Grout is very porous in nature. It absorbs nearly anything it comes into contact with; water; soap residue, dirt, dust, and other particulates. In some cases, the grout found in optimal locations for breeding mold can be found riddled with it and mildew as well. Though you have tried to use many of the commercial pre-formulated grout cleaners at the department store, you see little improvements and are only burdened with harsh smells. Creating your own grout cleaner has many of benefits. Silver State Floor Restoration would like to offer some alternative solutions for developing your homemade grout cleaner that is effective.
Homemade Natural Grout Cleaner Supplies
Make sure to wear protective rubber gloves and use proper ventilation in the rooms, whether it is simply opening a window or flipping on the exhaust fan. Keep in mind that grout is significantly darker when it is wet, in order to see actual results, you may have to wait for the grout to dry. Additionally, some additives are natural lightening agents. To ensure the color of your grout is not compromised, perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area. For any of the preferred solutions found below, you will need to obtain basic cleaning items that
– Cleaning bucket or spray bottle
– Clean damp cloths
– Stiff toothbrush designating for cleaning purposes
– Medium bristled brush
Baking Soda & Bleach Grout Cleaner Recipe
Creating a paste, combined approximately ¾ cup baking soda and ¼ cup bleach. Slowly add the bleach to the baking soda to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the grout and let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes. With a small bristled brush, agitate the paste and let set 5 more minutes. Use a damp cloth to wipe clean.
Cleaning Grout With Baking Soda & Vinegar
To develop a cleaning paste, mix ½ cup baking soda and ¼ cup vinegar; adding the vinegar at small doses at a time. Paste should be thick enough that it does not run after it is applied. Use a toothbrush to administer it to the grout and let it sit. Scrub with the toothbrush or medium bristle brush and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Hydrogen Peroxide Grout Cleaner
For grout that is more dirty and less stained; pour concentrated hydrogen peroxide on the grout and let it sit until the bubbling stops. Scrub and wipe clean.
Cleaning Grout With Lemon Juice
In a bucket combine 7 cups water, ½ cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice, and ¼ cup vinegar. Sponge the formula onto the grout and let the solution sit for 15 minutes. Scrub well with bristled brush and wipe away residue with a clean damp cloth.
White Vinegar & Soap Grout Cleaner
Using equal parts white vinegar and a mild dish soap. Apply solution to the grout and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the grout and wipe clean.
Tile & Grout Cleaning & More in Las Vegas Valley NV, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
For stubborn grout that is proving to be a challenge to clean, contact the pros of Silver State Floor Restoration and let our experts get that grout restored back to its original brightness and cleanliness. Call Silver State Floor Restoration today for your professional deep grout and tile cleaning.