Our Crew Applied a Thorough Grout Sealing To Restore These Countertops in Gibsonia
October 15, 2023A homeowner in Gibsonia contacted our crew when the dirt in his kitchen area became impossible to contain. The kitchen was designed around two wide counters where most of the chores took place. The tile surface in both counters had collected too many stains over the years, despite the owner's efforts to keep his kitchen spotless.
The entire ceramic surface was discolored, and the yellowed grout lines only made the counters look worse. While cleaning the counters, the homeowner also noticed cracks in parts of the grout, particularly on the corners. At that point, he knew that the problem was getting out of hand, so he decided to look for a Gibsonia grout sealing company before the damaged grout affected the counters in more permanent ways.
Luckily, finding the best option was no hardship as the homeowner came across Sir Grout Pittsburgh upon his first attempt. He visited our website and took his time admiring the results in our picture gallery before filling out our "Request a Quote" form. As usual, our crew responded quickly, heading to the client's home just a few days later.
During the inspection, our specialists noted the grout's discoloration, remarking that the grout pores had absorbed a lot of water and residues in the time it took for the sealant to wear off completely. The cracks on the grout lines were also concerning, and our techs suggested having the damaged grout replaced with a more durable alternative. They offered to restore and seal the grout, along with a thorough cleaning service that would restore the tiles' natural color. When the client asked about the source of the problem, our specialists explained that most generic cleaners create a foamy film that traps the dirt on the surface. The harsh ingredients in these products also open the grout pores while causing discoloration on hard surfaces. The client was anxious about having unknowingly worsened the problem, but our specialists confirmed that all the issues could be fixed without tearing down any part of the counters, so there was no permanent damage to worry about. Relieved, the client scheduled a new appointment at the end of the inspection.
On the day of the next appointment, our specialists began the restoration with the promised service. They soaked all the surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner and removed the dirt as it grew loose. Our cleaning is effective against most of the stains that ultimately mar the look of a kitchen surface and helps homeowners keep the surface clean through different household activities. It doesn't demand the assistance of other cleaning formulas to provide thorough results, saving you time as you keep your surface looking beautiful.
To fix the cracks in the grout, our specialists removed the old caulk and replaced it with resistant epoxy grout, enhancing its protection against liquids, wear, and tear, etc. Then, they used our powerful ColorSeal on both counters. On top of inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew, our sealant wards off external substances and elements and reduces the number of stains on the grout. It is also available in multiple colors to ensure the best look, no matter the situation. As our techs sealed all the grout lines, the white grout provided that missing touch that the counters needed to give the best impression.
The client was thrilled when our specialists showed him the end result. The restored counters revitalized the entire kitchen, making the area look brighter and less crowded. After thanking our specialists for their services, the homeowner promised to tell more people in Gibsonia about the quality of our grout sealing methods.
Our techs left the client with some useful cleaning pointers. They recommended using pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to clean the countertops and other tile surfaces in his home. Our cleaner removes stains caused by spills, grease, mold, etc. To wipe these stains more efficiently, our specialists stressed the importance of wiping the surface before any liquid had the chance to get sticky on the tiles. The best tools to do this are towels and terry cloths since they don't risk scratching the ceramic if you scrub too vigorously. Our last recommendation was to help the home's indoor ventilation by opening the windows and doors a few hours every day.
Sir Grout Pittsburgh offers the most specialized services to solve any problems on your kitchen surfaces, from discoloration to grout damage. Our specialists are ready to use their skills to restore a countertop's beauty while enhancing its protection against wear and tear. If you want to learn more about our services, call (412) 927-0202 or click on the "Schedule a Free Quote" button to schedule an appointment with our crew. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.