Grout can be hard to keep clean, as it is a porous material. Porous materials absorb whatever comes into contact with them, from moisture to dirt particles. The very small nature of grout lines, combined with being porous, can make them difficult to clean. Grout on tile flooring and counters is no exception; however, you can get it clean with some common household products.

Start by Wiping Down the Grout

First, you are going to want to start by wiping down the grout. Take a damp cloth and wipe the tile down. Get rid of any visible dirt and dust that you can easily see on the grout. Wiping down things is a great way to get rid of the basic dirt that gets into contact with your grout. 

Wiping down the grout is something you should do regularly. It is also something you need to do before you deep clean as well.

Create a Cleaning Solution

Second, you are going to want to make a cleaning solution. You can make a cleaning solution with two parts baking soda and one part vinegar. The combination of baking soda and vinegar works well at cleaning grout.

Applying the Solution

Third, you are going to want to apply the solution to the grout. The grout is going to be a little pasty. You will want to take a small part of the paste and apply it directly to the grout line. Let the cleaning mixture sit in place for a few minutes so that it can start to clean the grout. 

Then, go back and scrub the grout. You can use a toothbrush to clean things up. This should help remove any ground-in dirt. To get things clean, you can use an electric toothbrush, which will help give a little more power and strength to the cleaning process. Then, you are going to want to rinse off the grout with water.

Seal Things Up

After you clean the grout, you will want to allow the grout to dry out for at least a day. Then, you are going to want to place a sealer on the grout. The sealer will not last forever but will help keep the grout cleaner. 

With cleaning grout, you don't have to use harsh chemicals. Wipe the grout down with a wet cloth, and then use vinegar and baking soda to clean the grout. Seal things up to make it easier to keep the grout clean in the future. For more information, contact a company that provides grout cleaning services