How to Clean Shower and Bathroom Grout in 10 Minutes or Less

If grime, germs, and mildew have moved into your bathroom, you don’t have to panic.  This might be the best time to learn how to clean tile grout for your bathroom and shower.  Even though this is by no means a comprehensive guide, it should at least put you back in charge of your bathroom. We will teach you how to clean tile showers, counter tops, splash boards, and tile grout on any floor.

Clean the Bathroom in Less Than 10 Minutes!

how to clean bathroom groutCleaning Shower Tile and Grout.  This is where I begin when cleaning my bathroom.  As I have a small bathroom, cleaning my shower is about 1/3 of the work and gets me off to a great start.  To get started, wet every thing down.  It works great if you have a flexible shower head; if not just use a bucket, a large cup, or a spray bottle (just work fast).  Using an organic paste, vinegar, or a store-bought disinfectant, and a sponge, wipe tiles until they are smooth to the touch.  Before you start there is probably a grimy texture from soap build up.  Make sure you compare & the tiles are smooth so you know you have gotten it all.

Next is to work on the grout.  Spray it with a grout cleaner or use an organic grout cleaning paste.  A bristled scrub brush is what I like to use, but you can also use the abrasive side of a sponge or other soft scrubber.  For hard to reach crevices, an old toothbrush is great, it works especially well around the fixtures in the shower & bath.  If you have some really small crevices that not even a toothbrush can reach, a great tool to use is a butter knife with a cloth on top, or a toothpick.

You can quickly finish off the rest of the bathroom with a vinegar solution (one to one vinegar to water ratio).  First, clean the metal fixtures in the bath & shower.  The next area to lean are glass surfaces. You can use a store-bought glass cleaner or the vinegar solution.  Next, quickly wipe down the sink, floor & toilet in that order (with a quick swish of the toilet brush for inside – don’t forget to spray off the toilet brush with your vinegar solution to disinfect it).  Then finish off with ½ cup of bleach or vinegar down the sink to break up any hair or other dirt that is inevitably in the drain.  If the blockage is severe, you may have to use a drain cleaner.

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