See How Our Team of Tile and Grout Cleaners in Buda, TX, Drastically Changed the Appearance of This Master Bathroom
April 20, 2020
Soil builds up over time, dulling the appearance of tiles and discoloring grout. Even regular wiping and mopping can fail to remove the dirt that has penetrated the porous grout lines, especially when the fixtures are thin and hard to access by conventional means. In their desperation, many homeowners end up using improper cleaning methods that only cause further damage, which is why it is best to contact professionals to remove the deep-rooted dirt and rejuvenate the appearance of a surface.
Recently, a man in Buda, TX had a similar problem. The once pristine floor tiles in his master bathroom had been overcome by dirty-looking grout lines. He tried different cleaning products that had been recommended to him. The tiles initially looked cleaner, but they quickly returned to poor conditions. He also tried some homemade recipes with vinegar, which only seemed to worsen the situation. Seeing he had no success using these methods, he decided to go online to look for help.
He came across a few websites where users detailed similar experiences to his own. For many people, the problem seemed to stem from unsealed grout. The homeowner realized he needed professional help, so he searched for tile and grout cleaners in Buda, TX
. He found Sir Grout Austin's website in the top search results. After seeing some of the testimonials and how pleased the customers were with the quality of our services, he decided to call for a free consultation.
A couple of days after the appointment was made, our team of experts arrived at the customer's residence to assess the bathroom's floor. Upon walking in, they noticed the dirty grout lines completely changed the appearance of the surface. The grout had discolored, causing the beautiful tiles to appear darker. Luckily, the damage on the grout wasn't severe, so the integrity of the floor wasn't compromised. Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said about the expansion joints in the shower. They had cracked beyond repair and needed to be immediately replaced.
After the homeowner told our team about the methods he had tried using to clean the bathroom's surfaces, our techs gave him a brief explanation about why the fixtures looked the way they did. First, the client had not given the surfaces proper maintenance. The homeowner had used questionable methods to remove the dirt, including cleaners that might do nothing but cause more damage over time.
Second, the sealant on the client's bathroom floor had worn off. In areas such as the bathroom, floors are constantly exposed to moisture from nearby showers and bathtubs. The water seeps into the grout and mixes with soil, giving the grout lines a much darker look. The excess moisture had also taken a toll on the bathroom's expansion joints. The tech finished the explanation by offering the customer a thorough cleaning and sealing procedure to restore the grout lines. They would also replace the damaged joints in the shower and the tub. The homeowner agreed to the offer and scheduled an appointment for the job.
On the scheduled day, our crew went back to the client's home to perform the restoration procedure. They began by soaking the bathroom's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that is safe for both tile and grout. After they let it soak for a few minutes, our techs used a high-speed scrubber to extract the remaining dirt from the tiles and grout lines. Some of the grout lines needed more in-depth cleaning, so our experts used a steam cleaner to completely remove the grime.
To finish, our crew sealed the floor's grout with our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. This is an acrylic-based sealant that shuts off the grout's pores, protecting it against water, stains, dirt, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors. The client chose one that matched the appearance of the tiles.
After they finished the job, our experts showed the homeowner the results. He was very pleased with the outcome. Sir Grout Austin had given his master bathroom a brand-new appearance. He thanked our team and said he had made the right choice when he called Sir Grout Austin to have the bathroom restored.
To ensure the bathroom remained in top condition, our experts gave the customer some maintenance tips before they left. They first recommended cleaning the surface at least once a week using a pH-neutral, grout-safe cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. On top of prolonging the lifespan of ColorSeal, this cleaner has been enhanced with an ingredient that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. They also suggested wiping the excess water away from the bathroom's surfaces after every shower. This is a necessary step to ensure the fixtures last for a long time.
When your grout is dirty and in need of a touch-up, contact the best professionals in the field of hard surface restoration. Sir Grout Austin's experts have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best services in the market. 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 the latest news and promotions.
If you found this article helpful then let us know in the comments section below. Likewise, feel free to share it using the share options below. Want us to cover another topic of your interest pertaining to Hard Surface Restoration? If so, then like us and follow us on social media, and post to any of our social media profiles the topic you'd like us to discuss: Facebook Sir Grout Austin
, Instagram @sirgroutaustin
, and Twitter @SirGrout