A Grout Sealing Procedure in Charlotte, NC Restored This Homeowner's Beautiful Porcelain Bathroom
May 30, 2019
Porcelain has amazing properties. For example, its surface is less porous, which makes it an ideal candidate for bathrooms, where water is a major concern. While it's true that porcelain can withstand the damage stemming from daily wear and tear, the same cannot be said about grout. Over time, if not cared for properly, the grout lines between the tiles can become dingy and unattractive. This was the problem with a recent client's bathroom floor. Her once beautiful bathroom had been overcome by dirty grout lines. She tried cleaning the grout with many DIY recipes she had found online, but the results were underwhelming. The problem seemed to be getting out of hand.
Not knowing what to do, the homeowner went online and searched for advice. Most websites suggested the dingy grout lines were likely the result of a poor sealing job. That's when she realized she needed professional help. She went online once again and searched for grout sealing specialists in Charlotte, NC
. She found us among the top results and after browsing our website, she scheduled a free evaluation.
Most homeowners don't know how to clean grout lines, so they end up searching online for DIY cleaner recipes containing easy-to-find household products like vinegar. The problem with these homemade concoctions is that they're acidic, so instead of giving the grout a fresh and clean appearance, they deteriorate it.
When our experts arrived at the client's home in Charlotte, they assessed the bathroom to determine the solution to the problem at hand. The floor just needed a little TLC to get the grout lines back in shape. Most of the dirt seemed to have accumulated over a small-tiled decoration in the middle of the bathroom. The customer wanted to take preventive measures, so she asked if we could seal the grout.
Taking into consideration the client's request, our techs offered the homeowner a two-step procedure. First, they would thoroughly clean the grout lines. Second, they would seal the floor using ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant. Convinced this was the right approach, the customer agreed to the service and set up an appointment for the next day.
On the day of the job, our crew began by cleaning the bathroom floor. To do this, they used a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. This cleaner also contains antimicrobial agents, making it the ideal cleaning solution for areas constantly exposed to moisture. Our team also used a steam cleaner for the small-tiled section of the floor, where most of the hard-to-remove dirt was located.
Once the bathroom was clean, they applied our flagship sealant to the grout lines. ColorSeal is a non-toxic, acrylic-based sealant that rejuvenates the grout's appearance by giving them an even color. It also protects grout against water, stains, mold, and mildew, ensuring that homeowners don't spend much time cleaning their floors. With proper maintenance, ColorSeal can last as long as the grout lines.
When they finished the job, our team showed the client the results. She couldn't believe how our specialists had managed to renew the appearance of her porcelain bathroom. She thanked our experts and said she would call back to schedule maintenance regular maintenance sessions.
To keep the grout lines looking their best, our crew gave the client some maintenance tips. First, they advised her to steer away from abrasive cleaners like vinegar-based homemade recipes and recommended using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
instead. This cleaner is specially made to keep hard surfaces clean and prolong the lifespan of our proprietary sealant, ColorSeal. They also suggested wiping away excess moisture after every cleaning session with a dry cloth. Letting water sit on the tiles and grout lines can cause several problems, so it's best to keep the surface completely dry. They finally assured her that when things get out of hand, seeking professional help is always the best course of action.
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