Despite our company name, we at Salisbury Rug & Carpet Cleaning offer more than just carpet cleaning services. For example, we can also help you clean your grout. In our experience, grout cleaning is a task people tend to avoid, as many find it challenging to get into the cracks between tiles. To help make it easier for you to clean your grout, we have put together this article to provide a few tips. Keep reading to learn how to get better results from your grout cleaning efforts.
- Use Baking Soda, Dish Soap, and Hydrogen Peroxide– Mix ¾ cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon dish soap and ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide. This will create a paste-like consistency. Apply the paste to your grout lines with a stiff- bristled brush. The chemical reaction will help loosen any stubborn grime, making removal easy. You can use a wet cloth or sponge to rinse the area(s) in question 2-3 times. Then, take a dry cloth or dry sponge to remove any left-over residue.
- Fight Stains with Oxygen Bleach – If your grout has stubborn stains, you can use an oxygen bleach product such as OxiClean to get rid of them. Make sure the room is well-ventilated, then apply the product according to package instructions. Apply with a paint brush. You can also work the solution into the grout with a stiff-bristled brush attachment on a drill. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse the area with a wet cloth and clean water and then wipe dry with a dry terrycloth towel. Rinse the wet cloth and repeat 2-3 times. For grout cleaning, it’s always important to make sure you use a weekly wipe down of rubbing alcohol to fight mold and mildew spores.
- Use a Steam Mop – Another grout cleaning tool you can use to fight truly persistent stains is a steam mop. The heat will help loosen the pigments or dirt and allow you to lift them away more easily. Of course, if you don’t have a steam mop, you can turn to our team for professional grout cleaning services instead.