Let's talk about grout!
It is by far one of the hardest areas of the house to clean! And there are so many variables in every bathroom! So here are some ideas to try depending on your bathroom.
1. For a light pink scum you really just need to brush it off. Anything abrasive will help. A brush, bicarb soda and a cloth, a scrubby cloth or sponge. It should just wipe off.
2. When mould or scum penetrates the grout, that is when you have trouble. If it is reasonably surface based still, a solution of essential oils should help. Or vinegar. Spray, leave for 30 mins, the scrub. Lemon, tea tree, peppermint. Those kinds of bacteria killing and bleaching effect oils.
3. But if it is really bad. Like black and caked in. You will need something stronger. I use a mould & mildew remover that is biodegradable. No chlorine bleach or amonia. So if it is super heavy mould, it might take a couple of goes to get it nice and bright again. But it will work!
The photo I used here is one application. Before, during and after. So next time I apply it should come out beautifully.
If nothing works. You could actually have mould in your walls. Get a plumber to check! As this can ne very dangerous to your health and your wallet!
4. There really is no way to stop mould or scum build up. But there are ways you can keep it at bay!!! ✔ Keep a window open for ventilation. Almost evey ensuite has terrible air flow.
✔ use the exhaust fan
✔ dry the tiles after use
✔ keep a scrubby sponge or cloth in the shower and wipe every second day. It takes 20 seconds. And will save you hours in the long run!
✔ have a bath instead! 🤣 .
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