How To Clean Grout

As we continue down the road of cleaning How To’s I’m here to show you how to effectively clean that nasty grout in between your tile.

One thing that always works well with cleaning is bleach but who cares for that smell and if you have children or pets it’s just not worth it. Enter Oxiclean! Oxiclean is an oxygen bleach which is non-toxic and works wonders on so many things, one of those things being tile grout.To clean tile grout I filled a little bucket with about 6 cups of warm water and threw in 2 scoops of the good stuff and mixed it until it dissolved.

When it was all ready I simply went into the bathroom and poured the liquid on the floor.  You want to let it soak in for at least 15 minutes; I recommend a half hour. The one issue I have with the grout in my bathroom is that most of it is very uneven not frankly looks like it could use a complete revamp but I’m just focusing on getting it to look a bit cleaner. So I poured my fuel, shut the door and ran a few errands.

When I returned, here’s what I found.

Turns out my bathroom floor has a major slope! All the water just made it’s way to the middle 😦 Even so I got to work and grabbed my grout brush and just went in between the grout lightly and then mopped it up. It really makes such a huge difference. If you look in the above picture again at the top right you can see a little spot I tried a few days ago before I did the whole floor and what a difference it made! Now I just have to figure out how to get the liquid to soak in those other areas. The good news is that it works like a charm. The proof is in the pudding! If you have some stubborn areas where the Oxiclean isn’t working then you can always take a bleach pen and try that – for the small spots.

Happy Cleaning!


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