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The best ways to clean tiles in the bathroom and kitchen: it will shine like new

Alina MilsentLife
What to clean tiles with

Tiles and grout joints should be cleaned regularly, as fungal spores often appear in these areas, leading to the formation of mold and mildew. First of all, it is worth noting that some products are too harsh for these surfaces.

Fungus and stubborn dirt can be removed with baking soda and vinegar. However, cleaning experts advise starting with the mildest cleaners and then moving on to stronger ones. Woman and Home magazine tells you how to wash tiles in the bathroom and kitchen.

Mold remover

Whichever way you choose to clean your tiles, you will need a good stiff brush. Common salt will help remove mold from the surface. This is the simplest life hack. Moisten the affected area with water and thoroughly rub the salt into it. You can also use a toothbrush. Leave the salt on overnight, and in the morning, rinse with clean water and wipe dry.

As a rule of thumb, the stronger the cleaning method, the more likely it is to get rid of mold. So the most effective recipe for tiles is a solution of vinegar and baking soda. The chemical reaction neutralizes the most difficult dirt, and you just need to wipe the tile with a sponge.

How to clean tiles and grout

  1. Spray lukewarm water along the tile grout lines.
  2. In a small container, mix white vinegar and baking soda in a 1:1 ratio. The first time you mix, an effervescent foam will form. Allow the solution to brew for a few minutes, and as soon as the reaction is complete, start rubbing it into the grout with a toothbrush.
  3. Rinse the tiles and grout with running water.

Finally, you can use your favorite surface cleaner to get rid of the vinegar odor.

By the way, essential oils will also get rid of the odor. The disinfectant properties of tea tree oil make it an extremely effective tool against mold growth. Read the article for an effective recipe that will not only wash away mold but also prevent its further appearance.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you about two proven "grandmotherly" ways to get rid of mold.

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