This Natural Stone Shower Was Totally Renewed After a Grout Sealing in Northbrook, IL
June 25, 2018When installing a tiled surface for the first time, no matter the type you are installing, grout is needed to fill the spaces between them to secure the surface, and in addition, to give the walls or floors a great finished look. Unfortunately, many people ignore taking care of their grout lines until they crack, fall apart or become stained. That's when owners like our next customer—a Northbrook resident— need to look for professional grout sealing experts in Northbrook, IL, to fix the problem.
Since grout is a cement-based type of material, it is not totally waterproof, which is one of the main reasons it can be so much trouble. In some areas in the house, especially in the bathroom and shower where water and moisture are everywhere, cement grout can absorb moisture and deteriorate over time. if cement grout is not properly sealed, it will cause a lot of headaches, and you can end up spending a great deal of money repairing it.
Our next client, a woman living in Northbrook, bought her house just a few months ago. She knew some work would be required on it, but didn't have enough money, so she decided to wait.
She checked the entire house to see what area she should remodel first, when able to afford her home's renovation. The first area of concern was the natural stone master shower. The surface was not in very bad condition. What she realized was that the grout lines had a yellowish appearance, as if they were dirty, but she was convinced she could solve the issue herself by deep cleaning the shower.
Before starting the cleaning session, the homeowner bought a few products to use on the stone surface. She searched online for the most effective methods to eliminate the dirt and grime, watched some DIY videos to learn techniques, and then tried to clean her shower. She was sad, however, to see her efforts were in vain.
In her desperation, she asked her friends for help and they all agreed that the best option she had for restoring the shower was to hire professionals. One of them even recommended the hard surface restoration company he'd hired months earlier to solve a problem he had with his kitchen floor: Sir Grout Chicago. Trusting her friend, she searched online our company, and was totally surprised to see all the positive comments of our work. She read everything about the different services we offer, and when she saw that the company had several branches around the country, she was convinced there was no better choice than to hire us, so she called to schedule a free in-home examination.
On the day of the evaluation, our grout sealing technicians went to the resident's home to check the surface. Once they entered the bathroom, they immediately knew what the problem was. They asked the owner about her cleaning method, and when they heard about everything she'd done to fix the issue, they told her she was not using the right cleaners and methods. They also assured they had the perfect and the most effective solution for her natural stone shower—a grout sealing service. The woman agreed and set up a date for the restoration job.
A couple of days later, our team of professionals went back to the house to begin the grout sealing service. The first step of the procedure was to clean the entire shower, so they applied a proper cleaner and used a high-speed scrubber to eliminate all the dirt accumulated on the surface, especially on the grout lines. They used a vapor steam cleaner to get rid of the grime in areas that were not easy to reach.
To finish the process, the next step was to seal the grout, so our experts used our proprietary Epoxy ColorSeal and explained that this sealant is designed to make the grout lines last much longer and also make them resistant to water, stains, and mold. Furthermore, Epoxy ColorSeal comes in a wide variety of colors, giving the customer the option to match the grout with the color of the surface.
After our specialist finished, they showed the woman her beautifully restored shower. She was amazed to see the appearance was completely restored and couldn't believe the results. She thanked us for the service and said that she would recommend our company to anyone in need of a hard surface restoration.
Just before our technicians left, they gave her a few tips to maintain the shower in perfect condition. They suggested removing dirt on a regular basis, by always using soapless, pH-neutral products when cleaning. They also recommended keeping the bathroom as dry as possible and well ventilated to avoid mold and mildew problems.
Are you tired of deep cleaning your dirty surface and that the outcome is not what you expected? There is no problem, Sir Grout Chicago is here to help you! We offer highly qualified technicians and the results will exceed your expectations. Do not hesitate to contact us by calling at (773) 661-6761 or filling out the "Request a Quote" form on this website. To know more about our latest promotions, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter.
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