Completing a few simple cleaning hacks to remove mould and mildew from your grout could leave your finished project ‘whiter than ever’.
Whilst mould and mildew can grow anywhere in your home, it’s most commonly found in your bathroom, creeping between tiles, The Express reports.
Leaving the spots untreated could potentially pose a risk to your health, so it’s important to rid of them properly.
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When you’re targeting areas such as spores, knowing how to get rid of them can be difficult without knowing the specific way to tackle them.
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Though there are a number of anti-mould and anti-mildew products available for purchase, there are also some homemade hacks that could help ease the problem.
Baking soda is hailed for its numerous uses around the home, from stain removal to cleaning burnt pans.
The kitchen cupboard ingredient can also be mixed with bleach to create a mould and mildew busting solution.
Reddit user No_Gas_82 advised: “Create a paste out of bleach and baking soda. Put the paste on caulking or grout.
“Cover with plastic wrap, wait a couple of hours and rise off.
“It was in the Freepress years ago and makes it whiter than ever.”
However, because bleach is a toxic substance, it is important to put protective measures in place while you are cleaning.
The Reddit user added: “Wear a mask if you can and run the vent as it’s bleachy [sic].”
Housekeeping expert Rachel Yatuzis from Green Kleen Inc. shared her baking soda tips with Youtube channel Essortment.
However, instead of using bleach, she advises using white vinegar.
White vinegar is another low-cost household ingredient that is hailed for its many cleaning uses.
She said: “An excellent paste to make that is really good and abrasive is vinegar and baking soda.
“Mix them together until you get a nice paste, then use a toothbrush to apply it to the grout.
“Really really scrub it. If you have got mildew this will loosen it up.”
After scrubbing for a few seconds she said: “You can see how much whiter that piece is.”
Once you have scrubbed the mildew from the grout, the expert then recommended spraying the area with a solution of bleach and water.
She added: “I would say, about once a month spray your grout with bleach water.”
By keeping up with this maintenance, the expert said it will keep the mildew from growing back.
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