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Have you ever noticed that one of the hardest places to keep clean in your bathroom is your shower? A lot of people don’t know how to clean grout stains properly. Before I knew how to clean my shower, my grout lines were dark black, and my tiles were always turning orange! It’s a little bit ironic that the place where you’re supposed to clean yourself is one of the dirtiest places in your bathroom. Well, you can change that pretty easily by following careful guidelines listed below:
Five Steps on How to Clean Grout Stains
1. The first thing you want to do is get the tile and the grout lines wet. Water helps to loosen up the stain. I usually allow moisture to soak in for a few minutes before starting to clean.
2. Make a grout cleaning paste out of vinegar and baking soda. Using a toothbrush, scrub the grout paste onto the grout lines. Allow it to soak for a few minutes before scrubbing it again. As you cover the second time, you should start to notice that the grout stains are disappearing. If you have not gotten rid of all the stain, you should follow step three.
3. If you have a tough grout stain in your bathroom shower, you can also try using a bleach pen or a cleaner that contains bleach in it. Kaboom is a great oxidizing clear which penetrates tough stains and loosen and remove them.
4.If you’re using a chemical grout cleaner to clean with, make sure that you rinse thoroughly and dry the grout after you’re finished cleaning.
How to keep from grout stains from developing
1. The best way to keep grout stains from developing is by regularly cleaning your bathroom. It doesn’t have to be hard to do. Even simply spraying your walls with each once a week when taking a shower is enough to deter most grout stains. All you need to do is spray the grout with vinegar before you start undressing. Then, when you’re in the shower, you can rinse off all your tile. This process only takes about 1 minute, but works great to help prevent stains.
2. Most grout stains are created by mold or mildew. In order for mold to grow, some conditions need to exist. First, you need humidity. You can cut down on humidity by leaving the bathroom door open, or using the fan after you shower. You can also wipe down your shower walls with a towel after you are done. The second condition that favors mold and mildew, is stagnant air. Again leaving the bathroom door open. Turning on the fan will also help circulate the air and prevent mold and mildew growth. The third condition you need for mold is a warm climate. You can turn your thermostat down when you’re not home, to help limit mold development. Turning your thermostat down also helps you to save money. The last condition that favors mold is having a dark bathroom. Sunlight is toxic to mold development. Keep your bathroom curtains open, when you are done showering. Pull your shower curtain back so your tiles get a lot of sunlight. This will also help grout stains from developing.
3. If you notice you have stains on your tile grout, be sure to clean them right away. When they are small, they’re much easier to take care of, and they don’t spread very quickly. Unlike other types of stains, stains on your tile and grout can get worse over time. The amount of mold and mildew in your shower can create exponentially. This is why it is so important to take care of your cleaning right away.Again, cleaning your bathroom regularly will help in this regard.
We hope that this article has helped you learn more about how to clean grout stains in your shower. For more questions, please refer to our video on this topic, or to our page dedicated to how to clean grout.
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