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This Porcelain Tile Floor in Chicago Looks Better than New Thanks to the Great Work of Our Tile and Grout Cleaners

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October 28, 2017

Most people tend to be oblivious to small changes, even if they happen right before their eyes. Dirt accumulation is one such occurrence. Months or years of using that same dingy mop no one would dare touch with their bare hands, leaving soapy water to air-dry on the floor on warm Sunday mornings, or not cleaning up wine and juice spills immediately will lead to grimy and dark deposits building up on your grout lines.

Before and After Picture of a Tile and Grout Cleaners in Chicago, IL
Darkened grout was indeed what was bothering our latest client. This Chicago resident never noticed how his floor was getting increasingly dirty until a friend came to visit and asked if he had noticed that his floor was very dark. His friend said it might be nothing to worry about, or it could be a sign of mold growth. He suggested hiring professional Chicago tile and grout cleaners to avoid the pain of having to scrub every corner of his kitchen floor.

He thought his friend had a point. He didn't want any mold-related problems, so he went online to find the most reliable hard surface restoration company in the Chicago area. Thankfully, Sir Grout Chicago's website didn't take long to pop up among the search results. He thoroughly reviewed our credentials and pored over photo galleries that showed the results we had achieved with other floors. In the end, he decided to fill out our "Request a Quote" form, and one of our experts helped him schedule a free in-home evaluation.

On the day of the assessment, our trained technicians checked the state of the kitchen floor and offered the best and quickest solution to restore its appearance. Darkened grout is caused by several factors, but one of the main causes is the accumulation of dirt that can seep into the grout because of inadequate cleaning methods or worn out sealant. Mold can also make the grout look darker, and it is not something that should be left unattended. To solve the problem, our experienced professionals offered Sir Grout Chicago's flagship service, a grout cleaning and color sealing service to help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms, and get rid of persistent dirt. Trusting our extensive experience, our client agreed.

Our crew returned a few days later to restore the grout's appearance. The first step was to spray the entire surface of the floor with a strong cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes to allow time for it to break up the dirt, which would make it easier to scrub off later with a high-speed scrubber. To both kill the mold and leave not even the smallest of dirt behind, they used a chlorine-based solution and a high-temperature steam cleaner to cleanse the grout lines. With the grout lines finally regaining their original color, our team applied our special in-house sealant, ColorSeal, which allows us to recolor the grout while making it impervious to water, stains, mold, and mildew. ColorSeal also helps results last longer, making your floors easier to clean.

Once the job was over, our technicians showed the homeowner the results. He couldn't believe how he had never noticed that his floor needed a serious cleaning. He thanked our team and promised to pay more attention to his floor, adding that he would definitely call us again.

Keeping your grout clean doesn't need to be a complicated ordeal. Just following a few tips can make your floor last longer between cleaning sessions. First, you should consider throwing away any soap-based detergent, as soap tends to leave a sticky residue that attracts grime instead of repelling it. You also should only mop with clean water. If you use dirty water, you will only spread gunk all over the floor.

If your grout looks like a dirty mess, you should hire hard surface restoration professionals to help you clean it up and make it look great again. Here at Sir Grout Chicago we have extensive experience providing services like grout and tile cleaning, stone cleaning and honing, and much more. Call us at (773) 923-2084 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form. You can sign up for our newsletter.

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