When they begin to notice the mold or mildew growth, most know they can reach for some bleach and thoroughly scrub the nasty microbe’s buildup. Bleach is a common agent that removes the growth of mold and mildew, but bleach is not always the preferred method, especially those with high sensitivity to it. Fortunately, there are several other methods people can try to combat the mold and mildew growth on the grout. However, it is important to know that professional deep cleaning is the most effective method. Professional services are the safest, but the powerful extraction equipment and toughest products can get the mold and mildew below the surface of the grout. To help you better combat the 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 of these alternatives.
A safe option to clean the grout from mold is hydrogen peroxide. Since there are no harsh effects, a great alternative to bleach is the hydrogen peroxide. It can potentially cause the grout to lighten under the right circumstances however, so use it with caution. Pour some peroxide in a spray bottle for easy application. Spray on the grout’s surface and let the bubbles sizzle for about 10 minutes and scrub and rinse clean.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, a very natural option for removing mold and mildew from grout. In a spray bottle for a simply administering of the solution, add one teaspoon of tea tree oil for every cup of water. Use a damp cloth to wipe away the residues after about 15 minutes from the time it was applied.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is an expensive option, but it is highly effective for cutting through mold.
This odorless substance is well worth the expense to some as it naturally kills fungus, and most health food stores keep this in stock. In a squirt bottle, add 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract for every cup of water. Let it soak in for 15 minutes or so and use a damp cloth to completely wipe it clean.
Especially when it comes to defeating mold and mildew, vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that is highly-effective, efficient, and versatile. Being that it can help prevent mildew and mold from developing, vinegar is naturally acid and is recommended as a preventative aid as well. Combine equal parts of distilled white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. spray it on the surface and let it soak in for about 10 minutes. With a hard-bristled brush, scrub and rinse clean.
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There are other options that can be equally as harsh as bleach and others that are gentle and naturally. To determine the toxicity levels, always read the label. Silver State Floor Restoration are the leading experts in the Las Vegas Valley to beat mold and mildew growing on your grout. Call us today schedule your quality cleaning service.