With grout being made from a porous material it means it is prone to absorbing liquids and stains.

These stains could be from all manner of materials; from shampoo or soap residues in a shower or around a bath, or food and oil in a kitchen environment.

Cleaning grout regularly means you can keep it looking like new for longer.

Taking to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Tricks Facebook page, one woman shared how she tackles grout cleaning in just 20 minutes.

She claimed that the “absolutely amazing” results were a result of using a trusty cheap mould and mildew spray.

Lins Scott wrote: “Before and after using this amazing stuff on grout! Absolutely amazing results!

“I have never found anything to clean the grout this well and nothing works as quickly as this stuff. 

“Doesn’t even take a lot of scrubbing, left for 20 minutes and then went around the grout wiping and it legit wiped the dirt clean off! Had to share.”

In the before pictures Lins shared, the grout was black and in the after photo, they were back to its original grey shade.

The spray Lins was raving over was the Stardrops Mould and Mildew Remover which can be used on tough stains as well as mould.

This product can be picked up from Warrior Warehouse for 98p or from SaveCo for £1.29.

For those only interested in natural cleaning methods, bathroom experts at Victorian Plumbing suggest using baking soda.

They said: “A great trick here is to mix some baking soda with a little water in a bowl as these products will combine to form a paste which when worked into the grout with a toothbrush. 

“This mixture will easily cut through the dirt without causing any damage.” After mixing the paste and scrubbing it into the grout, leave the solution for around 30 minutes to really soak in.

After, simply rinse off with clean water and wipe up any residue with a suitable cloth such as a microfibre cloth.

The only downside to this method is that it requires a lot of scrubbing, especially if the grout is heavily stained.