Can you Use a Steam Cleaner on Grout?

Can you Use a Steam Cleaner on Grout?

Yes, you can use a steam cleaner to clean the grout on the floor, in the kitchen and the bathroom. Tile grouts which have a porous material can easily become stained and dirty over time. This is especially true in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic, which leads to stuffing dirt, debris and mould build-up. In this case, a steam cleaner can effectively remove dirt and stains from grout, leaving it looking sparkling clean and fresh.

To use a steam cleaner on tile grouts and their crevices, ensure that you have high-pressure steam cleaner that could penetrate the grout pores and thoroughly clean it. Hold the steam cleaner a few inches above the grout lines and move it back and forth slowly. The steam will loosen any debris or blemishes that are stuff in the area. You could also use extra equipment such as a scrubbing brush and water jet or cloth to remove the loosening debris and grime.

How to Properly Use Steam Cleaner to Clean Grout?

You should be aware that not all steam cleaners are the same, and not all are suitable for cleaning grouts and bathroom tiles and fixtures. There is a category; steam mob cleaners for floors, upright clothes steamers for cleaning clothing, and portable and hand-held steam cleaners for conducting severe cleaning chores, which require the flexibility of multiple cleaning attachments to adequately deal with unclean grouts.

To properly use a steam cleaner to clean grout, follow these steps:

  1. Fill the steam cleaner with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions (200-360ml), but don’t fill it on top, leave the top space for steam build-up.
  2. Press the sart button to allow the steam cleaner to heat up and build pressure, and once indicator light lit up, it will be ready for the use.
  3. Hold the steam cleaner nozzle over the grout and release the steam. Increase the pressue as you feel right. But don’t loose focus that could be an injury.
  4. Move the nozzle back and forth along the grout lines to loosen and remove stubborn dirt, grime, and stains.
  5. Repeat the process until the grout is clean. You can also replace the nozzle with other suitable accessories, depending on the situation.
  6. If possible, use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to scrub away any remaining dirt and grime manually.
  7. You should be aware that you need to dry the grout after cleaning. For that, you can use a cloth or towel to prevent mould and mildew growth.
  8. If desired, apply a grout sealer to protect the grout and make it easier to clean in the future.
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