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Your home is a place where you can retreat, unwind and enjoy downtime in peace & quiet, and having a clean home environment helps you enjoy your space. Here are some of our best tips for maintaining the tile and stone in your home so you don’t have to stress about keeping it clean.

Make Sure Your Grout is Sealed

So what is a ‘grout sealant’? Well, ‘grout’ is that stuff made from sand that is used to fill up holes between tile and stone. It’s effective and inexpensive. The trick is that it needs to be sealed correctly to last.

Grout is porous and can quickly become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. This is where a sealant comes in. Applying protection to grout is mandatory—and a grout sealant accomplishes exactly that.

What ‘Hotspots’ in Your Home Need Extra Protection?

Take a look at the tile in your home. Preserve beautiful tile work in your shower for as long as possible. Protect your bathtub against mold. Realize that wherever there is a lot of moisture, that is where mold and mildew will begin to form. You’ll need to give these ‘hotspot’ areas extra care and attention.

Maintain the quality and overall appearance of tile and stone in these ‘hotspots’ with a sealant so that your home can be the happiest and healthiest living environment possible.

Why be so adamant about sealing?  When you seal dirty grout, stains develop that become near impossible to remove.

How Often Should I Apply Sealant?

As a rule of thumb, reseal your grout once a year for high traffic homes, and anytime it’s been deep cleaned, reseal it immediately. If you have out-of-the-way, low-traffic rooms in your home, take care to revisit these areas with sealant every 4-5 years.

How Should I Clean My Tile?

Cleaning your tile and stone is obviously a more regular task. At least once a week these surfaces should be cleaned to avoid mold and mildew buildup. Most products on the market that are designated for tile cleaning will do an effective job. You can generally use a rag and some elbow grease and you’ll be good!

With that said, even your regular DIY maintenance needs backup.

Occasionally, you’ll need a professional, deep clean to improve the lifespan of tile and stone. It will also allow you the peace of mind of a clean, safe house for you and your family.

You can contact Delta Chem-Dry in San Fernando and leave the back-breaking work of making your tile look pristine to us. Using specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment, Chem-Dry can blast the dirt and mildew from your tile, grout, and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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