How to Clean Stained Grout

Spring cleaning may seem like it’s years away, but there’s no better time than the present to map out your plan of attack. Hard to clean areas like grout lines may take a little more effort and elbow grease than some other areas. Our team dives into some simple and effective ways to get your grout sparkling clean:

6 Ways to Remove Grout Stains

Thankfully, there are many ways to clean grout stains. This means you can choose a method based on what kinds of cleaners you like to use at home and how dirty your grout lines are.

3 Natural Cleaning Methods

Low effort/chemical options include things like scrubbing and other options like mixtures of vinegar and baking soda to form a natural cleaning agent. For less severe stains, try simply scrubbing at the stain with warm water and a stiff-bristled brush. If the stain isn’t coming up, move up to a solution of equal parts vinegar and warm water. If that doesn’t do it, try baking soda and vinegar mixed with small amounts of water to form a paste. Apply the paste to grout lines and leave it for five minutes, then scrub with a brush to remove stains.

Other Ways to Clean Grout Lines

If lighter methods of stain removal don’t work, you may need to turn to heavier duty solutions. Using cleaning agents like oxygen bleach, chemical cleaners, and residential steam cleaners can pack the extra punch needed to get your grout lines clean once and for all.

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Bathrooms

The best way to get rid of grout stains is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Be sure to use your exhaust fan in the bathroom while bathing to prevent moisture from settling on the wall, ceiling, and floor of your bathroom. Excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth within 24 to 48 hours.

Got a problem leak or worried about mold growth in your bathroom? Contact the plumbing professionals at Scott Harrison Plumbing and Heating, Inc. to help you fix any plumbing problems!