Cleaning up after parties

3 Tips for Cleaning Shower Grout

Nobody likes to clean the bathroom, but it needs to be done in order to keep up with your regular household chores, and to avoid mould and mildew in that space. One thing that you need to keep up with is cleaning your shower grout. If you let it go too long, it will become even more difficult to clean. These tips can be very helpful.

Start With Water and Vinegar

When you are first starting to clean the grout, go with the basics. While other cleaning products will help with grout that has tougher stains, you might not need them quite yet. Begin by cleaning the grout with warm water and a scrub brush that has tough bristles. You can get a scrub brush that is small enough for the grout of your bathroom. Give it a good scrub, going in a circular motion. After scrubbing it with water, add some vinegar as well. Not only does this kill a lot of bacteria and smell clean, but it works great at loosening the stains and debris, making it easier to scrub them away. Let the vinegar sit on the grout for several minutes before scrubbing it. If you find the smell to be a little too strong, you can dilute it with warm water.

Use Baking Soda

If the water and vinegar isn't doing the job, you might want to add baking soda next. Instead of just pouring the powder onto the grout, you will be making a cleaning paste. Baking soda has excellent scrubbing potential due to the granules, and when made into a paste with water, it works very well at lifting stains and cleaning grout. Start by adding some baking soda to a container and pouring just enough water to turn it into a paste. Apply the paste to the grout, then spray the grout with your vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes until it starts to bubble. Now use the brush to scrub at the grout, then rinse clean.

Clean It With Hydrogen Peroxide

When nothing else works, it is time to get out the big guns, which means using hydrogen peroxide. This is best when the stains don't come up with other cleaning products or when you have mildew or mould in the grout. You simply need to transfer some hydrogen peroxide to a spray bottle, spraying it on the grout and letting it sit for several minutes. Now scrub at the stains or mildew, and rinse clan. Continue repeating the process until you are happy with the grout.