Have you ever seen what happens to grout when it’s not sealed and cleaned? If you have, you know it’s hard to relax in the shower or tub with all that bacteria around you.

Rooms in your house that are beautifully designed with tile and stone should be the highest quality. This way, you can really relax and unwind at home.

Sealing your tile and stone on a regular basis is one of the most important ways to keep your home healthy for the long run.


Why a Sealant is Worth the Work

What does grout sealant do? Grout is made of sand and fills up holes effectively and cheaply. It does the job, but must be sealed correctly to last.

Grout is porous and can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and dirt. Applying protection to it is mandatory—and a grout sealant accomplishes exactly that.

It’s worth the work.


Invest Now and Save in the Long Run

Do you have beautiful tile in your shower that you want to preserve for as long as possible? Is your bathtub your haven? If so, keeping your tile protected should be a priority.

Moisture in your bathroom acts as a breeding ground for mold and mildew. You’ve probably seen what happens when it gets out of control. You’ll want to give these types of ‘hotspot’ areas extra care and attention.

‘Hotspot’ tile and stone areas will maintain their quality and overall appearance with sealant.

Why be so adamant on sealing?  When you seal dirty grout, stains develop that become near to impossible to remove.


How Often Should I Reseal?

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.

If you have out-of-the-way, low traffic rooms in your home, don’t neglect these areas. Resealing every 4-5 years is not enough.


Tile is An Investment

Tile is expensive. Don’t you want to get as much out of it as you can—for as long as you can?

Sometimes, regularly scheduled DIY maintenance isn’t enough.

Sometimes, tile and/or stone need a professional, deep clean to improve its lifespan. This will ensure you have a clean, safe house for you and your family.


Contact Old Dominion Chem-Dry in Yorktown, VA and leave the back-breaking work of making your tile look pristine to us. Using specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment, Chem-Dry can blast the dirt and bacteria from your tile, grout and stone, and restore your tile to a brand new look and feel.