Three Times You Should Use Sealant

When you’re beginning to learn your way around a toolkit, and you’re getting to grips with some basic DIY tips of the trade, you’ll start developing a passion for doing it yourself that can last a lifetime. It’s incredibly satisfying to know how to use all of the tools and products in hardware stores – and how to apply them to the various challenges and projects that you decide to work on in your home. In this article we focus on sealant, drawing out three key examples of a time when you’ll need to use sealant in your home.

Bathrooms

The most obvious home of the sealant is in the bathroom. As this product can help keep moisture at bay, preventing it from passing through the gaps between surfaces, it’s the perfect way to finish any bathroom in order to avoid the unfortunate scenario of moisture, mould and mildew gathering in those unseen parts of your home that you’ll find extremely tricky to access.

So, you’ll want to use sealant everywhere in your bathroom where there might be gaps that moisture could exploit. Look around your bathroom and find these places. You may find them in the following locations:

The joints between baths or showers and the floor

All tiling joints in your bathroom

• The plumbing fixings on the wall

• The edges of ‘wet’ areas that frequently encounter water

All of these, and more, can benefit from a serious sealant – available at Tradefix Direct – in order to bolster your home’s defences against water.

Kitchen

The next most-wet room in your home has to be the kitchen. The same principle as outlined for your bathroom certainly applies here – with the extra urgency that in your kitchen, dirt, mould or other unpleasant substances can actually be a serious health risk for you and your family. The bottom line is that you need your food preparation room to be as hygienic as possible, and you’re not going to maintain great hygiene with a wet or damp kitchen.

Again, a sealant comes to the rescue. Hunting down the gaps in your kitchen that sealant can plug is all about thinking about where you’ll encounter moisture – and this is not only found near the taps and the washing machines. You’ll also find moisture gathered where your cooking creates steam – so think about the cooker as well as under the sink.

Soundproofing

Another time that you may need to use sealant is when you want to properly soundproof a room. Whether you’re creating your very own studio to record some music, or you just want a home office of peace and tranquillity, a sealant can help block out sound as well as moisture in your home.

Simply apply the sealant to the gaps in your walls, floors, doors, and windows in order to make your room as insulated as possible – from both the temperate and from sound. In this way, you’ll be able to live in a peaceful and comfortable home long into the future.

A sealant is an endlessly useful and interesting material – and this guide shows how you can use it in your home in three distinct and exciting ways.

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