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DIY Grout Cleaning Tips
Welcome to our site! Our job is to make the task of DIY grout cleaning as simple and easy to do as possible. Our goal is to save you a lot of time and money, by providing you with an online resource that is worth bookmarking, sharing with your friends, and visiting regularly. If you have questions, please visit our forums so that you can post your question, and we or someone in the community can answer it. This will give you correct and up-to-date information on how to clean your tile grout.
Is It Expensive to Hire a Grout Cleaner?
Yes, it is very expensive to hire a grout cleaner. They often charge as much as &100-$150 an hour to clean your tile grout. They do have advanced equipment that enables them to clean the grout slightly faster than you could do it on your own, but it is still a waste of money to hire someone else to clean grout. But don’t worry, we are all into saving you money anyway we can. Our site gives you the best DIY grout cleaning tips that are available anywhere online.
Cleaning Grout by Hand
Most people still clean their grout by hand, and this is commendable. The best type of organic grout cleaner that you can make that is affordable, is by mixing vinegar and baking soda together. After you make this mixture, you can use a scrub brush to scrub it into your grout lines. This will help you to get rid of the discoloration. If you still have discoloration that remains, you can try using a commercial grout cleaning chemical to get rid of it, using a grout pen that has bleach, or else using a steam cleaner.
Cleaning Grout with a Steam Cleaner
When professionals come to clean your grout for you, most of the time they use a grout steam cleaner to get the job done quickly. Although their advanced type of steam cleaners are very expensive, you can buy residential steam cleaners that are much affordable, and work really well to get rid of grout stains. To use a steam cleaner, you just need to fill up the canister with water and plug it in. Once the steam has reached a high enough temperature, you can use it to get rid of grout stains.
You can keep from having to clean your grout as often, if you seal it with a quality grout sealer. Although there is no way to make your grout 100% waterproof, using a grout sealer is a good way to start. Also, if you can keep moisture out of your grout, then it will last a lot longer. Grout sealers can help keep the grout from getting stained, they can also keep dirt and grime from building up in the cracks. It is a good idea to seal your grout on “as needed” basis. For most people, this ends up being once every 6 to 8 months.
Repairing Your Tile Grout
Occasionally, you will find that you do not only need to clean your grout but that you also need to repair it. Learning how to grout tile is important. Most of the time you’ll just need to do a small repair, and then use a tube of grout to fill up the gaps and grout the surface. When the tile gets really bad, you’re going to want to tear it out and replace it.
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Spencer is the owner of this site. He is also a handyman, and an expert at cleaning grout. Pretty soon, we’ll be putting up a forum on this site. If your questions are not answered in the pages we already have, please feel free to visit the forum and ask your questions there. If Spencer doesn’t know the answer to your question, maybe somebody else in the forum will.
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