Our Caulking Services Completely Transformed This Shower in Toms River, NJ
April 30, 2019
Keeping a shower properly maintained isn't an easy task. Oftentimes, time and money are needed to prevent a shower from becoming deteriorated. A married couple from Toms River, NJ found this out the hard way. They loved their home, but they didn't have enough time to clean it. A few months prior, they realized something was going on with the shower, but since both of them had a busy work schedule, they agreed they would try solving the problem when they had spare time. It wasn't until a few months had passed that they were finally able to take a few days off from work and give their shower a thorough cleaning.
One morning, the couple went to a local store and bought several cleaning products to attempt cleaning the shower. When they got home, they started cleaning the surfaces, expecting to see immediate results. The grout on the walls proved difficult to clean, so they decided to clean the joints surrounding the floor instead. While they cleaned the joints, they noticed the caulk beneath the grime was heavily cracked. That's when they knew it would be necessary to perform additional repairs. Concerned, they went online and searched for advice. Most websites suggested having the floor repaired by professionals to prevent severe water damage. After a brief discussion, the couple agreed they wanted to avoid unnecessary expenses. This prompted them to search for caulking services in Toms River, NJ
They found our website in the top search results. After watching several video testimonials from previous customers and browsing the Before and After
gallery, the homeowners called to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the day of the evaluation, we visited the couple's home to assess the shower. Upon walking in, we noticed the shower's fixtures had a terrible appearance. The grout was heavily discolored and the caulk was extremely deteriorated. This was likely the result of excess moisture and improper maintenance. We asked the homeowners about their cleaning routine. They explained that even though they had recently tried using store-bought products to remove the grime from the caulk and the grout lines, they rarely had time to clean the shower. After inspecting the products they had used, we learned most of them were acidic. This further explained why their efforts didn't yield positive results.
When grout and caulk are constantly exposed to water, they can crack and allow water to seep beneath the surface. If left unattended, water seepage can lead to costly repairs. Fortunately, we arrived just in time to help these customers avoid a complete tear out of the shower's surfaces.
The couple asked us if we had a solution to their problem. We quickly offered them a step-by-step restoration procedure that would renew the shower's appearance. First, we would thoroughly clean the shower to give it a clean look. Second, we would replace the damaged caulk to prevent water from seeping into the shower's hard surfaces. We also offered to seal the shower's fixtures with ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant. Not only would this procedure restore their color, it would also keep them protected from harmful external agents. Confident in our ability to restore the shower, the couple agreed to the offer and scheduled an appointment for later that week.
On the day of the job, we went back to the customer's home ready to perform the service. We started by coating the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that's safe for both tile and grout. This cleaner also contains sanitizing properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms for up to one week after it has been applied. Next, we used a high-speed scrubber to clean the shower's tiles and fixtures. We also used a steam cleaner to remove the grime from the hard-to-reach areas.
After we cleaned the shower, we carefully began replacing the damaged caulk. During the caulking process, the wife asked if we could remove the old handicap bars from the shower's walls. We easily removed them without scratching the tile. After we re-caulked the joints with our own quality grout mix, we moved on to the final step, the sealing procedure. We sealed the shower's fixtures with our flagship sealant, ColorSeal, to protect them against water, stains, soap, mold, and mildew. ColorSeal also comes in many colors and makes surfaces easier to clean. The customers chose white ColorSeal to give the shower an hygienic appearance.
When we finished, we showed the couple the results. They loved the brand-new appearance of their shower. They were also glad maintenance would now be much easier thanks to ColorSeal. They thanked us for delivering such an outstanding job and said they would recommend our services to their friends and family.
Before leaving, we gave the homeowners some care tips about how to keep the shower looking great. First, we recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Unlike most store-bought products, this product is safe for both tile and grout and won't leave behind any residue. Second, we suggested keeping the surface as dry as possible, to do this, the homeowners should wipe excess moisture away with a dry cloth. Third, we advised them to keep an eye on the shower so they could spot any issues as soon as they happened.
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