How to Clean Shower, Wall & Floor Tiles & the Grout Between Them Without Scrubbing in Warren, MI; Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, Vinegar & More

Tile and grout are one of the easier surfaces to clean and maintain. So many people opt to utilize tile and grout because of the low maintenance and simplicity it has to offer. Diligent cleaning can keep your tile looking exceptional. However, it seems that over the course of time, you realize the grout is discolored and tile is dull and filmy. Since tile and especially grout are porous materials, over time dirt, grit, moisture, bacteria, and other contaminants build up; sometimes creating mildew and even mold to develop. Eventually, tile and grout needs to endure a deep cleaning, but you can prolong the need of deep extraction cleaning by performing your own extensive cleaning in between your regular cleaning routine and professional tile and grout cleaning services. Today, we at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Specialists would like to share a few methods you can use to give your tile and grout a deeper surface clean.

How to Clean Shower, Wall & Floor Tiles & the Grout Between Them Without Scrubbing

Tile & Grout Cleaning Method #1 – Oxygenated Bleach
1) Start by preparing 2 cups of warm water and dissolve 2 TBSP of oxygenated bleach in a bucket and mix thoroughly.
2) Using a grid pattern sectioning for organized and strategic cleaning, generously apply the solution on the grout and tile and allow to set 5-10 minutes. Use a nylon brush or designated tooth brush to scrub the grout in circular patterns. Corners and edges have the most buildup of the grit and grime, be very attentive in those areas.
3) If you have stubborn stains persist, lightly sprinkle oxygenated bleach on the area, and scrub as usual.
4) Rinse thoroughly, by either sponging or mopping with clear, clean water.
5) Towel dry.

Tile & Grout Cleaning Method #2 – Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, Dish Soap Cocktail
1) Combine 3/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide, and 1 TBSP liquid dish detergent to create a paste.
– Baking soda is a natural abrasive to scrub the grout.
– Hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda releases bleaching oxygen ions to brighten and remove stains.
– Dish soap loosens dirt and grease.
2) Apply the paste generously to the grout and smear over the surface or tiles and allow setting for 5-10 minutes.
3) Being attentive to the corners and edges especially, scrub with a nylon brush, or designated tooth brush in circular patterns.
4) Scrub to agitate the mixture and breaking through the layers then allows it to set for an additional 15 minutes.
5) Rinse with warm water thoroughly; scrub away any areas that require additional attention. .
6) Towel dry.

Tile & Grout Cleaning Method #3 – Vinegar and Baking Soda
1) Mix 3 parts baking soda, to one part water resulting in a thick paste. Using your fingers, apply the paste to the grout lines and smear onto the tile. Allow the paste to set while preparing the next formula.
2) In a spray bottle mix together 1 part white vinegar and 1 part warm water. Spray generously over the top of the past. It should start bubbling.
3) After 5 minutes or so the bubbling should stop; scrub down the tile and grout with your nylon bristled brush and a designated cleaning tooth brush for the corners.
4) Rinse the area with cool water, either sponging the water on, or mopping if you are doing the floor to remove the cleaning residue and any residual dirt.
5) Dry with a towel.

Tile & Grout Cleaning, Sealing & More in Warren, Madison Heights, Livonia & Detroit, MI | Tri County Area of Wayne, Macomb & Oakland Counties Michigan

If your tile and grout is due for a professional cleaning, contact Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Specialists and let our experts do the rest.

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