Best Grout Cleaners
Finding the best grout cleaner isn’t difficult. There are many different types of grout cleaners. This site includes a video review for 9 different types of cleaners and does a case study to help you decide which grout cleaner is the best! If you have five minutes, you may want to watch it!
Grout cleaners come in variations from very mild to very harsh. With homemade organic cleaners as well as chemical cleaners, you need gloves, goggles, and a well-ventilated area. There are cleaners that are sprays, sprays that turn bubbly, and pastes. Each of them have their place, so we will go over each one so you can decide what the best cleaner is for your grout cleaning job.
Best Grout Cleaner For Mildew Stains
Just a few weeks ago, I discovered the best grout cleaner out there for tough mildew stains. They used to sell it at home improvement stores, but as far as I know, it is now only available online. It isn’t expensive and all the reviews say it is fantastic and the best grout cleaner you can buy. You just spray it on and you’re done. You don’t even have to scrub. It is a professional grout cleaner but it has the power to do deep cleaning. What impressed me the most is that it worked on tough mildew stains where a lot of other grout cleaners failed. It is a powerful grout cleaner called X-14 Instant Mildew Stain Remover , and a lot of people are raving about it. This is strong stuff.
Mild grout cleaners can range from general household cleaners to homemade cleaners made specifically for tile and grout. Each of these are for general and frequent use, as well as for simple jobs. If your tile doesn’t have a lot of soiling, try a general cleaner, to see if it does the trick.
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Tough Grout Cleaners
Tough grout cleaners are just that. They are very tough. We need to take precaution when using these products. These are only used on occasion because if they’re used too often, they can erode the grout, causing more problems than you started with. And so, only use them on very heavily soiled grout. A good rule of thumb to follow is to use the weakest solution that will get the job done. So generally, I recommend starting with a water mist, let it sit, and then try as mild a cleaner as you can find, and gradually go tougher and tougher until you find the one that will work. Do all this on a small area (one or two squares) and then move on to the rest of the area.
There are several cleaners you can make from common household items that are organic and fairly effective. Vinegar water solutions can work as well as any general household cleaner, and it is naturally a disinfectant. You can make a great baking soda paste to use on dirtier grout. Use 1/3 baking soda, 1/3 salt, and 1/3 vinegar. And you can use lemon juice instead of bleach on discolored areas and stains. (Just be careful because it will bleach colored grout). Another cleaner you can make that is not organic, is a bleach solution. Just don’t use a solution any stronger than three parts water to one part bleach, or it may cause a problem with eroding the grout, like with the tough chemical cleaners.
Sprays are very nice, but a paste is just the ticket to cleaning the soiled grout that you have. Pastes are very nice because they have dissolving granules that can get down into the pores of the grout and pull the dirt out with it. Usually the granules are some sort of salt solution with a little glycerin to attract the dirt, and then be able to dissolve before you clean it up.
As you can see, there is no one right answer to the question “what is the best grout cleaner?” You just need to pick what the best cleaner is for your needs.
All-Purpose Steam Cleaner – This product is among the “best value” steam cleaners. It has received some of the highest customer reviews. It cleans grout, carpets, and floors. It is the best steam cleaner you can get for the price. The tank is large enough it can clean for a long time. The downside is this is only an entry-level steam cleaner. You can buy a better cleaner by spending more money.
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