Blocks the drains. Spreads over the tiles. Ruins the surface.
The efflorescence bane.
Efflorescence in the shower, wrecks cement based building materials. The consequence of migrating soluble salts, incepted from soils or masonry, is the troublesome efflorescence. When these salts are driven to the surface, the water vaporizes and a white residue remains behind. If ignored and not cleaned, it can crack the tile and grout and block the shower drain. Repair Cracked Tile>
Earliest in order.
We begin the process by cleaning out the shower drain. Further, we abrade all the efflorescence off the tiles and grout lines. Our main target is to remove all the efflorescence.
Chemically eradicating efflorescence.
D'Sapone® artists in Honolulu kill efflorescence with pFOkUS® Zido chemical. Zido is an incredible product meant for removing the efflorescence on contact. Beneath the surface, it expels the calcium and salts. It refrains to leave behind harsh residue or chemicals and abolishes efflorescence to the mud bed. Sealing Grout>
Avoidance. Protection. Waterproofing.
Our artists repair the missing and damaged grout with Sentura – a flexible resin/epoxy filler. And also replace the caulk over the edges with Sentura. Then, Caponi®- a titanium pigmented sealer is applied to all the grout lines. ‘Healthy Shower’ in the truest form. Re-caulking>
Why efflorescence evolves in showers?
This diagram, shows how your shower is built when you have efflorescence issues or in some cases mold issue. The top of the mud bed (concrete) is not protected with a waterproofing membrane. Below the mud bed, there is no pre-slope. Without either of these steps, water fails to drain to the weep holes and the mud bed will not dry out. If caulk is used around the perimeter, it will mildew fast and even pull away easily. To solve this issue, we have to restrict the water from passing through the grout and the corners where the caulk was applied. Removing Caulk>
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Questions about efflorescence?
Here are our answers.
What does efflorescence look like?
Efflorescence looks like a whitish grout, which occurs in your grout and on top of your tile.
Why does efflorescence grow on my shower floor?
Your shower has not been installed correctly and it is allowing water to dwell within the tile, feeding the minerals in the concrete mud bed. The minerals take birth in your shower drain via the weep holes. Then, it grows on your tile and grout.
Can efflorescence be removed?
Of course. Our powerful cleaners and sealers from pFOkUS® will not break down overtime and will eliminate efflorescence from the root. We fill all the corners with Sentura and apply Caponi® to the grout lines, creating a waterproof shower.
My shower drain is clogged with efflorescence, why?
Efflorescence grows through the drain weep holes beneath the tile and clogs the shower drain. We will eliminate this issue from the root.
Why is my cultured marble peeling, because a contractor had restored it?
You should post reviews for other people. Don’t be fooled by contractors delivering this service. There is not any tactic to rectify this issue because the entire pan will have to be stripped.
Why should we call D'Sapone®?
Only we remove the efflorescence with a long time warranty.