How to avoid thousands of dollars in wood rot repair by spending $10.00 and 30 minutes by doing this
Updated: Jan 6
“90 percent of all water damage in bathrooms can be avoided by checking to make sure caulk and grout is maintained.”
Doing these will help avoid spending large amounts of money on grout repair, re-sealing, or re-coloring.
Maintenance to caulk and grout is critical especially around your tubs, showers, sinks, and back splashes.
A critical part of protection any home against expensive water damage is maintaining caulk and grout. When neglected most caulk will mold, dry up, peel, and crack. If ignored, old caulk and grout joints causes severe water damage and costly repairs. When this condition not maintained in many cases require, a complete tear-out and replacement is needed. Take preventive measured by checking and maintain your caulking and grout around areas exposed to water. This will avoid wood rot and the added benefit new caulking and grout can cause a like new appearance to an old shower or tub, shower, sink, or backsplash. So be on the lookout for moldy or worn grout and caulk.
Look closely because even the smallest hole or crack can cause thousands of damages in constant decay in wet rot.
What Causes Grout Deterioration and How to Avoid Them
Tile and grout have become an increasingly popular method of design across the United States. There are countless new homes being built with large areas of tile throughout, and many home repairs with new tile installation. It can be a beautiful design element, a statement piece in your home, or simply provide a clean and sleek look. Even just the grout itself can be a bold design statement while the tile provides a plain background that is easy on the eyes.
However, though grout is attractive to homeowners for many reasons, one of its biggest problems is the potential to deteriorate over time.
Here we discuss the common causes of grout deterioration and how to avoid water damage.
Moisture is one of the biggest enemies of grout. This is especially true if the grout is in a place where moisture is often present such as the kitchen, bathroom, laundry area, or entryway. Any place where moisture frequently occurs, or spills are threatened is a risky area to install tile and grout. Because grout is typically porous, moisture is easily absorbed. This causes the grout to crumble from the inside out and encourages the growth of mold and bacteria. Not only do mold and bacteria threaten the life of your grout, but it is also a detriment to the health of your family and pets.
How to avoid grout deterioration
Do not leave damp or wet items such as area towels of rugs on a tile floor.
Avoid using harsh chemicals
Poor Installation & Maintenance
Applying a good quality sealant to help prevent damage from absorbing moisture.
Hire a professional
Wood Rescue Team offers competitive and affordable prices, our workmanship and materials are the highest quality.
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