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A Grout Sealing in St Augustine, FL Was Exactly What a Run-Down Shower Needed to Look Incredible

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April 19, 2021

When homeowners design their homes, they usually spend a lot of time thinking about what they should choose for their shower decoration. After thinking it through, most of them choose ceramic tile. Ceramic is a beautiful material that's famous for both its durability and its wide array of colors. It's also resistant to dirt and water, making it the perfect hard surface material for bathrooms and showers. Unfortunately, there's one downside to ceramic tile surfaces – the grout lines.

Picture of a Tile Wall Before and After a Grout Sealing Service in St Augustine, FL
A St. Augustine resident recently contacted us because the shower in his master bathroom showed clear signs of deterioration. Before calling us, the client spent weeks trying to solve the problem by himself. But no matter how hard he tried, the grout lines and the expansion joints remained grimy. The shower's appearance was nothing like what he had envisioned when he had it remodeled two years ago. Even the trim tile he chose to give the enclosure a special touch had lost its charm. Wanting to avoid costly repairs, the homeowner went online and searched for advice. Most websites suggested hiring St. Augustine Grout Sealing professionals as soon as possible.

With this in mind, the homeowner searched for a local company that offers high-quality services. Shortly after, he found Sir Grout of NE Florida. Before he made up his mind, he browsed the picture gallery and watched a few video testimonials. The accounts from our satisfied customers helped him determine we were the right choice. He filled in the form to request a free evaluation and a quote.

On the appointed date, we visited the client's home to assess the problem. After welcoming us, the client led us to the shower. On the way to the bathroom, he told us about his concerns regarding the state of the grout lines. He had read that worn-out grout can be a symptom of a bigger problem. Upon arriving at the scene, we quickly understood his concern. Both the grout lines and the expansion joints were damaged. A little pressure was enough to make the trim tiles crack and come loose.

Even though the damage was severe, we had arrived just in time to help the customer avoid a complete tear-out of the shower's surfaces. To solve the problem, we offered the client a thorough tile and grout cleaning and sealing procedure. We replaced a damaged trim tile on the shower wall, and we also performed the necessary repairs to ensure the shower remained in good condition for days to come. The customer agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.

We returned to the client's home a few days later to perform the service. We first cleaned the shower using Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Unlike most cleaning solutions in the market, our proprietary cleaner is safe for tile and grout. It also contains ingredients that help inhibit the growth of common household bacteria, mold, and mildew. We also removed the cracked trim tiles and scraped out the damaged grout and caulk during the cleaning process to sanitize the areas with a steam cleaner.

Once we finished cleaning, we dried the surface to perform the necessary repairs. We first re-grouted the shower floor and expansion joints with epoxy grout. Our proprietary epoxy-based grout mix contains the ingredients to protect showers against water, soap, dirt, stains, mold, and mildew. We also used epoxy grout to fix in place the new set of trim tiles provided by the customer.

We finished the restoration procedure by applying ColorSeal to the remaining grout lines. ColorSeal is an acrylic-based sealant that shares the same protective qualities as epoxy grout. It also comes in a variety of colors. The client chose white to give the shower a hygienic appearance.

The client loved the results. What he thought would be a restoration nightmare had been solved in just one day. His shower now had pristine-looking grout lines and the décor he always wanted. He thanked us for our hard work and promised he would call back for maintenance.

Before leaving, we gave the homeowner some care tips to ensure his shower remained in good condition. We first recommended cleaning it once a week using a damp mop and pH-neutral cleaner like our proprietary cleaner. It's important to avoid using cleaners that contain acidic substances or soap. They damage tile and grout and leave residue behind. We also suggested keeping the shower's surfaces as dry as possible. This practice helps prevent mold growth and water seepage long-term. The client thanked us for the tips and assured us he would follow them moving forward.

Spruce up your shower with Sir Grout of NE Florida, the leading experts in the field of hard surface restoration. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best services in the industry. Call us at (904) 420-4141 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to set up a free consultation. Don't forget to also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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