Your home is a place where you can retreat, unwind and enjoy your down time in peace & quiet! So, why not make the most used rooms in your home—that are designed with beautiful tile and stone—the highest quality it can possibly be? Find out why sealing your tile and stone on a regular basis should be one of the most important ways to keep your family and your home healthy for the long run.
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 in needs to be sealed correctly to last.
Grout is porous and can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and dirt. 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 on sealing? When you seal dirty grout, stains develop that become near to 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 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 bacteria from your tile, grout and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel.