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Learn Why the YMCA in Chicago Chose Our Tile Cleaning Service After This Amazing Shower Test

September 10, 2017


Public facilities and organizations are responsible for keeping all installations in optimal condition. Even if their maintenance staff does everything in their hands to fulfill this task, the deterioration that happens over time can't be fixed unless a professional cleaning procedure is performed. For this reason, this YMCA in Frankfort, IL started looking out for a reliable company that offered services for hard surfaces and came across our website after searching on the Internet. They read favorable reviews about our Tile Cleaning in Chicago, and saw the before and after pictures of the numerous restoration procedures we have performed. After this, they were convinced to choose us to clean one of their showers that had soiled tiles and grout. We received their request on our website, where they filled out the form for a free assessment.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Cleaning Service in Chicago
When the day for the assessment came, we observed the ceramic mosaic tile shower and grout closely and corroborated that wear and tear and possibly the wrong cleaning procedures with abrasive cleaners had made it look quite dingy. The grout lines were discolored and had accumulated grime, partly due to the excessive use of cleaner, which left a sticky residue that attracted dirt over time. Grout lines are more noticeable when paired with small tiles, and the dirtier they are, the dirtier the whole surface looks. Among our varied services, we suggested a tile and grout cleaning, then a tile sealing and grout sealing to give lasting protection to both elements.

After the assessment, we set a day to perform both procedures. Deep cleaning came first; our cleaning solution was applied to the tiles and grout and left to soak for a while to allow it to remove the most deep-seated grime. The solution and grime were then removed with a high-speed scrubbing machine. The combination of the proper cleaning product and our special scrubber destroyed grime and improved the appearance of the tile and grout immediately, additionally preparing the surface for the next procedure.

Grout sealing, the following procedure, was done with our proprietary product, ColorSeal—a durable, epoxy compound sealant that gives overall protection to grout with its waterproof, stain-proof, mold and mildew-resistant properties (not to mention that it makes cleaning a lot easier and helps prevent the accumulation of grime.) ColorSeal, one of our flagship products, is the best way to improve the appearance of grout and change its color to match the tiles or décor, provide it with lasting protection, and facilitate cleaning. That's why ColorSeal is a step that clients can't skip if they want their tiles and grout to have maximum protection. For the finishing touch, the whole tile surface was sealed with our proprietary TileArmor.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Cleaning Service in Chicago
TileArmor makes tiles smoother, shinier, slip-resistant, and easier to clean, improving their imperviousness and providing total protection that endures wear and tear for many years, as it virtually never strips off.
The new appearance of the shower was incredible! The shower was spotlessly clean, the color of the tiles popped, and the surface was completely protected. To maintain the results of our services, the clients requested some care tips that we promptly provided. First of all, we advised not to use high concentrations of cleaning products, or oil/wax-based cleaners, since they are prone to leaving a residual film that attracts grime in the long run. Another important recommendation we told them to keep in mind was to dry the shower after use with a squeegee or mop, which will keep moisture away and minimize mold growth. The results gave the Chicago YMCA what it really needed to make it a great public facility; in fact, the clients were so astonished at the difference the cleaning and sealing procedures made, and so happy with the professional service that we provided, that they had us quote over 10,000 square-feet of surface for future procedures.

This extension included the locker rooms, pools, and decks. Sir Grout Chicago's expertise motivates customers to renew their hard surfaces to further embellish their home, commercial property, or public facility.
For impeccable results, experienced technicians, and unbeatable customer service, count on Sir Grout Chicago. We guarantee to perfectly renew hard surfaces anywhere you need. Sir Grout Chicago gives you a free in-home consultation upon request, just fill out the "Request a Quote" form you'll find on this website. For any further information, give us a call at (773) 661-6761, or subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about our services. Don't forget to follow us on our social media: Facebook (Sir Grout Chicago), Twitter (@SirGroutChicago) and Instagram (@sirgrout).

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