The Bathroom of This Rental Unit Radically Changed after a Professional Tile Cleaning Service in Cobble Hill, New York
February 13, 2017
This client from Brooklyn, New York was planning on turning over a unit he was renting in Cobble Hill, but first, he needed the bathroom of this place to do a 180 degree turn. The previous tenant had made a mess, but luckily, our client was able to keep the tenant's deposit, which he intended to use to fix the bathroom. The problem was so severe that the floor looked like the place had been abandoned for a long time, so he searched online for a company that could perform a thorough tile cleaning in Cobble Hill
to remove the dirt and debris that had adhered to the bathroom's tile floor. He quickly found our website, but the owner was not sure if we could help him restore the floor, as he didn't even know what the exact problem was. However, since we offer a free evaluation and quote, he decided to give us a call to see what we could do to fix the mess left behind by the former tenant.
On the day of the evaluation, we got to the apartment and assessed the state of the bathroom. The floor looked as if someone had mixed cement on the tiles. We explained that, in order to remove all the debris stuck to the tiles, we needed to strip the floor, thoroughly clean it, and then seal it again. He was satisfied with our assessment and appraisal, and we agreed on a date to carry out the job. He wanted it done as soon as possible so he could put the place up for rent again. Therefore, we offered him the nearest available date, which luckily was that same week.
A couple of days later, on the day set to start the job, we got there bright and early and started working to help solve the problem. We began by chemically stripping the floor, which allowed us to remove all the dirt and grime buildup. After we managed to remove all the grime, we thoroughly cleaned the floor with our proprietary cleaner and repaired any grout lines that were broken. Then, we removed whatever was left of the old caulking. Once that was done, we proceeded to seal all the grout lines, and replace the old caulking with Stainmaster Epoxy Grout, which is resistant to water, mold, and stains. Then, we applied another of our proprietary products called Tile Armor, which is a sealant that protects both tile and grout against stains, extending their lifespan.
Once we were done with the bathroom, the client came in to see the outcome. He was pleasantly surprised with the results we had achieved, and he could not believe that the entire tile floor was visible again and for just a fraction of the price of a remodel. He had considered replacing the entire floor, but the price of remodeling exceeded the amount of the deposit by far, and it would have taken him a long time to get his money back after such a large investment. So, he was relieved to learn that he would no longer need to consider that option.
We explained that, in order to maximize the lasting effect of our work, he should use pH-neutral, soapless products to clean tile surfaces and not let the product or excess water air-dry. Any excess cleaner or water should be removed with a dry terry-cloth or mop. Additionally, we recommended him to keep the bathroom properly ventilated to prevent stagnant water from creating the ideal environment for mold and mildew growth.
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