It is very easy to overlook having your tile and grout cleaned, especially when you’re already pretty busy with kids, work, life… however if you skip regular tile and grout cleaning your floors and backsplashes will suffer in appearance and quality. Your home will look less clean and you may end up having to pay for costly tile replacements in the future.
I’ve tried quite a few grout cleaner recipes and this one by far takes the care. I love using it on the grout in the kitchen backsplash and the floors too. If you have a mudroom, this will work on heavy mud stains on grout as well.
If cleaning your tile is on your spring cleaning to-do list, then you’ve come to the right place because this recipe is perfect for that. I like to do my deep cleaning weekly and monthly, but if you do a deep house clean once a year, that’s ok too!
Before you begin, remember that with any cleaning project, it’s always best to start off with the mildest cleaning solution. When in doubt about a grout cleaner, test it in a hidden spot—under an appliance in the kitchen, say, or behind the toilet in the bathroom.
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What You Need For DIY Grout cleaner
- 1 tsp Dish soap ( I love blue dawn)
- 1/4 cup Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/3 cup Baking soda
- A Microfiber Cloth
- A Cleaning toothbrush
Mix together hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and baking soda in a small dish using a scoop or spoon.
Use your scoop or spoon to spread the mixture onto the dirty grout.
Wait 10 minutes and then start scrubbing the grout with the toothbrush. You’ll see just how easily the dirt and grime lifts off the grout.
Once all the grout is scrubbed, go ahead and give everything a wipe down with a damp microfiber cloth.
Dry off the surface you just cleaned and be amazed at the results!
You should definitely give this homemade cleaner a go! Let me know if it worked for you as well as it has worked for me.
3 Reasons To Have Your Tile Cleaned Regularly
Your Floors Will Last Longer
If your floor is neglected, the dirt and dust can stain tiles and the grout can become weaker. Your tiles can become discoloured, start to crack and even start fading. No caring for your tiles can be the cause of your tile wearing down much quicker.
Your Floors Will Look Much Newer
A home can look more aged if cracked and worn tiles are around. Just cleaning your tiles once a week can keep them looking fresh, bright and new which will make your home feel nicer. You spend a lot of money on your home, and I’m sure you take pride in it so why neglect a task that can keep it looking at its best for years to come?
Clean Tile and Grout is Better For Your Family’s Health
Grout easily collects bacteria and germs and can make your floors unsanitary unless they are cleaned properly and often. If you have toddlers and babies who play on the floor, you do not want them to crawl around on dirty grout. This can cause respiratory health problems. Keeping your grout clean and free of dirt and germs is an important part of any healthy home’s cleaning plan.
Keep your grout clean fresh by spraying it down with vinegar and wiping it down once a week. You can also use alcohol to keep mold and mildew away. Just a little bit of weekly maintenance can really help you keep your tile looking fresh and clean, and save you time later!