How to Clean and Disinfect Granite Countertops

Apr 16th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Granite countertops are an excellent investment to add value to your home. They add value to your kitchen, bathroom, or to any other space in your house. Wondering how to clean granite countertops? Learn how to keep them as clean and as beautiful as the day you got them with these simple tips.

Know Your Countertop

The first step in cleaning your countertops is knowing what type of stone it is. Engineered stone is a human-made material, composed of different types of crushed rock, with a uniform color and pattern. Marble, which is a uniform slab of rock, is generally a single shade with different veins of color. Granite has a bunch of different speckles of color, and, like marble, is one solid slab. Granite is often sealed and thus is easier to clean. If you do not seal your granite countertops, you leave them at risk of becoming dirty and even worse, permanently stained.

Cleaning Granite Countertops

Although granite comes sealed, this renders it stain-safe, not insusceptible. Instantly wipe up all spills—particularly wine, juice, and oil—so they don’t have enough time to bring flaws to your granite.

Make sure to blot stains instead of wiping them. Using microfiber towels and rags are ideal, as you would prefer not to spread them over a more extensive surface and transform them into spots.

Never use scouring powders or rough cleansers. Keep unforgiving cleaners like dye or smelling salts from the stone counter, and avoid cleaners containing acids like lemon and vinegar. After some time, these trickle down and strip the sealant on the granite. The seal is essential for keeping the countertop clean, germ-free, and something that is food-safe.

Disinfecting Granite

All around, granite is generally impenetrable to microorganisms. High temp water and dish cleanser ought to be satisfactory for day by day disinfecting. In any case, you can combine a 50:50 arrangement of water and 91% isopropyl alcohol to act as a temporary disinfectant. Shower the cleaning solution onto the stone, let sit for three to five minutes, and after that, flush with water and dry with clean microfiber fabric. Stay away from bleach or smelly salt-based cleaners, as they strip away the protective seal on your granite countertop.

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