No More Mold! These Tiles Are White Again After Our Grout Cleaning in Lincoln Park
February 12, 2018
What is the single most common problem in bathrooms? Everyone knows the answer: mold. This fungus is to blame for the black stains that fill grout lines, caulk, shower door frames, faucet rims, and every other area exposed to moisture. This persistent problem is very difficult to get rid of and once it has set in it is very difficult to eradicate. Homeowners often have no choice but to let the experts work their magic to clean mold, since DIY methods are usually not enough to eradicate mold and mildew. That was why our client called Sir Grout. He had given up trying to get his once-pristine white bathroom back to its original color with over-the-counter cleaners and DIY cleaning solutions. However, no amount of scrubbing would do away with the mold for a reasonably long period of time, so he figured he must have been doing something wrong. Indeed, he was, as he would later find out with the help of our technicians. The good part is that our client got just what he wanted after our grout cleaning in Lincoln Park
: a new-looking bathroom.
Why This Client Chose Our Professional Grout Cleaning Service
One of our client's neighbors had hired us for a grout cleaning and sealing service that helped her avoid the costs of a full replacement. She recommended us to our new client for our top-quality service, quick assistance, and unbeatable results.
The client went on our website and filled out the "Request a Quote" form for an in-home consultation. We contacted him and set a date for an appointment to evaluate the bathroom. During the assessment, the Sir Grout Chicago team found mold stains all over the grout lines and caulk lines, and soap scum was on the tub basin. To recover the color of the tiles and grout and protect the caulk, our technicians decided to clean the bathroom's surfaces, recolor the grout, and reseal the grout and caulk.
Sir Grout Chicago's Process
Cleaning is always the first step of any of Sir Grout Chicago's services. This is because a clean surface guarantees a job well done, and sometimes—like in this case—it is enough for a totally renovated hard surface. Our technicians used their powerful cleaning tools to clean the tiles and grout: a high-speed scrubber for superficial dirt and a vapor-steam cleaner for embedded dirt. These tools clean and disinfect hard surfaces regardless of how unreachable or soiled they are.
We also cleaned the tub so that the entire bathroom was uniformly clean. Once all the surfaces had been dried, the technicians started the ColorSealing procedure, which provides grout lines with long-lasting protection against moisture, mold, and mildew. ColorSealing is done with Sir Grout Chicago's proprietary product, ColorSeal, an epoxy-based, high-performance sealant. This product comes in a wide range of colors to choose from, so this homeowner could match it to his tiles and décor. Our client chose to stick to the same white color of the original tiles to give the shower walls a uniform and refreshed look.
At this point, our work in the bathroom was almost finished. The last step of our service was to apply epoxy grout to the caulk lines. It is very important to keep caulk lines clean and protect them from mold and mildew. In this case, we were focusing on the lines between the walls and the tub. We applied epoxy-based grout and caulk sealant for additional protection against mold. The whole process was easy and relatively fast, which surprised the client. He was delighted that his bathroom had recovered its original shine in such a short time.
Advice for our Client—and for You
Our technicians kindly gave the client some pointers that would come in handy to keep his bathroom in optimal conditions for a longer period of time. Mold is very difficult to eradicate in bathrooms because bathrooms supply all the conditions that mold needs to thrive: moisture, organic matter, and in many cases, a warm temperature. This type of fungus spreads quickly and can become difficult to tackle.
To keep mold from taking over his bathroom, we instructed our client to do a few things. First and foremost, he needs to keep the bathroom ventilated and dry. We advised him to slide the curtain to one side, squeegee the tiles, and open the door after taking a shower. We told him to use a mild cleaner in the correct concentration. Steering clear of acidic or soapy substances will greatly help reduce product or grime buildup, as well as mold and mildew. As you can see, mold is not as difficult to prevent as it is to eradicate. So why wait until it invades your home?
If mold has taken over your bathroom, it is not too late to do something about it. Your shower does not have to look dirty and unappealing. Sir Grout Chicago's professional hard surface services are the solution you need to get rid of stubborn mold. A growing number of clients trust us for our consistent results and excellent technical skills. Contact us today by calling (773) 661-6761
or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form. We will be happy to assist you. Keep up to date with our latest news by subscribing to our newsletter
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