Why Should You Hire a Professional For Your Re-Grouting Jobs
If you look on the internet, you can find DIY tips for just about anything and that includes re-grouting.
When you look over the videos and articles, the work may seem totally doable, but if you don’t have experience with the job at hand, they may be more difficult than anticipated.
When it comes to re-grouting, you may be dealing with unexpected elements that you may not discover before it’s too late. And if you do a sloppy or incomplete job, you may end up having to call in a professional to go over what you’ve done costing you even more time and money.
Now, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t DIY re-grout under any circumstances, but here are some reasons why you may be better off calling in an expert.
First, let’s take a look at some reasons why you may want to re-grout your tiles.
- Mold and Mildew: If you see mold and mildew in your tiles, you will want to re-grout to avoid any health issues.
- Missing or Cracks Tiles: If the grout is beginning to crack and fall out, the tiles could be next!
- Cosmetic Reasons: If the grout is starting to look dingy, or if you just want a new look for your tiles, re-grouting may be your best option.
Why an Expert May Be Your Best Bet
If you are dealing with mold and mildew, you are best off calling in an expert. Re-grouting may get rid of some of the mold and you may not see it for a while, but the source of the mold could be behind the walls.
Re-grouting will merely put a band-aid on the problem and soon enough, the mold will reappear. It’s best to call in an a professional to make sure mold is taken care of once and for all.
In other circumstances, it may just come down to not knowing what you are doing.
Grout may seem like it’s easy enough to apply, but if it’s not applied and sealed properly, it may end up looking terrible and it may not hold up the test of time.
When an expert applies grout, it should last 10-15 years. If you apply grout incorrectly, it may not last nearly this long. Once grout starts to crack and fall out due to poor installation, you will end up calling in a professional anyway and all your DIY efforts will have been for nothing.
DIY-ing is a great way to save money, and you may even learn something along the way. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, it could end up being a waste of time and expenses.
If you don’t have experience with grout, you are best off calling in an expert from the beginning. Good luck keeping your home looking its best.