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Our Expert Caulking Service in Langhorne, PA Helped Prevent Severe Water Damage on This Customer's Shower

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February 14, 2019

Showers are exposed to a constant flux of people and moisture, causing them to deteriorate over time. For this reason, homeowners must be really careful when it comes to maintaining their shower areas. A resident from Langhorne, PA recently contacted us to have his master shower repaired. The wear and tear stemming from daily use began to show and gave the shower's surfaces an awful appearance. The fixtures on the floor and walls were heavily stained and the ceramic tile on the floor was covered in dirt and soap scum.

Before and After Picture of a Caulking Job in Langhorne, Pennsylvania
As days passed, the homeowner tried several cleaning products he found at a local store, but despite his attempts, the shower got worse. Concerned about the state of the fixtures in his shower, he went online to look for advice. He found that when a shower's fixtures are heavily damaged, it's best to replace them immediately to avoid severe water damage. The homeowner went back to the shower and inspected the caulk and the grout lines. He noticed that most of the fixtures were moist and cracked. That's when he realized he needed the help of experts to avoid costly repairs. He went online once again and searched for caulking services in Langhorne, PA and found our website. After watching some of the video testimonials from previous customers, he called to schedule a free in-home consultation.

On the day of the evaluation, our experts went to the customer's home to assess the surface. During the inspection, our techs verified that the overall state of the shower's tiles, grout, and caulk were awful. The caulk on the shower's joints and the grout lines on the floor were dirty and cracked, and the tiles on the floor and walls were stained with soap scum. To fix these issues, our techs offered the client a tile and grout cleaning service accompanied by a grout sealing procedure for the grout lines on the shower's walls. Additionally, they would replace the damaged caulk and grout lines on the shower floor with our proprietary product, Stainmaster. The homeowner agreed to the service and scheduled another appointment for the job.

Later that week, our crew went back to the client's home to restore the shower. They began by soaking the shower's floor and walls with a pH-neutral antimicrobial cleaner to loosen the embedded dirt and soap residue. This cleaner contains sanitizing properties that help keep surfaces free from harmful microorganisms for up to one week after it has been applied. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber to deep clean the wall's grout lines and remove the soap scum from the tiles. To ensure the grime was completely removed, they used a vapor steam cleaner.

After they finished the cleaning process, our specialists scraped the old, damaged fixtures from the shower floor. They made sure not to leave any residue behind before re-caulking the shower's joints and re-grouting the floor with our flagship product, Stainmaster. This is a thick epoxy-based mix that will not crack, peel, or dry out. It's also resistant to water, soap, mold, mildew, and other external agents.

When the customer saw the results, he was surprised. The shower's fixtures no longer had an unhygienic appearance and the tiles were no longer stained. The homeowner thanked our team and said he was satisfied with the outcome. He also said he would recommend our services to anyone in need of a hard surface restoration.

Before leaving, our team gave the customer some tips on how to keep the shower looking great. First, they recommended cleaning the shower at least once a week with a pH-neutral, soap-less cleaner such as Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Not only is this cleaner safe for tile and grout, it also helps reduce the number of bacteria on any surface. Second, they suggested keeping an eye on the tiles, caulk, and grout to avoid unnecessary expenses. Additionally, they assured him using liquid soap would help prevent the accumulation of soap scum. Finally, they advised him to keep the shower well-ventilated to prevent mold and mildew growth.

Do you want to enhance the appearance of your shower? Here at Sir Grout Bucks, we have the necessary tools and expertise to get your shower back in shape. Call us at (215) 450-5763 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to set up a date for a free in-home consultation. Sir Grout Bucks is your best bet when it comes to hard surface restoration services. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the latest news and promotions.

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