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How to Clean Mildew From Tile

Cleaning Gloves | Flat Rate Carpet BlogMildew, that gross, black smudge between the tiles in your bathroom, is a problem that every home faces. Mildew on your bathroom walls is unattractive, and is bad for your health. But don’t worry, with a little bleach and good old elbow grease, that mildew is as good as gone.

Start by scrubbing the mildew area with a tough brush with bristles. This loosens up the mildew from the walls.

Next mix a small amount of bleach with water in a spray bottle, a ratio of 10 parts water to one part bleach is good. Make sure the room is well ventilated, with doors and windows open and even the fan going. Then spray the bleach mixture on the walls and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

When you are done, rinse the walls with water and the mildew is gone.

Grout Cleaning Tips

Grout can really make a beautiful bathroom look dull and dingy.  So what’s the best way to deal with it?  There are so many theories, and a lot of the experts will tell you to go out and buy expensive cleaning solutions designed especially for this purpose.  But whilst it might be effective, there are other ways of getting the job done properly, such as:

  • Mix three cups of baking soda with a cup of water.  Put it on the grout and leave it for 30 minutes, before cleaning away then putting clean water on the area.
  • Use an old toothbrush – it’s a sure fire way of getting into the most difficult nooks and crannies of the tiles!
  • Dampen the tiles and then mix the juice of a lemon with a cup of water.  Apply.  This is a great way to bring the white color back to your tiles.
  • If your tiles are colored, pour vinegar on them and let it sit for a while.  Rinse off! You’ll quickly see the difference.

All inexpensive, and all effective!  Good luck!