What Stains Your Grout The Easiest?

What Stains Your Grout The Easiest?

What Commonly Stains Grout the Most?
At NOA Services in Texas, we want our residential and commercial customers to understand what causes the different types of stains on the grout of floors, walls or countertop tiles.

Grout Stain 1: Stains from Pet Accidents

If you have pets, then you know that dogs or cats will have accidents occasionally, and this can lead to an ugly stain on the floor tiles and grout. It is a good idea to remove urine and fecal stains right away to keep the substances from seeping into the spaces between the tiles. Use absorbent cloths or paper towels for urine, but if there are hard droppings, then you should scrape away the substance carefully with a hard piece of cardboard. After the majority of the pet accident is absorbed or picked up, you can use a damp cloth or paper towels to remove the rest of the debris. Next, mix a gentle dish detergent that contains no dyes with warm water to apply to the area where there was a pet accident, and begin to rub at it gently to remove all of the debris.

Grout Stain 2: Stains from Spilled Beverages

When you are mixing beverages on the countertop in your kitchen, the liquids may splash on the tiles and the grout. Some of the beverages that can stain the grout include:

• Grape juice
• Powdered mix drinks
• Soft drinks
• Ice tea
• Coffee
• Orange juice
• Sports drinks
• Tomato juice
• Alcoholic beverages

If you do splash a beverage on a countertop’s grout and tiles, then cleaning it immediately is recommended. Keep a spray bottle filled with white vinegar and water to squirt on the stain to help remove any additional debris. When there is still a stain on the grout, you can use diluted chlorine bleach on the substance to lift and whiten the grout located between the tiles.

Grout Stain 3: Stains from the Sediments in Water

The grout between the tiles in a shower or bathtub is saturated with water several times a day, and if you have hard water, then you may notice that the grout develops a rusty color. Removing rust stains from grout is a difficult task, so you should prepare by having the proper tools for the job, including:

• Soft scrubbing brushes or an old toothbrush
• Spray bottle
• Clear or white dish detergent
• White vinegar
• Chlorine bleach
• Soft cloth
• Paper towels
• Special cleanser formulated for removing rust stains

You should begin by trying the simplest method first with white vinegar or dish detergent mixed with warm water. Use a soft old toothbrush or scrubbing brush to rub gently at the rust stain. If the stain remains, then you should use a special cleanser that is formulated for removing rust stains. However, make sure that this cleanser won’t damage the surrounding tile.

Grout Stain 4: Stains from Mold Growth

The grout between tiles may develop mold, especially in the bathroom, but you can eliminate the mold with the proper cleaning method. You can apply diluted chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide to the grout, making sure to protect your eyes and clothing from these chemicals. To remove the mold, you can scrub at it with a soft-bristled brush before rinsing the tiles with clean water.

Call Us Today

If you want to save time, then call us to remove the stains from grout. Contact NOA Services in Dallas at 469-208-4040 to arrange an appointment for our professional grout-cleaning services.