When you think about how much time you spend inside your home, it makes perfect sense why people go to such great effort to make their home a clean, visually-appealing place! You deserve to be comfortable and happy in your own home. Because many of the rooms in your home include beautiful tile and stone, it is important to keep these surfaces at their highest quality possible. Here are some of the benefits to sealing your tile and stone.
Why a Sealant is Worth the Effort
Before anything else, let’s talk about what a grout sealant is. Grout is made of sand, and is a cheap and effective way to fill holes. In order for this grout to last, it must be properly sealed. Grout is a porous material, which makes it a great place for bacteria, mold, fungus, and dirt to thrive. Grout sealant adds a layer of protection that prevents these unwanted particles from growing on your grout.
Give Extra Protection to ‘Hotspots’
Some rooms are in need of more protection than others. For example, if your bathroom has beautiful tile around the shower or bathtub, protecting it should be a top priority. Bathrooms generally have higher amounts of moisture, which make it even easier for mold and mildew to grow in the grout. Give these type of ‘hotspot’ rooms extra attention and protection.
Using a sealant in these ‘hotspots’ will greatly increase the overall cleanliness of your home. In addition to improving the health of your home, using a sealant will also help prevent difficult stains that come when you seal dirty grout. Anytime your grout is deep cleaned, you should reseal it immediately after. As a general rule of thumb, reseal the grout in your high-traffic areas once a year. Rooms that don’t get as much traffic or moisture are good to be resealed every 4-5 years.
Tile is An Investment
Like any big purchase or investment, you want to get as much out of it as you can, for as long as you can. Sometimes cleaning your tile and/or stone on your own just doesn’t cut it. Don’t underestimate the value of a professional, deep cleaning. This will increase the lifespan of your surfaces and make your home a clean and safe place for your family.
Here at Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion, we specialize in tile & grout cleaning and sealing. With our advanced cleaning equipment and our innovative cleaning solutions, we are prepared to tackle any cleaning job and transform your tile to looking like new again!