Tired of moldy grout, moldy caulking, and body oil build up?
Tired of trying every harsh cleaning product on the market and nothing gets the grout, tile, or soap scum clean?
Does the dirty mold come right back in a couple of days after cleaning?
Using too strong an acid and burning your lungs with harmful fumes?
We’ve tried all of the cleaning products out there, and got it narrowed down to what works exactly. On ceramic tile we use numerous acids and depending on the color of the grout will determine the types of acid CTR would use. There are over 32 different types of acids but you only need to use 5 of them. Nowadays companies are mixing acids together so you reeally have to pay attention to which acid you choose (Bio Degradable cleaners do not work).
On Natural stone we use a non acid cleaner. The particular cleaner we use does the the same thing as the acid (burn) but wont etch the stone. It attacks, breaks down, and gets rid of soap scum, rust, calcium, efflorescence, mold, and body oils in the grout and on top of the stone. After we have detailed, and cleaned the ceramic tile, grout, bathtub, sand shower doors, we then dry it out. Once everything is dry we cut out any grout that is just stained and wont clean up, and replace the grout. The only thing left to finish off the shower is to cut out all the clear caulking that’s around the shower doors and replace it. We do the same thing around the tub and any other areas where caulking was used. Caulking never cleans up the mold embedded in the caulking and this is why it must be replaced. At this point we would re-caulk the glass surround and the shower. It is very important to use matching color caulking and type, for example sanded caulking or non sanded caulking to caulk the tub and any other areas where the walls meet. Basically you want to caulk any area where grout would break once you add weight and movement to the tub and shower.
After we have cleaned the ceramic tile shower and or the natural stone shower, we’ve cut out caulking that was ugly, stained, and embedded with mold, cut caulking from unnecessary areas, the bathtub, shower, etc should look great!!
The last thing we do is seal the grout if it is a ceramic tile shower, and if it is one of the many types of natural stone showers, then we seal the gout AND the tile.
Clean your shower this way every two to three weeks to keep it looking great! The caulking will unfortunately start to break in two to three years so you will need too replace it ever so often.
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