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post #1 of Old 09-01-2010, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Products for cleaning out grout

The grout in my 1 shower is filthy. What are some of the best products to get it pearly white?

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post #2 of Old 09-01-2010, 08:27 PM
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There's a product here called Sugar Soap. all i do is just use that and then from hardware stores you can buy this stuff that either paints or re-coats your grout whatever colour you want. if they're that bad, that might be your best option to explore.
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post #3 of Old 09-04-2010, 02:29 AM
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It is good to try out natural cleaning solutions before resorting to using products available in the market. There are plenty out there, many eco-friendly ones and which might have to be used only in consultation with a professional advice for your floors. You could use baking soda to combat tough stains. Try it out and the link does explain how you could use it.
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post #4 of Old 09-14-2010, 03:42 AM
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...if, after cleaning, the mold returns quickly, you may have more than just a surface mold problem. The mold may be embedded behind the tile and grout. You need to take a look, either by removing some tiles or cutting through an adjoining wall. Extensive mold is going to require some extensive work, so best call in a mold removal expert.

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phosphoric acid work great its safe and most janitorial supply companies carry it
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Bleach works great

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Theres a product called Pink Stuff that is non-acid: non-abrasive: non-corrosive: antibacterial, antifungal, food safe, septic safe and kills staph etc. It is simply broom on wait 20mins mop off. Brings grout and tile back to new no matter what the colour. Has attained an innovation award in Australia.
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Cleaning Grout

For cleaning grout, I use oxygen bleach powder and a stiff bristled brush. I have used regular bleach before with good results, but I used a respirator for the fumes . Regular bleach shouldn't be used for colored grout even if it is gray or tan as it will destroy the Pigments. Oxygen bleach, though, will clean without harming pigments. For cleaning off soap scum from the tile itself, I use a product with hydrochloric acid.

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Oxygen Bleach is the best way .
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I would just use some type of bleach product. Scrub really hard. And keep cleaning a few days after, because if it's really bad, it'll come back quick.
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I would try using a product called Bio-Magic. About three weeks ago I purchased it from a website called Zero Effort Store and received it pretty quickly. I use it on everything from my grill to my bathtub. It leaves a funny smell, but it goes away after an hour or so. Here is the link http://www.zeroeffortstore.com/produ...?id_product=13. Hope this helps.
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post #12 of Old 08-09-2011, 06:16 AM
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I work for a company in Ireland called JSK Eco Cleaning Solutions. We provide all eco friendly cleaning products and all our products provide excellent results. Check out this video that shows how we recommend how you should clean grout. Go check out our website and see our other eco friendly products that may be of interest to you and contact us if you require more information on our cleaning products.
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Acidic cleaning supplies can be harm to your grout and make dirt, stains, mold and contaminates easier to be absorbed by the grout. Additionally these types of cleaning supplies will break down any sealers in the grout.
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Definitely use bleach. There is nothing better.

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General Grout Cleaning Tips:
1. First clean the grout with water to remove loose surface debris and allow to dry
2. Don't use bleach on colored grout, bleach will discolor the grout.
3. Don't clean granite or natural stone with household cleaners.
4. When cleaning with acids such as vinegar, be aware that grout often contains cement which is alkaline. There are also plenty of natural stone tiles that have alkaline properties such as marble and travertine. Cleaning with acids can and will etch away the surface.
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Definitely use bleach. There is nothing better.

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you must be kidding? There are many much better products than bleach. I don't think bleach will ever restore the color of grout, it may remove certain stains based on its oxidizing ability but you should look into some kind of alkaline or acidic cleaning agent to really restore the grout.
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post #17 of Old 05-31-2012, 11:30 PM
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any alcohol or citrus based products but try to advoid using bleach or bleach based products as they can discolour the grout yellow.
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post #18 of Old 06-11-2012, 11:26 AM
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Try to clean your tile grout naturally. This is the best way to clean your tile grout without hurting mother nature: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/natura...rout-naturally

But if you're really looking for products, you may as well try these:
1. Tile Doctor Grout Clean Up
2. Go Commercial Grout Cleaner
3. Grout Renu
4. Groutrageous
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