Our Grout Cleaning and Sealing Service Said Goodbye to Grime and Brought Back the Shine for This Bathroom Floor in Mamaroneck, NY
August 29, 2018
Soil builds up over time, dulling the appearance of tiles and discoloring grout. Even regular wiping and mopping can fail to remove the dirt that has penetrated the porous grout lines, especially when the fixtures are thin and hard to access by conventional means. In their desperation, many homeowners end up using improper cleaning methods that only cause further damage, which is why it is best to contact professionals to remove the deep-rooted dirt and rejuvenate the appearance of a surface.
Recently, a couple in Mamaroneck, NY had a similar problem. The once shiny floor tiles in their guest bathroom had been overcome by dirty-looking grout lines. They tried different cleaning products that had been recommended to them. The porcelain tiles initially looked cleaner, but they quickly returned to poor condition. They also tried some homemade recipes with vinegar, which only seemed to worsen the situation. Seeing they had no success using these methods, they decided to go online to look for help. They came across a few websites where users detailed similar experiences to theirs. For many people, the problem seemed to stem from unsealed grout. The homeowners realized they needed professional help, so they searched for grout cleaning and grout sealing service in Mamaroneck, NY
and found Sir Grout Westchester's website within the top results. After seeing some of the testimonials and how pleased the customers were with the quality of our services, they decided to call for a free consultation.
A couple of days after the appointment was made, Tim O'Leary, Sir Grout Westchester's owner arrived at the customer's residence to assess the bathroom's floor. Upon walking in, he noticed the dirty grout lines completely changed the appearance of the surface. The grout had discolored, which caused the beautiful porcelain tiles to look darker. Despite having a dingy look, the damage on the grout lines was not severe, so the floor's integrity was not compromised. The homeowners told him about the methods they had tried using to clean the floor's grout, which ranged from acidic products to hard scrubbing.
Tim gave the customers a brief explanation about why their grout looked the way it did. First, the clients had not given the floor proper maintenance. The homeowners used questionable methods to remove the dirt, including cleaners that might do nothing but cause more damage over time. Acidic substances can also contribute to the discoloration and wearing-out of the grout lines. Second, the sealant on the client's bathroom floor had worn off. In areas such as the bathroom, floors are constantly exposed to moisture from nearby showers and bathtubs. The water seeps into the grout and mixes with soil, giving the grout lines a much darker look. He finished the explanation by offering the couple a grout cleaning and sealing service to fully restore the fixtures. The homeowners agreed to the offer and scheduled another appointment to have the job done.
On the day of the job, our team started the restoration process shortly after they arrived at the customer's home. They started by using a pH-neutral cleaner along with a high-speed scrubber to remove all the dirt that had accumulated on the grout lines. This cleaner also has sanitizing properties that decrease the number of bacteria for up to 24 hours after it has been applied. Some of the grout lines needed a more in-depth cleaning, so our experts used a vapor-steam cleaner to completely remove the grime. Once that had been taken care of, our tech finished the job by applying our proprietary Tile Armor. This is an impregnating sealant that keeps both tile and grout safe from external agents and stain-free.
After they finished the job, our experts showed the homeowners the results. They were amazed and content with their bright-looking bathroom floor. They also assured our team they had made the right choice by calling Sir Grout Westchester to get the job done.
To ensure the bathroom floor remained in top condition, our experts gave the customers some maintenance tips before leaving. First, they recommended cleaning the surface at least once a week with a pH-neutral, grout-safe cleaner, such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. This cleaner will not damage grout and will help prolong the lifespan of your sealant. Second, they suggested wiping the floor with a dry cloth after cleaning or if it has been exposed to excess moisture. Finally, they advised them to check on their sealant every few months to ensure it is working. To do this, the homeowners should place a few drops of water on the grout. If it seeps in, then the grout must be resealed.
When your grout is dirty and in need of a sealing service, make sure to contact the best professionals in the field of hard surface restoration. Sir Grout Westchester's experts have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best services in the market. Call us at (914) 592-5902
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