Is it time to deep clean the tiles in your bathroom? This means that you also have to focus on the grout because this is the part that gets dirty the easiest. Believe it or not, the most effective way to do it is to avoid commercial grout cleaners and use natural ingredients. And I don’t mean the most popular natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar. Although they are effective in cleaning, today we will use something that’s way more effective and will make the cleaning less time-consuming.
What will we use? Oxygen bleach!
How to Properly Clean Grout With Natural Ingredients?
First, it’s time to get the oxygen bleach and dilute it with water. Follow the instructions on the package, however, usually, you should apply around 2 to 4 tablespoons of the bleach with 2 cups of water. This, however, won’t be enough for the cleaning so I recommend you grab a bucket and use around 10 cups of water.
Then spread the mixture on your tiles and grout. I like to use a sponge for this step. But make sure you put on gloves!
Once you have coated the tile and grout with our cleaner, let it sit for at least 10 minutes so it has time to work its magic and loosen up all the impurities. It will lift stains and remove dirt.
Next, grab a brush and start scrubbing the grout. You can also use an old toothbrush. Make sure to cover small areas then dry them with a cloth before the cleaner has dried and the impurities have settled again.
Of course, the last step is rinsing the tiles and grout with water. Once everything has dried, take a look and inspect whether it’s spotless – and if it’s not, you might have to repeat the cleaning once again depending on how dirty the tiles were.