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A Remarkable Stone Cleaning Job in Manhattan, Revamped the Appearance of This Natural Stone Shower

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May 17, 2019

Soap scum occurs because bar soap residue reacts with the minerals in the water and hardens on the surface. When this happens, it forms ugly, hard to remove stains that can make the shower look dirty, even after regular cleaning. Moreover, soap scum can combine itself with mold and mildew and thrive in the grout lines, causing more issues. Solving this problem is a challenging task because conventional cleaning methods might not be effective. Professionals, like Sir Grout New York have the skill and the right tools to get rid of these blemishes and successfully restore the surface.

Before and After Picture of a Natural Stone Shower Floor Cleaning Service in Manhattan, NY
Our next client, a housewife from Manhattan contacted us because she couldn't bear the nasty soap scum stains on her shower. She had been struggling with the maintenance for a while, trying to remove the stains with several cleaning methods she found online. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to work. Frustrated with the results, she asked one of her friends for advice. Luckily, he was a former Sir Grout New York client and immediately recommended our Manhattan stone cleaning service. He advised her to contact us and gave her our number. She called us and explained the issues in her shower. We offered a free in-home consultation to assess the condition of the surface.

We arrived at her place for the inspection of the shower and to offer an effective solution. After the introductions, we began the assessment. We immediately noticed the soap scum stains on the shower's floor. We explained to the owner that the minerals in the water reacted with bar soap residue and caused the stains. Additionally, using harsh products and improper cleaning methods only caused more harm to the surface. Upon closer inspection, we found that the grout lines needed sealing. Unsealed grout can absorb water, dirt, grime, and all other external agents, causing more degradation. After we finished the assessment, we concluded that the shower required professional maintenance.

We offered a stone cleaning service to restore the shower and remove all the soap scum stains. We guaranteed the success of our process and told the owner that her shower would look wonderful when we were finished. She was pleased with the solution we proposed and decided to hire us.

On the appointed date, we performed the stone cleaning process. We began by making sure the surface was completely clean. For this task, we used our exclusive stone-safe cleaning solution and a high-speed scrubber. Our product won't cause any damage to the stone because it doesn't leave any residue. Additionally, our cleaner has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. After that, we removed the soap scum stains with a hard water stain remover. Once the stains were gone, we restored the grout with our professional tools and successfully fixed the problems. We followed with the sealing process.

Before and After Picture of a Natural Stone Shower Wall Cleaning Service in Manhattan, NY
We sealed the grout lines with our state-of-the-art ColorSeal. This superior sealant wards off damages from dirt, grime, and all other damaging external agents. It prevents water and other liquids from seeping into the grout and causing deterioration. Moreover, it comes in a variety of colors, allowing the owner to match the tiles with the grout. ColorSeal enhances the surface with a brand-new look and reduces deterioration from daily wear and tear. When we finished the process, the shower looked beautiful.

We invited our client to see the results. The owner loved the renewed appearance of her shower and she was beyond happy when she saw the stains were gone. She couldn't believe the amazing restoration we achieved fast and efficiently. After thanking us, she said the quality of our work was impressive and she would certainly recommend our service to everyone she knows.

Before leaving, we gave her some recommendations for better maintenance:
  • Clean the shower every week to prevent the accumulation of dirt particles, soap residue, and other agents. We recommend using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for any type of surface and it has an antimicrobial formula that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. On the other hand, soap-based cleaners leave residue that seeps into the grout lines, promoting mold and mildew growth. We don't recommend using products with acidic properties either. The harsh agents they contain can damage the stone. Never use these types of products.

  • Bar soap residue can cause several issues. For instance, soap scum builds-up when foam re-hardens on the surface. When this happens, it forms ugly, hard to remove stains. To keep this problem at bay, we recommend using liquid soaps. This is a safer alternative because these soaps won't leave any residue behind.

  • Mold and mildew thrive in damp and moist environments. To prevent fungi growth, it is important to keep the shower well ventilated and dry. We recommend leaving the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth. Squeegeeing is a great way to keep the shower free of dirt and grime.
At Sir Grout New York we have the answer for your hard surface problems. Our superior restoration processes can give your shower a clean, brand-new look. We provide experienced and qualified stone cleaning services that can restore any surface fast and successfully. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have effective and reliable solutions at your disposal. If you are struggling with the maintenance of your stone surface, contact us by calling (718) 514-6016 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. Also, keep up to date with our latest info and promotions by subscribing to our newsletter.

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