This post is sponsored by HomeRight, all opinions are my own.
You may recall that last year we finished up our Tiny Master Bathroom remodel where we gutted the bathroom down to the studs and started anew with new subway tile, a navy blue vanity, new toilet, and new marble floor tile. I still love the fresh and clean look of the bathroom, but over the past few months I’ve started to notice that orange stains are lining the grout and tile nearest to the shower. I’ve tried cleaning with a rag, but it doesn’t make any difference. I finally figured out how to get the orange stains to subside and it’s so simple I thought I’d share with you how to get orange stains out of bathroom tile grout.
What are those orange stains in my new white grout?
First of all, what are those orange stains in your grout anyways? Well, they can either be mold or iron in the water that is discoloring your grout. In my case, I believe it to be iron in the water since we have tried cleaning this tile to no avail for quite some time.
How to Clean Orange Stains in Shower
Depending on what it is, there are a few different approaches, but I found my simple approach is the easiest and yielded good results. I cleaned orange stains outside of my shower and in my grout by using my HomeRight Steam Machine Elite, simple dish soap, and a washcloth.
The HomeRight Steam Machine Elite has all sorts of different nozzles and tools to tackle different jobs, but for this project I used this small nozzle to scrub quickly in small spaces and get those orange stains out!
I simply applied a little bit of dish soap directly onto the nozzle, then I turned the steam machine on and got in there scrubbing a little bit, then wiping up the water with a cloth, then scrubbing a little more. I quickly found out how effective the HomeRight Elite Steam Machine was with just a little bit of elbow grease and steam to get rid of the stains.
As you can see, I was able to get a good bit of it up with scrubbing and it’s much cleaner now, but the next step would be to buy a grout whitening product to completely get rid of the discoloration that the iron and/or mold caused. For now, the good news is that the grout looks so much better and I know it’s clean because the HomeRight Elite SteamMachine kills 99% of germs with steam alone!!
Here’s another Before and After of the other side of the shower…
Quite an improvement for 20 minutes of steam cleaning, right?! I also went on to use it on the rest of our grout in the bathroom that just needed touched up too…
This is a time consuming job to get all the grout in the bathroom, especially if you have small tiles like we do, but it definitely does far better of a job than anything else I’ve done to try to clean the floors before.
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