Glazed ceramic tiles are an ideal material for tub and shower walls. They are impervious to moisture, easy to clean and durable enough to withstand a lifetime of hot, sudsy soakings. However, tiles are not maintenance free. Every tiled wall is only as strong as the thin grout joints between the tiles. Once the grout starts to soften and crack, it’s only a matter of time before water seeps in and damages the mortar and drywall behind the tiles. Don’t wait for an entire wall of grout to fall out before taking action. The best way to avoid major wall repair is to regrout any joint when the first crack or stain appears. When it comes to maintaining grout joints, an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure. It’s also easy and inexpensive. Cleaning grout is as simple as buying those triangle shaped devices and removing old grout. Grout can also be cleaned with Baking Soda, as well as ScumBuster’s. Give Pipe Perfection a call if you’re worried about the state of your tiles.