As a working mom, you may find yourself handling some repairs around the house. Of course, you are going to be handling the repairs in between working and caring for your children. One repair you may need to take care of is bad shower grout, Grout can become filthy, discolored or cracked.
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DIY Shower Grout Repair
Depending on the problem and your skills, you should able to take care of the shower grout on your own. If you are someone who prefers to DIY repairs, use the following tips to repair your shower grout.
Filthy Shower Grout
There are different methods of cleaning your shower grout. You can clean the shower grout with Clorox, OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover and Eco Orange Citrus Cleaner. If you would rather use a more natural solution around your family. Create a solution with 1 teaspoon of dish soap, 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. With a scrub brush and a little elbow grease, you can make your shower sparkle and shine.
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Discolored Shower Grout
Discolored shower grout may need more than just a good cleaning to repair its appearance. There is a natural solution for repairing discolored grout. As many parents do not like to use chemical-based cleaners around their children. You can create a paste with 1 cup of warm water and 3 cups of baking soda. Apply the paste in small portions, and clean the area with a soft scrub brush or an old medium-bristle toothbrush. Rinse and repeat as needed, and dry the area when you are finished.
Cracked Shower Grout
You do not want cracked shower grout to cause an unsightly look in your bathroom. Luckily, you can repair the grout if it is an isolated problem. You may need to do it after your children head to school or go to bed. Start by removing the old grout from the area. Next, you are going to replace it with a stronger material, such as silicone caulk. The caulk should be mildew-proof and designed for bathrooms, and it should closely match the color of your previous grout. Finally, be sure to follow the directions on the product.
Reasons To Call In A Professional
There is nothing wrong with enlisting in help when the problem or your schedule becomes overwhelming. Here are several reasons you may need to call in a professional to repair bad shower grout.
A widespread problem may need the help of a professional, especially if this problem is cracked shower grout. Professionals know how to repair the cracked grout. But with a little practice you can handle the problem.
Caring for your children to working a long shift. Repairing your shower grout isn’t at the top of your list. In some cases, you may need to hire a professional cleaning or grout repair company for the job.
Whether you are going to DIY or hire a professional for the job, it is possible to repair bad grout. As a working mom I can tell you, you can do it!
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