Thanks to Our Grout Cleaning Service in Gilbert, AZ, This House Has Increased in Value
September 12, 2018This homeowner from Gilbert, AZ was recently offered a job position in another state and as a result, he wanted to put his home in the market. However, when he took the pictures to advertise his house, he noticed the home's kitchen and living room floors were not what they used to be. The tiles were dull and grime had heavily accumulated on the grout lines, giving the floor an unappealing appearance. Grout can completely change the look of any hard surface, so it is important to keep it in top condition.
The homeowner knew that to catch the eye of potential buyers, he needed to have the surface restored. Since his schedule was tight, he decided to search for Gilbert Grout Cleaning professionals online and found our website. After he checked the before and after gallery and some of the positive testimonials given by Sir Grout Phoenix's previous customers, he called to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the appointed date, our team arrived at the client's residence to assess the state of the floor. After having inspected the surface, they told the homeowner that the grout lines were a little aged and deteriorated because the sealant had worn out. Fortunately, there were not any signs of severe damage, so they offered a grout cleaning and re-coloring service, which the customer agreed to.
Even when the tiles look as good as new, it can be very difficult to clean the grout lines connecting them regardless of the time spent mopping or scrubbing. Grout has a very porous structure, which means that within the dried grout are small openings that can trap soil, bacteria and grime. For this reason, having your grout sealed is a very important step for keeping particles and moisture from settling in the pores. Despite its importance, grout sealing is an often-skipped step for many homeowners because they do not know how vital this process is to extend the grout's lifespan. Properly sealing your grout lines is the best method to prevent them from getting dirty and losing their clean-looking color.
The next day, our team of experts in hard surface restoration went back to the client's residence to get the job done. To start the cleaning process, our techs applied a pH-neutral cleaner on the entire surface to clean the tiles and to loosen the embedded dirt within the grout lines. This cleaner can also help inhibit the growth of several microorganisms for an extended period of time after it has been applied on any surface. They used a high-speed scrubber to remove the grime and the residue from the grout lines. It was necessary to use a vapor-steam cleaner in one of the sections of the surface because the grout in it had accumulated a great amount of dirt. They finished the job by applying Sir Grout's proprietary ColorSeal to the grout. ColorSeal is an acrylic sealer that protects grout from future damage and restores the grout's color, so it keeps its clean-looking appearance for years to come.
Once the team was done with the service, they showed the customer the results. He was pleased with his brand-new looking floor. He thanked us and said that since his home now had its floors in top condition, its market value had increased.
Before they left, our team gave the homeowner a list so he could instruct potential buyers of his home about how to keep the floors in top condition. In it were the following tips:
- Clean regularly using a soap-less, pH-neutral cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to maintain the grout's appearance, since this cleaner does not leave sticky residues behind. This product can also keep grout lines protected from bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. Also, leave the use of abrasive products to professionals. Improper use of acid-based products can damage the tiles and easily wear out grout lines.
- Always make sure to contact professionals to have your grout resealed periodically. To keep track of the state of your sealant all you have to do is place a few drops of water on the grout. If the liquid is absorbed, then it means the grout must be resealed.
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