Your home is often a place where you can unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet. However, it can be harder to relax if you notice areas that could use a little work—especially the ones that are designed with beautiful tile and stone. Find out why sealing your tile on a regular basis is one of the most important ways to keep your home healthy and looking its best.
Why a Sealant is Worth the Work
First, it’s important to understand what grout sealant is. Grout is made of sand and fills up holes effectively and cheaply. It does the job, but must be sealed correctly to last. Since grout is porous and a breeding ground for mold, fungus, and dirt, applying protection to it is a must—and a grout sealant accomplishes that.
Give ‘Hotspot’ Rooms in Your Home Extra Protection
Do you have beautiful tile in your shower that you want to preserve for as long as possible? Is your bathtub your haven? If so, keeping your tile protected should be a priority. Because the moisture in your bathroom acts as a breeding ground for mold and mildew, give these types of ‘hotspot’ rooms extra care and attention.
Maintain the quality and overall appearance of tile and stone in these ‘hotspots’ with a sealant so your home can be the healthiest living environment possible. Don’t forget to have everything thoroughly cleaned first. When you seal dirty grout, stains develop that become near impossible to remove.
As a rule of thumb, reseal your grout once a year for high traffic homes, and anytime it’s been deep cleaned, reseal it. Do you have out-of-the-way, low traffic rooms in your home? Don’t neglect these areas and reseal them every 4 to 5 years.
Tile is An Investment
Sometimes your routine DIY maintenance isn’t enough. Tile and/or stone deserve a professional, deep clean to lengthen its lifespan and give you a clean, safe house for you and your family.
Contact Chem-Dry of OKC/Edmond and leave the back-breaking work of making your tile look pristine to us. Using specialized tile cleaning solutions and powerful equipment, Chem-Dry can blast the dirt and dust from your tile, grout, and stone, and restore it with a brand new look and feel. Don’t forget to check out our limited-time tile cleaning coupons!