Showers are some of the most neglected areas in a home. 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.
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.