A white substance. Clogs the drains. Cracks the tile and grout.
Efflorescence. A curse in showers.
Efflorescence is a white substance, damaging all the cement based materials. The birth of soluble salts from masonry causes effloresces, clogging the shower drain and grows throughout the entire surface. If the issue is not rectified with the correct products, it can also crack your tile and grout.
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The first step we carry out while performing a efflorescence removal service in NYC is eliminating all the bulk efflorescence from the surface. We remove the cover of shower drain and clean the tile and grout by scraping the efflorescence.
Cleaning showers with chemicals.
We perform our patented efflorescence removal service in NYC with Zido – the most powerful chemical from pFOkUS®. We apply Zido to the entire shower tile and grout. Not only does it eliminate efflorescence on the surface, it penetrates deep attacking the slats that cause this issue.
Shower. Caulk free. Stain free.
If there is missing grout, we will repair it with Sentura, which also replaces the caulk. Sentura is a two part pigmented flexible solvent epoxy/resin engineered with a 1200psi adhesion. Once we repair the grout and replace the caulk, we will color seal the grout with Caponi® – a pigmented titanium sealer. Both of these products work with each other and offer a stain free shower with a 5 year labor warranty.
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How efflorescence grows in showers?
This diagram, displays how your shower is constructed when you have efflorescence issues or in some cases mold problems. The top of the mud bed (concrete) is not protected with a waterproofing membrane. Underneath the mud bed, there is no pre-slope. Without either of these steps, water will not drain to the weep holes and the mud bed will not dry out. Efflorescence can crack the grout lines and tiles. Once we repair the crack, it’s highly recommended to seal the grout with Caponi® and all the corners with Sentura – which would waterproof the shower.
Efflorescence removal service in NYC.
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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 efflorescence removal service in NYC is state-of-the-art and we only use powerful cleaners and sealers from pFOkUS® which 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 should we call D'Sapone®?
We remove the efflorescence permanently and also back our efflorescence removal service in NYC with a long time warranty.
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