Grout is the sealant that is applied in between your tiles to give strength to your flooring. Unfortunately grout is also a material that can easily attract dirt, mold and mildew. Dirt can become embedded in your grout and mold and mildew are attracted to the deep grooves, making this part of your floor difficult to clean. Maid Brigade compiled a few of our favorite natural “recipes” to explain the best way to clean grout in your home.
When cleaning grout the natural method is not only effective but it’s also cost conscious. Mix together a half cup of hydrogen peroxide for every cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the cleaning mixture on the affected areas, clean and then rinse with water. After rinsing make sure to towel the floor dry. You can also substitute vinegar for the hydrogen peroxide and get the same clean effect.
Use a stiff brush to clean your grout in areas where tougher buildup has occurred. (An old toothbrush will be too soft to handle this job, however, a new one should work). Do not use a wire bristled brush because you could end up scrubbing away your grout.
Also, do not use bleach when cleaning grout because it can potentially stain grout and cause it to turn yellow.
Of course the best way to take care of your grout is to hire Maid Brigade. Visit the Contact Us page to find your local cleaning office!
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