Grout Sensation WARNING!
This blog is a warning to everyone and anyone who is frustrated with their yucky tile and grout lines and may be willing to try anything to get them clean. Recently I received an unsolicited email from the U.S.A. Chemical Corporation attempting to sell me their new wonder product "Grout Sensation". Because cleaning tile and grout is my life I often review products and ideas on behalf of my clients. I want to protect them and their floors.
The email sent me to a video demonstration where the pitchman poured Grout Sensation on some very dirty tile and grout. Within seconds you see and hear fizzing and the announcer is telling you this is a sign that the product is working its miracle. After the solution had been down for about (30) seconds the announcer wiped clear the yuck off the grout. It had to be a miracle, right?
According to the Material Data Safety Sheets "Grout Sensation" is a combination of two acids Phosphoric Acid (3-6%) and Hydrochloric Acid (less than 2%), the remaining 92% of the bottle is good old water. However, the pH level of this brew is less than (1) which makes it highly acidic. So, how does it clean?
The simple answer is that is DOES NOT CLEAN AT ALL. Acid will "etch" or "eat" a layer of grout and that is how it looked so clean. When you apply Grout Sensation on the grout lines you are literally eating a layer of grout, in essence thinning the grout. This type of "cleaning" can ruin your grout lines not to mention the potential health hazard of having acid remnant on your floors. Folks I would strongly encourage you to thoroughly investigate this product before using it on your tile and grout floors. I hope you found this helpful, if you need to reach me please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until Next Time,