Speed Cleaning has you covered – Try one of these green methods
Do you recall what color your grout was when it was new? Or if your tile was installed by a previous homeowner, do you have any idea what color the grout is supposed to be? Speed Cleaning has two suggestions for unveiling the true color of your grout. And – bonus! – they’re both “green” methods of cleaning!
You’ll need hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, a small brush, and two clean cloths.
- Hydrogen peroxide acts as an oxidizer with a mild bleaching effect. Start in an inconspicuous area to test the results on your particular grout (colored, sanded, etc.). We do not recommend this method if your tile is marble. Pour a small amount of peroxide along the grout line, or for wall tiles, press a peroxide-soaked cotton ball along the grout line. Scrub the line with a narrow brush like Speed Cleaning’s Grout Brush or stiff Toothbrush, or just a regular toothbrush.
- Pour a little more peroxide if necessary and then sprinkle baking soda along the grout line. Work the baking soda and peroxide into a paste as you scrub and then let it dry completely. For wall tiles, make the paste in a cup and apply it as you scrub.
- Wipe up the dried paste with a cloth or vacuum it up, and then wipe away any remaining residue with a damp cloth. You may have to repeat these steps to achieve the best results.
Use a steam cleaner with a small brush attachment to lift out the dirt. Caution: Be sure to start this project when you have time on your hands because you’ll find yourself walking around the house, steam cleaning everything in sight. It’s an incredible cleaning tool, no doubt.
There are numerous steam cleaners on the market. Speed Cleaning has chosen to carry the Vapamore MR-100 Primo® because of its many great features including its outstanding quality, lifetime warranty, selection of attachments, and longgg cleaning time (60 minutes per tank!). Learn more about the Vapamore and see it in action on our Speed Cleaning page.
Now go find out what color your grout really is!