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Whiten dirty bathroom grout in 5 minutes with two household items – no vinegar needed


Without regular cleaning and maintenance, grout can become very stained, turning black with mould or red with limescale.

A build-up of shower products such as shampoo, conditioner or shower gel can also turn the grout an unappealing colour.

Thankfully, cleaning mouldy or discoloured grout is “easier than you might think”, according to cleaning expert Kerry Hale at Mira Showers.

To clean grout, the pro recommends households use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

Baking soda is a natural abrasive, meaning it can tackle stubborn stains without damage, whitening the grout in the process.

Hydrogen peroxide, which can be mixed with baking soda, also has whitening properties. It can effectively kill mould like bleach can but it is much safer to use in the home.

To clean the grout, mix the two household ingredients together in a bowl until a thick paste has formed.

Spread the thick paste onto the grout using an old toothbrush, making sure the affected area is thick in the paste.

Let it work for five minutes before taking a stiff-bristled brush and begin scrubbing the grout. If needed, apply more mixture and leave for a further five minutes.

Once done, use a cloth to wipe off the paste, finishing the job by going over the tiled area with a disinfectant.

The best way to keep on top of clean grout is by wiping down the tiles after every shower so there isn’t excess moisture in the air.

This involves wiping them down with a towel or a squeegee, making sure to tackle the glass too in order to avoid water stains.

If you do have a fan, make sure it is on when showering and open a window during or after the shower too.

Keeping your bathroom as dry as possible will also help “prevent mould and mildew from growing”.

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