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post #21 of Old 09-04-2012, 03:22 PM
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totally agree, thanks for the heads up on mixing chemicals! Wont be doing that anymore..
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post #22 of Old 09-10-2012, 06:05 AM
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Thanks for the good piece of information.
Never use bleach or acid on tiles it not only discolors the grout. It also roughen and dull your tile surface.
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all the tips are quite usefull, but what i have experienced in recent past is quite different from it. As grout is porous in nature water seeps in very easily but it is very hard to extract excess of water. You might have to use high end machines to dry and clean the area completly.

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Bleach is great on white grout

Use bleach (the thicker stuff) on blackend mouldy grout and sealant. Leave in contact for 24 hours the rinse off with clean water. Works like a dream. Don't use on coloured grout though!

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very useful info thanks
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First of all thanks for give such nice and useful technique about the grout cleaning, I mark manual cleaning is too difficult and time consuming task. In my view proper grout cleaning products will be used on your tile and grout to ensure that the beauty and color will be preserved.

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Thank you with the information. Will be scanning more from here.

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post #29 of Old 09-27-2013, 08:47 AM
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Thanks for the grout cleaning tips and cautionary measures.
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post #30 of Old 10-18-2013, 02:12 AM
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Baking soda and bleach are best to clean grout surface.
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If you want to deep clean your grout use an alkaline cleaner, allow it to dwell, scrub with an appropriate grout brush and rinse with water. If you find your grout is quickly resoiling and hard to clean, use a clear grout sealer to seal the pores. That will help and most pro grade sealer last from 8 months to 2 years. Grout is porous (except epoxy) and any deep cleaning will further open the pores of your grout and should be sealed. Most installers also skip the sealing step. A longer lasting option would be a color sealer, will also renew the color of your grout and give a uniform appearance.
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1. Do a preliminary clean
2. Create your solution
3. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle
4. Spray the grout
5. Begin Scrubbing
6. Clean the dirty liquid
7. complete your grout cleaning
8. Do a final wipe out

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  • Clean the grout first with water and allow to dry. This will remove any loose surface debris.
  • Never use bleach on colored grout, as it will discolor the grout.
  • Use a stiff brush for scrubbing. Old toothbrushes will be too soft. Also avoid using metal bristles, as they will wear away the grout.
  • If you're using commercial cleaners, bleach, or other chemicals, make sure the room you're working in is well ventilated.
  • Use gloves and protective eye wear when working with any chemical-based cleaners.
  • Test your grout cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure that it won't erode or damage your grout work. This is especially necessary if your tile grout is old or damaged.
  • Never mix cleaners together! Chemical reactions can cause noxious fumes or burns if the mixture touches the skin.

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post #35 of Old 11-25-2015, 05:26 AM
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The tips that you have shared for grout cleaning are very helpful and informative with cleaning process. I also have some related notions about this topic. Clean the grout first with water and allow to dry. This will remove any loose surface debris. Though I think that professional cleaners advice help you a lot for getting the best services of cleaning. Thanks for informative post.
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Thanks for sharing this. It was so useful and helpful. Ive learned another way of cleaning tile and grout. Just like yours, Austral Cleaning gave me some ideas and tips on how to keep our tiles clean longer. So, here it is, when your tile grout is completely clean, keeps it looking fresh and new by applying a coat or two of grout sealer. There are various types of grout sealers available for different uses, such as floors or bathroom tile. Make sure you purchase the correct type for the room you'll be applying it to. Reapply the grout sealer at least once a year, or as necessary.

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post #37 of Old 06-07-2016, 06:36 AM
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This is one of the best tip of cleaning i have ever read. thnax
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post #38 of Old 08-04-2016, 04:49 AM
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I would like to add few tips on Tile Grout Cleaning
1. Grout Cleaning with Baking Soda
. Mix baking soda to white vinegar or water
. Make a thick paste.
. Apply onto grout and wait for at least 15 minutes.
. Scrub well and wipe away the paste.
I know how difficult to remove filthy dirt over tile but using homemade technique can help. Furthermore, if you don't want to deal by yourself. Why not hire a professional tile grout cleaner?

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post #39 of Old 08-15-2016, 11:47 PM
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Thanks for the information
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Any suggest for clean moss grown on grout ? It cannot wipe with rag or brush, moss always grow again after clean it.
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