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Grout is necessary when laying tiles and helps to prevent water from getting where it shouldn’t be. But it can also be very hard to clean. Grout should be well looked after. Especially in showers

Grout is porous and can stain so not only does it stain easily it also gathers soap scum. When it comes to cleaning grout. You should always use natural cleaning products if possible.

This means extra effort, but it could help prolong the life of your grout for a few extra years Because harsh cleaners can damage grout. There are a few products and methods you can try, the best way of keeping grout clean is to stop it from getting dirty or moldy in the first place.

Grout cleaning job done in Echuca with white porcelain tiles

Steam Clean Grout

One naturally friendly way of cleaning grout is to use a steam cleaner. Use your steam cleaner with a thin and nozzle, and a brush attachment if you have one. Aim the nozzle at the grout lines. Apply steam, and move up the grout lines with the steamer.

if the steam cleaner is not getting the grout perfectly clean, it will help loosen the rest of the dirt to make it easier to clean with other products.

Attack it with baking soda and vinegar

Repairing damaged grout of bathroom tiles in Echuca with porcelain wall tiles

 Take two tablespoons of baking soda and enough water and make a thick paste. Dip a grout brush into the paste. Then scrub the grout with the paste.

Use a new brush with hard bristles, and scrub the grout in a circular motion. Then brush back and forth.

After scrubbing the grout. Spray the area with a half-and-half mixture of vinegar and water. Leave to sit for about an hour and clean off.

Use the brush to scrub the paste and vinegar into the grout. Rinse the area with water.

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1 Comment

  1. Erika Brady on March 3, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks for explaining how grout prevents water from getting in and needs to be well looked after to prevent staining and other problems. If your grout starts leaking, it would probably be best to hire a professional to repair it. This could help it last longer and prevent water from damaging other parts of your home in order to avoid costly repairs later on.

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