If you’ve got tiled floors, tiled splash backs and tiled walls in your home (and we all have these in abundance these days) then the chances are that the grout is looking grotty, unless, that is, you’ve kept your hand to it. Why is this? It’s simple really. As every London Tiler knows, grout is a cement product and cement absorbs grease and grime.
In the bathroom, the dirt is usually mould from steam, soap accumulation and what’s best described as body residues. Wipe wet walls and glass doors regularly and things will stay under control. Ignore this advice, and in a month or two your bathroom will start looking yucky, and it’s time for elbow grease and chemicals.
You’ll find mildew in the kitchen too, and food spills trafficked by feet across the floor. Some ingredients such as saffron and tomato sauce have amazing staining properties as well as legendary tastes, and you should wipe them right away. If you don’t, suddenly you’ll notice that cute has left your kitchen, and that it’s time to start cleaning up again.
• If things are not all that bad yet, you can try cleaning off the grout with either vinegar, baking soda or sugar soap. A steam cleaner can also help blast the dirt away but watch out for the mess. Never use ammonia-based cleaners on white grout, because they turn it yellow over time.
• Didn’t work? Then try commercial cleaners like Mr Clean or Lysol, making sure you wash them away completely. Be careful of using corrosive products that can make your hands tingle – especially if your waste water ends up in a soak away.
• Still got problems? Then I’m afraid you need to Find a Tiler to rake out the offending grout and replace it with a matching one. Be careful of trying this yourself though – it’s not difficult to chip an exposed tile edge and you may not have a spare.
We have a comprehensive database of Tilers on Mr-Skill serving every UK postcode, and we can arrange several Tilers’ Quotes for you in just a few hours. Their rates will be better than competitive, and we don’t charge customers for our service. Moreover, our other customers have already rated them for quality.