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Thanks to Our Norwood Grout Sealing Services, This Shower is Now Free of Mold and Soap Scum Stains

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April 12, 2023

Problems like mold growth and soap scum stains are common in showers. These issues can give the surface a run-down look, and require proper attention. Many homeowners use bleach or other substances to clean the affected areas, but this doesn't provide an effective solution. Bleach doesn't clean, it whitens things like mold, and that's why it appears the problem has been solved. But since it hasn't killed the spore of the fungi, the issue returns in a week or so. Professionals like Sir Grout Northern New Jersey know exactly what to do to restore these damaged surfaces.

Shower Before and After a Professional Grout Sealing in Norwood
A resident from Norwood was having trouble with his shower. The surface was in poor condition and it had an unsightly appearance. It was an unpleasant situation for the owner, but he didn't have the time to perform regular maintenance. He decided it was best to look for a professional hard surface restoration company. Luckily, one of his friends told him about us. She was a loyal customer and highly recommended our Norwood Grout Sealing service, saying we had done an amazing job in her house. Following her suggestion, he went online to get more information about us. After thoroughly browsing our website, and viewing our picture gallery, he was convinced we were the best option. He filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free assessment. 

We followed his request and visited his house to provide the in-home consultation. The owner was expecting us and quickly led us into the area. We immediately noticed the shower was in really bad shape. The surface had accumulated a huge amount of soap scum, and it was severely stained. We explained that this happens when soap residue reacts with the minerals in the water. These stains are hard to remove, and using products like bleach would only cause more damage. There was also mold growth on the surface. As the evaluation continued, we learned the grout lines needed sealing. Common grout is porous and can easily absorb external agents. To prevent damages and deterioration, it's necessary to keep the surface fully sealed.

Shower Before and After a Superb Grout Sealing in Norwood
The inspection gave us the necessary information to offer a solution. Due to the damage, there was little the owner could do with common cleaning methods. An effective restoration would require Sir Grout's professional process and high-end equipment. We proposed a grout sealing service to rectify the issue, improve the appearance of the shower, and give the surface a coating of protective sealer. The offer was within the owner's budget, so he hired us for the job.

As soon as we were ready, we returned to our client's house to restore the shower. The grout sealing process is a multi-step procedure that ensures optimal results. First, we cleaned the surface using our exclusive cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our pH-neutral product doesn't leave a residue and it's made with the best ingredients, so it won't cause any damage to the tiles or grout. It loosens the soiling and our machine scrubs it out. After that, we used a 275-degree vapor steamer to deep clean the area, removing the soap scum and the mold spore from the shower.

Once we cleaned the shower, we addressed the grout lines. Depending on the damage, this can be one of the most difficult tasks, but Sir Grout Northern New Jersey has the right tools and the knowledge to easily fix any problem on this vulnerable component. We thoroughly worked on the entire surface, revamping the grout with a phenomenal new look. When we finished the repairs, it was time to seal the surface.

To fully protect the shower for a long time, we used Sir Grout's ColorSeal. Our top-of-the-line sealant provides unmatched protection. It wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents, reducing deterioration from daily use. ColorSeal also gives the grout a uniform color, greatly improving the surface. It comes in a wide range of colors, allowing the owner to match the tiles with the grout. To finish the job, we applied a coating of Tile Armor, adding an extra layer of protection on the surface. Our work had yielded excellent results, the shower had been completely restored, and the surface was ready to endure heavy use.

Thanks to our grout sealing job, the shower had a renewed appearance, and we were ready to show the results to our client. The owner was very impressed with the fantastic new look of the surface. He was very happy because the process had been fast, efficient, and cost-effective. After thanking us, he said our performance surpassed all his expectations and assured us he would recommend Sir Grout Northern New Jersey to everyone. 

Showers receive constant daily use. This heavy wear and tear can cause quick deterioration, and because of this, these areas require proper care. Following our recommendations is the best way to keep these challenging surfaces in top condition. We suggested setting a regular cleaning routine using only soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner.

Our product is easy to use and offers many benefits. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. We don't recommend soap-based cleaners and substances with acidic properties. These products are made with harsh agents and leave a residue. They can harm the surface, causing more damages, and lead to issues like stains or discoloration.

Mold and mildew grow in damp areas. They thrive in darkness and feed on soap scum. These fungi are dangerous, posing a health hazard for everyone in the house. To prevent this problem, we recommend keeping the area well ventilated and dry. Allow the moisture to flow freely by leaving the door ajar or window open, and always dry the surface using a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag. Squeegeeing after using the shower also helps to reduce the accumulation of dirt. Common bar soaps leave a residue that can harden on the surface and produce nasty stains. It's best to use a safer alternative, like liquid soaps. These products leave no residue, keeping this issue at bay.

As you can see in the before and after pictures, Sir Grout Northern New Jersey's grout sealing services are remarkable. Rest assured, our certified technicians can revamp your old shower and give the surface a wonderful protective shield. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience providing countless satisfied customers with effective and reliable solutions. To contact us, call (201) 571-2424 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 keep up to date with our latest info and promotions. 

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