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Our Stone Honing Specialists Worked Their Magic on This Marble Fireplace in Pittsburgh

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March 24, 2022

A couple in Pittsburgh, PA, was discouraged by the look of their living room fireplace. Like many families in the area, the couple loved to sit around the fireplace to rest after a long day, and they had never neglected their cleaning duties despite the time it took to get the stone to shine. They knew it would be hard to keep the fireplace from becoming dirty, but they never expected to find such a drastic change. The fireplace's marble surface was discolored to the point it was unrecognizable to the couple's regular guests, and there was no way to remove the layer of soot that seemed to have covered it on all sides.

Marble Fireplace Before and After a Stone Honing in Pittsburgh
The couple was very fond of their fireplace, so they wanted nothing but the best Pittsburgh Stone Honing company to handle the issue. They had heard of Sir Grout Pittsburgh before, but they didn't know the extent of our restoration methods until they visited our website. Once they read about our services and checked the photos in our picture gallery, the couple decided to give us a call. They requested an in-home evaluation, and our specialists were at their house only a couple of days later.

Not long into the inspection, our crew saw that the marble fireplace had lost all its shine. Despite the lack of results, the clients had kept their regular cleaning routine, but this didn't stop the stone from looking old and neglected. Our specialists asked about the products they used for cleaning the fireplace, and the couple admitted that they had tried different generic formulas. As our techs explained, these products actually have pH imbalances that may cause discoloration on stone surfaces and make way for deeper damage. Luckily, Sir Grout's professional restoration equipment could ensure a successful renewal, so the clients hired our restoration services after our specialists described the process step by step.

On the appointed date, our specialists went back to the house and started cleaning the fireplace until it was spotless. For this, they used a pH-neutral cleaner and ran a high-speed scrubber all over the stone surface. Our cleaner removes dirt, spills, grime, soot, and mold easily and without damaging the marble because it has no acidic ingredients in its formula. It doesn't cause discoloration and helps protect the stone through regular use.

After a deep cleaning session, our specialists started honing the fireplace's surface. They used diamond-impregnated pads to remove all the marks collected on the stone, gradually increasing the level of grit until there were no blemishes left on the fireplace. Then, they polished the surface until they brought up the marble's natural color, ending the process once the stone had acquired a nice finish.

The stone renewal was almost complete, and it showed. The fireplace had recovered its intense dark color, reflecting the light and showing off the details on the marble surface. To finish the restoration, our specialists applied a coat of Stone Armor, sealing the stone against dirt, grime, and mold. Our sealant preserves the results of the process for longer, keeping the marble pores protected from external elements and the effects of wear and tear.

The couple was speechless when our specialists called them back into the living room. The fireplace had gone through a full transformation, and the clients couldn't stop marveling at its beauty, praising our honing job and thanking our specialists repeatedly for their excellent services.

The clients were eager to get more cleaning pointers for their fireplace, and our specialists were happy to share their recommendations. To clean the dirt and the dust in the area, they recommended pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike bleach and other traditional cleaners, our formula is enriched with high-quality ingredients that have no negative effect on marble or other stone surfaces. It works through all the dirt and stains without discoloring the surface, and it helps preserve the sealant's protection for a long time. Another recommendation was to keep some windows open at different times of the day to help the room's ventilation. Non-abrasive cleaning tools like towels and terry cloths were also necessary to avoid leaving scratch marks while cleaning the fireplace. All in all, cleaning the fireplace would be less time-consuming from then on, and the couple made sure to thank our specialists one last time before they left the house, promising to recommend Sir Grout Pittsburgh when they showed their fireplace to their guests.

You can find the best restoration services to preserve your stone surfaces for years to come. Sir Grout Pittsburgh offers the most reliable methods in the hands of true hard surface professionals. Feel free to call (412) 927-0202 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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