Over the years, our beloved flooring can take a beating. Whether it’s carpet, tile, grout, wood, or any other flooring material, it definitely starts to lose its luster as the years go by.
In this article we’re going to specifically talk about how to easily clean your hard to reach grout that lay between your tile flooring.
First, let’s start off by talking about cleaning the grout. Grout can become dirty a few different ways. Mold, dirt, and grease are just a few things that can easily get caught in your grout that can make it look older than it actually is.
Luckily basic grout cleaning isn’t as difficult as one might imagine, especially if you just have a lighter job on your hands.
You’re going to need 2 things: a grout brush, and a cleaner.
There are a few different cleaners you can use to scrub your grout with a grout brush:
Chlorine Bleach is just your simple household bleach that’s most likely in your laundry room. Even though we mentioned this method first, we would not recommend this as the best tile or grout cleaning solution.
Chlorine bleach can be toxic, stain clothing, and have an unpleasant aroma that can even cause headaches.
Not to mention it isn’t exactly the safest liquid to have around pets or small children that may be in your home.
However, in a pinch it can be useful. Simply dip your grout brush in the bleach and scrub the grout until the stain begins to lift. Be sure to rinse the grout, and your brush, with water when done.
Alkaline Cleaners are your household cleaners that you can buy at any supermarket, these include: Spic n’ Span, Mr. Clean, Pine Sol, and the list goes on.
They are usually non-toxic, so we recommend this method over the bleach method.
Again, you’re going to dip your grout brush in the solution and scrub until the stain is lifted. When done, rinse grout with water to remove excess stain and chemicals.
Unlike our previous blog article regarding removing pet stains from carpet, we are not going to recommend using vinegar to clean grout.
Why is this?
Vinegar is acidic and can actually cause your grout to break down, thus causing permanent damage to it.
Therefore our recommendation is to use an alkaline based cleaner to clean your grout.
Now that your grout is clean, how can you protect it? Great question.
We recommend visiting a home improvement store and purchasing a grout sealer. This will allow you to apply the specially designed sealer to your grout so that it protects the grout from becoming stained or damaged again.
Be sure to follow the grout sealer instructions on the packaging to avoid any damage to your flooring.
Do you have hard to reach grout with tough stains that need to be cleaned by a professional? Luckily you’re in the right place. Simply contact us today for a free, no obligation quote to get your tile and grout looking like new again.
We perform tile and grout cleaning in the following areas: Reno Nevada, Sparks Nevada, Carson City Nevada, Minden Nevada, Gardnerville Nevada, Lake Tahoe California.
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