How to Effectively Clean Grout

Tile is an excellent material choice if you want something that’s appealing, durable, and low-maintenance. Its main problem, however, is grout. Since grout is light-colored and porous, it’s prone to staining, making it difficult to clean. Handyman Connection of Knightdale explains how you can effectively and efficiently clean grout.

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Lightly Stained Grout

Stained grout doesn’t take much to clean. A simple bleach solution, made by mixing ¾ cup of bleach and one gallon of water, and using a small brush, can do the trick. Lightly scrub the stained areas with the brush, since scrubbing too hard can damage the grout. Be sure to wear safety gear, like goggles, to prevent bleach from coming in contact with your eyes. For moderate stains, you can use a paste made from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.

Deeply Stained Grout

Deeply stained grout, on the other hand, can be more difficult to clean, and in some cases, you would need to replace them. With the right tools, you can effortlessly replace your grout. Run the tool gently along the grout while being careful not to scratch the tile. Use a strong bleach solution to thoroughly clean the space between your tiles. Afterward, apply the new grout and seal it properly.

Other times, some tough cleaning is enough to do the trick. Deeply stained and grimy grout can be cleaned using oxygen bleach. Keep the area well ventilated and carefully follow the directions for application. Let the bleach solution work for up to 15 minutes before rinsing it with clean water. This ensures that dirt won’t resettle into your grout lines.

Clean your grout effectively with these steps and restore your tile’s beauty. Our experts at Handyman Connection of Knightdale can provide a better and more thorough cleaning. Turn to us for your professional cleaning and maintenance needs and contact us today. You can also request a free estimate.


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