A Top-notch Shower Restoration Was Performed by Tampa Caulking Services
December 22, 2021Keeping a shower in good working order is not easy. Time and money are typically required to maintain a shower from deteriorating. A couple from Tampa, FL, went through this very process. They loved their house, but they didn't have enough time to maintain it tidy. They had detected a problem with the shower a few months prior to our service, but because of their busy work schedules, they didn't have much free time.
One day, the couple went to a neighboring store and bought a lot of cleaning materials in order to clean the shower. When they got home, they started cleaning the shower's surfaces in the hopes of seeing improvements quickly. They persevered despite the fact that cleaning the grout on the ceramic floor appeared impossible. As they cleaned the joints, they noticed the caulk behind the grime was badly cracked. As a result, they recognized the shower would require more repair. Concerned, they sought assistance on the internet. Most websites advised getting the floor repaired by specialists to avoid significant water damage. After a brief discussion, the two agreed that they wanted to avoid unnecessary hassle. As a result, they began looking for Tampa Caulking Services.
The pair found Sir Grout Tampa in the first page of search results. They called us to book a free in-home evaluation after watching several video testimonials from satisfied customers and browsing through our before and after picture gallery.
On the day of the evaluation, we went to the couple's home to examine the shower. As soon as we came in, we saw the shower's grout and expansion joints were in horrible shape. The grout was discolored and the caulk was cracked beyond repair. These problems were most likely caused by excessive moisture and poor upkeep. We inquired about the cleaning routines of the residents. They went on to say that, despite trying to clean the caulk and grout lines with store-bought materials recently, they rarely had time to clean the shower. After evaluating the products, we determined that most of them were acidic. This revealed why their efforts had failed to produce favorable results.
We offered the couple our caulking services as well as a step-by-step plan for restoring the aesthetic of the shower. We'd begin by carefully cleaning the shower. We'd then fix the broken caulk to prevent water from leaking beneath the shower's ceramic floor. We also proposed to use ColorSeal, our own sealant, to seal the shower's grout. Not only would this treatment restore the color of the grout, but it would also protect it from harmful exterior pollutants. The couple accepted our offer and scheduled an appointment for later in the week, knowing that we could restore the shower.
On the day of the appointment, we returned to the customer's home, ready to do the task. We started by soaking the shower's surfaces in a pH-neutral, tile, and grout-safe cleaner. This cleaner also has enhanced characteristics that help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. A high-speed scrubber was then used to clean the shower's tiles and grout lines. The portions that were more difficult to reach were cleaned with a steam cleaner.
After cleaning the shower, we scraped out the damaged caulk and cleaned the areas before re-caulking the joints. Finally, we used ColorSeal to seal the shower grout lines. This is an acrylic-based sealant that prevents water, soap, dirt, stains, mold, and mildew from penetrating the pores of the grout. ColorSeal comes in a variety of colors and makes cleaning surfaces a breeze.
When we were finished, we showed the couple the results. They were impressed with the improved look of their shower. They were especially relieved to learn that ColorSeal will make maintenance a cinch. They acknowledged their appreciation for our exceptional service and mentioned that they would refer Sir Grout Tampa to friends and family.
Before we left, we gave the homeowners some advice on how to maintain the shower's appearance. Cleaning the shower once a week with a pH-neutral solution like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner was our first recommendation. This cleaner is suitable for both tile and grout and leaves no residue, unlike other store-bought cleaners. We also suggested keeping the surface as dry as possible. To do so, the homeowners should wipe away any excess moisture using a dry cloth. This procedure helps to avoid water seepage and the growth of mold.
Is it time to have an expert give you a hand with your shower? Sir Grout Tampa is here to help. In the field of hard surface restoration, we're the industry leaders. Call us at (813) 948-2488 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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