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A lot of people don't like
tile because the grout gets dirty and is hard to clean. Here is how to
clean your grout in a thrift friendly way. Save money cleaning
your grout by bleaching it.
First clean your tile and
grout with a general, all-purpose cleaner. Make sure you rinse well.
Put about a quart of water into a cleaning bucket, and add 3-4 tablespoons
of bleach. Wearing gloves, dip a rag or sponge into the water and wipe
the cleaning solution on the grout. Let it sit for at least an
hour, and then wipe it off. The bleach in the water should whiten the grout.
Sometimes grout is so old and stained, there is no cleaning it. If
that is the case, apply new grout, and maintain it with regularity.
some other frugal tips to help you clean tile.
- Be sure to remove all lose
debris from the tile before cleaning it.
- For floor tile, vacuum
tile with the brush attachment before cleaning it.
- Vinegar removes scum from
tile. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and then wipe it off.
- Avoid using too much water
when cleaning tile, as it may weaken the grout.
- Do not use bleach on
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