Adding New Life With a Grout Clean
After living in your home for a few years, you may find that certain spaces look dingy and old. This can be particularly true in bathrooms and kitchens (or any other room) where you have tiles with grout. It doesn’t take long for the grout to get dirty or mold and mildew to grow.
If you’re tired of your tiles looking old and dirty, you might want to consider getting them professionally cleaned. This can add new life to the area and make you happy with your home again. In addition, there are some things you can do to keep your grout—especially in the bathroom—from getting dirty quickly. These are listed below.
Avoid Harsh Cleaning Chemicals
You’re probably not going to get grout cleaning done by a professional on a daily basis, so in between cleans, you’ll do what you can to keep your tiles and grout looking new. This could include using harsh chemicals, but these should be avoided as much as possible.
The grout in a bathroom has to be able to repel water, but if you use harsh cleaners, especially bleach, this will strip away the grout’s ability to be water-repellant. Instead, create a mixture of white vinegar and water and use a soft scrub brush to clean the tiles in between professional cleans.
Check Your Shampoo
It might seem a bit weird, but changing your shampoo could be beneficial in keeping your grout looking better for longer. If the product you use has colors or dyes added to it, those could potentially stain the grout in your shower.
Use a Squeegee
After showering, running a squeegee over the surface of the tiles and grout will reduce the amount of water and mineral deposits that get trapped there. This can lengthen the life of your grout and keep it looking good for a long stretch of time.
Get the Grout Sealed
Having your grout sealed will ensure that it remains water-repellant and stain-resistant. This will ensure that you can go longer between professional cleans and that it will look like new for a while to come.
If your grout is looking old and dingy, contact the professionals at the Grout Specialist to get it cleaned and looking like new again.