Your bathroom is beginning to look too lived in. Since it’s time to spring clean, and you’re checking boxes off your-to-do list, take a look at your bathroom and shower and see if your grout needs TLC.

The lifespan of your bathroom grout can vary depending on how often it’s used, the quality of your old grout, and the number of years your grout has been in place. There’s no hard and fast rule about how often it needs to be replaced, but there are signs.

It’s usually easy to tell whether your grout needs fixing. While re-grouting your tiles can seem like a pain, doing so can prevent leaks and costly water damage over time, so it’s crucial to check your grout every one and a while, whether you’re regrouting it yourself or calling the pros to regrout for you. Here are some signs that it’s time to do that dreaded home project:

  • The grout is discolored

Nobody likes taking a shower or a bath in a gross-looking tub. Usually, a nice deep clean with your favorite shower cleaner will fix the problem, but if your grout is still discolored, it can signal a bigger problem. Mold, for instance, can damage the overall integrity of your tub or shower and be hazardous to your health. Also, years of use can discolor your tub or shower, making it look unsightly.

  • The grout is dry and cracked

If your tub or shower grout is too dry or cracked, it can let water in, leading to tons of water damage that will cost you down the line. These cracks can also leave you vulnerable to mold. If there’s a crack in your grout, it will need to be replaced ASAP to prevent big damage over time.

  • If you’re remodeling

It goes without saying, but if you’re remodeling your bathroom, you will need to deal with grout. Although grout is a pain, it is a crucial part of any bathroom remodeling project, especially with tile. It keeps your tile looking uniform and protects it against leaks, making sure the rest of your home doesn’t suffer from needless water damage.

Sometimes, changing the grout isn’t enough. If your bathroom needs a serious upgrade, see what we can do to upgrade your bathroom! Our upgrades are guaranteed to last and fit your personal home and lifestyle. Contact us today for a free consultation.