Nothing makes a bathroom and kitchen look more dusty and old than dirty tiles. Further, the grout accumulating on the side of the tiles make the sight even more worst. But, worry not! With the help of a few DIY eco-friendly methods, you can do your little bit and clean tiles and grout at home.
Let’s see how.
Salt acts as a good disinfectant. It disinfectants your tiles and kills all the germs. Salt kills molds by dehydrating them, by creating a basic environment which is harmful to bacteria to grow.
Soaps sometimes don’t get dissolved properly and form a thin layer on the tile. Under such circumstances, salt acts as an emulsifying agent. It dissolves the fatty acid layer and cleans the tile by adding shine to it.
Baking soda aka Sodium Bicarbonate is a very useful home product. For regular cleaning of water spots from the tile, a gentle grinding action of baking soda is what you will need.
Take a sponge and add a few drops of water to it. Dip this sponge into a baking soda powder. Scrub the sponge on the affected area for a while. Now, wash the tiles properly with lukewarm water. This will help your tiles regain their lost sheen.
Lemon is widely used as a skin care product as it has the ability to lighten the marks as well as blemishes from your skin. Similarly, lemon acts as a good source in lightening stain marks from the tiles. Lemon provides an acidic condition to the bacteria and molds which is detrimental to them. For best results, it is highly recommended to mix lemon juice with baking soda.
Hydrogen peroxide is most useful and most versatile chemical and cleansing agent. It is a good fungicide hence; it is most effective on molds.
For better and faster results, mix hydrogen peroxide with white flour and make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area. Cover the affected area with a plastic wrapper. Leave this overnight. Scrub it lightly and then wash it off with cold water.
Steam cleaning is another effective method which you can adopt to clean your tiles. This is perhaps because this method makes the use of very high pressure and temperature which is not suitable for moulds and bacteria to grow.
Further, the best part of this method is that it is eco-friendly and free from any use of chemicals or any other product. This It is a perfect method for people who are allergic to molds and certain cleansing products.
Certain products like curved nylon brush, stiff bristled toothbrush, loofah sponge, microfiber cloths can also be for cleaning tiles.
However, if none of the above-mentioned methods seem to be working for you, it is the right time to hire professional tile and grout cleaners.