Most reach for the bleach and a scrub brush to eliminate the nasty eyesores when homeowners begin to notice the mold or mildew growth. Bleach, which is often the preferred method, is a common agent that removes the growth of mold and mildew. Unfortunately, particularly if you are sensitive to the harsh chemicals, bleach is a harsh chemical that can do more harm than good. The good news is that there are several other methods available, people can try to combat the mold and mildew growth on the grout. A professional’s deep cleaning as professional have the safe but powerful products and powerful extraction equipment that can get the mold and mildew below the surface of the grout, and this is the most effective method. We at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to list a few alternate solutions to help you better eliminate the mold and mildew growing on the grout in your home without the use of bleach.
Can You Let Vinegar Sit on Grout?
Vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that is highly effective, very efficient, and versatile, especially when it comes to defeating mold and mildew. With vinegar as well as it is naturally acidic, the development of mold and mildew can be prevented. In a squirt bottle, combine equal parts distilled water and vinegar. Scrub clean and be sure to rinse well after you apply the solution and let it soak in for about 15 minutes.
Will Tea Tree Oil Actually Clean Grout?
For removing mold and mildew from grout, tea tree oil is a very natural option. By how much water you need to clean the affected area, the amount of tea tree oil required is dictated. In a spray bottle, mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil for every cup of water. Use a damp cloth wipe away the area clean once you apply the solution once it is evenly mixed and let it set for about 15 minutes.
Is Grapefruit Seed Extract the Best Cleaner for Dirty Grout?
Though it is well worth the expense to many as the odorless substance naturally kills fungus, the grapefruit seed extract is an expensive option, as a highly efficient method for cutting mold. It can be found in most health food stores, generally. Add 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract in a squirt bottle for every cup of water. Allow it to set for 15 minutes or so before using a damp cloth to wipe the area clean.
Is Hydrogen Peroxide Safe for Grout?
As a safe option, clean the grout from mold use hydrogen peroxide. As opposed to bleach, there are no harsh effects using hydrogen peroxide. Under the right circumstances, it is important to use it safely as it can potentially cause the grout to lighten. For easy application, pour some peroxide in a spray bottle. After the bubbles sizzle and use a scrub brush to loosen it up and rinse clean, allow it to soak in the grout for about 10 minutes.
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As there are many cleaners that are equally as harsh as bleach, and others that are much gentler, read the label to determine the toxicity levels. Certified experts of Silver State Floor Restoration can restore your tile and grout floors to a beautiful clean, in conjunction with your own efforts. Call us to schedule your next appointment today!