No More Hands And Knees: How To Clean Your Shower Tile Grout In No Time

Are you sick and tired of sitting on your knees scrubbing your shower tile grout for what seems like forever? Luckily, there is a way to speed up this process considerably. For a very small amount of money and a little effort, you can have a clean shower in no time. Here's what you need to do:

Gather Your Supplies

You may be thinking you will have to spend a huge amount of cash to efficiently clean tile and grout lines. Fortunately, to keep your bathroom tub and tile sparkling and clean you will need only a few supplies that can be found at any supermarket or dollar store. The true secret is powdered oxygen bleach that can be found in the laundry detergent aisle. Other than that, you only need a small bucket or container, some water, and an old toothbrush or cloth.

Apply the Oxygen Bleach Mixture             

The first thing to do is mix some oxygen bleach powder with enough water that it makes a runny paste. Stir the mixture until it is completely dissolved. If you are cleaning the tile floor of your shower stall, place a stopper or plug over the drain so your solution will not go down the drain. Also, make sure you thoroughly dry the shower, since the solution will absorb better if the grout is dry. Next, simply pour the oxygen bleach solution all over the floor, making sure that all of the grout lines are covered.

Cleaning the Grout

Allow the mixture to sit for at least thirty minutes. If your grout is especially dingy, allow it to sit longer, as that will help reduce the amount of time you have to scrub. Once enough time has passed, use the toothbrush or cloth to wipe down the grout. You may have to scrub some of the dirtier areas, but overall the use of oxygen bleach requires very little effort on your part.

Keeping it Clean

Once your grout is nice and clean, you are going to want to keep it that way. Here are a few tips. First, add some oxygen bleach powder to your cleaning water whenever you are doing your regular shower cleaning. When you have finished wiping down your shower, pour the rest of your cleaning water on the floor, allow it to sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it away. This will help greatly reduce how often you have to scrub grout in the future.

Another tip is to catch a stain as soon as you notice it. If you begin to see mold or mildew forming on your shower floor, go ahead and clean it right away to save yourself quite a bit of effort.

Cleaning a tile shower no longer has to be a hard, back-breaking job. Be sure to take all proper precautions, such as wearing gloves and a mask. While oxygen bleach is not toxic, it may be tough for those with sensitive skin or airways.