How To Clean Your Bathroom Tile and Grout

How To Clean Your Bathroom Tile and Grout

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Cleaning bathroom tile and grout typically involves the use of harsh chemical cleaning products. Here is a list of different cleaning methods that do not rely on chemicals and will do as good a job of cleaning with an eco-friendly approach.

Eco Friendly Bathroom Tile and Grout Cleaning

Water

This is a cleaning solution that is one of the most commonly used for cleaning bathroom tile and grout. You just need to add a stiff bristled brush, or an old toothbrush to some warm water and you are set to tackle this cleaning task. Naturally, you will require some effort on your part, you will be able to clean grout rather effectively. The downside is that mold and mildew with form in the grout again in the future but it won’t be as hard to remove as it will be the first time you do it. A steam cleaner is also a good tool to use to remove mold and mildew from grout.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is another natural way to clean bathroom tile and grout. All you need is to make a cleaning solution that contains two tablespoons of baking soda added to water. Mix this into a paste and scrub it into the grout with a stiff bristled brush or old toothbrush. Follow this up with the application of a mixture of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Let stand for about half an hour and rinse off. The paste mixture can also be made by combining baking soda with hydrogen peroxide.

Lemon

Here is another excellent eco-friendly cleaning solution you can make to clean bathroom tile and grout. Mix one-quarter cup of Borax, one-half teaspoon of lemon oil, and some liquid soap. The combination should make a paste that you can scrub into the grout. After applying it with a stiff bristle brush or old toothbrush, rinse off with water.

Bleach

If the grout has stubborn staining and mold or mildew is deep-rooted, you may wish to introduce bleach to the project. Before you do, ensure that windows and fans are utilized to provide proper ventilation. To use bleach effectively, dilute it with water and add it to a spray bottle. Apply the mixture to the area to be cleaned and scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse with water.

Zapp Cleaning Services Can Help

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Tips On Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth

Zapp cleaning image of Mold and Mildew growing on the bathroom shower tiles

As we noted, the humidity level in a bathroom is the main cause of mold and mildew development. But you can reduce this buildup by taking a few simple precautions. Here is a closer look at what they are:

Keep The Bathroom Dry

A lack of moisture keeps mold and mildew away. Each time the bathroom is used for a hot shower or bath, open the windows and turn on the exhaust fan to remove the excess moisture and steam. This will remove the conditions required for mold or mildew to form.

Watch For Stains

Should you discover a small stain developing in the grout, rub it with toothpaste and rinse away. If that stain does not disappear, use a pencil eraser. When you take on these small stains as soon as you see them, you prevent them from growing into a bigger problem.

Wipe Surfaces Frequently

Keeping your bathroom dry is only part of the solution. After a hot shower or bath, while the exhaust fan is running and the windows are open, wipe the bathtub, shower walls and door, and the rest of the bathroom tiles with a dry cloth to remove sitting water.

Conclusion

The white lines between bathroom tiles are grout. It is used to hold tiles in place. As it is porous, it gets dirty easily. The dirt that causes the grout to discolour is usually in the form of mold or mildew. There are many ways to keep it clean and many ways to reduce the development of mold or mildew. To keep your bathroom tile and grout looking its best, you may have to clean it from time to time. Or you can contact Zapp Cleaning Services. They offer professional bond cleaning on the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Bribie Island, Morayfield and North Lakes.