Updated: Aug 27
Grout is a magnet for dirt and grime, especially in the bathroom. The humidity of the average bathroom can also make mould an issue as it settles into the grout grooves between your tiles.
Cleaning grout is an easy way to refresh your bathroom.
This quick guide will help you get your bathroom tiles looking like new.
You will need:
· White vinegar
· Spray bottle
· Clean cloth
· Access to hot water
· Scrubbing brush or old toothbrush
· Hydrogen peroxide and medicine dropper (an alternative to vinegar)
Cleaning your grout:
1. Dust or vacuum the area. Add a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water into a spray bottle and shake well. Spray solution liberally over the area to be cleaned.
2. Leave your preferred mixture to sit for ten minutes.
3. Scrub each line of grout thoroughly.
4. With a cloth and warm water, wipe each line of grout as you go. This will stop the dirt from settling back into the grout.
5. Mop or wipe the whole tiled surface with hot water to remove any residual cleaning products.
Alternatively, if the vinegar isn't enough, apply hydrogen peroxide with a medicine dropper directly to the bad grout stain.
For stubborn stains, you can make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar to leave on the grout overnight and remove with warm water the next day.
Limescale is another common issue in the bathroom. Learn how to remove limescale here.
A bathroom with clean grout is useless if your plumbing doesn't work.
Keep your local Gympie plumber's number handy - 0418 800 018. Available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies.