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Acidic Cleaner Damage on a Black Limestone Shower

This black limestone shower was very difficult to keep clean. In the process of trying anything, the cleaning person tried an all-natural cleaner. The before picture on the left is what happened when using this cleaner. When I arrived I checked the cleaner with pH test paper and the pH was 1. Very acidic. Similar to marble and travertine, lime stone is a calcium based stone which means it will be etched by acidic cleaners and personal care products.

To get this shower like new again, the limestone was honed using Diamond Impregnated Pads to remove the acid etch marks then protected with HydroShield.

An appropriate cleaner, care tips sheet, and my business card was left with the client. The client was encouraged to contact us with any questions. A water treatment company was recommended to help minimize the minerals in the water.

This level of service is not out of the ordinary. It is our everyday way of doing business.

Does it make sense to start out in your new space on the right foot, with the peace of mind knowing your space will stay looking new longer? If you have questions, would you like to have a subject matter expert you can call to seek advice, or educate your cleaning people? If your answer is yes to questions like these, then tell your builder you want HydroShield before you move in. You want a HydroShield Home!

Granite State HydroShield would be honored to help you protect your investment, worry less, avoid the use of harsh toxic cleaners, spend less time cleaning, and enjoy your new home more!

Thank you for your interest in HydroShield!