How to Remove Hard Water Scum from Grout 

Most Americans’ homes have hard water, which is water that is mineral-rich and has a ton of calcium and magnesium in it. The minerals in hard water can leave a scum on your grout and tiles. It looks gross. The scum can also foster bacteria growth. Over time, the soap scum can also darken and dull your grout.  

How can you get rid of soap scum? There are many ways to clean soap scum from lemon juice to vinegar, but if you want to properly rid your grout of soap scum you need a proper grout cleaner.  

Since grout is porous, it will easily absorb the soap scum and become discolored. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, you can clean up the soap scum and it will look like the buildup was never there. n Remember, you want to clean up soap scum regularly, so the scum is easier to clean and it doesn’t cause a health hazard. 

Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of hard water scum in your grout and tile. You’ll never know it was there! Any stains in your grout can make your home and grout look old and dirty, even if you clean it regularly. It’s not so easy to hide thick scummy films in your grout lines! 

Along with getting rid of the discoloration, Grout Shield products also rid the grout of bacteria and other harmful germs that get absorbed into the grout lines over time. 

Most home-cleaning products, advertisements, and articles may tell you to clean up the stains in grout with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. Sure, these chemicals and products may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout, and many of these chemicals can harm the grout and cause it to crack or break. 

To remove hard water scum, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores. 

To use this grout cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The hot sauce stain will be gone. 

Now, if the soap scum left a nasty stain behind, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout, whether you want to match the color of your existing grout or recolor the entire room. Check out our grout colors. 

If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it with a clear grout sealer after cleaning it, to protect it from future spillsaccidents, and more soap scumThe sealer will prevent anything from seeping into the grout lines, and you can clean up the spots with no stains left behind. 

Our grout cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. The soap scum will be gone! Your home will look clean and refreshed, and you can enjoy a nice, clean shower! 

For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716. 

 

 

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