Keep It Clean With DBR

Picture the scene. You’re in the bath, completely relaxed and then you spot it. Mould. Mould and mildew can be solved with three words. Keep it clean

We know this can be a common problem in kitchens and bathrooms and in this blog we’ll cover how you can keep the grout, or silicone, mould-free, mildew-free and stain-free. If you’re finding the problem in your bathroom then this can be down to a few things: deterioration in the group or silicone, dampness and poor ventilation.

Grout/Silicone Deterioration

The deterioration of these may be caused by steam from your shower, or the moisture reaching tiny spaces in your tiles. This will result in mould and mildew spreading and it’ll be hard to get rid of. The most important thing you can do is keep on top this, making sure you’re replacing your shower’s grout every 6 months.


You can’t help the bathroom being wet, or the kitchen being wet when cooking can you? We totally understand this and the best thing you can do in this situation is make sure you’re regularly and properly cleaning your sinks, toilet, shower and fixtures. Although it may seem like a tedious task we also recommend wiping down your shower or bath after use. This will prevent any standing water from creeping in behind the tiles on your floor or walls.

Poor Ventilation

We know you need your privacy, but shutting your bathroom door whilst showering is actually keeping the moisture, created by the steam, in the room. The exposure of the surfaces and fixtures to the moisture will eventually lead to mould and mildew. If keeping the door open isn’t an option then it’s crucial you have some other means of ventilation. This could be keeping a window open, or through the use of an extractor fan.

We can help!

When we’ve finished installing your kitchen or bathroom then we carefully begin the clean up operation. We want your home to look exactly how it was before DBR started work (with the exception of the brand new addition of course) so we take care to make sure everything is as clean and perfect as it should be.

We use special grout and tile protector during this process, which is a solvent-based formula. This digs deep into the grout and helps to protect against oil and water based stains, whilst preventing any changes to the appearance of the surface. One of the main advantages of this is that it’s long-lasting, and the fact that it won’t turn yellow either.

If you have any questions about any of the above then don’t hesitate to contact our team on