Caulking is used to seal joints in tile to prevent moisture from seeping into the underlying structure of tile surfaces. Failed caulking causes mold, mildew and water damage in baths and showers and is not only unattractive but can lead to expensive repair to your walls and floors.
Caulking’s contribution to mold and water damage in bathrooms is usually a result of one of two failures:
First is the failure of old caulk that needs to be replaced with newer, more advanced products. Maintaining your shower, sink, tub and counter top caulking is a critical home maintenance task, as caulk typically has a lifespan of no more than 5 years.
Second, and more common, is the failure to use the correct type of caulk designed specifically for bathrooms. Vinyl and latex-based caulks are often incorrectly used in bathrooms because they are inexpensive and readily available. But they aren’t nearly, flexible, durable or waterproof as more expensive high-quality silicone based caulk. Carolina Grout Works uses only the highest quality silicone caulking with a 5-year guarantee against mold and mildew.
Removing old caulking is a challenging job, and requires time, skill and patience. It can also be difficult to apply new caulk evenly and smoothly, particularly high-quality silicone caulking that should be used in bathrooms. Let our skilled professionals do the work in a fraction of the time with perfect results every time.
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