Showers can be some of the most neglected areas in a home. If your shower has lost some of its luster in one way or another, our services can restore it to a condition that matches or exceeds its original beauty.
Grout lines and tile faces can suffer from a buildup of white ashy soap scum. In corners, along shower pans and vertical seams slimy pink mold can develop.
When we clean showers we always pretreat the tile and grout lines with a cleaning agent then use a high temperature vapor machine to clean and disinfect the grout and tile.
We can also remove and replace damaged and moldy caulking with a color matched acrylic of silicone.
Showers can sustain both grout and caulking damage. In these cases we remove the damaged material and replace it with a color matched product. In most cases the damage is minimal and is restricted to small areas. Usually wide scale grout damage does not persist. When it does, however, we replace all the grout in a shower to prevent more serious issues.
Water damage is one of the more serious issues we are trying to prevent when we repair and replace grout. A cracked grout line or damaged caulking can gradually allow moister to seep behind the tile and compromise shower wall. Water will de-bond tiles, saturate backing material and even compromise wall studs. When this happens we remove the loose and damaged tile, remove all rotted backing material and when required damaged support studs. Once the damaged material is removed it is replaced with quality replacement materials restoring the shower to a brand new condition.
Marble, travertine and limestone in showers is susceptible to the same issues that it faces on countertops and floors. Its maintenance needs in a shower is always higher because of the moisture rich environment. Constant exposure to water, soap and shampoo can degrade a finish rapidly. Common to natural stone showers are drip marks that don’t seem to clean off, water spots and an overall dull finish compared to when it was installed.
To solve these issues we treat the stone on the wall the same as we do on the floor or countertop. We have to diamond refinish the each tile face to remove the imperfections then repolish or hone it to the customer’s desired finish.