See How a Stone Cleaning and Polishing Service Did Wonders for This Beautiful Master Shower in Manhattan
October 07, 2017Most people remember their newlywed days with fondness; it is a time of pure bliss, and there is hardly a married couple's home where you cannot find one or two tokens of such days. Our clients had one as well, and it was big. The bride's parents had had a beautiful marble shower installed for them as wedding gift, and it used to be the best part of their quarters. However, it seemed those days were long gone, and the once lush bathroom was not in the best shape. The marble had lost some of its luster and showed signs of needing a revamp.
The couple was concerned they could not restore it to its former condition and it pained them not only to see their property devalued but to feel like they were losing a place of many shared memories. They started researching online for a professional Manhattan Stone Cleaning service that could help them solve their predicament. They found a slew of good online reviews that led them to Sir Grout of New York's website, and after doing a background check of the company, they signed up for a free evaluation.
On the scheduled day, our experts arrived at their Chelsea residence to assess the conditions of the bathroom and the problems it was presenting. Marble is a very delicate rock and it needs to be properly treated and sealed for surfaces heavily exposed to water and moisture, such as a shower. This couple had let too much time pass without proper maintenance and the stone was in dire need of sealant to prevent further water damage. The clients also let us know of their cleaning methods, having used vinegar several times once they noticed the staining. This is counterproductive since the acidic components in vinegar tend to corrode the stone.
Once the inspection was done, our technicians recommended our stone cleaning and sealing treatment and a proper grout repair and cleaning service. Trusting their know-how, the couple accepted and scheduled for the following week.
When the day came, our specialists went to work. They began by applying our proprietary soap-less, non-toxic, pH balanced cleaner, and using a high-speed but gentle scrubber to remove the main coat of dirt. For the most stubborn areas, they used a steam cleaner. Once they finished cleaning, they started repairing the damaged grout lines and when done, they applied our flagship product, ColorSeal, which not only helps to change and even the grout lines' color, it also makes all grout stain-, water-, mold-, and mildew-resistant. To prevent further water damage, they carefully removed the old caulk and re-caulked with our Stainmaster Epoxy Caulk, applying it to all angles and expansion joints. At last, they took care of the stone by honing, polishing, and sealing it to make future maintenance easy and ensure long-lasting results.
Once our crew finished all treatments, they showcased the fruits of their labor to our customers. The couple was overjoyed to see their wedding gift restored back to its original radiance. They promised to take better care of it from now on and to call us again to treat their marble when needed.
At last, our specialist gave them a few tips to take proper care of their marble surfaces. First, they emphatically recommended to use a soap-less, pH-neutral cleaner, and to never use acidic detergents to avoid corroding the stone. Also, it is better to always use a clean mop and to change mop water frequently to prevent stains due to dirty water. The last advice our specialists gave them was to always dry the shower with a clean towel or terry cloth instead of air-drying to prevent dirty cleaner residue from settling into the grout lines and the stone.
If your stone surfaces are looking dull or deteriorated and are in need of sealant, Sir Grout New York is the right choice for you. We offer the best hard surface restoration services at a fair price. Fill out the "Request a Quote" form and sign for a free, in-home evaluation, or call us for further information at (718) 514-6016.
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