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Our Grout Cleaning Service in Greenville, DE Lit Up The Floors of This House

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June 16, 2023

We recently received a call from a Greenville resident who had been remodeling his home over the past few years. Despite having changed many parts of his property, he wanted to keep the existing tile in both the kitchen and the living room. However, the floors needed an update. The tiles were in good condition, but the grout had acquired a dirty look. After trying many methods to make the grout look clean, the homeowner realized it was heavily discolored and stained, which made him feel like all of his efforts had been in vain.

Before and After Picture of a Grout Cleaning Job in Greenville, DE.
Feeling defeated, he started thinking about renovating the floors. He spoke to his family about it and they suggested he seek professional help before making any drastic changes to their home. He went online to search for grout cleaning experts in Greenville and found our website in the top results. After browsing the site and seeing the testimonials from satisfied customers, he called to schedule a free in-home consultation.

Over time, floors tend to lose their shine and luster. Generally, most conventional cleaning methods, such as mopping or scrubbing, don't perform well enough to deep clean a surface. Grout is porous, which makes it easy for dirt and debris to easily accumulate on it. In most cases, regular cleaning will only remove soil from tile and not the embedded dirt that causes the grout lines to look dingy. Additionally, grout can be sensitive to certain components found in certain cleaners, which is why we often advise against DIY cleaning methods that can cause further damage and result in unnecessary expenses.

Before and After Image of Grout Cleaning in Greenville, DE.
A few days later, our experts arrived at the customer's house to inspect the surface. While assessing the surface, our team noticed the grout lines were heavily deteriorated and that the sealant had completely worn out. Fortunately, there were not any signs of severe damage, meaning that it was not necessary to remove and re-tile the entire surface. Even though the client was glad to hear that, he was concerned about the grout's appearance. Not only did it make the tiles look dull, but it also affected the overall appearance of his home. After considering his concerns, our techs offered him a grout cleaning and color sealing service. This would provide the floor's grout with a much-needed change to its appearance while keeping it protected for years. Convinced, the client agreed to the service.

The next day, our grout cleaning experts went back to the customer's residence to get the job done. To start the cleaning process, our techs applied a pH-neutral cleaner to the floors to loosen the embedded dirt within the grout lines. On top of being safe for tile and grout, this cleaner contains enhanced properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and microorganisms. They continued by using a high-speed scrubber to remove the grime from the grout lines. It was also necessary to use a vapor steam cleaner to remove dirt that had heavily accumulated in some sections of the floor. After repairing the damaged joints, our experts applied our proprietary ColorSeal to finish the job. ColorSeal is an acrylic sealer that keeps grout safe from external agents and restores the grout's color, giving the surface a nice, clean look.

Once the team was done with the service, they showed the client the results. Not only was he pleased with what our experts had done, but he was also glad to avoid the costly, dusty, and lengthy process of a tile floor tear-out and re-tile. He thanked us and said he would recommend our services to his family and friends.

Before leaving, our team gave the customer a few tips to maintain the appearance of the floors. They first recommended cleaning the floors at least once a week using a grout-safe, pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike most products in the market, this product is specially made to preserve hard surfaces. They also advised him to always contact professionals to have his grout resealed when necessary. Even if the grout on your surface is looking good, it's important to keep your sealant up to date. To keep track of the state of his sealant, the homeowner should place a few drops of water on the floor's grout. If the liquid is absorbed, then it means the grout must be resealed. To finish, they suggested leaving the use of harsh cleaners to professionals. Even though in this customer's case it did not end up making the situation worse, improper use of acidic or bleach-based products can damage tile and easily wear out grout lines.

Have your grout lines become dingy? Are they in need of a cleaning service? Look no further, Sir Grout of New Castle County is here for you. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best services in the industry of hard surface restoration. Call us at (302) 450-1447 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to schedule a free in-home consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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