A Tile Cleaning in Franklin, TN Revived the Deep Green Color of These Tiles and Made Them Look Gorgeous Again
October 25, 2017It's amazing how water can slowly damage any tiled surface. Homeowners tend to overlook details like small cracks between tiles, but what they might be unaware of is that water can seep through these little fissures, requiring serious and costly repairs. In short, cracks that appear in grout lines should never be taken lightly. A restoration job that Sir Grout Nashville recently did in Franklin, TN shows the importance of maintaining tiles in order to prevent severe, water-related deterioration. The homeowner contacted us not too long ago and requested our help to fix the shower in his master bathroom. He had been trying to restore the color of the green tiles in his shower and remove the unappealing stains that surrounded them for quite some time, but he hadn't had positive results.
Weeks of unsuccessful attempts led him to seek out a team of tile cleaning in Franklin. Until then, he had never needed the help of professionals, so he didn't know any companies in the area that offered these services. How did he get to Sir Grout Nashville? This family guy visited several review websites searching for hard surface restoration companies in Tennessee, and that's how he found out about Sir Grout Nashville. Our services appeared among his first search engine results. After reading several testimonials from our previous clients, he knew we were the right ones to hire to fix his shower. On our website, he filled out our form and scheduled an appointment for a free, in-home consultation.
As the client requested over the phone, an expert from Sir Grout Nashville visited the property to inspect the shower and see what could be done to restore it. The technician noticed that water was leaking through the cracks around the perimeter of the shower, affecting the shower's tiles. There also was heavy efflorescence because water was getting under the tile, evaporating, and leaving a mineral deposit. These were the stains that the homeowner couldn't remove. The shower was gorgeous, especially the pattern the floor tile had around its edges and the green tiles on the walls. However, they looked faded and dull due to the layers of efflorescence and the lack of regular professional cleaning.
To help this client, Sir Grout Nashville came up with the perfect restoration plan: a deep cleaning, plus regrouting and resealing. The proposal convinced the client, who agreed and asked us to start as soon as possible. Sir Grout Nashville's hard restoration expert returned that same week.
The first step to restore the tiles was to remove the efflorescence that covered a large area of the shower. Our expert used Sir Grout's proprietary, soap-less cleaner to remove the embedded grime, soap scum, and the hard water spots on the floor and walls. As the technician carefully cleaned the shower with Sir Grout's products and methods, the tiles became brighter and more colorful, returning to their original deep green color. After the cleaning procedure, all the cracks in the grout lines were repaired to prevent water from coming through the surface again. Then, the professional used ColorSeal to recolor the grout lines to a uniform white shade.
As you can see in the picture above, all signs of efflorescence and soap scum were gone after the tile cleaning procedure. Also, the tiles went from light green to their original deep green color. The client was on cloud nine after looking at his restored shower. He couldn't believe that our technician was able to remove in a day what he couldn't for weeks.
Thanks to ColorSeal, the grout lines had become resistant to water, stains, mold, and mildew. However, Sir Grout Nashville advised the homeowner to follow a regular cleaning routine for the shower. He should clean at least once a week with a pH-neutral cleaner that won't damage grout. In addition, showers should always be properly ventilated to prevent mold and mildew growth.
The expert advised him not to ignore cracks or signs of water leaks. An unrepaired leak can lead to deterioration such as the efflorescence he had or even more serious problems, such as mold and mildew growth under the tiles and damage to the foundation of his home.
Does your shower show signs of water leakage? If you notice stains that are similar to the ones in this shower, you need to hire professionals who can remove them and protect your surfaces. At Sir Grout Nashville, we can help you! We're experts in hard surface restoration services—we can clean, reseal, or recolor the grout in your shower in any color you want! Call us at (615) 649-6767 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form on this website to schedule a free, in-home consultation today.
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