No More Stains and Water Damage for This Bathroom in Nolensville, Tennessee, Thanks to the Work of Our Tile and Grout Cleaners
March 29, 2017Bathrooms are one of the rooms in a house that experience and retain the most moisture. This could eventually cause the grout and caulk on the walls and floors to crack and peel. As a consequence, water may start to seep through those cracks and get behind tiles, provoking serious damage that can be expensive to repair. This homeowner from Nolensville, Tennessee, got worried when she noticed moldy caulk, stains, and other signs of water damage around the ceramic tiles of her master shower.
Knowing the consequences of water damage, the homeowner decided to seek for professional help to resolve the problem as soon as possible. She found out about our tile and grout cleaners in Nolensville when searching online for a company who offered hard surface restoration services in her town. After reading about our previous work with other bathrooms, the homeowner trusted the services provided and called us to set up a free, in-home consultation, which our team scheduled for that same week.
On the day of the fixed appointment, our experts arrived early in the morning to inspect the bathroom. Upon examining the shower, they concluded that the stained spots around the grout were the result of mineral residue deposits left by water, a process also known as efflorescence, that may occur when the grout is not properly sealed. The moldy caulk was loose, which allowed water to get behind the tiles. Over time, this type of water damage can cause tiles to fall off the walls or grout to get loose; therefore, it's important to fix these problems as soon as possible to prevent costly repairs. Fortunately, our experts had the perfect solution offering the Nolensville resident a complete restoration service, which included cleaning, re-grouting, re-caulking, and sealing. She agreed in a heartbeat.
Sir Grout's hard surface restoration team started the cleaning process a few days later. They began by using our proprietary tile and grout cleaner in the shower with a high speed, gentle scrubber—they use this method to remove the embedded dirt and grime, and to remove hardwater spots on the shower walls and glass doors. They continued with the removal of the efflorescence and soap scum from the floor, applying Sir Grout's aggressive cleaner and soap scum and scale remover. After letting the solution dwell for a few minutes, they removed it along with all the dirt…and the shower was starting to look clean again!
Once the shower was clean and dry, it was time to take care of the loose and moldy caulk. The team performed the necessary grout repairs and removed the old caulk to replace it with Sir Grout's Stainmaster epoxy caulk, a two-part epoxy product that won't crack, peel, or get moldy. They ColorSealed both the floor and walls to make the grout lines match the tiles' shade. Lastly, they buffed in Sir Grout's "Tile Armor" to both protect the tile and make the shower easier to clean.
The restoration process was a success! The client was happy and relieved because she didn't have to worry about water damage affecting her shower anymore. To preserve the brand-new look of the shower, Sir Grout experts recommended the homeowner to use soap-less, pH-neutral cleaners for the shower since those do not leave a sticky residue that traps dirt. Also, they advised her to always keep the bathroom properly ventilated to avoid mold and mildew growth, especially after hot showers.
Is your shower starting to show signs of water damage? A grout cleaning and sealing might be just what you need to fix it and prevent costly repairs. At Sir Grout Nashville we offer grout and tile restoration services for any kind of hard surface, from ceramic to natural stones. Call us at (615) 649-6767 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to set up an appointment for a free, in-home consultation today! To keep up to date with our promotions, subscribe to our newsletter.
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