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3 Common Grouting Risks You Should Know About

For many homes and businesses, the grouting within tiles can be one of the main features. But, there are a few things you need to know about that may seem minor, but, if not taken care of, can become much larger problems which may end up costing you thousands.

1. Cracked Grouting Can Turn in to a Much Larger Problem.

Even properly installed tile floors and walls can be susceptible to cracking grout over time. Grout cracking is something you should take steps to deal with as soon as possible. If not dealt with promptly, the cracked grout will begin to affect the tile around it, causing more cracks and requiring tiles to be replaced. In more severe cases, water may have already seeped through the cracks causing further unseen damage.

2. Grout Lines Are a Breeding Ground for Nasty Bacteria!

Tile grout is porous, meaning it absorbs liquids and bacteria from its environment.

Warm, moist environments (in-particular bathrooms) can make grout is a breeding ground for many pathogenic bacteria including:

o Staphylococcus

o Salmonella

o Streptococcus

o Coli

o Campylobacter

These nasty bacteria have been found to cause infection, respiratory problems, nausea and much more.

Grout cleaning can be a daunting, back breaking job, but, if not maintained regularly, bacterial/mould will build up and over time will begin to develop and fester within the grouting.

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3. Tired Looking Tile and Grouting Decreases the Value of Your Home and Leads to Bad Business Reviews

Bad smells, flaking paint and cracks in the wall can lead to bad reviews from guests as well as driving down the value of a property – mouldy & discoloured grouting is no different.

So, now we know the potential issues of neglected grout what are your options?

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Our non-porous, antibacterial easy clean grout compound will make your tiling look brand new and will make grout cleaning a breeze!

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