Cleaning grooves in the home
Professional tips for fighting mold and dirt
Cleaning grooves is a particularly tedious and unpopular household cleaning chore. Nonetheless, it is a task which must be completed on a regular basis for reasons of hygiene. Stubborn dirt and mold particularly like to accumulate in these areas. If the dirt has had the chance to dry, the cleaning becomes even more difficult. Our ultimate tips for cleaning grooves will help you to clean them more easily than ever before!
Cleaning grooves – reliably, simply and thoroughly
Besides the optical advantages of regular groove cleaning, there is also an important hygienic reason: avoiding mold infestations! Dampness and humidity attract dirt and various pests, such as silverfish, to your bathroom. But do not worry – you can easily prevent this! After you have removed the easy-to-clean dirt and filth with the floor mop, the following simple tips will help you to fight the more stubborn dirt:
Mold cleaner: the best solution is definitely to use a special mold cleaner. The majority of mold cleaners are no longer too aggressive on the surface which ensures that using them should not cause any problems. Nonetheless, it is recommended to check the material compatibility by carrying out a small tester on an inconspicuous area. The surface is sprayed from a short distance away. After a short amount of exposure time, the surface must now be cleaned with a cloth or a sponge. Thorough cleaning with water is an absolute must here. Once you have finished cleaning, rinse out the sponge or the cloth and Bob’s your uncle.
Mold: standard baking powder works particularly well on mold. Simply mix the baking powder with a little bit of water and then apply to the affected areas with a groove brush. Allow it to take effect for approximately fifteen minutes before you wash it off. In addition to its abrasive power, the alkaline sodium hydrogen carbonate in the baking powder acts as an effective mold killer.
Dirt: nail polish remover – simply dabbed onto a cotton pad – is the perfect solution here. Use the cotton pad to rub the grooves. A mixture of three cups of soda and one cup of water also acts reliably against many impurities. Apply this with a groove brush and scrub vigorously. Allow it to take effect for a few minutes and then rinse off.
- Discoloration: the smell of vinegar essence is rather overpowering, but it reliably cleans discolored grooves. Incidentally – whilst you are at it, you can also remove the stubborn lime spots on the tiles with the vinegar essence at the same time.
- Extra tip: you can generally prevent mold formation if you pay attention to the humidity levels in your bathroom. Humidity levels tend to be higher in the bathroom than in other rooms – in combination with the heat, the bathroom then becomes an ideal breeding ground for mold. After all, a four-person family emits up to 15l of water into the ambient air through showering, cooking and washing. Therefore, make sure that you open the window after showering to ensure that the vapor can escape. Open the window completely for several minutes; the exchange of air takes place much more slowly if the window is only slightly open. Frequent ventilation spread across the day will also help you to permanently maintain the perfect indoor climate.
Incidentally: the ergonomics of the brush is extremely important if you want to keep the effort required for groove cleaning to an absolute minimum. In short – if you are equipped with the right tools and our tips, your bathroom will soon gleam with new radiance.