With many of us using our showers daily, and some several times throughout the day, this space is a prime target for getting dirty and grimy! Yet, even though our showers may be tiled, the grout in between our bathroom tiles is not waterproof.
So, when you combine continual water spray with grout, the result is the potential for a grimy and dirty surface if left untreated. Fortunately, grout cleaning is a simple task and one that is relatively easy to keep on top of to ensure a healthy and good-looking shower space.
Here, The Bathroom Showroom offers a quick guide to help you keep your shower grout clean.

The Importance of Regularly Cleaning Shower Grout

Before we begin with the cleaning process, it’s good to understand first why it’s so important to keep your shower grout clean. 
Shower grout is prone to build-ups of dirt, grime, and mildew. This is simply because of the constant exposure this space in the bathroom gets to water and moisture. 
Yet, not only does dirty grout look unsightly, but it can also harbour bacteria and mould, which pose health risks to everyone using this room.
So, by regularly cleaning your shower grout, you not only keep the shower area looking as good as new but also prevent the spread of germs, thus maintaining a hygienic environment.

Expert Tips and Tricks on How to Clean Shower Grout

If you’re tired of scrubbing away at your shower grout with no results, don't worry, you're not alone! Cleaning shower grout can be a challenging task, especially if it has been left unchecked for some time. But, with the right methods and techniques alongside a regular cleaning schedule, you can have your grout looking sparkling clean in no time.
Materials Needed For The Job
To clean shower grout effectively, you will need the following materials:
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Hydrogen peroxide (If needed, for those more stubborn stains)
  • An old toothbrush or grout brush
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Spray bottle
Step-by-Step Shower Grout Cleaning Guide 
Once you’ve got all your materials to hand, let's get started on cleaning your shower grout:
1. Create a Cleaning Solution: Mix equal parts of baking soda and water to create a paste-like consistency. Apply this paste to the grout lines and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow it to work on loosening all the dirt and stains.
2. Gently Scrub the Grout: Use an old toothbrush or a grout brush to gently scrub the grout lines. Using soft round circular motions, pay extra attention to those areas with stubborn stains or mould build-up.
3. Apply Vinegar Solution: Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it onto the grout lines. The acidity of the vinegar will get to work and help to break down any remaining dirt and grime.
4. Let it Sit: Allow your vinegar solution to sit on the grout for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off with water. For those tougher stains, you can also use lemon juice or opt for hydrogen peroxide mixed with equal parts of baking soda as an alternative cleaning agent.
5. Rinse and Dry: Once you’ve treated and cleaned the grout lines, rinse the area with water and dry thoroughly with a soft microfiber cloth to prevent water spots.
(Note: Never be tempted to use bleach or any other harsh cleaner when cleaning grout. This can result in eroding the grout in between your tiles) 

Maintain Clean Shower Grout All Year Round

To keep your shower grout looking clean and pristine, it’s essential to develop a regular cleaning routine. Prevention is better than cure here, so here are a few helpful tips to help you maintain clean shower grout:
  • Wipe down your shower walls and the grout lines every time after using the shower to prevent the build-up of soap scum and mould.
  • Use a squeegee to remove excess water from the walls, tiles, and shower door to prevent water spots and mineral deposits.
  • Consider sealing the grout lines in your shower every few months to protect them from moisture and mould growth.
By following these simple maintenance tips, you can work on extending the longevity of your shower grout all while keeping your bathroom looking fresh and clean.

Keep Your Shower and Bathroom Healthy 

Cleaning shower grout may initially seem like a daunting task, but with the right methods and materials, you can achieve great results.
By following the step-by-step guide provided here and maintaining a regular cleaning routine, you can keep your shower space looking great while promoting a healthy and hygienic environment for everyone to use.
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