Our Tile and Grout Cleaners Restored This Moldy Shower in Franklin, TN
January 31, 2018
Believe it or not, a tile and grout cleaning service helped this family restore their bathroom. Though it might sound like an overstatement, this family had seen how a little bit of mold in their bathroom had quickly turned into a big problem, which would eventually prompt them to look for tile and grout cleaners in Franklin, TN
Before they went online for help, the homeowners tried everything they could to clean their bathroom. Neither natural DIY solutions nor caustic chemicals like bleach seemed to work, as mold kept reappearing after a while. Given that mold can pose health hazards, the family was forced to use the guest bathroom to shower. That meant they would have to stop using the master bathroom, which was unfortunate, as it had everything they needed. It was nicely sized, comfortable, and right next to their closet. In other words, they could get out of bed every morning, walk a few steps to the bathroom, and enjoy a long, hot shower. Afterwards, they could get dressed quickly because their closet was right next to the bathroom.
On the other hand, their guest bathroom was tiny and did not have hot water. Plus, having to change bathrooms meant prancing about the house in their towels while getting ready every morning. As you can imagine, not long after being exiled to the guest bathroom, the household slowly began to descend into chaos. Something had to be done to solve this problem. Getting their bathroom restored was their top priority! It was time to call a professional.
After a quick Google search, they stumbled upon our website. They quickly browsed through it and read about how our services had helped other customers who had dealt with similar problems. That was all the family needed to see. They decided to contact us to schedule a free, in-home evaluation.
Our specialist arrived at the house and the family quickly led him into the troublesome bathroom. After examining the area, our expert found a moldy bathroom with soap scum, stains, and loosened tiles. He explained to the family how humidity, poor lighting, and ventilation had created the right conditions for mold to appear. He also explained how mold spreads through airborne spores, making it particularly hard to get rid of.
Our specialist said the best course of action was for him to thoroughly clean the area so he could remove all traces of mold. Then, he would replace and repair all the damaged tile, grout, and caulk. Also, and most importantly, he recommended our ColorSealing procedure to make the surface water proof and prevent mold from resurfacing. The family was pleased with our specialist's assessment, and they decided to go ahead and book an appointment so he could put an end to their nightmare.
The Restoration Procedure
When the big day arrived, our expert got right to work. He began by cleaning the bathroom walls and floor with tile and grout cleaning agents. Then he used a high-speed scrubber to remove dirt, grime, and traces of soap scum from the tiles. Next, he reattached the loose tiles, repaired all the missing grout, and applied epoxy caulk to the shower joints to stop water damage from reoccurring.
Epoxy caulk was used because it's waterproof. Traditional caulk, on the other hand, is more porous and can attract moisture if not properly sealed. Finally, he applied Sir Grout's proprietary sealant, ColorSeal, to further protect the surface from water and prevent mold growth. ColorSeal also gives clients the option to recolor grout in a color of their choice.
When our expert finished, the bathroom looked cleaner than ever. The family was not only pleased that he had gotten rid of their mold problem, but also overjoyed by the fact that they could finally use their master bathroom again. Before leaving, our expert gave the family some handy tips so they could prevent a situation like this from happening again:
Tip No. 1:
Properly ventilate your bathroom:
Mold loves poorly ventilated areas, as they tend to trap moisture. In areas where there is a lot humidity, such as bathrooms, it's wise to install an extractor fan or open a window from time to time. This will allow airflow and remove any excess moisture.
Tip No. 2:
Check for leaks and blockages:
Leaks and blockages can cause water to accumulate in a shower or bathtub, which can contribute to mold growth. Try to keep an eye out for these issues and fix them as soon as you can.
Tip No. 3:
Properly clean your bathroom:
Mold decomposes and feeds on organic matter, so it's important to keep your bathroom clean and dry to prevent mold from proliferating. However, the type of cleaner you use can also be a factor, as soap-based cleaners tend to leave a film, dull the surface, and promote mildew growth on tiles. Therefore, try using soapless cleaners to avoid these issues.
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