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Why is Your Grout Wearing Out?

October 2, 2019

Why is Your Grout Wearing Out?

Because of how much wear and tear they are subject to, it’s easy for your tile and grout to wear down.

Because of how much wear and tear they are subject to, it’s easy for your tile and grout to wear down. This means that they will begin to show dirt and other types of unsightly grime. The good news is that this deterioration doesn’t need to last for long. By contacting the experts at Hydro-Clean Certified Restoration, you can make your grout look good as new! 

Moisture Damage

It is a fact of life that moisture and grout do not get along. Since tile and grout are most often seen in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, this is some seriously bad news. After all, those three rooms tend to be the most humid and most often exposed to large amounts of water compared to other rooms within your home

Chemical Use 

Another reason the grout could be wearing out is because of chemical use. Many standard household cleaning solutions are incredibly harsh and do more damage to homeowners and the surfaces they are trying to get cleaned. Sometimes, this is because the wrong chemicals are being used, and homeowners are none the wiser. Finding a professional cleaning company to select the chemical products you need is one smart way to resolve this issue.

Improper Installation

On rare occasions, the grout itself could be the problem. What we mean by this is that it might have been installed incorrectly. The tile and grout need to be sealed to help prevent any undue water damage. The same advice goes for maintaining any wood flooring you have in your home. Depending on the foot traffic in your home, this can do even more harm to your tile and grout. Ensuring the grout is appropriately installed also helps extend its lifespan.

Low-Quality Grout 

Finally, you will need to think about the quality of the grout material you chose. Unfortunately, there is one standard method used to cut costs on tile and grout installation – and that is to choose cheaper materials that won’t hold up as well. Cement is incredibly porous, which means that it is more likely to absorb more water. What this means is you will require even more sanding and sealing to prevent any future problems. As a result, insisting on higher-quality grout is the way to go!