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Our Tile and Grout Cleaners Left This Client's Shower in Toms River, NJ Looking Pristine

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September 12, 2019

Choosing the right place to move into can be a difficult task. There are a lot of things to take into account, but the first thing you need to decide on is the neighborhood. A young man was about to buy his first apartment. He wanted to live in a quiet, enjoyable place and the city of Toms River, NJ seemed to have all the characteristics he was looking for. Ever since he'd visited the city, he was in love with the friendly community. He'd also found the perfect home, a small, cozy apartment with a minimalist style. However, there were changes that needed to be made. The ceramic tile shower in the master bathroom was first on the list. The grout lines were stained and dirty and appeared very old.

Before and after Picture of a Tile and Grout Cleaning Job in Toms River, NJ
As soon as he moved in, he wanted to transform the shower into his private sanctuary, a place where he could take a shower and relax after a long day at work. He decided to try cleaning the shower's grout using every product that had been recommended to him. After using a myriad of soapy cleaners, acidic solutions, and bleach, he realized none of them worked. That's when he knew it was time to seek professional help. The only setback was he didn't know of any hard surface restoration companies in the area. He went online and searched for tile and grout cleaners in Toms River. He immediately found our website in the top search results. After browsing our website, he scheduled a free in-home consultation.

On the set date, our team arrived at the client's property to assess the shower. The customer welcomed our techs and told them about the problem. During the inspection of the bathroom, our specialists confirmed the shower's fixtures were in poor condition. The grout lines were filled with grime and the integrity of the caulk in the expansion joints was severely compromised. Fortunately, the shower's grout just needed a thorough cleaning to get back in shape. To fix the problem, our crew offered the client a thorough grout cleaning service. They would also replace the damaged caulk. The homeowner agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for the job.

Our professionals went back to the client's apartment a few days later to perform the service. They began the restoration process by cleaning the shower's surfaces. To do this, they first soaked the walls and the floor with a pH-neutral cleaner. This cleaner also contains properties that can help inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms. After letting the cleaner sit for a few minutes, our experts used a high-speed scrubber to remove the grime from the grout lines. Next, they scraped out the damaged caulk from the shower's expansion joints.

Caulk is an indispensable element for every tiled surface; especially those that are frequently exposed to water. Applying caulk to a shower's expansion joints is crucial to prevent water damage, loose tiles, and mold and mildew growth. There were visible signs of deterioration in this shower's caulk. On top of being dirty and cracked, it had fallen apart in several spots. Leaving this problem unattended would've resulted in disaster. It's a good thing Sir Grout Central New Jersey's specialists had arrived just in time to help the client avoid costly repairs. When they finished removing the old caulk, our techs filled the shower's joints with our proprietary caulk mix.

Before and after Picture of This Ceramic Shower after a Tile and Grout Cleaning Job in Toms River, NJ
When they finished, our team let the customer see the results. He was thrilled with the new appearance of the bathroom. The homeowner thanked our crew for their efforts and assured them he would call back for maintenance.

At Sir Grout Central New Jersey, we like to educate our customers to help them keep their home's hard surfaces in good condition. For this reason, our experts gave the client some advice on how to care for his shower's surfaces. First, they recommended cleaning the shower once a week using a mop and a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Ceramic tile is hard to wear out, but the same cannot be said about grout. Soap-, acid-, and bleach-based products do nothing but damage grout over time. Our techs also suggested keeping the shower enclosure properly ventilated to avoid mold growth. They also advised the client to have the shower's surfaces sealed as soon as possible. This is the best way to ensure grout remains in great shape over time.

When the grout in your shower looks brownish or stained, Sir Grout Central New Jersey's professional tile and grout cleaners can restore them for you. We're the leading experts in hard surface restoration. Call us at (732) 551-3737 or fill in the "Request a Quote" form on this page to request a free in-home evaluation today. To keep up with our latest news and promotions, subscribe to our newsletter.

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