Dirty grout can be extremely unsightly. It leaves your tile surfaces looking dirtier than they are and can leave your space feeling dingy. But did you know that unclean grout can actually cost you money over time and impact your health? By not handling buildup on your grout, damage to the grout can occur, leading to the need for expensive and time consuming replacement. It can also allow harmful bacteria and allergens to multiply. Don’t let this happen to your home or property – check out this article for tips on how to keep your grout its cleanest and safest.


Here is a fairly simple method of cleaning your grout:

1. Start by mixing a solution of ½ cup of baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the grout and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

2. After letting the mixture sit, scrub it into the grout using an old toothbrush or other cleaning brush. Scrub in circular motions and focus on areas that are particularly stained or dirty.

3. Rinse off the paste with hot water and use a cloth or sponge to remove any remaining residue from your tiles.

4. For tougher stains, mix ¼ cup of household bleach with one quart of warm water in a spray bottle and apply it liberally over the grout lines. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then scrub the grout lines with a brush. Make sure that you use gloves to protect your skin, and ensure that you have proper ventilating so that you are not inhaling dangerous fumes.

5. Finally, rinse off the bleach solution with hot water, making sure to remove all traces of cleaning solution from your tiles.


If working with dangerous chemicals doesn’t sound like something you are comfortable with, or if you simply don’t have the time to clean your grout yourself and then wait for your surfaces to properly dry, you can hire a professional cleaner.

A professional grout and tile cleaner will come equipped with specialized cleaning supplies so that you don’t have to worry about anything. They will also have the proper knowledge to get the task done efficiently and safely.

Better yet, hire a professional that uses the Esteam E1200. The Esteam E1200 is like an indoor power washer for your tile and grout. It cleans extremely effectively using clean water (not like a mop and bucket that moves dirty water around on your tiles) and sucks the water back up right away to leave your tile and grout dry. This eliminates the inconvenience of waiting for drying time, so you can get back to business as usual right away.

By following these simple steps you can have your grout looking as good as new in no time! With regular maintenance and routine cleaning, you can keep your tiles clean for years to come. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to maintaining the beauty of your home – so take the time to regularly clean and maintain your tile surfaces!