Grout Sealing in Murfreesboro, TN: An Effective Solution for a Moldy Shower
April 30, 2018
Mold can be such a huge problem. No matter how hard you try to get rid of it, it always finds a way to resurface. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. There are professional solutions at your disposal, just like the one this homeowner found through our grout sealing service in Murfreesboro, TN
What makes mold so stubborn are its spores. They spread by floating around the air, so no matter how well you might have cleaned, mold may reappear because spores can reattach themselves within 48 hours if they happen to find a damp surface.
This was the case of a homeowner from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was tired of scraping and scrubbing. After a while, the mold always reappeared. The homeowner decided to go online to search for a solution and immediately stumbled upon our website. He read how similar problems were solved with a deep tile and grout cleaning service, and he learned how mold could be prevented by sealing the grout. He contacted us via telephone, briefly explained his situation, and scheduled a free in-home evaluation.
The Free In-home Evaluation
As scheduled, our experts arrived to inspect the homeowner's troublesome shower. After a thorough but quick inspection, it was clear mold was the cause of his problem. Humidity and poor lighting, combined with low-quality grout and caulk materials, made this shower an ideal place for mold to thrive and proliferate. To make matters even worse, the use of bar soap caused soap scum accumulation and stains in the grout lines and all over the tiles.
To address these problems, our experts recommended doing a deep clean in order to get rid of the mold, soap scum, and any other trace of dirt. They would also re-grout and re-caulk the shower using a more adequate epoxy grout, topped with a grout sealing process. This would not only leave the whole shower squeaky clean, but the sealing process would protect the grout, making it much harder for mold to ever resurface and a lot easier to clean in the future. Pleased with our expert's assessment, the homeowner booked the closest date for the restoration to take place.
When the day finally arrived, our experts quickly prepped everything to begin the restoration process. They first started by using our proprietary tile and grout cleaner and a high-speed scrubber to get rid of the grime and all the soap scum stains, then, they proceeded to remove all traces of mold and remaining dirt with a vapor steam cleaner.
Once the shower was clean, the grout in all the vertical and horizontal expansion joints was replaced with Litikol Epoxy Grout. This special type of plastic-based grout is better suited for humid places such as a shower since it is less porous than other types of grout, making it a lot less likely for mold to grow. Finally, ColorSeal was applied to the grout and caulk. This sealant adds an extra layer of protection, shielding the grout and caulk, thus making it a lot more durable. It also protects it from future staining and mold proliferation, makes it a lot easier to clean, and gives it a consistent look all throughout all the shower's surfaces.
The results were as promised. The homeowner's shower looked brand-new, and best off all, no more worrying about resurfacing in the near future, thanks to the sealing process. The homeowner simply couldn't be happier with the outcome, since he not only had a spotless shower, but the solution he was so desperately looking for.
Just before heading off, our crew went over a couple of basic care and maintenance instructions to guarantee this man's shower remained as clean and mold-free as possible for some time to come:
You Too Can Get Your Mold Problem Solved with Our Grout Sealing Service!
- When it comes to cleaning tile and grout surfaces, opt for soap-free cleaners. Soap-free cleaners don't leave that sticky residue on the tiles and grout lines like soap-based cleaners do. On the other hand, pH neutral cleaners don't damage the grout or tiles like acid, alkaline, or petroleum-based cleaners. Always use pH neutral cleaners if possible since acid, alkaline, and petroleum-based cleaners can break down and ultimately damage the grout. Stronger chemicals are only recommended in extreme cases.
- Heavy scrubbing is not advisable when cleaning the grout, especially when ColorSeal is applied. The excessive friction not only damages the sealant, but the grout itself.
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