How to Clean Grout

As chores go, scrubbing bathroom tiles is one of the most unpleasant on your to-do list―but having mildewy, bacteria-filled grout is even less appealing. The steps demonstrated in this video will make the process of cleaning grout simpler and faster.

What You Need

  1. Check rubber gloves
  2. Check mildew remover
  3. Check grout brush or old toothbrush
  4. Check water
  5. Check sponge

Follow These Steps

  1. Spray on a mildew stain remover

    Wearing rubber gloves, spray the grout area well with mildew remover. (Be sure to use a cleaner specially formulated to tackle mildew: Ordinary cleaners won't make a dent in mildew or mold, and the ammonia in them may yellow the grout.)

  2. Scrub the grout

    Using a grout brush or an old toothbrush, scrub tile in direction of the grout. Once you’re done, let the treatment sit for 15 minutes.

  3. Rinse with water

    Rinse the entire surface clean with water and a sponge.

    Tip: Keep the brush handy while rinsing so you can scrub stubborn spots.

  4. Spray one final time to prevent future stains

    Let the tile dry, and then give grout a final light misting with mildew remover to protect against future staining.

    Tip: You can prevent mold buildup by running a squeegee over tile after a shower. The same trick will eliminate soap buildup on glass shower doors.