Grout, is the mixture used to fill gaps of tiles. This can be used both on walls and floor. It is a fluid form mixture which in due course hardens to fill the gaps. Keeping these tiny gaps clean for a longer period is a challenge to every homemaker. And regular maintenance might lessen the process of deep cleaning.
Clean the spills immediately, keep the space ventilated, clean the small stains immediately and regularly. Older grout tends to crack and crumble, thus apply grout sealer once in a year.
There are different ways of Tile and Grout Cleaning. Preliminary groundwork is needed before we start off with. And that is dusting/ mopping/wiping based on the floor or wall to remove the top layer of the scum. Now let us discuss about few effective ways to clean the deep-set scum on the grout.
The acids in baking soda and vinegar are the best remedy for grout with is safe.
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda + 1/3 cup of ammonia + ¼ cup of white vinegar in 7 cups of warm water. Stir the mixture to ensure that the baking soda gets dissolved in the mixture. This is to be in a liquidly form. Fill this mixture in a spray bottle and use it when required. Before use remember to shake well.
Spray the mixture on the affected area and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes. This will loosen the grout and make it easy to work on the removal process. Use a scrubbing or toothbrush, preferably hard bristled brush to scrub off the dirt. A bit of high pressure in scrubbing might be required depending on the affected area. Now wipe off the area with a damp cloth to ensure all the dirt and liquid on the Tile is cleared. Do it portion by portion such that the area could be concentrated. One the entire area is treated make sure to clean the treated area based on the area you worked in. Use a rag to clean the bathroom or kitchen counters and for a floor mop them.
Method 2: use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
Mix this in a deep bowl to a consistency not too thick not too fluidic.
Before treating the affected area remember to have carried out the groundwork of removing the top layer of dirt and dust. Now apply the paste with a toothbrush or your fingers. Concentrate in a small area. Let the mixture sit on the affected area for 10 to 5 minutes. Now apply pressure and scrub the mixture n the grout with a brush. The loosened dirt will wash off with the pressure you give leaving your workspace clean and tidy.
Method 3: Oxygen Bleach
Mix the 1 portion of oxygen bleach with 1 portion of warm water. Mix the content until the bleach dissolves. Now it is ready to be stored in the spray cans.
Use the content in small portion surface. Spray the affected area and leave it for 15 min. Then scrub off and do the regular cleaning. This mixture is a safe container and dissolves bacterial leaving the treated area clean and safe.