Clean joints: help cement and silicone joints to an old shine

Cleaning joints is part of the basics of home and apartment care. Molds and dirt deposits over time, especially in the joints of the kitchen or the bathroom, erode the silicone or the plaster of the tile joints and also attract bacteria. Therefore, regular cleaning and a renovation of joints during removals is necessary. The choice of cleaning agent is not trivial and should be done with care – different jointing materials and levels of contamination require a suitable mix of chemical treatment and manual cleaning work. In this article you will find tips, home remedies such as baking soda, soda, etc., and ways to prevent contamination in joints.

Dirt and mold in joints – where do impurities occur?

Because of the high humidity in sanitary areas, under the earth’s surface and everywhere, where cooked, joints there tend to mold and soiling. That is why cleaning the joints usually occurs in the kitchen, bathroom or cellar. Exceptions confirm the rule: Many homes and homes are affected by old or faulty construction in other (dry experience) rooms of mold and dirt. Rainwater may not drain properly or the masonry is made of hydrophilic building materials.

Tip: Decades of non-renovated interior fittings in the bathroom sometimes show so much contaminated tile joints that no cleaners or home remedies such as soda, baking soda or nail polish remover could achieve acceptable results. The mortar must simply be renewed. Fortunately, there are certain joint scrapers and special tools that resemble a milling machine for this purpose.

Clean joints with these home remedies and tips

If you are looking for tips against mold and dirt, you are usually happy about the budget. Finally, perhaps one of the problem solvers is already in the household pharmacy, in the baking utensils (eg baking soda or soda) or under the kitchen sink next to detergent and glass cleaner. These home remedies include:

Baking powder: The leavening agent for baking is the home remedy par excellence. Stir the contents of a packet of baking soda with some water to a viscous mass. To do this, gradually add water until the consistency is right. Armed with a toothbrush, the paste can then be applied to the affected joints. About 20-30 minutes to act is recommended – but the baking soda in the joints should not be dried again and wiped off with a cloth including impurities.

Soda: The alkaline lye of soda is also ideal for cleaning joints. Mix 3 tablespoons of soda with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl and apply the mixture to the tile joints with a toothbrush. The exposure time of soda is less than 5 minutes. The mixture of soda and water should not dry completely for the scrubbing to be more effective. Furthermore, the method with soda and toothbrush is environmentally friendly and very cheap. A packet of white powder costs in the retail trade under one euro and also is soda-biodegradable. Caution: Tiles made of natural stone or marble lose their luster and become dull.

Vinegar: As a salad seasoning and preservative, vinegar has been valued for millennia but the acidity can do more. Together with soda, the budget funds will become an effective mixture against joint dirt. First mix 30 g of soda with a maximum of 2 tablespoons of water to make a viscous paste. This paste is first incorporated alone with a toothbrush in the affected areas. Then fill a nebulizer with water and vinegar in equal proportions and spray on mold and debris that is left over. Finally, scrub the tile joints with toothbrush and soda again to rub off the contaminants. Fortunately, vinegar is, in most cases, found in the home anyway. The vinegar also can be used to clean your siding nail gun after use, especially if your nailer is a best one.

Scouring Milk: Scouring milk is the classic among bathroom cleaners and already counts as a home remedy, because it is present in most households anyway.Fetching translation failed! Server response code: