Cleaning grout and tile is considered to be one of the more tedious chores and is often pushed to the bottom of everyone’s cleaning list. Not only is the household chore taxing on your knees and back, but it can also feel like it’s never-ending when you finish one room only to start all over again in the next tiled room. The looming idea of walking barefoot on not-so-clean tiles or looking in the kitchen at the backsplash can send shivers up your spine. In order to get your home clean, you’ve got to look at pushing your grout and tile cleaning closer to the top of that cleaning list.
We’ve got a few cleaning methods that can help you get that meticulous chore done while also saving your yourself from smelling all of those chemical fumes!
Method #1 – Simple and Clean
To keep things simple, the best way to get the grout clean is by taking a mixture that is half water and half hydrogen peroxide. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and apply the mixture to the dirty area and let it sit for an hour. Once the time is up, just wipe at the previously dirty area and you should be left with a cleaner grout area.
Method #2 – Create Your Own Solution
Creating your own solution can be the perfect remedy for a more natural cleaner in your home. For this method, we will be adding one additional ingredient to the solution. Take ½ a cup of baking soda, add in ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, and one teaspoon of liquid dish soap into a squeeze top bottle (or spray bottle if you don’t have a squeeze top on hand). Close up the lid and give it a good shake to mix everything up. A squeeze top bottle is more accurate to use due to the straight lines of grout, you’ll make less of a mess this way. If you are using a spray bottle, just twist the nozzle to lessen the spray of the solution. Use the solution on the spots where needed, in this case directly on the grout! For the best results, allow for the homemade solution to sit for about five minutes after rubbing it in before finally rinsing/washing it off.
Method #3 – Lemon and Vinegar
One more popular method to tackling dirty grout is with items that you know are safe to eat like baking soda, lemon juice, and white vinegar. Mop your floor with 1 part water and 3 parts vinegar to remove the surface dirt. After you’ve mopped the floor, in a small bowl mix together lemon juice and baking soda until you get a thick paste. Spread the paste all over the grout lines in the room you are cleaning. After you’ve done that, grab a toothbrush and scrub all that dirt away! Once you’ve finished scrubbing, grab your trusty mop and use your newly made solution on the floor once more to remove the paste.
If you need a professional cleaning company to help get your living space sparkling clean, RCH Cleaning is here for you. Our team is professionally trained to ensure proper disinfecting throughout any home or business. Contact our team today or call 417-763-8365 to learn more.