Has Your Adelaide Home Got a Grout Cleaning Schedule?

There comes a time in every Adelaide household’s life when they have to tackle the horrible job of grout cleaning. It’s a job that is universally renowned for being unpleasant, owing to the elbow grease you have to provide. Fortunately, the good news is, it’s not really as bad as you think. Plus, if you hate grout cleaning that much you can actually hire professionals to do it for you. That way, you can just sit back and relax, whilst enjoying a beautiful, flawless bathroom. 

 Lightly stained grout

The good thing about lightly stained grout is you’ve managed to catch the problem just at the start. This will generally happen when you live in a brand new home and have had it for about six months. When you notice the grout stains you may be a little upset, seeing as your perfect new home is seemingly a little imperfect now. However, the good news is, light starts are very easy to fix. All you need to do is purchase a strong bleach solution.

A good measure is around ¾ of a cup of bleach to a gallon of water. Using a toothbrush, apply the mixture to the grout and scrub. While it can be tempting, it’s important not to scrub too hard, as you could end up damaging the grout itself. When you’re performing this type of a clean with bleach, it’s important to protect yourself. Make sure you wear gloves and also protect your eyes with goggles to stop the bleach splashing in your eye. Another good tip is to carry out the clean is a well-ventilated area.

Deeply stained grout

Has it gotten to the point where your grout is deeply stained? If so, don’t beat yourself up about it. It can happen to the best of us and even when we are performing regular bathroom cleans. Unfortunately grout does have the tendency to grab onto dirt and with it being placed in high traffic areas like the shower, it can stain very easily. In the instance when your grout has gone passed the point of revival, the best thing to do is replace it.

Luckily, removing and replacing grout it actually pretty simple. You’ll have to head down to the hardware shop to either rent or purchase some tools. Once you’ve got the tolls, all you need to do is run the tool along the grout. As you do this it’s very important to move slowly and carefully so you don’t damage the surrounding tiles. When you’ve removed the grout, clean the space between the tiles with a strong bleach solution before reapplying the new grout. When using the bleach make sure you do not drop any on the surrounding tiles, as it can discolour porcelain tiles.  

New tiles and grout  

If you’re lucky enough to have bought a brand new home or live in one, the most important rule when it comes to bathroom cleaning is grout prevention. Unfortunately owing to its porous nature grout is going to attract grime. This is why it is crucial that grout is sealed 10 to 14 days following it being cured. From then on, take immense care to clean your tiles and grout. Prevention is the best method to stop grout from staining beyond repair. 

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