How to Clean Grout


Grout is one of the most frustrating areas of the home to clean. The stunning white of freshly-lined grout shows every single mark and stain with glaring clarity. Unfortunately, once grout becomes tarnished with mould, stains, or dirt, it can be difficult to clean. So, to help you out, we thought we would write this article advising you on how to clean grout.

How to Clean Grout with Bleach

Bleach is a renowned product for effectively cleaning grout. Oxygen and chlorine bleach are particularly effective. However, all bleach products should be used carefully and handled with care. When using bleach, always be sure to follow the directions on the label to ensure you are using the product safely and effectively.

How to Clean Grout with Natural Remedies

If you have pets or children and you prefer not to use products such as bleach for tile cleaning, why not try making your own natural tile cleaner? Natural cleaning products can be very effective and are safe to use around pets and children. Grout cleans easily when powerful acids – such as those found in vinegar – and the whitening properties of baking soda are used. For an effective natural remedy, simply mix vinegar and baking soda together to form a paste, grab an old toothbrush (be sure to throw it away afterwards) and work the solution into the dirty grout to clean it thoroughly.

The Grout Cleaning Process

Cleaning grout effectively has everything to do with the products and strategy you use. You may be thinking of the dirty grout currently residing in your bathroom and wondering how on earth you could ever get it clean. There are many different methods you can use for cleaning grout but we have outlined the most effective so that you can enjoy a bathroom which looks as good as new!

Step One: Prepare the Tile Surface

Bathroom Tiles

Before commencing the cleaning of your bathroom grout, it is important to use a dry cloth to wipe the dust from the tiles. This will clean any surface dirt from the grout, allowing you the chance to clean the grout effectively.

Step Two: Apply Cleaning Solution


Once the area is thoroughly wiped down, it is time to apply your chosen cleaning solution. Whether using bleach or a paste of vinegar and baking soda, you want to fully cover the area. Allow the product to soak for thirty minutes so that the solution has time to loosen the stains. This will help you lift the dirt off easily during cleaning.

Step Three: Scrub Away


Once the solution has had time to soak in and lift the stains, it is time to start scrubbing. Old toothbrushes are ideal for this job as their small bristles can be easily manipulated into the tile crevices. Scrubbing the grout with a toothbrush can be time-consuming but it is extremely effective.

Step Four: Rinse the Grime Away

Shower Head

To finish cleaning the grout, rinse the tile with water and then dry thoroughly. You should see the shining whiteness of your grout return as you rinse it. For stubborn stains, you may need to repeat the process regularly for optimal results.

How to Keep Grout Clean

The best way to prevent your grout becoming a problem is by regularly maintaining bathroom tiles. It is important to regularly dry and wipe down your tiles. This stops moisture droplets in your bathroom from collecting on the grout and damaging it over time with unsightly mould growth and staining. Excess moisture in your bathroom can damage your grout, making it increasingly difficult to clean.

Another effective method for keeping your grout clean is spraying it down 2-3 times a week with cleaning product or a natural solution of vinegar and water. Simply spraying your tiles and wiping them down a couple of times a week can save you time. By maintaining your grout, you won’t need to spend excessive amounts of time scrubbing furiously at your grout to clean it.

Clean Your Grout Regularly

To maintain the whiteness of your bathroom grout, be sure to include it in your regular cleaning routine. Regular cleaning of grout slows down the discolouration process grout naturally develops as it ages. You can even use a steam cleaner on your tiles periodically to minimise dirt build-up.

Clean tiles and grout dramatically improve the appearance of your bathroom, making a room seem cleaner, brighter and more spacious than it did before. Give our grout cleaning tips a try and discover for yourself how effective they can be – the results speak for themselves!

Book Why Bother Cleaning

If the thought of tackling your dirty bathroom grout is too much, why not book us to do it for you? The cleaners at Why Bother Cleaning are experts in domestic and commercial cleaning, tackling grout in homes and offices throughout Brighton and Hove. Our cleaners are highly experienced and can tackle your grout with professional expertise, restoring your bathroom to its former glory.

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We hope you have found this article useful and informative. We would love to hear whether our grout cleaning tips have been helpful for you. Leave us a comment with your experiences below and feel free to attach pictures!

If you would like to book Why Bother Cleaning to come and clean your bathroom grout, call us today. Our friendly team would be more than happy to book an appointment for a member of staff to analyse your property at a time that suits you so we can offer the most effective cleaning service to suit your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!