When it has been
professionally applied, grout can be expected to last a decade or
more. Eventually, though, this bonding material wears away and tile
floors, walls, and countertops become open to damage. Instead of just
waiting until the grout has worn away completely and water has begun
to seep into the tiles and damage the sub-floor, homeowners can keep
an eye out for the following early warning signs that it’s time to
call a Grout Repair Service in Houston, TX.
If there are
visible signs of deterioration, it’s just a matter of time before
water begins to penetrate beneath the tiles and cause problems.
Cracked or crumbling grout should be repaired immediately, no matter
how old it is. While most grout that is beginning to deteriorate is
suffering from a simple case of old age, improper application can
lead this to occur much sooner.
Small amounts of
mold growing along the grout lines between tiles can typically be
removed safely by homeowners themselves. If it keeps returning,
though, it should become clear that their topical cleaning practices
just aren’t enough. The mold is likely reoccurring due to an
underlying problem either within or beneath the grout.
Mold growth can cause serious health risks. Unfortunately, it can also spread quite quickly in moist and warm areas like bathrooms. Call a Grout Repair Service in Houston TX as soon as possible if stubborn or recurring mold begins to become a problem.
Even if the grout
that’s visible to homeowners looks like it’s in good shape, there may
be unseen damage behind the tiles. If tiles are moving from side to
side it just stands to reason that there is an empty space behind or
next to them where grout should be. When just one or a few tiles are
mobile, a grout specialist may be able to repair them individually if
the problem is caught in time, though, so don’t hesitate to call for
The problems described above will only get worse with time and eventually, they can lead to much more extensive and expensive to repair water damage. Don’t put off the inevitable. Contact us to find out about one local service that can help today.
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