When your grout isn’t looking its best, it might be time to remove and replace it. New grout can help make your home or property look new again. But how is this process done, and is it something that you and do yourself? Take a look at this article to find out more information about grout repair and removal.

CRACKED OR MISSING GROUT

If your grout is cracked, or it some of it has even been stripped right off, then it’s definitely time to replace it. Cracked or missing grout can let moisture in between the tiles, causing further damage. It might even allow dirt, bacteria, or even mildew or mold to begin building up in the spaces. This can become a costly problem and possibly even an unhealthy one, as mildew and mold buildup can affect respiratory health. The growth of bacteria is also overall a health hazard. So don’t let your cracked or missing grout stay that way for too long!

REPAIRING OR REPLACING YOUR GROUT

If your grout is a little cracked, you might be able to get away with repairing the cracks themselves, if they haven’t been allowed to sit that way for too long. To repair cracked grout, use a grout sealant and carefully follow the instructions on the packaging. You can also hire a professional to do the job if you’d like someone to take a look and assess the damage and ensure that the repair is done correctly.

To remove and replace grout, first soften the grout using a grout removal tool or chemical grout remover. Then scrape away the old grout and apply new grout in its place. When applying new grout, make sure to evenly spread it and remove any excess. Allow the grout to dry completely before using the area. When you’re finished with this, make sure you seal the grout to prevent future cracks or stains. Also remember, regularly cleaning and sealing your grout can help it last longer and maintain a clean appearance.

Again, if any of this is something that you’re not comfortable doing, you can ask a professional to come in and take a look at things. They’ll have your grout repaired or removed and replaced in no time without risking additional damage or incorrect handling.

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR GROUT DOESN’T ACTUALLY NEED REPLACING

If you find that your grout is just discoloured or dirty, you can try scrubbing it with a grout cleaning solution and a stiff brush. Alternatively, you could hire a professional tile and grout cleaner who is equipped with something like an Esteam E1200 machine to come in and take care of your dirty grout. They’ll have you grout looking like new in no time with sanitary cleaning methods and without having to wait for your surfaces to dry. Don’t waste time and money on repairing and replacing grout when all you need is a thorough clean to have your grout looking its best once more.

Repairing, removing, and replacing grout is a great idea if your grout is cracked or missing, but sometimes all you need is a good clean! We hope this article helped shed some light on what is best for you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today if you have questions or concerns about the state of your grout!