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See How This Ceramic Tile Floor Said Bye to Dirty Grout Lines After a Grout Sealing in Bluffton, SC

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April 20, 2020

A homeowner in Bluffton, SC recently contacted us because she had been struggling with the maintenance of her living room floor. The house was only a few years old but the floor's grout had begun showing signs of deterioration. After she tried cleaning the grout lines with different products and saw no results, she realized there was something else going on.

Ceramic Tile Floor Before and After a Grout Sealing in Bluffton, SC
This prompted her to go online and search for possible ways to clean the grout on the floor. Some websites suggested cleaning the grout lines with an acidic homemade recipe, which she tried. Not only had her attempt to clean the grout failed, but the grout lines had also become darker.

Concerned, the homeowner went online once again. After browsing several websites, she found that these problems often happen when the sealant has worn off. Most websites suggested contacting professionals to have the grout lines sealed. This prompted the homeowner to search for grout sealing services in Bluffton. She found our website in the top search results. After browsing the before and after gallery and watching some video testimonials from satisfied customers, she called to set up a free consultation.

A few days later, our team arrived at the customer's house to evaluate the surface. Due to their light color, the ceramic tiles made the dingy grout lines stand out. The client told our experts that the grout lines had proved very difficult to clean. She also admitted to using acidic solutions and other methods she had found online after they asked her about her cleaning routine.

After they finished the evaluation, our techs explained the situation to the customer. The sealant on the floor's grout had completely worn off, allowing dirt and moisture into the grout lines. Due to its porous structure, grout can be easily damaged by external agents if it's not properly sealed. Even though the floor's grout was in bad condition, our experts assured the homeowner they could repair the grout lines with a grout cleaning service and a grout sealing procedure with our flagship sealant, ColorSeal. Feeling reassured, the homeowner agreed to the offer and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.

On the day of the job, our experts went back to the customer's house to perform the service. They carefully carried out a thorough step by step process to get the homeowner's floor back in shape. They first soaked the surface with a pH-neutral cleaner that is safe for both tile and grout. This cleaner has been enhanced with an ingredient that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. After they let the cleaner soak for a couple of minutes, they used a high-speed scrubber to extract the soil and debris from the tiles and grout lines. They also used a steam cleaner on the spots where the dirt proved more difficult to remove.

Our experts made sure that no dirt or residue was left behind before they moved on to the third and final step, which is the application of our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. This is a high-quality sealant that is both stainproof and waterproof, protecting the grout lines against grime, water, stains, mold, mildew, and other harmful external agents.

When our team was done, they let the customer see the results. The homeowner noticed that Sir Grout of the Low Country's job had drastically changed the appearance of her living room floor. She was pleased with the results and thanked our team for a job well done.

To ensure the floor's grout kept looking great, our team gave the homeowner some maintenance tips before they left. They first recommended cleaning the floor once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. This cleaner will not damage grout or wear out the grout's sealant. They also suggested keeping the surface as dry as possible. To do that, the homeowner should wipe the spills or excess moisture away from the floor using a dry cloth. To finish, they advised the customer to stay away from homemade recipes because more often than not, they result in costly repairs.

Are you looking for grout cleaning professionals in Bluffton or nearby areas? Make sure to contact Sir Grout of the Low Country, the leading expert in the field of hard surface restoration. Call us at (843) 640-5544 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free in-home evaluation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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