Tips for maintaining your Carpet and more
Method Two: The Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, and Dish Soap Method
Make a thick paste using a cup of baking soda, half a cup of hydrogen peroxide, and a tablespoon of dish washing soap in a bowl with some water. These ingredients all work in their own way to clean - baking soda is abrasive; hydrogen peroxide triggers a chemical reaction that has a bleaching effect, and soap removes grease and loosens dirt.
Using a brush, apply the paste along the grout lines making sure you don't miss any edges and corners.
Once that's done, leave it to sit undisturbed for about 15 minutes, during which time you might see some bubbling taking place. Leave it to continue until it has died down completely. Using warm or hot water, rinse off the area to remove the paste from the surfaces. Follow this up with a rag or mop to pick up any residual paste. After this, you can then go ahead and thoroughly mop your floor with cold water, as this is what will effectively carry away all traces of the paste. Change the water as required while you mop to ensure the cleanest finish possible.
When To Call for Help While the above methods might seem simple enough, there are some cases where professional help will simply become a must.
For example, in case:
1. The surface area is simply too large for you to handle alone
2. The degree of staining is too severe to be dealt with without the use of powerful chemicals, which must be handled by professionals only
3. Specialized machinery or techniques are required such as steam cleaners and oxygenated bleach procedures
4. The surface tiles are particularly delicate, requiring professional attention to ensure their safety
In Conclusion As we've seen, cleaning grout might be a rather involving procedure, but it's one that can be tackled single-handedly should the supplies be available. If however, the scope of the job seems to be beyond your capabilities, the wise choice would be to get the professionals in there to handle it - your safety and the integrity of your tiles should always be the first priority, and there's no better way of ensuring both.