Four Handy Tips On Keeping Your Grout Clean

Having tile in your home can give it a clean beautiful look that will last for years in pristine condition.  However, as durable as tile can be the grout can be quite another story, seeming to get dirty for no reason.  Keeping your home’s grout clean can seem almost impossible and all time consuming at times.  When you mop your tile it just seems to get dirtier then cleaner and that pesky mold seems to just appear on the grout around the bathtub and shower even though you just cleaned it.  In the end if you are planning on cleaning your grout you are going to be scrubbing.  You do have some choices on what you use to clean the grout with.

  1. All Purpose Cleaner: Spray the all-purpose cleaner on the grout and scrub with a brush until the grout returns to its original color.
  2. Baking Soda & Vinegar: Mix backing soda with a small amount of vinegar and apply to grout.  Scrub with a brush and then rinse with warm water.
  3. Shaving Cream: A common house hold item you wouldn’t think could clean grout but it does! Apply the shaving cream to the dingy areas on the grout and let it sit for a couple of minutes then scrub with a small brush.
  4. Baking Soda & Peroxide: This combination is for very stubborn stains.  Mix the baking soda and the peroxide together and wait for the bubbling to stop.  Apply the mixture to the dirty grout and let it sit for ten minutes then scrub and rinse with water.

All these tips will help keep your grout looking great, however, for larger areas we suggest that you hire a professional grout cleaner since cleaning grout can be very time consuming and strenuous.  Professional grout cleaners can also use a new technique of steam cleaning that will remove the deep down dirt and helps get rid of mold.  No matter which technique you use to clean your grout make sure to seal it afterwards.  This will help prevent future staining and absorption. If you are looking on other tips on how to keep your home looking spectacular check out our blog post on keeping your carpet clean in between deep cleanings.

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