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Your bathroom walls endure a lot of pressure on a daily basis. Your shower and tub wall joints will periodically experience eroding, mildewing, or cracked caulking, since those joints are constantly getting wet and the seams of your shower experience expansion and contraction of walls due to changes in temperature and humidity. Maintaining these joints is relatively quick and inexpensive, and a crucial step in avoiding possible water damage to your walls due to cracked caulk or leaking joints.
To avoid costly damage, re-caulk your shower or tub joints as soon as cracks appear. Caulk is used to keep water from building up, under, or around the tiles at joints between tiles and the tub or shower, as well as on joints were walls meet. Caulk works as a strong glue and a flexible sealant. Caulk can crack, leak, and become discolored from mildew.
When re-caulking your shower or tub, plan to do the entire job at once, as stopping mid-job will leave openings for water and mildew growth.
When maintaining your home to avoid potentially costly repairs, look no further than Harvey W. Hottel Inc., the family-owned plumbing and HVAC expert based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Harvey W. Hottel serves the entire Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC metropolitan areas, delivering expert heating and air conditioning, plumbing, duct cleaning, and geothermal services.