A Tile and Grout Cleaning Service in Franklin, TN Left This Moldy Shower Looking Like New in Just a Day
March 23, 2017A resident from Franklin, Tennessee couldn't believe how quickly her shower deteriorated. It had been less than two years since the tiles on the shower walls and floor had been installed. The walls had a regular subway tile, but the floor was a mosaic marble tile set on a herring bone pattern and they both appeared stained and dirty. She searched online for Franklin tile and grout cleaners to find local companies who did this kind of work, which is how she found our website. She gave us a call to set up a date for a free evaluation and quote.
On the day of the evaluation we explained that some of the grout on the floor needed to be replaced and that mold and mildew had started to settle into the floor and wall's grout lines. The entire shower needed a tile and grout cleaning and sealing service. She was happy with our assessment and with the estimated costs so she hired us to start the job the following week.
On the date set, we got there bright and early and started working on the shower by applying a Sir Grout proprietary tile and grout cleaner and scrubbing the entire surface with a high speed, gentle scrubber, in order to remove excess dirt from the tiles and grout. After that, we used a steam cleaning machine to get rid of the most stubborn stains.
When all traces of mold, mildew, and soap scum were removed, any grout segments that were in bad shape were replaced and the old caulk was removed as well. Then, the shower floor was Color sealed with Sir Grout's epoxy color sealant. This product was designed specifically for the rigors of shower floors. Vertical and horizontal seams in the walls, niche, and shower floor were caulked using StainMaster epoxy grout. Most standard forms of caulk will crack, peel, and get moldy. The epoxy caulking, while it appears to look like grout, it's actually more of a plastic, so it is non-porous, won't crack, dry out, or peel. It is also mold resistant.
Color sealing is what helps even out the color on all the grout lines, making them look like new. Once the color sealing process was complete, we buffed on Sir Grout's Tile Armor over the entire shower. This is another one of our proprietary products, a tile and grout sealant that protects against spills, stains, mold, and mildew. Tile Armor is a water-based sealant; it is nontoxic and safe for the entire family, including pets.
Our tile and grout cleaning and sealing process deep cleans in a way that everyday cleaning cannot, leaving the floors looking bright and refreshed, while the color sealing process gives the grout that brand-new look. Once we finished the job, all of the staining was gone and the client expressed that it actually looked better than when it was initially installed.
We proceeded to give her some care and maintenance tips so she could maximize the value of our work. We explained that the shower should be well ventilated because stagnant water helps foster the growth of mold, mildew, and other fungi. We also recommended the use of soap-free, neutral cleaners on all tile surfaces because soap promotes mildew buildup and acidic or alkaline cleaners affect the look and quality of the grout and cause etching marks on some surfaces.
If you are thinking about having your tile and grout cleaned, you should hire a reputable and reliable company. Give us a call at (615) 649-6767 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to set up a date for a free evaluation. Keep up to date with our promotions and subscribe to our newsletter.
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