If your tiles and grout are starting to look a little worse for wear, you may be wondering how to sanitize them and get them looking new again. The good news is that cleaning away excess dirt and grime is a lot easier than you might think. In fact, you an often do this using a combination of elbow grease and common household products.

Start with a mild sanitizing solution

If you’re about to start searching your home for bleach, you should know that there are other, less harsh solutions to choose from. That, and when it comes to figuring out the best way to clean tiles and grout in your home, it is best to start with the mildest solution you can find.

Not only is this better for the environment, it will be less harsh on the noses of your family members and fur babies.

Tile and grout cleaning sanitization products you likely have on hand

At this point, you may be wondering what types of common household items you can use to get your tiles and grout sparking clean. You will likely be surprised to learn that most green cleaning experts recommend using a combination of baking soda, vinegar and warm water.

It’s true.

To start, you’ll want to fill an empty spray bottle with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and warm water. Spray down your discolored grout, wait five minutes and then scrub it down with a scrub brush. In most cases, this should do the trick, but if your grout still needs some extra love, you can improve the results by adding baking soda.

For this step, you’ll want to mix baking soda and water to create a paste, which you’ll use to fill in the grout lines. Once you’re done, spray the filled in grout lines with the 50/50 vinegar / water solution.

The paste will then begin to foam (similar to the way that baking soda / vinegar volcano science projects did when you were in elementary school.) When the bubbles subside, scrub the area with your scrub brush.

Still have questions about how to clean tiles and grout? Consider hiring a professional

If the tiles and grout at your commercial building need some extra TLC, and you’re looking to hire a professional to help you get the job done right call TJS Janitorial and Floor Care today. For a limited time, we’re offering 15% off our first month’s janitorial cleaning / sanitizing service with an annual contract. Call us now at 239-451-0785 to learn more.

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