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A Kitchen Floor in Livingston Got All Its Beauty Back Thanks to Our Grout Sealing Techs

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May 25, 2022

It can be hard to keep the dirt off your kitchen surfaces, and it's even harder to clean unsealed grout after the first stains start to spread. A homeowner in Livingston reached out to Sir Grout Northern New Jersey when she ran out of options to get the stains off her kitchen floor. She'd never had trouble taking care of the ceramic floor before, but at some point, the grout had been soiled, absorbing dirt and liquids alike.

Ceramic Tile Floor Before and After a Grout Sealing in Livingston
After exhausting all her options, she went online to find a professional restoration company. Fortunately, the homeowner found the perfect solution from our grout sealing service in Livingston, New Jersey long before the grout became irreparably damaged and didn't take long for her to single out Sir Grout Northern New Jersey as the best option. After looking through the content in our picture gallery, she filled out the "Request a Quote" form on our website and asked for an in-home evaluation. Our specialists were at her doorstep that same week.

During the inspection, our techs noticed that a lot of water and soil had seeped into the grout pores. Moreover, constant foot traffic had made the floor look dull, and the ceramic tiles were devoid of any shine. After going over the homeowner's cleaning routine, we explained that stains and discoloration are common results when hard surfaces become exposed to chemical compounds. Most traditional cleaners have harsh ingredients that will open the grout pores and wear down the sealant. This seemed to be the case with the client's kitchen floor, which had been last sealed almost two years ago. Our specialists described our restoration process, from a thorough cleaning service with Sir Grout's equipment to a sealing job to prevent new stains on the grout. After learning a detailed summary of our method, the client decided to hire our grout cleaning and sealing services.

Our specialists came back on the appointed date, all ready to start working on the kitchen floor. First, they soaked the floor with a pH-neutral cleaner that steadily loosened all the embedded dirt. Our cleaner removes soil, grime, mold, and mildew without wearing down hard surfaces or discoloring the tiles. After letting the product sit for a few minutes, our specialists ran a high-speed scrubbing machine all over the floor's surface until no trace of dirt was left.

The next step was sealing the grout lines with our flagship ColorSeal. Our sealant keeps the grout surface protected to avoid the absorption of liquids or other external elements. It wards off water, fungi, mold, and mildew while preserving the grout lines in the long run, even in areas subjected to constant activity. Our specialists recolored the grout to white, creating a nice contrast with the tiles' darker color. This brings out the details of the ceramic and makes the whole room look a few shades lighter.

The client wanted to preserve the floor's appearance for as long as she could, so our specialists shared some useful pointers with her. They recommended cleaning the floors with pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Since there are no acidic ingredients in its formula, our product won't damage the grout or affect the sealant. It helps remove spills, footprints, soil, and other common sources of stains with nothing but a mop or a clean towel to wipe off the residue. On that note, our specialists recommended avoiding steel wools and other abrasive tools that could leave scratch marks on the tiles.

Moisture buildup is a big problem in many kitchen areas, so our tech's main advice was to avoid leaving damp food products or packages on surfaces where liquids could be a problem. Cleaning after every spill is also important. Air circulation is as equally as important. Our crew simply reminded the client to leave her kitchen window open a few hours a day to drive away any leftover moisture. The client thanked our specialists and promised to recommend Sir Grout Northern New Jersey to her friends and family in Livingston.

When it comes to hard surface restoration, nothing beats the efficiency of Sir Grout Northern New Jersey. No matter the extent of the damage, our specialists always know what to do to bring your floors back to perfect condition. If you want to bring an improvement to your kitchen surfaces, you can call (201) 571-2424 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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