Many of us live in a contemporary home with beautiful granite countertops when we bought the home or upgraded to. They are a beautiful piece in the home but can be a nightmare to clean! Although the heat and scratch resistant are a sensitive material requires specific care. You cannot or should not use all-purpose cleaner as these cleaners contain harsh chemicals like ammonia that will damage the granite surface. You don’t want that costly expense to replace your countertops. How do you care and clean granite countertops? Some granite countertops come with a resin treatment that should be reapplied every few years. Not all granite countertops are the same that’s why you should consult a specialist – Silver State Floor Restoration. Learning how to care for your granite countertops is very important for them to last for many years and to maintain their beauty.
Best Granite Cleaners
Choosing the right granite countertop cleaners designed to clean and protect is critical. Avoid using acid-based cleaners like lemon, vinegar, and bleach-based products. The chemicals in these cleaners will damage the sealant and stain the countertop.
How to Remove Stains on Granite
When messes happen on your granite countertop clean it up immediately! Don’t wait. If stains are overlooked or already appear on your granite countertop try baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for water stains. If the stain is grease, make a paste with baking soda and water. Apply the paste directly to the stained area and set a timer for a few hours. Return to the stain after a few hours and wipe away the paste and with a damp cloth remove any remaining residue.
How to Clean Granite in Between Professional Cleanings
Every day cleaning of granite countertops is important. The countertops can be a hidden with dirt. That’s why it’s important to feel the surface before cleaning. Use a microfiber cloth to dust the surface first. Lifting any dirt instead of spreading. Paper towels tend to be too scratchy on granite. After wiping the granite counters with microfiber cloth, you can use a DIY cleaner using non-toxic chemicals safe for granite. In a spray bottle pour half-cup of rubbing alcohol, teaspoon of any dish soap and one and a half cups of warm water. (Optional) Add ten drops of your favorite essential oil. Spray your granite countertops with the homemade cleaner and wipe away the mess, dirt, grime, and germs with a damp cloth. Using another clean damp cloth to wipe away soapy residue. Buff your countertops with a dry microfiber cloth. Now the test, run your hand over the surface to check for any missed places or dampness. Repeat steps if needed. Your granite counters should be sparkly clean with the time and care you took to clean them.
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Granite countertops that need restoration or have stains unable to remove, scratches etc. or just don’t have the same shine and sparkle call us at Silver State Floor Restoration for your granite needs. Silver State Floor Restoration offer a full service to cleaning, sealing, polishing and restoration to make granite and other stone surfaces look like new again.