When homeowners begin to notice the mold or mildew growth, most reach for the bleach and a scrub brush to eliminate the nasty eyesores. A common agent that removes the growth of mold and mildew is bleach and is often the preferred method, however some do not want to be close to toxic chemicals, particularly if you are sensitive to harsh chemicals. People can try to combat mold and mildew growth on the grout, the good news is that there are several other methods available. The most effective method is with professional deep cleaning as professionals have the safe but powerful products and powerful extraction equipment that can get the mold and mildew below the surface of the grout. To help you better eliminate mold and mildew growing on the grout in your home without the use of bleach, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to list a few alternate solutions.
Clean Grout on Tile Floors with Hydrogen Peroxide
To clean the grout from mold use hydrogen peroxide as safe option. There are no harsh effects using hydrogen peroxide as opposed to bleach. It is important to use it safely as it can potentially cause the grout to lighten under the right circumstances. Pour some peroxide in a spray bottle for easy application. Allow it to soak in the grout for about 10 minutes after the bubbles sizzle and use a scrub brush to loosen it up and rinse clean.
Homemade Vinegar Tile & Grout Cleaner
Especially when it comes to defeating mold and mildew, vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that is highly effective, very efficient, and versatile. The development of mold and mildew can be prevented with vinegar as well as it is naturally acidic. With equal parts distilled water and vinegar in a squirt bottle. Apply the solution and let it soak in for about 15 minutes, scrub clean and be sure to rinse well.
Cleaning Tile & Grout with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a very natural option for removing mold and mildew from grout. The amount of tea tree oil required is dictated by how much water you need to clean the affected area. Mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil for every cup of water in a spray bottle. Administer the solution once it is evenly mixed and let it set for about 15 minutes, use a damp cloth wipe away the area clean.
Grapefruit Seed Extract Tile & Grout Cleaner
As a highly efficient method for cutting mold, the grapefruit seed extract is an expensive option, though it is well worth the expense to many as the odorless substance naturally kills fungus. Generally, it can be found in most health food stores. For every cup of water, add 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract in a squirt bottle. Before using a damp cloth to wipe the area clean, allow it to set for 15 minutes or so.
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Read the label to determine the toxicity levels, as there are many cleaners that are equally as harsh as bleach, and others that are much gentler. In conjunction with your own efforts however, certified experts of Silver State Floor Restoration can restore your floors to a beautiful clean. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.