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Our Hinsdale Stone Cleaning Experts Provided an Excellent Service, Revamping This Dingy Marble Shower with a New Look

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October 06, 2021

A resident from Hinsdale, IL, needed Sir Grout's help. He had a beautiful marble shower but was not pleased with the condition of the surface. The tiles looked shabby, the grout lines were dirty, and the joints were badly damaged. The owner was unhappy with this situation, and since he was too busy with his work, he decided to hire a professional hard surface restoration company. As always, we came to the rescue and saved the day once again.

Image of a Marble Surface Before and After a Superb Stone Cleaning in Hinsdale, IL
Hoping to solve the problem quickly, the owner went online and searched for Hinsdale Stone Cleaning services. The top results led him to Sir Grout Chicago's website. After browsing our picture gallery, and reading the positive feedback we have received from our satisfied customers, he was convinced we were the best option. He called us, explained the situation, and asked for a free inspection.

Soon after processing his request, we arrived to provide the in-home consultation. We noticed the problem as soon as we entered the shower. The marble tiles had suffered heavy deterioration. After years of daily use, the grout lines were full of dirt, giving the entire surface an unsightly appearance. Another issue we spotted was that the caulking around the joints was severely damaged. Upon closer inspection, we learned the grout needed sealing. This common mixture is porous and can absorb external agents. To prevent deterioration and more damage, it's necessary to apply a special sealant.

Picture of a Marble Shower Before and After a Superb Stone Cleaning in Hinsdale, IL
After gathering the necessary information, we were ready to offer a solution. Since we concluded that regular cleaning wouldn't be effective, the restoration would require Sir Grout's professional process and top-notch equipment. We proposed a stone cleaning service, to address all the damages, improve the marble surface, and give the shower a complete makeover. The offer met the owner's needs, so he hired us for the job without hesitation. 

A few days later, everything was set to begin the restoration, so we returned to our client's house. Our procedure is thorough and ensures the best results. For the first step of the process, we cleaned the surface using our exclusive stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our product is pH-neutral and offers many benefits. After scrubbing out the soiling, we continued with the grout repairs.

Dirty, stained, or damaged grout is unappealing and gives the surface an unsanitary appearance. Despite the importance, many homeowners overlook this task because restoring this vulnerable component is difficult and time-consuming. However, we have the tools and the expertise to give the grout lines a beautiful new look. We painstakingly worked on the entire surface, addressing the damages and fixing all the issues. For the next step, we took care of the caulking.

Since the joints were in poor condition, it was necessary to replace the caulk. The best option for this process is our resilient epoxy solution. Unlike regular caulk, this product isn't porous and has a durable composition. It's ideal for showers because it's resistant to mold and mildew. To finish the job, we sealed the grout lines.

To ensure long-lasting protection, we applied a coating of Sir Grout's ColorSeal. Our top-of-the-line sealant provides unmatched defense. It wards off dirt, grime, and reduces deterioration from daily use. ColorSeal greatly improves the surface by giving the grout a uniform color and a refreshed look. It comes in a wide range of colors, allowing the owner to match the tiles with the grout. Our work yielded the expected results, the marble surface had been fully restored, and the shower looked fantastic.

With our goal successfully accomplished, it was time to show the results to our client. The owner loved the renewed appearance of the shower. He was beyond thrilled because everything looked perfect, and the process had been fast, efficient, and cost-effective. After thanking us, he assured us he would recommend Sir Grout Chicago to everyone.

Marble is a versatile natural stone that offers a great choice for any kind of surface. Showers equipped with marble tiles are indeed beautiful, but due to heavy use, these surfaces require proper care. Following our recommendations is the best way to keep these challenging areas in top condition. We suggested setting a regular cleaning routine. For more effective results, use only soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner.

Our product doesn't leave any residue and it's made with high-quality ingredients. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. Avoid using soap-based cleaners and substances with acidic properties. These products leave foam that seeps into the grout and contain harsh agents that can have a negative impact on the marble surface, causing stains or other issues like etching.

It's also necessary to be wary of mold and mildew growth. These fungi thrive in damp areas and can pose a health hazard for everyone. To keep this problem at bay, provide a source of fresh air by leaving the door ajar or window open, and after using the shower, dry the surface with a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag. Squeegeeing regularly also helps to reduce the accumulation of dirt.

Sir Grout Chicago always provides the best results to all our clients. As you can see in the before and after pictures, our certified technicians can give your damaged marble surface a complete overhaul with our outstanding stone cleaning process. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience giving countless satisfied customers outstanding results. To contact us, call (773) 923-2084 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. Please don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to receive our latest info and promotions.

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