Hand pouring hydrogen peroxide on bathroom floor tile grout
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The Common Household Product That'll Leave Your Grout Sparkling Clean
Cleaning grout is not just about aesthetics; it's also crucial for a healthy living environment. Luckily, there's a simple, safe solution that works wonders: hydrogen peroxide.
A versatile agent, hydrogen peroxide poses fewer health risks or environmental harm than bleach. Plus, it's affordable, easy to find, and a great disinfectant.
Hydrogen peroxide helps break down and lift stubborn stains up, leaving grout looking as good as new. It’s gentle on tile and other surfaces surrounding grout, except for marble.
All you need is a small stiff brush — an old toothbrush is perfect — and hydrogen peroxide. Dip the brush in the solution, and gently scrub away at the stained grout.
Let it sit for five to ten minutes, then rinse the area with water and dry it off. You could also make a paste by mixing equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
If your grout is colored, be aware that hydrogen peroxide has mild bleaching effects, which could cause fading. Testing a small area before cleaning can help prevent discoloration.