A common stain that develops on the surface of tile and grout is rust. Though mold and mildew stains tend to cause us the most trouble, rust stains can still cause a lot of unsightly blemishes around the tile and grout. There are some expensive retail products that claim to get the job done but are too harsh, ineffective, or both when it comes to treating rust stains. Mild rust stains can be dissolved with products already found in the home more often than not. To effectively remove the rust stain, there are circumstances surrounding the rust stains that require a professional’s attention, however. We at D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to share a few options to remove the rust stains. Many types of tiles and all grouts should be sealed periodically. These sealants act as a protective barrier to resist stains and moisture buildup. The sealants do wear away and a new application is required over time. When cleaning, harsh chemicals shouldn’t be used in order to avoid damaging grout.
Can Powder Detergent Remove Rust Stains?
Powder laundry detergent is a gentle product that can cut through rust stains. Moderately sprinkle a layer of powder laundry detergent after you lightly dampen the area. Allow time for the detergent loosen the rust, about 5-10 minutes. Make certain to rinse with warm water after you scrub rust stain with circular motions with a soft-bristle brush or a sponge. Always finish with the warm water rinse if you need to repeat these steps.
Does Dishwashing Liquid Remove Rust?
With a mild liquid dish detergent, rust stains can be easily removed safely from grout. Make sure it is well blended as you combine together 20 drops of mild dish soap and a cup of water in a spray bottle. After saturating the rust stain, let the mixture soak for 5-10 minutes. Using a sponge or soft-bristle brush, scrub the residual rust away. If necessary, repeat the steps and always remove the soapy film and rust residues with soapy warm water. For everyday maintenance cleaning, this solution can also be used as an alternative cleaner.
Hydrogen Peroxide Rust Removal
Hydrogen peroxide is effective and does not cause any damage to the grout and works well to remove the rust stains. Mix together 1 cup water and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide in a squirt bottle. With a soft bristled brush in circular scrub patterns scrub the rust out after you spray the solution directly on the rust stain. Use warm water to rinse the rust runoff and lingering solution from the surface once you have removed the rust successfully. Also, this solution is effective against mold and mildew stains. perform a patch test to ensure the color will not be compromised since hydrogen peroxide is a lightening agent and has the potential to lighten your color grout, though there is little to worry about with the diluted hydrogen peroxide.
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The professionals of D&M Carpet Cleaning can help you remove the rust and other dinginess to restore your grout like new if you are experiencing tougher rough stains. To schedule your deep tile and grout cleaning, call us today!