There is a quotation that says, “ A clutter-free home equals a clutter-free mind.” But let’s be honest, house cleaning can be frustrating and tiring, especially when grout needs more attention due to the dirt stuck there. Most issues that occur with grout are the fact that most of the time we just wipe the surface of the tile. We miss focusing on the grout which comes to the point that the dirt is building up quickly before you know it. The yellowish or brownish stain occurs which is far from its original color. And when it happens, the chances are high that we give up on cleaning it.
But did you know that there are tricks that may come in handy for you to make the grout clean again? In this blog, we will discuss that with you.
Materials and Tools That You Need
- Bicarbonate of soda
- Brush or Toothbrush
- Spray Bottle
- Baking Soda
- Steam mop
- Chlorine Bleach
How to Clean Grout?
The trick here is to experiment, there are materials that are already in your house that you can use to clean it. But most especially, don’t just think that you are cleaning it because you have to. Sometimes, you need to put some love into what you are doing to ease out your stress.
- Warm water and [tooth]brush
Using a spray bottle, wet the grout with warm water and brush the grout line then let it dry.
- Vinegar and warm water
If the first trick above did not work, try using an equal amount of vinegar and warm water to spray to the grout before bushing the grout line. But be mindful that using vinegar should depend on which type of tiles you use for your kitchen tile countertops or bathroom tiles. Vinegar is acidic and there are tiles that are sensitive to acid type materials as it may damage it.
- Baking soda plus vinegar
You can also try mixing baking soda and water to spray on the grout. Once the mixture stops foaming, you can start scrubbing it using a brush.
- Chlorine bleach and water
When all ticks above fail, you may also try using chlorine bleach or any commercial grout remover product.
Once you are done cleaning the grout, always and never forget to mop or wipe it with clean water for safety purposes. For instance, vinegar produces the smell. The same goes if you use bleach, it releases chemicals that may be harmful if not rinsed well.
A Friendly Reminder
Finally, the most important tip of all doesn’t make grout cleaning using chemicals a routine for the reason that it may wear the grout. If you already have cleaned it with chemicals before, try just to do a regular cleaning after.
On the other hand, if you are unsure of doing what’s listed above, you can always outsource professional house cleaners to do it for you. You may also check us out, My Marvelous Maids, and discuss with us having your house for deep cleaning.