Tile and grout is often selected for various surfaces, especially flooring, because the durability outshine most surfaces and the maintenance is easy to maintain. But since grout is porous in nature, it absorbs moisture, soil, and microbes fairly easy. Those diligent to cleaning routines can help minimize the impact, keep it looking in optimal condition and even extend the life expectancy, in conjunction with professional deep cleaning once or twice a year. But so many wonder the best way to clear up pesky water and mildew stains, dissolve the filth and keep the tile and grout looking amazing in between professional cleanings. We at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry would like to share a few DIY methods on grout and tile cleaning.
Cleaning Tile & Grout with Oxygen Bleach
1) In a bucket filled with 2 cups of warm water, dissolve 2 tbsp of oxygenated bleach; make certain it is well mixed.
2) Liberally administer the solution on the tile, and grout and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes. To make the application easy and organized, use a grid pattern sectioning. Scrubbing with a nylon brush or designated toothbrush and circular patterns, use the grid pattern to complete tile and grout cleaning. Keep in mind the corners and edges are generally the areas with the most buildup and will need more attention.
3) If any tougher stain persists, sparingly sprinkle oxygenated bleach on the surface and scrub as before.
4) Use a damp cloth or sponge to rinse the debris and soap film away.
5) With a clean towel, ensure the surface is dry.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, Dish Soap Cocktail Grout Cleaner Recipe
The ingredients for this mixture are the offer some essential benefits:
Baking Soda: Not only good to neutralize any odors natural abrasive to scrub the grout.
Dish Soap: Safely lifts grease and dirt.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Using the peroxide with baking soda will release bleaching oxygen ions to brighten and remove stains.
1) Combine approximately ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 TBSP liquid dish detergent, and ¾ cup baking soda to create a paste.
2) Wearing protective gloves use your fingers to blanket the paste over the grout and fan it out onto the tiles. Allow the paste to sit 10 minute or so.
3) Agitate the paste to break through the layers then for an additional 15 minutes, let it sit.
4) Using circular scrubbing motions, scrub with a nylon brush, or designated toothbrush. Focus on the corners and edges as they have the most buildup.
5) Rinse the area from soap residue and debris.
6) Use a towel to dry the surface thoroughly.
Cleaning Tile Floors with Baking Soda & Vinegar
1) Combine approximately one part water and mix 3 parts baking soda to make a thick paste. Wearing cleaning gloves smear the paste onto the grout and tile using your fingers. Allow the paste to sit while preparing the follow up mixture.
2) Use a squirt bottle to mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Spray the mixture liberally over the surface.
3) After about 5 minutes or so, the bubbling should stop. Once the bubbling stops, scrub the tile and grout with your nylon bristle brush and a designated cleaning toothbrush for the corners, using the circular pattern.
4) Use a sponge or damp cloth to efficiently rinse the surface clean
5) Dry the surface with a clean towel.
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These are just a few DIY methods to use to deep clean the grout and tile in between professional deep cleanings. With proper care and maintenance, your tile and grout can be spared unsightly mildew and mold growth and other stains. When your tile and grout needs a deeper clean, call in the professionals of Heart of Texas Chem-Dry and let us do the rest!