Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

How To Clean Your Grout


Over time the grout between your tile can get awfully dirty. Even the most dutiful cleaner can have stained grout in their home. Whether your stained grout is in your kitchen, bathroom, or foyer, you can clean the grout to make it look like new again. See below for several ways to get your grout clean and free of stains.

Bleach Gel/Pen

Look for bleach gel or a bleach pen at your local store. It may be a little pricey to do an entire tile floor, so this method is probably best for just a little bit of grout such as a back splash or tile counter top. Simply apply the bleach gel/pen directly to your grout and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Use a small scrub brush or an old toothbrush to scrub tough stains. Then rinse the grout with a clean rag and warm water. Bleach may discolor colored grout, so test a small area before using it on colored grout.

Baking Soda/Vinegar

Combine 1 quart of water with 1 quart of white vinegar in a bucket. Then mix in 1/2 cup of baking soda to the mixture. The mixture will begin to bubble and fizz once the baking soda is added. Using gloves and a scrub brush, begin applying the mixture to your grout and scrubbing tough stains. Allow the mixture to sit on your grout for a few minutes and then rinse away with clean water and a clean rag. Repeat the process if there are any leftover stains. 


Mix a gallon of hot water with a 1/2 cup of borax. Using gloves and a scrub brush, begin scrubbing your grout. Use warm water to rinse the borax from your grout, or you can leave the borax on your grout. Leaving the borax on your grout can help to prevent mold and mildew from growing on your grout. 

Hydrogen Peroxide

Using hydrogen peroxide, fill a spray bottle to the top. Spray your grout lines with the hydrogen peroxide and allow it to sit for 10 - 15 minutes. Then use a small scrub brush or a toothbrush to scrub stubborn stains. Rinse your grout thoroughly with warm water. 

Cleaning your grout to get rid of stubborn stains can be done, but it may take a little bit of elbow grease to get it to look like new again. Once you have your grout clean, apply a grout sealant to help prevent future stains and to help prevent mold and mildew growth. Grout sealant can be found at your local hardware store.

For assistance, talk to a professional like Superior Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Inc.


5 November 2015