Discover How the Value of This Home in Phoenix Was Boosted with a Grout Cleaning Service
July 20, 2016
Who doesn't love the idea of turning a run-down house into somebody's ideal home? The trend of fixing and flipping houses has become quite popular in recent years as the real estate market has been slowly but surely turning around. While some choose this endeavor as a way to earn extra money, there are those who have made it their full-time job. However, to successfully fix and flip a property and ensure high profits, it is essential to rely on a skilled team. One of our long-time customers has used Sir Grout Phoenix's services over the years to lower his costs on fixing, allowing him to increase his profits on flipping. He recently contacted us because he purchased a property that was in need of our local Phoenix grout cleaning
The property he had bought was clearly a fixer-upper, but there was one big flaw that would definitely detract potential buyers if it wasn't fixed – dark gray grout lines. The floor looked old and outdated due to the unsightly grout lines that surrounded the tiles. Even though tile floors are fairly easy to keep clean, grout lines are not. It tends to discolor very quickly after being installed, especially when it is not sealed after. What makes it so difficult to keep grout lines a consistent color? Most types of grout tend to be highly absorptive, so stains, dirty mop water, dirt buildup, and even aggressive cleaners can hinder the grout's appearance.
Our customer knew that if he wanted to boost the house's sale price and impress potential buyers, the floor was going to need a makeover. Fortunately, our team of hard surface restoration specialists were there to help him. After a careful inspection, the team agreed that the solution involved a comprehensive grout cleaning and recoloring service.
To start the job, our specialists proceeded to spruce up the floor. They achieved this by combining a pH-neutral, soap-less cleaner with a high-speed scrubbing machine to extract the dirt from the tiles and grout, making them look as clean as possible. However, the grout lines still looked grayish, so they used vapor steam cleaning to remove the remaining dirt that was trapped in the grout. This simple cleaning process had already improved the appearance of the floor, but we knew that after applying ColorSeal, no one would be able to resist the lovely floor. We applied a light shade to the grout lines, which beautifully complimented the tiles. It was perfect for the floor since it made the grout look brand-new, which would surely catch any buyer's eye.
Now, our customer had a flawless floor and he could tell potential buyers that, thanks to ColorSeal, stains, water, mold, and mildew wouldn't be a problem. He was extremely satisfied with the results and was sure that the revamped floor would boost the home's sale price and amaze potential buyers.
Given that most grout is cement-based, it usually turns gray with time and cleaning. Sealing your grout is the best way to prevent this. ColorSeal has the additional benefit of not only sealing but also recoloring the grout. This gives customers the opportunity to pick the color that best suits their floor. Since ColorSeal resists stains, mold, and mildew, homeowners don't have to waste precious time scrubbing the grout lines to make them look clean, which is something that every homeowner wants. All of this will add value to your home and preserve the appearance of your floor.
If your grout lines look gray or discolored, a grout cleaning and recoloring service can make them look even better than before. For more information about our services, don't hesitate to contact us by calling (480) 268-3257
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