Why Should I Get My Shower Acid Washed?

January 18, 2020 3:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sometimes, no matter how much elbow grease you put into cleaning your shower, it still looks dull and dirty—especially if it’s old. Eventually, there’s not a lot you can do to restore your shower tiles to their once-pristine condition. This can be embarrassing. After all, your bathroom gets a lot of traffic, and you don’t want to gross out your guests.

There’s a solution: turn to the professionals. Professional shower cleaners and restorers who specialize in tile and grout cleaning in San Fernando Valley, CA, like the team at Valley Carpet Cleaning, can use special products and techniques to deep clean your bathroom like never before.

One of these techniques is acid washing. No, it’s not like what happens with jeans—it’s a type of cleaning that uses muriatic acid to get down and dirty with your tile.

What is acid washing?

Muriatic acid is also known as hydrochloric acid, the same kind of acid that helps your stomach break down and digest food. Outside of your body, however, it can be dangerous in high concentrations. (That’s why acid washing your shower is best left to the professionals.)

Muriatic acid should not be breathed in or come into contact with the skin, as it can burn your lungs and body. However, this makes it great for dissolving tough dirt, hard water deposits, soap scum, stains, mold and more. It’s most suitable for porcelain or ceramic tile and grout. Since it is a harsh acid, it will etch other surfaces like marble, fiberglass, metal, frosted glass and limestone, so if your shower and tub are made from those substances, acid washing will not be right for your bathroom.

How does acid washing work?

To get a deep clean that tackles all your worst stains, your tile and grout cleaning professional will mix muriatic acid with water (outdoors, to avoid toxic fumes). Then they’ll apply the mixture to the tile and grout and scrub it until the stubborn stains wash away easily.

Depending on your shower and tub’s specific needs, they may decide to follow up with additional applications or another product that will enhance and preserve the acid washing’s effects.

As long as your bathroom is well ventilated and the cleaning is carried out by a professional, this is a perfectly safe and effective cleaning method that’s bound to give you a shinier shower than you’ve seen in years.

Tile and grout cleaning in San Fernando Valley, CA

When it’s time to enlist the help of a professional in caring for your tile and grout, call the team at Valley Carpet Cleaning. We specialize in making sure your tile and grout sparkle, and the only effort you have to put in is to give us a call. We can get rid of hard water stains, soap scum, dirt and anything else obscuring the natural beauty of your tile and grout. Our experts will make sure your tile and grout look as beautiful as the day they were installed. Call us today to schedule your first cleaning.

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