, they also used a steam cleaner on the sections that had been heavily stained by the organic growth. Once they finished cleaning, our crew dried the surfaces in both bathrooms and replaced the fixtures that had cracked beyond repair. To finish, our specialists sealed the grout lines in both showers using ColorSeal. This is a thick and durable sealant that protects grout against water, stains, soap, mold, and mildew.

When they finished, our professionals let the client see the results. Not only had the stains and mold disappeared, the surfaces in both bathrooms now looked brand-new. She thanked our experts for the job and said she would recommend us to anyone in need of a hard surface restoration service.

Prior to leaving, our techs gave the homeowner some maintenance tips to help her keep the bathrooms in top condition. They first recommended cleaning both bathrooms once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike most store-bought products, this cleaner has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for an extended period of time after application. They also suggested keeping both shower enclosures properly ventilated. Excess moisture can cause a myriad of problems for any bathroom.

Has your bathroom been taken over by mold? Don't fret. Our techs at Sir Grout Austin have all the necessary tools and expertise to help you eradicate it. Call us at (512) 580-3003 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free in-home evaluation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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