Why Replace the Silicone Sealant?
Why bother to replace mouldy silicone sealant or grout around your bath or shower tray?
Selling or Renting your Property?
First impressions leave lasting impressions! – if you have visitors to your home or place of business and the silicone and grout around your fixtures is in a poor condition due to black mildew, it is a fact that your visitors may think that you have poor standards of hygiene. This is even more important if you are trying to sell or rent your property as not only the above applies, but also, are there damp issues to deal with? It is sufficient for a property viewer to be put off by the condition of the silicone and grout in the bathroom, shower and kitchen. So, if you are concerned what your visitors think of you, then you should consider having your silicone replaced if it is looking tired or unprofessional.
Poor Silicone and Grout can damage your home and cause expense
Poor silicone sealant, as does poor defective grout, will result in leaks which can lead to serious damage if left unattended like rotted joists, floorboards, and water stained ceilings. The cost of such repairs will run into hundreds if not thousands of pounds. Once the silicone has gone black it will have started to break down due to mildew and bacteria – the silicone may lose its adhesion resulting in unknown leaks that may have been going on for some considerable time . It is much cheaper to employ a specialist like “Silicone King” to remove and replace the silicone professionally before a problem arises.
Why does silicone sealant and grout go black?
Kitchens, bathrooms, shower rooms and toilets often generate an environment of high humidity, together with soap and body fat residue, to create a perfect breeding ground for mildew and bacteria, causing your silicone to discolour and/or turn black. There is no point in trying to wipe off the black mildew from the silicone sealantor grout once it has got hold, because the mildew penetrates deep down; the only solution is to replace the silicone, and if it’s grout, to colour or replace it.
Improving ventilation in rooms that suffer persistent high levels of moisture is essential to reduce mould growth.