How Our Grout Repair And Re-Grouting Process Works

Grout build-up in your shower

Grout can build up easily in a shower due to the high levels of moisture present in bathrooms. The constant exposure to water and steam can cause grout to become discoloured and stained, and can also lead to the growth of mould and mildew.

The use of some household cleaning products can also contribute to grout buildup. If the shower is not regularly cleaned and maintained by professionals, dirt and debris can accumulate in the grout lines, making them appear dark and dirty. The accumulation of soap scum, body oils and hair also can contribute to grout buildup and discolouration.

To prevent grout buildup, it is important to regularly re-grout the shower, using appropriate cleaning products and a stiff-bristled brush to scrub the grout lines.

What is re-grouting?

Grout repair and re-grouting is a process used to fix damaged or discoloured grout in tile floors and walls. Sealing the grout after it is installed and doing regular maintenance to the grout can help prevent buildup and discolouration.

The steps to re-grouting:

  1. Inspection: The first step is to inspect the area and determine the extent of the damage. This includes identifying any cracks, missing grout, or discolouration in the existing grout.
  2. Cleaning: The next step is to thoroughly clean the area to remove any dirt, grime, or buildup that may be present. This may include using a tile and grout cleaner, a stiff-bristled brush, and a high-pressure washer.
  3. Repair: If there are any cracks or missing grout, they will be repaired before re-grouting. This may involve injecting a grout repair product into the cracks or using a grout replacement product to fill in any missing areas.
  4. Re-grouting: Once the area is clean and any repairs have been made, the next step is to remove the existing grout. This is typically done with a grout removal tool, such as a grout saw or oscillating tool. After the old grout is removed, new grout is then applied to the area, ensuring that it is evenly spread and properly compacted.
  5. Curing: After the new grout has been applied, it will need to cure for a certain period of time before it can be used. This typically involves waiting 24 hours before walking on the tile or exposing it to water.
  6. Sealing: After the grout has cured, it should be sealed to protect it from moisture and stains. This can be done by applying a grout sealer with a brush or roller.
  7. Final Inspection: After the grout is sealed, the final step is to inspect the area to ensure that the grout repair and re-grouting process has been completed successfully.

Note: that this process may vary depending on the type of tile and grout, the condition of the area and the professional who performs the service.

Why choose Shower Doctor

Showers and bathrooms are used every day often by multiple people so it can be easy for grout to build up and for repairs to be required periodically. Although regular cleaning can help reduce damages and grout, professionals (like ourselves) are often required to fully restore the area

For grout repair and re-grouting of your shower, we’re here to do it once, do it right!

With decades of experience under our belt, we have the skills and experience required to take on any and every job! Transform your bathroom by booking your regrouting today. Contact our Shower Doctor team here.

Disclaimer: The tips and advice provided in this blog are for general informational purposes only and may not be suitable for your specific situation. Before making any commitments or decisions based on the information in this blog, it is recommended that you speak with a professional who can provide personalised guidance and advice.


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