Caulking around the relevant surfaces in your home does a lot of work to protect your home from various issues. In addition to adding a nice, clean finish to these surfaces, caulking helps seal gaps that, when left alone, could lead to more problems.
For example, common surfaces such as kitchen and bathroom tile often get wet, and the gaps between these surfaces can lead to excess moisture that can foster mold and mildew growth, leading to an unsightly appearance and posing a health hazard. Caulking helps combat this issue by preventing water from filling these gaps and stopping mildew in its tracks.
Another benefit of caulking is its ability to block airflow and water around windows and door frames. Rainy days can bring unwanted water in without caulking, and the cold air during the winter months and hot air during the summer months can lead to great discomfort when allowed to enter the home.
Caulking is typically non-toxic and can seal gaps between a wide range of surfaces around the home. However, it is also important to make sure your caulking is maintained properly. New caulking will need to be applied when gaps begin to reappear so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of the sealed gaps around your home. If you have questions about how caulking can benefit the surfaces around your home, or if you believe your caulking might need some maintenance, contact our team here at The Grout ‘n Tile Tech for assistance.