There is a reason why caulk needs to be checked in various areas around a house or building in Lake County, IL, to make certain that it remains in good condition. Caulking provides several benefits that you may not notice unless the caulking job isn't done properly, or if the caulk is somehow removed. Caulking around certain joints and fixtures creates a seal that prevents water that flows from faucets and showers from seeping into cracks and crevices. If allowed in, this water can cause damage that's costly to repair. This is why The Grout Guys will often caulk around a kitchen faucet, for example. The caulking prevents water from entering between the faucet and countertop, where it can cause damage not only to the counter, but also to the cabinet and floor underneath the sink. Without caulking around the bathtub, water would damage the wall and floor.
There are numbers of spots inside a house where caulking from The Grout Guys prevents drafts and hot or cold air loss to the outside. Prime spots include the borders around windows and doors, and along wall baseboards. If these cracks and openings are not caulked, valuable indoor cool air escapes during hot months and warm air escapes during cold periods. In response, you increase your home's heating and cooling usage to make up for the loss, and increase your home's energy costs. The drafts that are created also make it uncomfortable to stay near walls and windows inside the house.
Along with preventing air leaks, caulking around windows and trim with The Grout Guys in Antioch, IL provides protection from outside elements seeping inside, around the window frame or through other gaps. Dust and dirt enter the structure more freely without caulk to provide any blockage. When the moisture from rain or snow enters, not only does it damage the structure, causing rotted, warped wood and peeling wallpaper, it also leads to dangerous mold and mildew. Water and mildew stains appear on the walls, and also in the carpet.