You care for your home. You keep things clean, and take great care of your possessions. You want your home to be a beautiful, clean sanctuary. And yet, you’re probably ignoring one important area: your tile and stone. When was the last time you sealed your tile and stone? If you’re like more people, it’s been a while. Why would you take sure good care of the rest of your home and ignore your beautiful tile and stone floorings and walls? Read on to 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.
Why a Sealant is Worth the Work
It’s important to understand what a grout sealant is. Grout is made of sand and fills up holes effectively and cheaply. It does the job, but must be sealed correctly and regularly in order to last. Grout is porous, which makes it a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and dirt, especially in humid rooms like bathrooms. In order to stop these dangerous contaminants from growing and spreading in your home, applying protection to it is mandatory—and a grout sealant accomplishes exactly 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. Bathrooms tend to have more moisture than other rooms, so they act as a breeding ground for mold and mildew and require 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. Another advantage of sealing it that it can help prevent stains from occurring. It’s important to seal clean tile, stone, or grout, or else you will just be trapping in stains.
As a rule of thumb, you should reseal your grout once a year for high traffic rooms. Or, anytime your tile and grout has been deep cleaned, be sure to reseal it immediately. More out of the way rooms with low traffic and moisture can be resealed less frequently, about every 4-5 years.
Tile is An Investment
Don’t you deserve to get as much out of your tile as you can—for as long as you can? Sometimes, regularly scheduled DIY maintenance isn’t enough in maintaining the beauty and quality of your tile. Sometimes, tile and stone deserve a professional, deep clean to improve their lifespan and allow you the peace of mind of a clean, safe house for you and your family.
In order to get the best results, you can trust Southside Chem-Dry and leave the back-breaking work of making your tile look pristine to us. Using specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment, we can blast the dirt and bacteria from your tile, grout and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel. Don’t what, call us at (757) 471-0087 today and get your tile and stone as healthy as possible.