Ideally, we all want our homes to feel like a sanctuary from stress and a place to relax. A clean home can go a long way to accomplishing that goal. If you have kids, achieving that ideal can be an even bigger challenge, but it’s all about baby steps. 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

Firstly, grout refers to the sand-based mortar which fills the crevices between wall or floor tiles.  However, tile and grout must be sealed correctly to last well. Because grout is porous, it is a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus, and dirt; therefore, applying a protective layer to it is mandatory—and a grout sealant does exactly that.

 

Give ‘Hotspot’ Rooms Some Extra Protection

If you enjoy the look of your tile in any room in the house, then keeping your tile protected should be a priority. Especially in the bathroom, because the humidity facilitates a breeding ground for mold and mildew. You should give some extra care and attention to these types of ‘hotspot’ rooms.

Maintain a healthy home and overall appearance of tile and stone in these ‘hotspots’ with a sealant. When you seal your tile and grout, you protect your own good health and guard against grout stains that become near to impossible to remove. As a rule of thumb, reseal your grout once a year for high traffic homes, and anytime it’s been deep cleaned, reseal it immediately. Be sure not to neglect any low traffic rooms in your home either and have them resealed every 4-5 years.

 

Tile is An Investment

In terms of cleaning, tile is fairly low-maintenance, but it should not be forgotten. Sometimes, regular DIY maintenance isn’t sufficient and a more thorough, deep clean is necessary. To improve your tile and grout’s lifespan, and healthier home for your family, have Temecula Valley Chem-Dry clean your tile.

Set an appointment with Temecula Valley 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 eliminate the dirt and bacteria from your tile, grout, and stone. Check out our process here!