While tile is a practical choice for kitchens, bathrooms and mudrooms everywhere, there are still challenges in keeping it clean. The tiles themselves are fairly simple to keep clean, but the porous substance between them, grout, is a whole different story. Because it is so porous, it is often getting dirt, grime and who knows what else trapped inside it. This can make it more difficult to clean than other surfaces. Orange County Steam Masters is here to share some tips to help you clean you grout effectively.
How Do You Clean Grout with Vinegar & Dawn?
Vinegar is something that many people use to clean their home. It is great at killing bacteria and getting rid of odors as well as stains from may surfaces. It is high in acidity though and sometimes it needs to be tamed so that it doesn’t damage the surface you are cleaning. This is where dawn dish soap comes in. If you heat up the soap for just a minute in the microwave, you will find that the two liquids will be able to mix much better. When you use these two ingredients together, you will be surprised at how effectively they can remove even the toughest stains in your grout.
Cleaning Grout with Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide
While you can use hot water and simple scrub brush to get your grout fairly cleaned, when you add in baking soda and hydrogen peroxide it takes your cleaning to a whole other level. Simply mix together ½ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide to some warm water to create a paste. Apply this paste to the grout lines and let it sit for several minutes before you get to work scrubbing.
Use Caution when Cleaning Grout with Bleach
Bleach is one of the strongest cleaning solutions you can use in your home. This is why you need to be cautious as you use it to clean your grout lines. It can cause discoloration to your grout as well as the tiles themselves if you aren’t careful. If you are planning to use bleach to clean your tile and grout, you need to dilute it first with water and only use it sparingly. You don’t want to exceed once a month use when it comes to bleach.
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Grout can be a challenge to clean even when you are using the solutions that we have mentioned above. Not only that, but it is important that after you clean your tile and grout that you have it professionally sealed to prevent further staining and damage. This is why it is so important that you leave your tile and grout cleaning up to the professionals at Orange County Steam Masters. We will not only ensure your grout and tile are free from any grime and build up, but we will handle the sealing afterwards as well. Call us today!