This Run-Down Shower Was Completely Revamped Thanks to Our Grout Cleaning Service in Chicago, IL
March 17, 2018Cleaning the bathroom is one of the most time-consuming household chores, and for this reason, it can often get neglected, leading to more serious problems. The grout around the tiles is porous and absorbs moisture from the environment, collecting dirt, grime, and soap scum which paves the way for the build-up of mold and mildew. This not only gives the bathroom a run-down appearance, it's also dangerous for your health.
This homeowner in Lakeview, IL didn't have enough time to keep proper maintenance of her spare room's shower, and over the years it had become moldy and grimy. The spare room hadn't been used in a while, but soon a friend was coming from Europe to stay for a few days. The owner had to perform routine cleaning on the room to make it cozy for her friend. When she finished cleaning the bedroom, she entered the bathroom and noticed the dire condition of the shower. She realized she had to look for a professional grout cleaning service in Chicago, IL.
The next morning, she called a friend and told her about the problem. Her friend suggested they could clean the bathroom themselves. Later that day, she brought bleach, baking soda, and vinegar, along with some DIY methods she found in a magazine. Even though they spent the entire day cleaning, there were no changes. Frustrated, the owner reached the conclusion that the best option was to look for qualified help. She went online and searched for grout cleaning services in Chicago, IL and found Sir Grout Chicago in the top search results. She was impressed with our outstanding reputation as a leading company in the industry, and after reading all the positive feedback we'd received over the years, she decided to fill out a "Request a Quote" form to schedule a free in-home consultation.
A few days later we arrived at the house for the evaluation of the bathroom. The owner was waiting for us, and after a brief introduction and greeting, we were ready to begin the process. We noticed the problems at first glance. The floor was stained and dingy, the grout lines were cracking, and the caulking along the joints was broken and filled with mold and mildew. This was caused by the lack of proper maintenance, the humid, enclosed environment with little ventilation, and years of grime and dirt accumulation in the grout lines. This promoted the growth of mold and mildew, which gave the shower the sullied and unhealthy appearance it had.
We pointed out the hazards of having the bathroom in such state. We told her that prolonged exposure to mold spores can cause allergic reactions, and broken caulk leads to water leakage and structural damage. It was necessary to perform proper and professional maintenance to her shower. We offered a complete grout cleaning service to restore the shower and get rid of all the issues it had. She was glad we could take care of the problem, and she agreed to set up a date for the job.
We returned to the client's house ready to proceed with the work. It was a multi-stage process which began by cleaning the walls and floor using Sir Grout's proprietary tile and grout cleaner in conjunction with a high speed, gentle scrubber to remove all the stains, grime, and soap scum. We used a steam cleaner to eliminate all the mold and mildew. After that, we removed the old caulk and grout and performed the repairs that were necessary. Next, we applied our proprietary ColorSeal to all the grout lines to re-color and protect them from grime, soap scum, mold, and mildew.
When we finished all the work, the bathroom had been completely fixed and had a clean, fresh look. The stains on the floor tiles had disappeared and the walls looked beautiful, with no dirt, mold, or mildew. We invited the owner to see the outcome and, when she saw it, she was speechless. She couldn't believe how renewed it looked. She was amazed with the spotless appearance it had. After happily thanking us, she mentioned that from that point on, she would recommend our services to all her friends, neighbors, and family.
We use the most effective and unique treatments to ensure long term results. Our ColorSeal is a top of the line product that is designed to last as long as the grout. It makes the grout look brand new while protecting it from all the wear and tear of everyday usage. We perform thorough and professional grout cleaning and restoration services, and we also take the time to train our clients on how to preserve the renewed appearance of their shower.
As we do with all our clients, we gave her some recommendations on how to maintain the bathroom in top condition:
- Keep the bathroom well ventilated and dry.
- Use soap-free pH-neutral cleaners which don't leave any sticky residue.
- Dry the tile surface using a towel or a terry cloth. It is necessary to remove dirty water or residue from cleaners.
- Remove dirt and dust regularly because walking on dusty and dirty surfaces can leave scratches on them.
- Avoid using soap-based cleaners because they leave a film that attracts dirt and promotes mold and mildew growth.
It is possible to restore your old bathroom to its prime days with Sir Grout Chicago's professional help. We offer you qualified and experienced assistance for any of your hard surface restoration needs. Put your mind at ease and contact us by calling (773) 661-6761 or by filling out the "Request a Quote" form for a free evaluation. We will be glad to help you with your problem. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.
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