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Porcelain Tub Shower in Tampa Gets a Full Restoration by Our Caulking Services

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May 31, 2022

Keeping a shower in good working order is tough. To keep a shower from decaying, time and money are usually required. This was learned the hard way by a homeowner from Tampa, Florida. She really liked her porcelain tub shower, but she lacked the time to maintain it clean. She had noticed an issue with the surfaces a few months before we assisted her, but she hadn't had the chance to pay close attention to it.

Tub Shower Before and After Our Caulking Services in Tampa, FL
One day, the owner went to a nearby store and bought a lot of cleaning products. When she got home, she started cleaning the tub shower's surfaces in the hopes of seeing improvements quickly. As she cleaned the tub joints, she noticed the caulk was in terrible shape. As a result, she recognized the shower would require more than just a simple clean-up. Concerned, she sought assistance on the internet. Most websites advised getting the floor repaired by specialists to avoid significant water damage. After giving it some thought, the homeowner realized that she wanted to avoid unnecessary hassle, and so she started looking for caulking services in Tampa, Florida, online.

She came across our website on the first page of search results. The homeowner contacted us to book a free in-home consultation after watching several video testimonials from satisfied customers and browsing through our picture gallery.

Porcelain Tub Shower Before and After Our Caulking Services in Tampa, FL
On the day of the consultation, we went to the homeowner's home to assess the state of the porcelain tub shower. As soon as we came in, we noticed the grout lines were in horrible shape. The grout had discolored and the caulk had deteriorated past its prime. These problems were most likely caused by excessive moisture and poor upkeep. The homeowner stressed that despite trying to clean the caulk and grout lines with store-bought materials recently, she rarely had time to clean the shower. After evaluating the products, we determined they were acid-based. This explains why her efforts had failed to produce favorable results.

After some explaining, we offered the homeowner our multi-step caulking services. We'd begin by carefully cleaning the tub shower. We'd then fix the broken caulk and regrout the surface to prevent water from leaking under the tub. We also offered to use ColorSeal, our own proprietary sealant, to seal the shower's grout. Not only would this restore the color of the grout, but it would also protect it from harmful exterior contaminants. The owner accepted our offer and a date for the job to take place was set.

On the day of the job, we returned to the customer's home, ready to perform the restoration. We started by soaking the shower's surfaces in a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner. Our cleaner also includes cleaning properties that help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. We cleaned the whole tub as well as the walls. The areas that were more difficult to clean were cleaned with a steam cleaner.

After the shower was spotless, we replaced the damaged caulk and cleaned the areas before regrouting 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 simple.

When we were finished, we showed the owner the results. She was surprised with the new look of her shower. She was especially relieved to learn that ColorSeal will make maintenance simple. She showed her appreciation for our services and said she would recommend Sir Grout Tampa to family and friends.

Before leaving, we provided the homeowner some advice on how to maintain the shower's appearance. Cleaning the shower once a week with a soap-free, 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 homeowner should wipe away any excess moisture using a dry cloth. This procedure helps to avoid water seepage and the excessive growth of mold.

Sir Grout Tampa is available to help restore your showers and bathrooms. In the field of hard surface restoration, we're the industry leaders. Don't hesitate to 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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