Pet accidents happen. Whether it’s a cat, dog, or guinea pig, there’s a chance at some point in your home an animal will go to the bathroom on your floors. It could be urine or feces, and both are not easy to get out of grout.
If you see a pet accident, you need to clean the mess right away. Not only can urine or feces stain your grout, it can smell extremely foul. These accidents also can hold a lot of harmful bacteria that you don’t want to spread in your home or to settle in your grout.
Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of pet accident stains for good. You’ll never know it was there! Besides getting rid of the discoloration, Grout Shield products also rid the grout of bacteria and other harmful germs found in these accidents.
In most homes, grout is white or a lighter color, which means it can easily show urine of feces. Since it is porous, grout will absorb anything that lands on it. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, it will look like the bathroom accident didn’t happen. Remember, you want to clean bathroom stains immediately so the floor isn’t unsanitary.
Most home-cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the accident with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. Sure, these home mixes and chemicals may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout (For example: ammonia contains no cleaning agents), and many of these chemicals can cause the grout to crack or break.
To remove the urine or feces, you want to wipe the areas up and blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean of the urine and/or pick up the feces. You may notice your grout is stained a darker tint now and smells. To remove the urine and/or feces, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores.
To use this cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The discoloration will be gone.
Now, if the stain still won’t go away, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout. Check out our grout colors.
If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it with clear grout sealer , after cleaning it, it to protect it from future pet accidents. Next time a bathroom accident occurs, the sealer will prevent the urine or feces from seeping into the grout lines.
Check out the video below to see how easy it is to use and apply Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner and the color sealer.
Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee the pet accident will be gone! No more bad smells or dark-colored grout stains! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.