Disinfecting Common Surfaces

How to Clean Tile Grout

There’s nothing quite like cleaning tile grout to get your bathroom or kitchen looking spick and span. This is because those annoying little grooves can easily end up getting dingy, dirty and moldy, resulting in the whole space looking grubby.

Person using sponge to wipe bathroom tiles

Best way to clean to tile grout

The best way to clean shower grout, or tile grout elsewhere in the home, is to start with a mild cleaning product such as Lysol® Hydrogen Peroxide Bathroom Cleaner. This is because using bleach to clean grout (and other harsh chemicals) can result in a reduction in its longevity. This isn’t a major concern – and sometimes cleaning tiles and grout with a bleach product might be necessary) – but it’s always best to start with less harsh cleaning products and work your way up if and when needed.


To clean the grout with Lysol® Hydrogen Peroxide Bathroom Cleaner simply spray the product all over until wet, allow it to penetrate the soil and then wipe away with a clean cloth. It’s important to note that the success of this method will depend on the severity of the problem. If you’re dealing with a serious case of mold in your grout then you may need to use a stronger product – which brings us on to:


Cleaning grout with bleach

If your tile grout is overgrown with mold and mildew, you’ll need to tackle it with a bit more force. To do so, use Lysol® Mold and Mildew Remover which does contain some bleach and should not only eradicate the mold but whiten the grout so it looks good as new. To use, simply apply to the pre-cleaned surface (scrub down the grout with Lysol® Hydrogen Peroxide Bathroom Cleaner first), then let surface remain wet for five minutes before allowing to air dry. Repeat application at weekly intervals or when mold or mildew growth appears.


Best grout cleaner for the shower

As the shower is a place that’s highly susceptible to mold (it spends a lot of time being wet!), you’d be best using a proper mold and mildew remover with bleach to clean its tile grout. Lysol® Mold and Mildew Remover should do the trick!


Please note: Please always use Lysol products as directed on the label.


So there you have it, with the right products cleaning tile grout isn’t the arduous chore you might have thought! Just remember to keep on top of it to make sure that mold and mildew doesn’t build up too much – little and often will help keep the need for serious elbow grease to a minimum.

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