If you have a tile floor or tile walls in your bathroom or kitchen, you know that there are lines between the tiles. That’s called grout, a mixture of cement, water, and sand used to fill in the spaces between the tiles. If you’ve had your tile floors or walls for a while, you might have noticed by now that the grout is really great at collecting dirt. Here’s all you need to know about grout cleaning.
A Porous Substance
Grout is a porous substance, so it easily absorbs water and attracts more dirt. It’s normal if you’re seeing some discoloration after a while, but that could be a buildup of mold, mildew, or dirt inside the grout. You can take the discoloration as a sign that it’s likely time to get a good grout cleaning.
Just remember that the porous nature of your grout will make it difficult to clean, so be ready for a lot of hard work if you decide to try it on your own.
Cleaning Your Grout
Perhaps you want to try cleaning the grout between your tiles on your own. You’ll need some rubber gloves, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and something to scrub with. It might sound like a punishment from a story your grandparents would tell of their childhood, but a toothbrush actually works really well for this because it’s easier to get inside all the nooks and crannies.
The chemical reaction between the baking soda and peroxide creates a paste that makes an excellent cleaning solution for your grout. Just be sure to scrub hard and be ready to accept that some of the discoloration might stay a little longer than expected.
Steam Cleaning Your Grout
Sounds like a lot of hard work, right? At Undisputed Steamers, we’ve got you covered, so you don’t need to throw out your favorite toothbrush or deal with any of the back and shoulder pain from grout cleaning.
We take your grout cleaning very seriously. We use steam cleaning methods, so your grout is looking great again as quickly as possible. With steam cleaning, the steam effectively removes any allergens like mold, mildew, or pollen your grout might be harboring and leaves no residues or filth behind.
If you’ve decided grout cleaning on your own is not for you, give us a call today.