A Porcelain Shower in Scarsdale Got the Most Impressive Transformation From Our Tile and Grout Cleaners
October 30, 2023Porcelain surfaces can exude elegance and class all on their own, but they can also have the opposite effect when they start being affected by moisture buildup. A homeowner in Scarsdale felt that the situation was out of his control each time he tried to do something about his soiled shower. Months' worth of soap scum covered most of the porcelain surface while a combination of mold and iron did a number on the grout. Most of the grout lines had taken a nasty orange color and the problem only intensified as you got closer to the seams.
The homeowner was tired of just going with the motions, scrubbing his shower surfaces every week despite knowing that no progress was being made. The solution came to him when he went online looking for solutions. He was introduced to our tile and grout cleaners in Scarsdale after Sir Grout Westchester popped up at the top of his search results and, from there, everything went smoothly. The homeowner grew even more confident after looking into our picture gallery, and our techs were at his doorstep just a few days after he asked for an in-home evaluation.
They took note of the amount of soap scum that was embedded on the walls and confirmed that there was no sealant protecting the grout. The evaluation also revealed some cracks on the seams, with water seeping into the areas where the caulk had gone loose.
There was no permanent surface damage but our techs knew that the shower needed a lot of work. The stains spread from ceiling to floor on all sides, and the horizontal joints gave out an unhygienic look that was very concerning. When asked about it, the client confirmed that he'd switched his cleaning formula many times as the stains continued to spread. He tried half a dozen brands of bleach and even used a mix of water and vinegar after asking neighbors and friends for tips. Our crew explained that the pH imbalances in all these products only cause more damage down the line. The harsh ingredients in regular cleaners can trigger discoloration while trapping the dirt on top of the unsealed grout. The best course of action was to clean the shower with Sir Grout's professional equipment and to seal all the grout surfaces.
The client scheduled a new appointment at the end of the evaluation, so our techs returned to his house a couple of days later. They applied cleaner to the walls and floor and started the process of scrubbing off the dirt. When it comes to soiled shower surfaces, our powerful cleaner is the ultimate solution, helping remove the most stubborn stains caused by product residue, mold, and mildew. It's also made of high-quality ingredients, so there's no risk of damaging delicate porcelain surfaces. Once they got to all the stains, our specialists steam cleaned the shower to sanitize harder-to-reach surfaces.
Then, our techs repaired the loose grout and installed marine silicone caulk on the seams, preventing the absorption of liquids and increasing their long-term durability. To protect the grout lines on the walls and the floor, they applied our acrylic-based ColorSeal. This sealant wards off external elements like water, mold, mildew, soap scum, and other fluids. It's also available in multiple colors to ensure the most attractive look.
When they completed the restoration, our specialists called the client back into the bathroom to see the result. He was left speechless by the transformation. All the tiles looked spotless and the grout was smooth against the clean porcelain. The client praised our crew's expertise many times and thanked them for their service.
He also asked for ways to preserve his shower's amazing look, and our techs readily shared their recommendations. They told the client that formulas like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner are the best way to remove stains without creating new problems later on. They don't wear off the sealant after regular use and provide maximum cleaning power to keep soap scum at bay with only minimal scrubbing. Homeowners can soak the surfaces with our cleaner and wipe out the dirt using a towel, a terry cloth, or a squeegee to avoid scratching the tiles.
Our techs also reminded the client to keep an eye on his home's ventilation system, since poor air circulation can help the growth of mold and mildew around bathroom surfaces. The client thanked our specialists once again and promised to recommend Sir Grout Westchester to the people he knew in Scarsdale.
Let Sir Grout Westchester surprise you with the most thorough surface restoration services. You can count on our specialists to help you with different instances of damage, and we know what to do to protect porcelain and other delicate surfaces. You can call (914) 592-5902 or schedule a free quote to get in touch with our crew and request an in-home evaluation. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss out on our latest promotions and updates.