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A Caulking Service in Yorktown Heights, NY, Brought Back the Life of This Tile Shower

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April 24, 2018

Having mold and mildew problems in showers is a very common issue for homeowners. Sometimes, most of them do not know how to control the mold that grows in spaces full of humidity and moisture. What they also don't realize is that moisture is the only controllable aspect that promotes mold growth in showers. By eliminating humidity, they can help retard the growth of the mold.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Shower Caulking Service in Yorktown Heights, NY
Getting rid of mold is not just good for your shower, it is important for your health too. This problem affects anyone, especially children and elderly people. Fortunately, moisture can be controlled. Our next customer didn't know having a dry shower would help prevent mold growth, so he needed to hire our caulking services in Yorktown Heights, NY.

The man and his wife had been living in Yorktown Heights for many years. When he bought the house the master bathroom had white diamond-shaped tiles on the shower walls, with white grout throughout. Over the years, however, his shower began to deteriorate. The grout lines took on a rusty brown color, the tiles were totally discolored, and the grout on the bench area had deteriorated completely. In addition, black mold had grown through the white caulk in the seams and the clear caulk along the glass frame.

The homeowner originally thought he could do the work himself, never considering the possibility of hiring professional help. He purchased several products for cleaning and attempted to fix the problem, but the results were not positive. He searched a few tips online and tried them, but he still could not restore his bathroom to its former glory. No matter what methods or products he used, the grout lines, tiles, and caulk remained in the same condition. Not ready to give up just yet, the homeowner resigned himself to hiring professionals. There had to be a high-quality caulking services company that could help to recover his shower.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Shower Caulking in Yorktown Heights, New York
He went online and typed in his favorite search engine: "caulking services in Yorktown Heights, NY." Many websites appeared in the results, but at the top was Sir Grout Westchester's website. He went through our credentials and looked at the impressive collection of before/after photos of bathroom shower restorations. He was convinced by what he read and decided we were the company he was looking for. He filled out the "Request a Quote" form on the website to schedule a free in-home consultation.

On the day of the evaluation, Tim O'Leary, Sir Grout Westchester's owner, arrived at this client's home to evaluate the problem and offer the most effective solution. Tim immediately noticed the dirty grout on the walls and shower floor. He also noticed the grout on the bench was totally damaged. There was black mold on the caulk, which Tim was truly concerned about. Our specialist explained that the grout on the walls and shower floor needed to be steam cleaned and then sealed with a white colorsealant to restore it to its original beauty. For the bench, however, since the majority of the grout was either completely missing or deteriorated this area would need to be completely regrouted. As for the moldy caulk along the seams and glass frame, he suggested a complete caulking service to restore the shower. The customer agreed and scheduled another date to get the job done.

On the day of the job, Sir Grout's expert technician started the process by using a non-toxic cleaner and a pressurized 300-degree vapor steam to deep clean all the grout lines. Next, he cut out and removed all the old caulk and replaced it using a premium marine silicone made for wet environments like fountains, spas, and pools—a perfect choice for showers. The bench area was re-grouted with un-sanded white grout to match the rest of the walls, which were sealed with Sir Grout's white colorsealant. We sealed the floor grout lines next, using a premium white epoxy colorsealant. We explained that this product is a water-based sealer that makes grout lines resistant to water, stains, mold, and mildew.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Shower Caulking in Yorktown Heights, NY
Once the job was finished, our technician invited the customer to see the outcome. He was completely thrilled with the appearance of the shower. There was a huge improvement in the look. The man couldn't stop thanking our team for the incredible and professional service we had performed. He mentioned that every time he had the chance, he would recommend our company.

Before leaving, we gave a few tips to the customer for taking care of his shower. We suggested using a squeegee on the walls to accelerate the drying out process in the shower since the longer the shower stays wet the easier it is for mold and mildew to grow. We also recommended never using soap-based detergents because they would leave a sticky residue that stains grout and attracts grime. Instead, we recommended pH-balanced and grout-safe cleaners.

If you see that you shower needs a caulking service, look no further! Sir Grout Westchester can help you. Our well-trained and experienced technicians will provide the best services for your surfaces. Do not hesitate to contact us by calling (914) 592-5902 or filling out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to schedule a free in-home consultation. To find out about our latest news, subscribe to our newsletter.

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