3 Natural Ways To Keep Your Bathroom Tile And Grout Clean
Where you have moisture you have extensive cleaning at hand, so your bathroom can become a troublesome area of your home to keep neat. When you have tile and grout, water, mildew, and mineral build-up from your water supply can get blocked up in the small crevices and cause a real cleaning problem. If you have sensitivities to chemicals or you are worried about pets or small children in your home being affected as you attempt to clear up stains and build-up, then consider these 3 natural cleaning methods for your home. These are cleaning methods your cleaning service can also utilize to make your bathroom sparkle again.
Known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, hydrogen peroxide is likely a bathroom staple in your home already. Used for everything from an oral rinse to cleansing small wounds, you can also place the liquid in areas of your tile or grout that are stained or covered in mildew. Simply dampen a cloth with straight peroxide (found at your local store in varying strengths) and wipe down areas that are affected. Follow up with a clear rag and repeat the process until you get the results you want. If your surfaces are very dirty you can spray the hydrogen peroxide liberally on the areas and then wipe them down after allowing the liquid to set overnight.
Baking soda and vinegar
Vinegar is a strong bacteria killer and baking soda is well-known for its abilities to lift stains and fight odors. Soak a rag in white vinegar then sprinkle ample amounts of baking soda on the cloth to create a gritty paste. Then wipe down your surfaces to reveal cleaner, brighter tile and grout that is free of bacteria and odor. You may want to spray the area with vinegar before cleaning to kill odors and keep mildew at bay before pursuing with both vinegar and baking soda.
Borax is a strong cleaning solution often used in washing clothing. You can sprinkle borax on tile and grout if you have it in your home. Make sure to wear rubber gloves when handling this substance as it can cause mild to moderate burns when used in high concentrations. After you have let the powder set on your tile overnight, you can then wipe the affected areas down with a damp cloth. You can use Borax with or without vinegar depending on how dirty your tile and grout areas are.