In these times of budget cuts, facility managers welcome an alternative to ripping out old tile showers and pans in order to install new ones.
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) July 05, 2012
Whether it’s during a visit by a prospective student and his family or a visit during a parent’s weekend, a leaking, moldy or just plain dirty shower can create a negative impression of the entire university. No matter how great the academics, the campus or the football team, a dirty shower may be all that is remembered by the “paying customers,” the parents.
A new process, developed by Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, is providing a solution for a growing number of colleges and universities… fixing leaking shower pans and damaged tile without shutting down a floor and having to replace the tile and walls.
It’s significant because Miracle Method’s process costs a fraction of the cost of tile replacement and can have residence hall showers back in service in 24-48 hours. The process involves removal of mold and mildew, cleaning the tile and grout, re-grouting if needed, the use of a proprietary sealant, refinishing with Miracle Method’s Natural Accents stone-look finish and a final clear coat.
“A year of use in a dorm is like ten years at home,” says Joe Chaparro, former Special Projects Coordinator for Housing, Florida Atlantic University. “Once water seeps under the pan, it can easily damage drywall and floors below. In these times of budget cuts, facility managers welcome an alternative to ripping out old tile showers and pans in order to install new ones.”
“Once treated with our proprietary seal, the grout will never crumble again, or leak,” says Eddie Naro, whose Miracle Method office has successfully solved leaking problems in residence halls at Florida Atlantic University, Louisiana State University, University of Southern Mississippi and Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
With 125 offices across the US and Canada, Miracle Method can provide its services to virtually any college campus. Miracle Method is a member of APPA, an association of college facility professionals and attends their major conferences. To learn more about Miracle Method and to read case studies, log on to http://www.miraclemethod.com/collegehousing, or call 800 444-8827.