These Ceramic Floors Went from Dirty to Pristine Thanks to a Grout Sealing in Pflugerville, TX
July 20, 2020Recently, a homeowner in Pflugerville, TX contacted us because she felt the floors in her home needed a touch-up. It had been a while since the surfaces had received proper maintenance, so they were in bad shape. For the most part, the tiles were in good condition, but the grout lines were dirty and stained. Fortunately, it wasn't anything our Pflugerville Grout Sealing experts couldn't solve.
Every room in the client's home had beautiful light-colored ceramic tile flooring. When the homeowner had the floors installed a few years ago, she was told that they would give her house a uniform appearance and that they would be easier to maintain. While it's true ceramic tiles are resilient and can easily withstand the test of time, the same cannot be said about grout. Dirt inevitably built upon the grout lines over time, giving the surfaces a run-down appearance. The fixtures also needed repairs because some of them had cracks.
Luckily, the damage was reversible. The surfaces just needed a thorough grout cleaning and sealing service. We would also repair the damaged grout lines before sealing them with our flagship sealant ColorSeal. Not only would both of these procedures give the customer the long-lasting solution she was looking for, they would also grant the floors a brand-new appearance.
We started the restoration process by soaking the floors with our proprietary pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner. This cleaner is safe for tile and grout. It also contains properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. We let the cleaning solution sit for a couple of minutes to loosen the soil that had adhered to the fixtures. Next, we used a high-speed scrubber to remove the grime from the tiles and grout lines. For the areas that proved harder to clean, we used a steam cleaner.
Once we finished cleaning the floors, we inspected the grout lines to determine which ones needed repairs. We also replaced the grout that had fallen apart. To finalize the restoration procedure, we coated the grout lines on every floor with ColorSeal. This is an acrylic-based sealant that protects grout against dirt, spills, water, stains, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors. The client chose white to give the surfaces the hygienic appearance she always wanted.
When we finished, we showed the client the results. She was amazed by how the floors looked brand-new once again. She thanked us for the service and promised to call back for maintenance.
Before we left, the homeowner asked if she could show us the cleaning she had been using to clean the floors. After checking the products, we noticed most of them were acidic. We explained to the client that using these cleaners regularly contributes to the deterioration of the grout lines. It's best to clean the floors once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner, which is safe for tile and grout.
We also gave her some additional tips to help her keep the floors looking great. We first recommended wiping excess moisture away from the surfaces. This practice helps prevent the accumulation of dirt and the growth of harmful microorganisms. We also advised her to call us right away if there are any problems. Leaving any hard surface damage unattended can lead to unnecessary expenses, so it's best to address these issues as soon as possible. Should she keep these tips in mind, the floors will stay fresh until our next visit.
Are the grout lines in your home severely deteriorated? Here at Sir Grout Austin, we have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best hard surface restoration services in the industry. If you're interested in one of our residential or commercial services, call us at (512) 580-3003 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free evaluation. Don't forget to also subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest news and promotions.
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