LESLIE: We’re going to talk grout with Linda in Alabama. What’s going on? How can we help?
LINDA: Hi. I’m a chemical sensitive patient …
LINDA: … and I need to know what is the best product to clean my kitchen grout that has a couple of grease stains without a strong odor.
TOM: Hmm. So bleach is out, huh?
TOM: You know, Linda, what a good option might be is a product called Simple Green. Have you worked with that?
LINDA: Yes, I have. In fact, I have used that before.
TOM: And what’s your result been?
LINDA: It worked OK but it didn’t actually remove the actual grease stain.
TOM: Well, the problem with grout is that it’s very absorbent.
LESLIE: So porous.
TOM: And it might be that that grease stain is so deep that you’re going to have difficulty getting it out. Now, if you can’t get it all out what you might want to do is think about replacing the grout and the way you do that is with a little tool called a grout saw. It actually sort of scrapes out the grout that’s there.
TOM: And once you get it out, then you can put new grout in and you can seal it so if you ever get grease on it again it won’t pull through again.
LINDA: Sure. OK.
TOM: That’s the solution.
LINDA: OK. Hey, I love your show.
LESLIE: Thanks, Linda.
TOM: Alright. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.