We love our kitchen and bathroom tiles because they’re beautiful, easy to clean, and durable, right? But how easy is it to clean grout? This pasty substance in between tiles is absorbent, porous, and makes grout cleaning difficult.
Fortunately, it’s possible to restore your back to its pristine condition, thanks to a little elbow grease and household products. Remember, if you’re in doubt about a grout cleaning method, begin at a hidden spot. For instance, if you’re cleaning the bathroom, start behind the toilet and judge the results for yourself.
The different techniques for grout cleaning
Let’s look at some of the most effective methods to clean grout, beginning with the mildest progressing towards the strongest.
- You’ll need to spray plain warm water along the grout lines. After this, scrub them using a stiff-bristled brush employing circular cleaning motions, and then leave the area to dry.
- Vinegar has for eons been recognized for its ability to remove mild stains. In a ratio of 1:1, mix warm water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray your solution on the grout and leave it for five minutes. Scrub the lines using a stiff brush.
- For an even stronger stain remover, cover your grout lines with a baking soda paste, and spray with the vinegar solution above. Ensure the foaming of the mixture stops before scrubbing and rinsing with water.
- To get out moderate stains, use hydrogen peroxide. It’s sold in most drugs stores. You can use it as is or use a paste made from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
- Oxygen bleach works for tough stains and extraordinarily grimy grout. It’s often bought in powder form. Ensure you keep the room well-ventilated when using this technique. The oxygen bleach solution normally requires 10 to 15 minutes to sit before it can be rinsed away with clean water.
- If all other home solutions fail, at this point, consider buying a commercial grout cleaner. They’ll restore your grout lines to their initial state. They come in two types: The spray and wipe kind and the kind that needs brushing. Read the safety instructions before using either of these two methods.
- Lastly, we have the most environmentally friendly technique of the bunch, steam cleaning. Steam mops can clean the grout as thoroughly as some of the methods listed above and also clean other hard surfaces within your house.
Keeping your house sanitary and delightful is as easy as a few spritzes and wipes a couple of times a week. However, if you can’t do this, use one of the methods listed at least once a week. For trickier grout stains or you have other residential cleaning concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Spotless Restoration at (423) 926-9251 today.