If your bathroom is starting to look tired and shabby to you, it may just be because the grout in the tiles is dirty. When grout is dirty and grimy, it can make an entire bathroom or kitchen look dingy. Grout tends to catch and harbor all of the stains and dirt that you clean from the tiles, this is why it is a good idea to clean the grout regularly.
Dirty grout can be fixed with a bit of elbow grease and some scrubbing. Unfortunately, this particular job should be done on your hands and knees to ensure a clean and gorgeous finish. Mops will not be able to get to the dirt that is within the grout lines of the floor, so using a mop may really just be a waste of time for you. After you are finished, of course, you may want to quickly mop the floor and leave it to air dry.
Gather your tools
Before you begin to consider how to clean tile grout you must first consider the type of tools you will need for this project. You will need a variety of brushes such as an old toothbrush, or a brush with hard plastic bristles.You will want to take your time when cleaning the grout. There is absolutely no rush necessary to get the cleaning done. You should work from one section of the floor to the next.
Different methods for each type of stain
If you grout is just lightly stained, you can clean it with a solution made of dish-washing detergent. Simply apply a bit of this solution to the grout and then scrub with one of the brushes. Rinse thoroughly when finished.
If your grout has stronger stains, there are special grout cleaners that can be found either online or in your local hardware store. Alternatively, you can make a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Combine 3 cups of baking soda to 1 cup of vinegar. Apply this paste to the grout and allow to sit for about fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
If you have noticed that your grout has developed some mildew, bleach is one product that works especially well. Be sure to always well ventilate the room where you are working with bleach. The fumes can be very powerful.
If you still are not able to get your grout clean and are still wondering how to clean tile grout you can try a mixture made from ¼ cup bleach and ¾ cup of baking soda. Apply this to the grout with a sponge and allow to sit for about fifteen minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
If none of these methods work, you should consider hiring a professional cleaning service. WonderMaids can certainly remove all the mold, mildew, dirt and stains and help you achieve and maintain spotless clean, beautiful looking tiles & grout. Get a quote today and say goodbye to dirt and the stress of cleaning regularly