It stands to reason that you would take a certain sense of pride in the appearance of your home. Whether you like to host parties and family get-togethers, or you just prefer to relax in a neat, clean, sanctuary-like environment, keeping your home tidy is probably a top priority. While for the most part, you can tackle cleaning chores with do-it-yourself (DIY) methods, there are certain jobs that can be frustratingly difficult. Vacuuming your carpets, dusting your surfaces, and mopping floors, while not fun to do, are definitely doable without much fuss. Stained grout, however, can be a different story. For many, grout cleaning can prove to be a headache, as it can be quite difficult to get dirty grout back to its original luster. If you have tried every weapon in your DIY cleaning arsenal and you are not quite getting the job done, it may be helpful to work with a professional service such as ours at CBC Cleaning and Construction. Read on to learn some of our tips and tricks when it comes to cleaning grout.
The average person probably does not think about tile grout very often. The reason for this is that when it is clean and presentable, it serves as a way to frame your tile. Dirty grout, however, can quickly become a distracting eyesore, and as a homeowner, you may find yourself obsessing over it. While you can take out a rag and scrub away surface debris, if your grout is heavily stained, you may need to employ more advanced methods. But, why is grout so difficult to clean? Well, certain types of grout can be particularly porous, which allows dirt and grime to nest deep within its crevices. When this happens, it can be tough to extract. For the really tricky jobs, you may want to consult with a professional cleaning business such as ours, but there are some tricks you can try.
Some Common Grout Cleaning Methods
Before you approach your dirty grout, first make sure the area surrounding is clean by sweeping up, or wiping away debris. Next, you can spray your grout with hot water, as this will loosen up some of the dirt. From there, you can prepare your cleaning solution. Try mixing together two parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide (you can also add a bit of dish soap). You can then apply this solution to your grout and allow it to set for about 15 minutes. Once it has settled, take a small brush and scrub the grout lines. After that, you can rinse the area and your grout should be looking a lot better.
Consult with Us for Your Cleaning Needs
If the DIY route isn’t working, you may want to consider working with us. We can use industrial solutions and steam technology to truly bring your grout back to its original glory. To schedule your consultation, call us today. You can also visit our contact page to send us an email.