Do You Feel Like Your Shower is Unhealthy?
Do You Have Build-up That You Cannot Remove?
Time Machine Cleaning of Orlando offers a unique process to restore an unhealthy shower with dingy tile and grout into a healthy shower you wouldn’t be embarrassed letting guests use. Most showers can be completed in one day with no mess or dust and none of the hassle of replacement.
The Good and Bad
The bad is the fact showers receive up to 414 times more “rainfall” than your roof does (Don Halvorson, Forensic Tile Consultant), and it all has to end up at a small drain. The fact is, over a short time, due to many causes, cracks can open up, allowing water into the substrate. Caulking can become mildewed from the inside out making it impossible to remove. Mineral-formations can grow where moisture is evaporating from, and can be identified by hard, off-white raised deposits. Hard water deposits, soap scum and residues can build up on tile and glass surfaces that can prove difficult to remove for the homeowner. Most showers have never been sealed allowing moisture to carry organic matter into the grout, these organic matter residues is what mildew feed on.
The good is that with proper grouting, caulking, sealing, and proper maintenance, a shower should be trouble free. The best maintenace one can do is to help gravity getting all the water in the drain. One of the most effective, chemical free procedures is a simple squeegee. Squeegees can come in different shapes and sizes; I prefer the California squeegee with the silicone double edge blade. This ounce of preventive maintenance (worth a pound of cure), takes less than a minute to do. Also it is important to have good circulation of air, and if you like long hot showers in a small area, dehumidification may be advised to control indoor high humidity dangers.