Tile & Grout: Your Guide To Getting The Stains Out
You keep your bathrooms, kitchen, and other areas with tile and grout as clean as possible. No matter how often you scrub and disinfect, it can feel impossible to get grout looking shiny and bright. Here, we’ll take a look at a few tips you can use to keep your grout looking clean.
Use Preventive Maintenance Daily
We know — you probably don’t think about your grout on a day-to-day basis. Taking a few minutes to clean after your daily shower or bath can go a long way in helping your grout stand the test of time.
Keeping a high-quality squeegee is the first step toward keeping your shower or bath grout as clean as possible. After your shower or bath, run the squeegee over the tile to remove excess water. Then, spray your shower with either a store-bought or homemade cleaner (a 4:1 water and vinegar solution works well).
Deep Clean Weekly
Even with daily maintenance, you’ll still need to roll up your sleeves and specifically clean your grout on a weekly basis. Using a water and baking soda paste is a simple, natural way to keep your grout clean. Use a grout brush or toothbrush and dig in.
Grout Stains: What To Do
If you’ve just recently noticed that your grout needs a deep cleaning, or you’ve moved into a new home where the grout has been neglected, you need to get to work. Bleach pens are an easy, effective way to remove stains from grout. Don’t feel the need to take on your whole bathroom or kitchen area at once — using a bleach pen can be a bit tedious. Do a few small areas at a time until your entire tile-covered area is free from grout stains.
If a bleach pen isn’t strong enough to get the job done, you may want to use a grout renewal product that adds a thin layer of color to your stained grout, creating a brighter (or darker) appearance.
Call In The Professionals
If you have grout that’s been neglected for a long time, or you’d rather not deal with grout cleaning on your own, SteamEx is here to help. Our tile and grout cleaning services can help restore your grout. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help.