The maintenance and stain removal in the joint grout and tile your floors is a complex task and may even exhausting, as in cases where you have large surface-like a tiled wall or floor of aldoses- that have retained dirt and stains for long. To make the job of cleaning as painless as possible, you need help of some kind of solution that really put an end to the matter.
First, remember that you should never use chlorine bleach on colored grout joints because your surface will be damaged because the color will fade. You can only use chlorine bleach on white grout. Also consider that in general, chlorine has its pros and cons. It offers an incredible effectiveness in cleaning stains on grout joints, but is also highly corrosive and releases some vapors. If you’re using chlorine bleach, I dilute it well (“Good Housekeeping” recommends using 3/4 cup bleach to one gallon or 3.7 liters of water) and wearing gloves. Pour into the grout lines and rub quickly with a stiff brush. Then rinse well.
The oxygen bleach is also used to remove stains, but it is much safer to use and more natural than chlorine bleach, which contains hydrogen peroxide. The expert in home improvement, Tim Carter (“Ask the Builder”) is considered the best and final cleaner for grout joints and Pegasus leno. Best of all, it can even be used on colored grout joints without damaging them in any way. If you use oxygen bleach powder, just add water and apply it as you would with chlorine bleach or any regular cleanser. Just do not forget to wait at least 15 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing, as this type of cleaner releases natural ions and requires time to act.
Another recommendation of the magazine “Good Housekeeping” is baking soda. It is known that this purpose product can effectively remove stains both as white grout color and can even kill any type of mold to grow on the surfaces of your tiles. Mix in a bowl 3/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup water to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste to grout joints and rub firmly before rinsing.
PH neutral cleaner
You may cleaner neutral pH has little effect when it comes to remove stubborn stains, rust and mineral deposits, but can do wonders to remove accumulated dirt in grout joints and for maintenance routine to your floors and tiles. In fact, to clean the area once a week with a neutral pH cleaner, you can prevent the formation of stains and mildew buildup. Many stores sell supplies for home cleaning products labeled as “neutral pH”, but you can use any cleaning solution pH balanced, including mild dishwashing detergent. Consider this type of cleaning as a preventive solution instead of thinking of them as stain removers.