Grout cleaning is a job that many do not enjoy. However, it is an important step in maintaining the health and longevity of the tiles in your home. When the grout lines become dirty, they can start to crumble. This is a sure-fire way that leads to potential cause for tile damage. The following three tips will help keep your grout lines clean and protect your tile floors from damage. Read on to learn more about grout cleaning.
How to clean grout with baking soda and vinegar
This is a great method for cleaning light or moderate build-up on your grout lines.
What you need
Baking soda, vinegar, a toothbrush, and hot water.
Mix baking soda and vinegar together to form a paste. Spread the paste over the grout with a toothbrush. Let the paste sit for about 10 minutes. Get a bucket of hot water and rinse the grout until it’s clean.
How to clean grout with a steam cleaner
If your grout is heavily stained, this is the best way to clean it.
Types of steam cleaners:
There are two types of steam cleaners- the handheld and the upright.
Fill the steam cleaner’s reservoir with water and add a few drops of dish soap. Plug in the appliance and wait for it to heat up. Attach the nozzle and start cleaning the grout.
*Cleaning other surfaces
The steam cleaner can also be used to clean other surfaces such as tile, vinyl, and laminate floors.
How to clean grout with a toothbrush
This is a great way to get into tight spaces and clean small areas that are difficult to reach.
What you'll need
In order to clean grout with a toothbrush, you'll need some supplies. gather a toothbrush, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and vinegar.
Wet the area and sprinkle baking soda over it. Pour hydrogen peroxide and vinegar over the baking soda, and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Scrub the grout with the toothbrush.
How to prevent grout from getting dirty
Grout is more likely to get dirty if it’s not sealed properly. Sealing your grout will help keep it looking new for longer.