Professional Grout Cleaning Tips

It’s not surprising that showers, consistently used day after day, eventually find themselves in need of desperate attention. If grout between our shower tiles are not routinely cleaned, they begin collecting a nasty collection of slime, dirt, and grime that needs a thorough scrubbing.

The methods used for cleaning grout is relatively easy, although it is a time-consuming task. The grout around every tile needs to be scrubbed, and depending on the size of your shower and the number of tiles, it can take a little bit of time.

The Tools and Supplies

The tools you need to give your grout a good scrub aren’t expensive or fancy. They’re easy to find around your home or at a local store.

  • A tile brush
  • A small, old toothbrush
  • A natural, all-purpose cleaner and baking soda
  • A cup to rinse the grout and tiles
  • A squeegee to dry off the tiles after rinsing

Spray the grout in your shower generously with the all-purpose cleaner. As always, we recommend using a natural, all green cleaner. This is especially important in bathrooms where the space may be smaller and there is less ventilation. Breathing in too many fumes from chemical cleaners can be a health hazard. Once you’ve sprayed the grout, let it soak in for several minutes. This will make it easier to scrub.

Once you’ve allowed the cleaner to soak into the grout, take the tile brush and begin scrubbing the grout. Scrub with enough pressure to really get in there and work up the grime. It’s a good idea to scrub from one side to the other, top to bottom. This helps insure that you’ve scrubbed all the grout in the shower or tub. If the grime seems to be a little bit more stubborn, use the baking soda as safe scrubbing agent, and use the old toothbrush to really get into the small crevices. Keep in mind that grout is a porous material, and some staining from previous grime may be permanent.

Once you’re satisfied that you’ve thoroughly cleaned the grout thoroughly rinse the grout. Wash all of the grime and remaining baking soda down the drain, and then quickly squeegee the tiles dry.

These simple steps make it easy to keep your grout looking spotless. Don’t forget Maid to Shine is happy to come do a comprehensive clean of your home from top to bottom, if you find yourself in need of a little help or without enough time!

13 comments on “Professional Grout Cleaning Tips

  1. Great article – this may seem too easy to some, but this is a tried and true way to clean grout.
    I have even used vinegar in a spray bottle to rinse the baking soda off as well.
    You can also use dental floss down in the tight corners around faucets and other fixtures.

    Extremely useful article.
    Well done.

  2. My secret to clean the grouts is a whitening toothpaste. The toothpaste act as a mild abrasive that will help remove any black tinges. But it is time-consuming and exhausting and I always prefer to hire a professional cleaning company for that job.

  3. That was a great post. I really liked how you explained it. It was helpful and I think everyone should know about it. I hope you bring more content like this. Thank you very much.

  4. wow nice post about grout cleaning, I have to say something about grout cleaning which I write below

    It can be incredibly difficult for anyone to keep their tile and grout clean.
    However, it is very important to regularly clean your if it must last longer and keep them looking
    new. If left dirty, then it is only a matter of time before the tiles fade and become weak and unattractive.
    Therefore, you must keep the tiles clean and dust-free for the sake of your home. There are two
    ways to go about this. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. However, since this is a complicated task, it is best that you hire a professional instead of doing the cleaning yourself. The following are some benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service.

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  6. This is some excellent instruction about how to clean my grout. The mixing combination of cleaner and baking soda is very effective. After using this homemade cleaner, my grout looks shiny. Thanks for your information!

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