Grout cleaning in your office bathroom is a task that needs to be done often. Grout that (usually) white filler between tiles seems to get dirty almost overnight. Especially in office bathrooms, where many people use the facility each day, there is little chance that the grout will stay clean. The usual tips for keeping grout clean such as removing shoes and wiping with a damp cloth, aren’t doable in an office bathroom. And, should the weather be stormy and the path to the office muddy, you will have dirty grout almost instantly. As grout is made of a porous material, it will absorb dirt and grime quickly. Hopefully, your office will have a professional cleaning service who will nightly go over the grout in the bathroom, but this is not always the case. So how can you clean the grout in your office without scrubbing?
There are several ways grout can be cleaned without scrubbing:
Use any one of the commercially available grout cleaning products. Instructions will be on the container, which is usually a spray bottle though there are some powders as well.
Many people prefer to use environmentally safe cleaning solutions made by themselves to clean grout without scrubbing. Here are some ideas: (this list is made for tiles that are not marble, travertine, or slate, as this porous stone damages easily when certain chemicals are used to try to clean them.)
Use white vinegar directly on the grout. Let stand for 10 minutes and then rinse and air dry. A few drops of essential oil with eliminate the offensive smell.
Make a mixture of ½ cup baking soda and ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, stirring until the consistency is like paste. Add 1 teaspoon of mild liquid dish detergent. Stir well and apply to grout with an old toothbrush. Let this application stand for about 10 minutes. Wipe the mixture off the grout and rinse the grout. Let the grout air dry for several hours before walking on it.
Combine 2 cups of water, ¼ cup lemon juice, ¼ cup vinegar, and ½ cup baking soda. Mix well and apply the solution to the grout. Let the cleaning agent stay on the grout for 15 minutes, then rinse with a towel and warm water. Sometimes a little elbow grease will be needed on stubborn stains by using a stiff brush dipped in baking soda. Let the grout dry for several hours.
After you have cleaned the grout, it is important to apply a sealer to ensure the grout stays clean longer. There are several grout sealers on the market, and you want to use one that best suits your tile type. To apply, follow the directions on the box or bottle.
Ideally, you will have professional office cleaners clean the grout in your office bathroom. If you live in Ocala, Florida, or surrounding areas, including Orlando, Gainesville, and The Villages, you will want to contact Cassie’s Meticulous Touch for exceptional office cleaning services. A Gold Star cleaning company, Cassie’s has been in business helping customers for over 20 years. Cassie offers a free estimate of your needs. Please call the office at (352) 216-0513 with any questions and to make an appointment for your free estimate. To learn more about Cassie’s Meticulous Touch, visit HERE For more Cleaning Tips.