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A Stone Cleaning Service in Southampton, PA, Restored this Shower Rustic Charm in Record Time


March 08, 2017

Stone showers, despite the rough appearance, are quite delicate and require regular maintenance to keep their rustic charm. Failing to provide the proper care regularly can lead to a dulled and unappealing look that defeats the purpose of having natural stone as bathroom décor. However, if your stone tiles have dimmed with the passing of time, there are things you can still do to salvage your bathroom, as this client of ours discovered.

Before and After Picture of a Shower Stone Cleaning Service in Southamptom, Pennsylvania
An amiable lady of Southampton, PA, had moved further south to Florida after retiring, and had left the house in the care of her youngest son, who was still in college in Bucks county. On a visit, she noticed her travertine shower was looking dulled and moldy. Fearing the situation would not be solved once she left, she decided to prod her son into searching for a Southampton stone cleaning service before flying south again.

At the request of his mom, the young man went online to search for a reliable hard surface restoration provider who could make the shower look great again at a fair price. He soon found Sir Grout Bucks's website, and after looking through some of the reviews, he requested a free in-home evaluation.

A few days later our team arrived at our clients' Southampton residence. Once they inspected the shower they surmised that the dullness was probably caused by the sustained use of improper cleaning products. This could have also eroded the sealant in the grout lines, which allowed the water seepage that kickstarted the mold growth. To restore the shower, our team of experts proposed a stone cleaning service. Both the lady and her son agreed.

A few days later our team of technicians returned to get their hands dirty and bring the shower back to life. They started by thoroughly cleaning the shower with our own soap-less pH neutral cleaner, which is especially designed to be used on stone tiles, and a high-speed but gentle scrubber. To kill mold and make sure all other residues were rinsed off the tiles and grout they used a steam cleaner. Once the cleaning process ended, the team applied our proprietary Colorseal to the shower floor to enhance the stone and grout colors, and also to seal and protect them from future water damage.

When the team finished, they showcased their hard work to our clients. The lady was very satisfied with the outcome, thanking the team and jokingly promising to nag her son every once in a while, to keep the shower in prime condition.

Since stone needs special care, our techs thought it would be best to give the young man a few tips on maintaining stone surfaces before leaving. The most important thing is to never use acidic detergents because these etch the stone on contact. To clean a stone shower, it is better to buy products formulated specifically for the type of stone. Always dry the shower after usage to prevent water stains using a soft mop. And last but not least, make sure to seal the stone every year to keep it looking great while protecting it from staining agents.

If your stone surfaces are looking dull and lifeless, a stone cleaning service can be what you need. We at Sir Grout are prepared to take care of your marble, travertine, and granite with our specially formulated stone cleaning products. Contact us a (215) 450-5763 or request a quote and sign up for a free in-home evaluation. If you are interested in more stone care tips, feel free to follow us on Facebook at Sir Grout Bucks County, and follow us on Twitter @SGBucksPA and Instagram @SirGrout.

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