If you can’t remember, or if it’s been a while, now is the time! The tile and grout surfaces in your home can easily become dirty and unattractive, which is why they need to be periodically cleaned and sealed.
Grout is used to fill in the gaps between tiles. It is usually made with a combination of cement, sand, and water making it a porous material. Liquids with color, such as wine, fruit juice or coffee can even stain the grout once they evaporate.
Sealing grout creates a barrier over its surface, protecting it from water infiltration. Depending on the type of sealer used, this process can also protect the grout from stains, mold, and mildew, making it easier to clean and maintain while slowing down wear and tear.
How Do You Know If Your Grout Needs to Be Sealed?
If you are not sure whether your grout has already been sealed, there is a simple test you can perform. Just place a few drops of water on your grout to see whether they are absorbed or not. If water beads, the sealer is fine, but if your grout absorbs the water, it needs to be sealed.
The best time to seal your grout is after installation, but if it hasn’t been protected or if the sealant has been damaged by harsh chemicals, it may be time to call the professionals. For most people, grout is notoriously difficult to clean. Sealing grout not only keeps it clean, but it also makes it easier to maintain.
Does your grout need to be sealed? Call our hard surface restoration experts and prevent future costly repairs! Call Sir Grout at 215-450-5763 to request a free estimate.