Tips for Cleaning Grout in the Kitchen and Bathroom at Your Apartment in Gainesville
Tile surfaces are some of the easiest to clean, but the grout connecting the individual tiles can be one of the most difficult. Grout can be easily damaged if it’s not treated properly, so it’s important to carefully choose the products and methods you use to clean it. To help our residents keep their grout looking great, Bellamay Grand has a few tips on how to maintain grout.
The first step in cleaning grout is to thoroughly mop it and the surrounding tiles with hot water to eliminate any dirt and grime on the surface. This also helps loosen some of the dirt that’s been worked into the grout, making it easier to clean. Next, you’ll want to focus your attention on the best way to clean the grout itself. Harsh bleaches or acidic cleaners can easily damage grout and remove the color of stained grout, so it’s usually smart to avoid using commercial cleansers, if possible.
If you’re looking for an alternative to harsh cleansers, consider investing in a steam cleaner for your grout and other household surfaces. A steam cleaner will help you remove dirt and kill microorganisms – without the worry of using chemicals. Plus, with a steam cleaner, you won’t even have to spend time rinsing! Another popular grout cleaning method is to use a baking soda and vinegar combination. Start by making a paste with baking soda and a little warm water. Using a toothbrush with medium to stiff bristles, gently scrub the soda paste over the grout. Using a mixture of 3 parts vinegar to 1 part warm water in a spray bottle, spray along the grout and continue to scrub with the toothbrush. Finally, rinse everything with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
This should keep the grout in your apartment in Gainesville looking as clean and bright as the rest of your tile. With beautiful tile floors in many units, the apartments at Bellamay Grand are comfortable and stylish. To find out about our available units, contact our main office today.