Grout Maintenance

Nearly all homeowners deal with grout in some form or another. Grout is everywhere on the backsplash in a kitchen, in the shower, or on the hallway floors.

When the grout is new, it’s both functional and attractive. As it ages improper or is poorly maintained, grout can be a germ-wielding eyesore. What nearly all homeowners seem to know about grout is that it’s notoriously difficult to clean. Learning how to maintain your grout and what you can do to keep it in good condition can help you maintain your home.

Problems with Grout:

  • Grout easily cracks or wears off due to wear and tear, giving your flooring a dirty and unmaintained appearance.
  • The gaps from where the grout has cracked store water, making it stagnant. Stagnant water is an excellent breeding ground for mould, fungus, and mildew.
  • Grout is naturally highly porous and created from sand, a colour component and cement.
  • If not cleaned immediately, mould and mildew lead to eye problems, runny nose, and other respiratory problems.
  • An unsealed grout becomes stained or discoloured, giving a blacking appearance to your tiles, thereby ruining the look of your costly tile.

If you have any questions regarding grout repair and maintenance, contact us