How Do You Clean Grout Properly?

Grout can get dirty quick if you don’t properly care for it or seal it. Also, there are many ways to incorrectly clean your grout. If your grout wasn’t sealed, your grout will look dirty, making your entire room or home look old and grimy.

With the wrong cleaners, even if you thoroughly wash and scrub grout, it still can look like you haven’t cleaned the area in years! Cleaning grout can be a pain. There is a lot of information out there about how to clean grout. Unfortunately, much of this information is misleading or just aren’t effective. Below, we will share with you some ineffective, but commonly suggested, grout cleaning products and tips, and what you should be using instead. With the right products and methods, cleaning grout can be easier than ever.

Bleach – Bleach is often suggested as a cleaning solution for discolored or dirty grout. Although bleach can lighten the grout, it usually is only a temporary fix, and usually only works with white or light-colored grout lines. Especially in the bathroom, mold and mildew will easily return to the area, despite using bleach. Bleach can damage the grout and doesn’t actually clean the area.

Vinegar – Using water and vinegar can work on cleaning the grout, it can take a long time to scrub the grout clean. Although the vinegar works, it can also damage the grout.

Since you don’t want to damage your grout, what is best grout cleaner product to use?

Grout Shield sells grout cleaners that safely removes excess dirt or grease from the grout surface, as well as any previously applied grout sealer. The cleaner bonds to the grout. Grout Shield cleaners, like Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, are neutral pH-cleaners that are non-combustible and fast-acting. After brushing the Grout Shield cleaner into the grout and letting the mixture sit for a few minutes, you are then able to easily wipe it away with a sponge. The grout will be clean as new.

To prevent this level of dirtiness from occurring again, it’s best to seal your grout after cleaning it. Grout Shield also offers clear grout sealer and color grout sealer to protect your grout from future stains.

To learn more about cleaning your grout or to purchase Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaners page or call 1-800-631-0716.

 

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