Grout has an irritating habit of building up dirt and grime. It can be pretty difficult to clean, but it’s essential to do so. Aside from making your space look grimy, grout that’s left dirty can cause damage to your tiles. These steps will help you with effective grout cleaning.
Before you get started doing an intense clean of your grout, you want to remove any surface stains. This ensures that you eliminate any easy-to-remove dirt so when you’re ready to deep clean your grout, the solution can target the tough areas. Use hot water to wipe down the grout to remove whatever you can easily.
Mixing a grout cleaning solution is simple and can be done using products you already have in your home. Mix one part vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle. Spray down the grout between your tiles and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
After the solution has set, scrub it with a toothbrush or a small scrub brush. Avoid using anything metal as this can have an adverse effect and scratch your tiles or knock out pieces of grout. Once you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse the area with water.
If the water and vinegar solution doesn’t quite do the trick, your grout is likely built up with dirt and grime that will need something a little stronger to get rid of it. To create a tougher grout cleaning solution, mix two parts baking soda with one part water. Apply the solution to the areas of grout that need special attention and allow it to sit overnight.
In the morning, scrub the solution with a toothbrush or a small scrub brush. Rinse thoroughly with hot water afterward.
Practice proper preventative maintenance by cleaning your grout on a regular basis. When you clean it consistently, you won’t have to spend as much time cleaning it in one sitting. Plus, it will keep your grout looking cleaner and prevent your tiles from becoming damaged by buildup.
Try wiping down the grout once a week and performing a deeper clean every other week or every month.
If you’re dealing with grout in your Missouri home that is severely damaged and no amount of deep cleaning will remedy it, you need a professional to do it for you. At Kelley Klean, our team can get your tiles and grout looking brand-new again. Contact us today to learn more about our grout cleaning services.