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Ice Melt and Its Effect on Tile and Grout

Ice Melt and Its Effect on Tile and Grout

Your home is an important investment and no doubt you want to keep your home in the best shape possible. It shows that you care about one of the biggest investments you have ever made. Tile and grout are a common flooring in homes. Typically, they are in the entrance, kitchen, or bathrooms which means that they are prone to high traffic. No matter what time of year it is, high traffic areas call for more care and attention to keep them in good condition. This is especially the case when it’s winter due to all the ice melt. The Grout Medic is your professional in tile cleaning and repairs and want to help you understand what ice melt does to your tile and grout. As well as what you can do to prevent it.

The Effects of Ice Melt

As you walk through your front or garage door you are bringing in everything that your shoes have walked on. During winter, ice melt gets into the home whether we like it or not. When this happens though you’re allowing this chemical to damage your tile. These chemicals eat away at the tile finish and if that weren’t enough, it even does more damage to your grout. Constantly walking on it causes it to work its way down into the grout to the subfloor and weaken the bond that it has with the tile.

What Can You Do?

There are preventative measures that you can take when it comes to reducing the amount of ice melt that gets into your home. The first thing is to take your shoes off at the door and place them on a rubber mat. The other is to make sure that you clean your tile and grout so that it doesn’t have the chance to do such damage. Your tile and grout will do better when cleaning is a regular occurrence. At least once a week will help to prevent a lot of damage from happening.

If your tile and grout is already suffering from damage though, you don’t have to keep living with it. We can clean and repair any tile and grout. Whether you have a loose tile, your grout is loose, falling out or just dirty, we can help! The Denver Grout Medic is your professional tile and grout expert! Give us a call today for a free home evaluation!

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