To maintain a shower, having a professional shower cleaning and then sealing can prolong the life of the original shower. Over time grout and caulk in bathroom areas become hard. With regular house movement grout will crack and holes are formed. When your shower has cracks in the grout and caulk, mold and mildew forms within them. If not taken care of, you may be reducing the life expectancy of the shower.
Every time you shower, water gets in the cracks. The sheetrock behind the tiles soaks up the water, causing the shower walls to get spongy and that leads to larger problems.
When you see mold or mildew in the cracks, it is growing from behind the caulk and grout line. No matter how you scrub it does not come out. It is best to treat this immediately. If left untreated, water will get further into the shower walls and tiles will pop off. To repair the shower at this point is expensive.
If mold and mildew are growing, call Cyclone Professional Cleaners. We will:
- Evaluate your shower.
- Steam clean your shower to get all of the soap scum off of the tile and grout.
- Scrape out the cracked and mildewed areas.
- Apply fresh caulk and touch up affected grout.
- Seal the shower for maintenance.
Our technicians can also install bathroom fixtures you have purchased.
For more serious issues such as spongy walls, we can refer you to a tile contractor who may be able to help with shower repairs.
Cyclone Professionals also take care of all types of stone showers. We clean and maintain Travertine, Marble, Granite and Slate bathrooms. That includes any caulk, issues around sinks and tubs, as well as kitchen countertops. We provide service for all of those surfaces.
How Steam Cleaning Works for Shower Grout Cleaning
Why do we use steam shower cleaning as part of our process? It’s a scientific fact that heating up tile and ceramic tubs actually doubles the effectiveness of many shower cleaners. That makes steam, which is just heated-up water and not a toxic chemical solution, the optimal tool for shower and bathroom restoration.
Once we have vacuumed or dusted-off any debris in the shower and heated it up with steam, we are in a perfect position to completely remove mold and mildew from shower tile and tub surfaces. We can then get in with our non-toxic cleaners and scrub out all the mold, grime and mildew before applying caulk, touching up the grout and sealing the clean in.
Once we’ve cleaned your shower, you’ll never want to consider any other bathroom cleaning company for the job.
What to Do If There Is Mold or Mildew in My Shower or Bathroom
While Cyclone Professional Cleaners is always on hand to be your shower cleaning company whenever your shower becomes unmanageable due to mold, mildew or other grime, we also want you to know how to remove mold from the shower yourself if you need to. With regular maintenance, the need for professional shower cleaning services will come around much less often and will be more effective when you do engage our services.
Here are some tips for keeping that shower clean and free of mold and mildew:
1.Open the Window
If you’re trying to fight mold and mildew in your shower, moisture is the enemy. Of course, since your shower uses water, you can’t completely shut out moisture, but you can take steps to dry it out fast. If you have a window in your bathroom, make sure it’s open when you shower. If it’s wintertime, try at least keeping it open a crack.
If you have a ceiling fan in your bathroom, which you should, make sure you always have it on during and for about 15 minutes after your shower. The fan and open window allow moist air to escape so it does not collect in your bathroom and foster mold growth.
2.Wipe Down Your Shower and Tub After Every Use
While this sounds a bit inconvenient, a quick wipe-down of everything after a shower can ward off a long and involved cleanup down the road.
3. Clean Your Shower Weekly
Every week, wash the shower down with a non-toxic cleanser. You can make your own or find some readily available in many grocery or houseware stores. Dry with a towel when done.
4. Clean Your Shower Accessories
If you have a non-slip mat, pull it up and wash it down at least once a week or it will collect mold fast. If you have a shower curtain, make sure it’s one you can throw in the washing machine. If you do find yourself with mold, you can clean it with a combination of white vinegar, tea tree oil or hydrogen peroxide mixed with water.
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