What Does Shower Caulking Mean

There are many websites online that will give you step by step instructions on how to caulk your shower.  However before doing something you have to understand how it works and why you are doing it in the first place.  Shower caulking mainly happens to eliminate the mildew that can grow on your shower floor or tiles.  But what does shower caulking actually entail? Caulk is basically the substance used between tiles in your bathroom.  This substance is especially important if you consider that it keeps the water you use in the bathroom from seeping out onto your tiles.  If you want to have your caulking redone you really have to use a professional handyman or tiler to do the job for you.

If the caulk starts to wear out between your tiles and it starts causing the tiles to become loose, you should have it repaired or replaced immediately before it creates a bigger problem.  Not only does it look ugly when it starts to come loose, it can cause a safety hazard, as you might slip on a loose tile in the middle of the night when going to the bathroom.  Caulk is basically used as a sealant to keep unwanted water and other substances out from between your tiles.  You really don’t want your bathwater to start running all over your floor because your sealant hasn’t been applied properly, this is why it is important to stress the fact that you should have the job done professionally.
When you are looking to replace the caulk in your shower or bathroom you have to keep in mind that you will have to remove all of the caulk even if only a portion of it is starting to wear out.  Then you have to clean all of the tiles and in between the tiles and leave it to dry.  When the area is dry you can get the handyman to come and apply the new caulk.  He can also do the removing and cleaning part but it will save you some money if you do it yourself.

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