Get Rid of Tile Grout Dirt the Easy Way

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A gloved hand cleaning tiles and grout linesGrout refers to the mixture used to embed architectural elements like bathroom tiles and tile flooring on walls and floors. Typically composed of water, sand, and cement, grout dries up as a white porous material that can easily collect grime, mold, and other impurities. Over time, these particles become very apparent as they collect on the grout lines where the tiles connect.

Getting rid of grout dirt and grime can be really tough, so most homeowners tend to rely on the services of cleaning professionals, who are well-equipped to perform grout cleaning without any difficulty. However, we have some tips which could prove to be useful when you are doing DIY cleaning of your tiles and grout lines in between professional cleaning. Read on to find out more.

Use grout sealant – Sealing your grout can make it less porous and less likely to accumulate impurities. Grout sealants are available in most hardware stores, and application is pretty straightforward. If you are unsure abut how to proceed, you can consult with your trusted home remodeling contractor.

Create cleaning solutions from common household items – Your home is a treasure trove of ingredients that can be used to create effective cleaning solutions. You can mix ½ cup ammonia, 1/3 cup vinegar, and ¼ cup baking soda for every gallon of water to create an all-purpose cleaner. To create a mold-killing solution, you can mix one part hydrogen peroxide with two parts water. Jus a warning, though: never mix beach with acids like vinegar and ammonia. The fumes that such mixtures will produce are hazardous to your health. Also remember that some natural stone tiles shouldn’t be treated with acids.  Materials like marble react with such substances and can get damaged as a result.

Don’t let stains set – Spilled food, drinks, and other household liquids shouldn’t be left to sit for too long or the resulting stains on your tiles’ grout lines could turn out to be very difficult to remove.

Clean your tiles regularly – Regularly cleaning your tiles means less time for grime to accumulate on the grout lines. If you’re cleaning your floors, make sure to sweep the loose dirt first before cleaning the tiles wet with your choice of tile cleaning solution.

If you require professional cleaning of your tiles, please call Varney Clean Care at 307-347-6161 or send us a message through our contact page