Maintaining a clean and mould-free grout is not easy. That is why it is important to know how you can keep your kitchen and bathroom tile always looking its best and free from dirt and mucks.
Prevent mould build-up on any surface of your home with these simple and easy tile and grout cleaning techniques.
Cleaning Lightly Stained Grout
To clean up a lightly stained grout, use a strong bleach solution, a mixture of 3/4 cup of bleach to a gallon of water. If you want, you can also try using any foaming grout cleaner in the market, though you still have to soak for several minutes before application, giddyuptileandgrout.com.au suggests.
Once you have picked the cleaning solution of your choice, you can now start scrubbing your grout with a small brush or toothbrush. Just make sure to not scrub your floors too hard to avoid damaging the grout itself.
Removing Deeply Stained Grout
For deeply stained and discoloured grout, it is better if you replace it immediately. You can easily purchase or rent tools for removing grouts.
For this method, you must carefully run the tool along your bathroom tiling. This is to prevent from scratching the surrounding tiles. Then, you’ll have to clean up the spaces between the tiles using the strong bleach solution. Once you are done applying new grout in your tiles, you can seal it.
Tile grouts are very prone to collecting grime and mould due to their porous characteristic. That is why it is highly recommended to start your tile-grouting regimen as soon as you install new or newly replaced grout in your tile floors. One way of keeping your grout looking its best is by applying a grout sealer to your tile’s surface 10 to 14 days after the curing of your grouts.