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What Should I Know About Caulking?

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Explains 3 Important Things to Know About Caulking

If you’re interested in learning more about how to complete some DIY projects in your home, caulking is an activity that is fairly easy to perform.

Caulk is a pliable substance that becomes solid after it sets, and is used to seal cracks and gaps in areas where air and/or water could seep between two adjoining materials. Once applied and exposed to the air, hardens into a substance that provides an airtight, watertight, non-porous seal.

Caulk is often used to seal window frames, door frames, sinks with adjoining countertops, and shower joints.

Over time, caulking can become brittle, causing it to crack or pull away from the surfaces it’s intended to seal. If not detected early, water can seep in and cause damage.

Inspecting the caulk around your home, and repairing or replacing it as needed, is a critical maintenance project that should be performed every year.

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Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale has written several articles for MySuburbanLife.com about caulking, how to do it and why it's important to use in your home. Check them out below:

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