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A Grout Recoloring Service in Chicago Is What Your Shower Needs to Be Perfectly Clean

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November 13, 2017

Some homeowners pay very little attention to the grout between their tiles. However, grout can enhance or ruin the look of your tiles, affect the overall look of a room and make it look bigger or smaller depending on the color the grout is combined with. Dirty grout makes the whole floor appear dingy and lifeless. Besides being unsightly, dirty grout is also home to harmful bacteria and germs, which can turn into a source of infection, especially in vulnerable areas such as kitchen counters and showers. For these reasons, grout shouldn't be neglected. In fact, it should be thoroughly cleaned regardless of what part of the house it is in.

Before and After Picture of a Bathroom's Dirty Grout in Chicago, IL
This homeowner was aware of the importance of having a routine cleaning for tile and grout, and she did not know why her grout kept staining despite her cleaning efforts. Seeing that she was unable to fix the problem, she convinced herself that the best bet was to hire a team of professionals that could do a perfect job, and she asked her neighbors for advice. They had previously called us for a re-grouting job at their home and already knew that we offer the best grout recoloring in Chicago. Their expectations were exceeded by our wonderful work, so they highly recommended us. Our client was convinced, and she filled out the form on our website to schedule a free, in-home consultation.

During the consultation, our technicians evaluated the grout. Our grout specialists also told the client all about grout. It's a mixture that contains cement, and it's used to fill in the spaces between tiles and to keep tile edges from chipping. Grout contains sand and other porous components. This increases the volume of the mixture so that it has better coverage between tiles. Epoxy grout, however, is a little different because it is resistant to stains, mold, and mildew, which makes it suitable for spaces that are always exposed to moisture, such as bathrooms. The problem that our technicians noticed in the client's shower was that cement-based grout was applied instead of epoxy grout. That was when she understood why her grout had deteriorated so much. We also asked her what type of cleaners she had used, and she replied that she used an over-the-counter product that turned out to be one of the most acidic cleaners on the market. The cleaner she used might have also partly caused the dingy grout in the shower, as sticky residue can build up and cause the grout to become dirty and discolored.

As we can see, choosing the correct type of grout is important for obtaining the best results and overall durability. Since doing a complete re-grouting is more complicated and expensive, our technicians recommended a grout recoloring service to refresh its appearance. The client agreed, and the team got to work right away. Cleaning the grout was the very first step. Our technicians used a high-speed scrubber to get rid of accumulated grime. Next, they also used a vapor steam cleaner to strip off any traces of grime while disinfecting the surface; this maximized the cleaning action. Once the surface was completely free from dirt, it was ready for recoloring. The original cement-based grout in this bathroom luckily helped the new color to stick more easily, and the new application will last longer as well. The recoloring procedure was done with our proprietary ColorSeal, which is available in a range of different colors to match the tile and the rest of the décor. Another advantage of ColorSeal is lasting protection: the grout will be protected from moisture, spills, stains, mold, and mildew because of its epoxy compounds that offer a plastic-like finish. Cleaning will also be easier once ColorSeal is applied, so our client won't have to worry about spending loads of time and effort cleaning the grout.

After our grout recoloring procedure, the homeowner was very pleased with the results. She commented that our detailed, free in-home consultation is an excellent way to ensure that the client will end up with the restoration they need. She also praised our technicians' experience and helpfulness. The shower was as clean as it was when it was first installed, and our client was grateful that recoloring was enough to completely change her shower, which saved her money. She only regretted not having decided to get this service done earlier. She could have saved herself from all the effort she had put into attempting to clean and renew the grout. She said she intends to hire us for further work in her home. Next time, she wants her kitchen backsplash grout recolored and the stone surface honed.

If you have tried unsuccessfully to restore your hard surfaces, you need to hire an expert. Look no further than Sir Grout Chicago! We have professionals who will provide you with superior services that exceed your expectations. Your hard surfaces are salvageable. Allow us to restore your backsplashes, showers, floors, and grout with our wide variety of procedures. Call us at (773) 923-2084 or fill out the free, in-home consultation form on this website to get in touch with us. Stay up to date with our news by subscribing to our newsletter.

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