Tile in the bathroom, especially the shower can be very labor-intensive to clean. If you have some mold or mildew growth it can seem near to impossible to get those unsightly black or pinkish stains to go away. It has you thinking you need to go to the store and grab the harshest chemical on the market to kill it for good and restore your tile and grout back to its former spotless beauty.
Not everyone wants to use harsh chemicals in their home, especially not in their shower where hot steamy water can transport those chemicals from the shower walls and right into your respiratory system. There are a few cleaners you can make at home to attack the gunk that tries to live in your tile grout. Follow along for an easy DIY natural cleaning recipe that will get your grout looking great again with little effort.
Natural Tile and Grout Scrub Recipe
You Will Need
– small to medium size bowl for mixing ingredients
– measuring spoons
– large spoon or something to stir with
– metal fork or another juicing device
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- ½ tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1 ½ tablespoon of vinegar
- Pinch of table salt
How to Make Natural Tile and Grout Scrub
- In your bowl, mix together the 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and the 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- To the cornstarch and baking soda, add half of the vinegar (3/4 of a tablespoon) and the salt and mix well
- Next add the fresh lime juice and remaining vinegar stirring well until you have a nice paste like scrub cleaner.
Cleaning with Your Homemade Tile and Grout Scrub
As soon as you are done mixing your tile and grout scrub you can get to work. Grab a soft bristle brush and your scrub and head to your shower. Apply the scrub to your brush by dipping the brush in the bowl and then gently scrub the tile and grout giving extra special attention to the grout lines. You will be surprised at how well the scrub works. Let the scrub sit for a few minutes and then rinse away with plenty of water.
Tip: Since this is a scrub you want to make sure you don’t put an extreme amount of elbow grease into cleaning your grout. Be cautious of scrubbing to hard and stripping or peeling the grout out of the lines.
Sometimes no matter what cleaner you use you may have mold or mildew stains that just don’t seem to budge. This is probably because the mold or mildew has worked its way deep into the pores of the grout. If this is the case it is time to call in a professional tile and grout cleaning company. They will use heavy truck-mounted equipment to clean the deepest areas of the grout pores and get it spotless again. If you have a professional clean your grout don’t forget to have them seal it as well to keep the maintenance and routine cleaning easier.
For professional tile cleaning in Lake Stevens and surrounding areas make an appointment online or by phone with All Kleen.