Our Stone Cleaning Experts in Franklin, TN, Recovered this Marble Shower's Beautiful Looks
July 05, 2018
When it comes to keeping the shower area well maintained, inexperience can lead to severe problems. For this client in Franklin, TN, that was certainly the case. She had been living in her beautiful home for almost two years. A few months earlier, she noticed the tumbled marble shower in her master bathroom was no longer in perfect condition. The floor and walls had started to stain and looked dirty. She tried, without success, to clean the stone surfaces on several occasions using many products. Filled with frustration, she finally decided to seek help. She went online to search for Franklin stone cleaning
professionals and found us in the top search results. After browsing Sir Grout Nashville's website and seeing positive feedback from our other customers, she requested a free in-home evaluation.
The day of the consultation came, and our experts arrived at the customer's house to assess the situation and offer an effective solution. They greeted her, and as she led them to the shower, she explained how she had tried cleaning it several times without positive results. After seeing the shower, our tech understood why she was having issues. Soap scum had built up on the shower's surfaces. The culprit was bar soap. We asked about her cleaning habits and she admitted to using acidic and bleach-based products. These products had damaged the stone, caulk and grout lines.
After the assessment, it was clear the shower's surfaces needed a restoration. Our team proposed a stone cleaning service and a sealing procedure to protect the grout and prevent the shower from returning to poor condition. The homeowner agreed and scheduled a date to have the job done.
There is absolutely no doubt that marble can be a beautiful and durable addition to any bathroom. Despite its beauty, it can be very challenging for homeowners in terms of maintenance. First, marble can show stains and scratches easily if not properly sealed, making it necessary to wipe away soap, shampoo and other liquids that drip onto the stone. This should always be done immediately. Second, marble surfaces must be resealed every year as well as cleaned regularly with gentle, natural cleaning products to avoid severe damage. In this customer's case, not knowing these things caused her shower to deteriorate even further when she tried to solve the problem on her own.
Later that week, our team went back to the client's house to begin with the restoration process. First, they applied a proper cleaner and let it soak for a few minutes. This loosened the soap scum, which allowed our tech to razor scrape it from the floor and walls without damaging the stone. He then used a high-speed scrubber to remove the remaining dirt from the tiles and grout lines. Our team was very thorough during the cleaning process to make sure there was not any residue left behind before we applied our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal. This is an acrylic sealer that prevents any kind of harm by closing the grout's pores and restoring its colors colors.
The experts continued the job by applying Epoxy caulk on the joints between the surfaces. This is a much thicker and durable mix that will keep the shower's joints safe from any harm and mold growth. Finally, they finished the job by applying our brand of Stone Armor to seal the tiles. This solvent-based sealer is designed to protect stone surfaces from wear associated with daily use.
Once the job was done, our team asked the customer to check the results. She was very pleased with the job they had done and how clean her shower looked. She thanked them for their well-performed service and mentioned that she did the right thing by choosing Sir Grout Nashville for the job.
Before leaving, our professionals gave her a few tips to help maintain her shower. First, they recommended using liquid soap as opposed to bar soap, because it facilitates the accumulation of soap scum. Second, they suggested keeping the bathroom ventilated to avoid mold growth. Last, they assured her the best way to keep a stone surface clean is to use a pH-neutral stone-safe cleaner that will not dull the surfaces or damage the grout lines.
Is your shower full of soap scum? Has the grout cracked and lost its color? If your answer is yes, then it is time to contact Sir Grout Nashville. We are the leading hard surface restoration company with all the tools and expertise to fix your problems. Give us a call at (615) 649-6767
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