What You Need to Know About Grout Rehab and Maintenance

When was the last time you cleaned the grout in your home? While most people give their bathroom a once over on a regular basis, giving your bathroom a deep clean is something many people tend to put off. Maintaining your grout, however, can reduce mold, prevent water and structural damage, and increase the value of your home in the long run. Whether you are unsure of best practices for grout rehab maintenance or your are seeking long term solutions to keep your space clean and sturdy for years to come, here are a few things to know about grout rehab and maintenance.

Common Grout Problems

Whether in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other tile surface in your home, most types of grout will need some maintenance as a result of wear and tear. Letting various contaminants build up in your grout can cause unsightly stains, buildup of allergens, and even cause structural damage to your grout.  Making an effort to maintain grout throughout your home is a best practice to avoid some of the following common issues:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Dirt and grime build up
  • Structural damage because of repeated water exposure
  • Cracked grout lines
  • Air bubbles from poorly installed grout and tile


Build up of mold, mildew, dirt, and grime can typically be combatted with regular cleanings. Structural damage, cracked grout, and poorly installed grout, however, typically require professional assistance. If the tile in your home has these issues, give our team a call, we’re happy to help.

Grout and Tile Cleaning Best Practices

One of the easiest ways to prevent costly repairs down the road is to do routine cleanings to avoid dirt and mold buildup. Quick cleaning jobs more often can reduce the need for lengthy deep cleans down the line. Some common cleaning methods for grout include baking soda and vinegar, oxygenated bleach, and more. Don’t hesitate to use a cleaning brush or old toothbrush for easier access to those grout joints!

Grout Joint Rehab

If the grout joints in your home need more than a routine cleaning, Strictly Tile can implement a number of solutions to rehabilitate or replace your grout. Whether the tile in your bathroom needs a professional grade deep clean or complete replacement, we can assess your situation and apply the best solution. Some common grout joint rehab solutions include:

  • Replacing cracked grout lines
  • Cleaning moldy caulk lines and replacing if necessary
  • Restoring stained caulk lines to their normal color
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance cleaning

Preventative Solutions

When it comes to grout maintenance and rehabilitation, prevention can often be the best solution. Our team can implement a number of preventative technologies in your home to seal your grout and tile, and protect them from mold, water damage, and general wear and tear. We use Perma Treat solution, a solution that creates an impenetrable barrier between your tile and contaminants, to protect your surfaces for years to come. Perma Treat also comes with a lifetime warranty, so your surfaces will look brand new for years to come with simple routine cleaning. Perma Treat is a successful solution for the following surfaces:

  • Kitchen countertops and other granite and marble surfaces
  • Kitchen flooring
  • Bathroom surfaces
  • Outdoor concrete, stone, brick, and other types of patios

Keeping your bathroom and other tile surfaces clean and well maintained is crucial. Whether your grout lines need routine deep cleaning, or need to be removed, replaced, and resealed, our team is here to help. We pride ourselves on high quality, long lasting solutions to add to the value of your home and keep it looking new for years to come. To learn more about Strictly Tile’s grout rehab and maintenance services, visit our website today!

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