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Honeycuts Now Has a Gorgeous Limestone Shower Thanks to Our Stone Cleaning Service in Chicago, IL

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September 09, 2019

The manager of "Honeycuts," a local haircut franchise from Chicago, needed Sir Grout's help. They recently opened a new location, but there was a problem with the property. The limestone shower was in poor condition. The stone was badly stained and the grout lines were full of dirt.

Before and after Picture of This Limestone Shower after a Stone Cleaning Job in Chicago, IL
The cleaning staff tried regular maintenance, confident they could solve the issue. Unfortunately, after several cleaning attempts, they were not successful. The cleaning crew kept struggling, trying many DIY methods, but nothing worked. They notified the manager and she immediately decided that the best option was to hire professionals. One of her friends told her that the best hard surface restoration company in town was Sir Grout Chicago. He advised her to contact us as soon as possible. Following his advice, she called us, explained the problem, and asked us to visit the property to perform a free consultation. Later, our Chicago Stone Cleaning experts successfully restored and improved the appearance of the limestone shower.

We arrived to assess the condition of the shower. The manager of the property greeted us and we began the inspection. We immediately noticed the mold stains on the limestone tiles. The grout lines were full of dirt, soap, and cleaner residue. We explained that improper ventilation using harsh products, as well as years of heavy wear and tear, had led to this deterioration. As we continued the evaluation, we found that the limestone was unsealed. This could allow water, dirt, grime, and all other external agents to seep deep into the stone, causing more damage and potentially leading to mold and mildew growth. We concluded that regular cleaning wouldn't be effective for restoring the surface. The shower required professional treatment.

The solution we proposed was our stone cleaning process. With this procedure, we would remove the stains and enhance the limestone. We assured the manager the shower would look perfect when we were finished. She was pleased with our assessment and decided to hire us.

We returned to perform the stone cleaning job. To begin the process, we cleaned the limestone shower with our stone-safe pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. The product we use won't cause any damage because it doesn't leave any residue. Additionally, it has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. For the following step, we needed to address the mold stains. We applied a chemical treatment to the stone and used diamond pads to hone and remove the stains. When the surface was pristine, we restored the grout. Using our professional tools, we removed all the dirt and grime from the grout lines.

Before and after Picture of This Stone Cleaning Process in Chicago, IL
To finish the process, we sealed the stone with an impregnating sealer. The product we used is a superior sealant that wards off damages from dirt, grime, and all other external agents. It blocks water and other liquids, reducing deterioration. It's ideal for showers because it prevents mold and mildew growth. When we finished, the shower looked amazing. The limestone tiles had been fully restored.

We showed our client the results of our stone cleaning process. The manager was astonished when she saw the brand-new look of the shower. She was thrilled because everything was clean and spotless. All the nasty mold stains were gone. After thanking us, she said she would contact us for any other job she might need in the future. From that point on, she would recommend Sir Grout Chicago to everyone she knows.

We always make sure our clients know how to take care of their surfaces. For this reason, we stayed a while longer and gave the cleaning staff some suggestions for better maintenance. We recommended cleaning the shower weekly using only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for the stone and it has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners leave residues that seeps deep into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. Products with acidic properties are harsh and can cause damage to the limestone tiles. We recommend never using these types of substances on natural stone tiles.

It is also important to keep the shower well-ventilated and dry. Allowing the moisture to flow freely will help prevent mold and mildew growth. For this purpose, leave the door ajar or a window open after using the shower. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great choice for keeping the surface spotless. Limestone is very porous and susceptible to damage. It's necessary to keep the stone sealed and protected. Check the sealant by pouring a few drops of water on the surface. If the stone absorbs the liquid, it needs sealing. We recommend replacing the sealant every year.

Sir Grout Chicago is the solution for your hard surface restoration problems. It is possible to give your old natural stone shower a brand-new look with our professional assistance. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have reliable solutions that are effective in any environment, including bustling commercial settings. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (773) 661-6761 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free consultation. To learn more about our commercial tile and grout services, click here. Discover what our maintenance program can do for your business. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.

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