Our Gilbert Stone Cleaning Crew Makes This Shower Go Through the Most Impressive Transformation
November 27, 2021
A homeowner in Gilbert set out to find the best solution to restore the luster of her stone shower. The shower's maroon tiles had lost all their charm as the soap scum on the floors dampened the stone's natural shine. Standard cleaning products brought no progress; grime and residue had firmly latched onto the tiles. The homeowner felt utterly out of her depth despite all the care she had put into making her bathroom meet the best hygiene expectations. Thanks to our Gilbert Stone Cleaning
services, she's back to enjoying all the perks of having a beautiful, neat shower. Here's how it all went down.
While deciding on the best course of action, the homeowner recalled having heard of Sir Grout Phoenix from one of her relatives, who also happened to be one of our regular clients. She went online to look into the company's information and took special care in reading what previous clients had to say about our stone restoration services. Pleased with the results of her research, she wasted no time requesting a free in-home evaluation after filling out the "Request a Quote" form on our website.
Our specialists were quick to respond to her request and made their way to her home just a few days later. They immediately took note of the stains that made the tiles look opaque and run-down. Because there was no sealant on the tiles, water, grime, and soap scum had freely seeped into the stone's relatively porous surface. We explained that unsealed stone surfaces are more likely to degrade from moisture, fungi, mold, and bacteria, especially when you take a shower's humidity into account. The client had also used soap-based cleaners in her attempt to remove the dirt stuck to the tiles, unknowingly adding to the damage on the surface. When we had all the information to come up with a plan, we walked the client to the best course of action: in short, regular cleaning methods would not help, so we proposed conducting a thorough cleaning service using our professional equipment. After hearing the explanation, the client agreed to schedule a new appointment.
We were back to work on the shower just a couple of days later. The first step was cleaning the shower's surface to remove all the grime, soap scum, and fluids. For this, we applied a pH-neutral cleaner and used a high-speed scrubber to fully remove all traces of dirt. Its composition also makes it safe for stone surfaces, so it won't pose any risk to the stone grain after repeated use. Before concluding this part of the process, we steam cleaned the entire surface to ensure the best protection in the shower joints and other harder-to-reach areas.
After this, we honed and polished the tiles using abrasive materials and polishing powders. When we successfully restored the shower's lost shine, we applied our proprietary sealant on the stone and gave it a final buffing. A coat of Sir Grout's Stone Armor goes a long way into preserving stone surfaces in the long term because it penetrates the stone and enhances its resistance against water, soap scum, mold, mildew, and other outside substances. By the end of the process, the shower looked stunning, and the tiles glowed like never before. Satisfied by such excellent results, the client promised to recommend our services to all her friends and peers.
Now that our job was done, we took our time answering the client's questions regarding stone surface maintenance. Once again, we recommended foregoing soap-based products in favor of pH-neutral formulas like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Our product is 100% safe for natural stone surfaces because no chemical or alkaline ingredients will degrade the stone grain during each cleaning session. We also recommended discarding steel wools and other abrasive tools that could easily scratch the stone's delicate surface. A dry towel and/or a squeegee are the safest approach to scrub off dirt and soap residue. Beyond this, we reminded the client to keep the bathroom well ventilated to prevent the accumulation of moisture and other fluids.
If you need help restoring your stone surfaces to their former beauty, Sir Grout Phoenix offers a safe, effective method that will not wear down your surfaces. Our specialists know how to adapt their services to different types of stone and settings, so there are no limitations when it comes to ensuring the complete restoration of your floors, walls, counters, and vanity tops. Reach out to us by calling (480) 268-3257
or filling out the "Request a Quote" form on our website. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter
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Categories: Stone, Cleaning, Sealing, Polishing, Honing, Soap Scum Removal, Residential, Floors, Walls, Showers, Indoors