Most appall the smell of the harsh chemical cleaners claiming to get the tough stains, dirt, debris and even mildew out of porous grout. More often than not these same chemicals are diluted, making them barely effective, if at all. So now you are left gagging on the choking odor of the chemicals that are probably do more to your lungs and nasal passages than it is to the grout. Whether that is your reason, or you want to save some cash, we at Silver State Floor Restoration have put together a few homemade grout cleaners that are used with natural ingredients already found in your storage areas.
Homemade Grout Cleaners Containing Baking Soda, Vinegar, Lemon Juice & More
There are a few options below for homemade grout cleaner, some do have parts of lightening agents that can permanently alter the color of your grout so be sure to perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the integrity of your grout’s color remains true.
1) Baking Soda and Bleach – You will need approximately ¾ cup of bleach, ¼ cup of bleach, and a bowl. Combine the ingredients together to form a paste; add the bleach in small quantities at a time to ensure the paste is thick. With a toothbrush designate for cleaning, apply the mixture directly to the grout and slightly agitate it; allow the mixture to sit for 10 -20 minutes. With your toothbrush or small bristled brush, scrub the grout in a grid-like patter and wipe clean with a warm damp cloth.
2) Baking Soda and Vinegar – Combine ½ cup baking soda with ¼ cup vinegar to create a paste. Add small quantities of vinegar to make certain the paste is relatively thick. With a toothbrush used for cleaning, apply the mixture to the grout and slightly agitate the mixture into the grout; allow the mixture to set for 15 minutes. Scrub the grout in circular patterns and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
3) Hydrogen Peroxide – Straight peroxide is ideal if the grout isn’t necessarily stained, but fairly dirty. Apply hydrogen peroxide directly on the grout by spray bottle or sponging it on, let it set up to 10 minutes, scrub with small bristle brush and wipe clean.
4) Lemon Juice Mixture – A little more intricate but, mix together 7 cups water, ½ cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and ¼ cup vinegar. Sponge the solution directly on the grout or put the concoction in a spray bottle once it has been mix in a bucket. Let the solution set 10-15 minutes. Scrub the grout with your brush and wipe clean.
5) White Vinegar and Soap – Mild liquid dish soap is best used with equal parts of white vinegar. For more intensity, nuke the vinegar for 1 minute on high in the microwave before adding the dish soap. Following the application, scrub well with a brush and wipe clean.
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These methods are ideal for daily cleaning, but every 6-12 months a professional deep cleaning is ideal. At Silver State Floor Restoration, we can ensure the tile and grout are deeply cleaned to remove the deep rooted filth to reveal vibrant grout and shiny tile. Contact us today!