Granite countertops can make your home appear sophisticated, and they are also very practical in high traffic areas like your kitchen or bathroom. If you have granite countertops installed, you can expect them to stay durable for many years but only if you take proper care of them!
Water spots, dirt, and other contaminants make your countertops look dull and can cause bacteria growth in the pores of the granite’s surface. There are some products and at-home cleaning solutions that can help, but you have to pay attention to what ingredients are in them and how you are using them.
To save you some trouble, we’ve compiled our solutions to best clean and care for your granite countertops!
Before cleaning your granite countertops, you first must make sure they are sealed. If the granite is not sealed, you will probably notice moisture seeping into the surface. If this is the case, the granite must be resealed as soon as possible to prevent damage.
Once you are sure your granite is sealed, use this method to clean and disinfect your countertops daily:
- Wet a soft cloth with warm soapy water and gently wipe down the surface.
- Next, dry the surface with a microfiber cloth.
- Mix equal parts water and isopropyl alcohol in a bottle or container and apply this solution to your counter.
- Let the solution sit on the granite for around 5 minutes.
- Afterward, rinse your counter with warm water and dry it with a microfiber cloth.
Don’t use acidic cleaning solutions like ammonia, vinegar, lemon, or bleach on your granite. These chemicals can break down your granite’s protective sealant.
If a sealant wasn’t originally applied to your granite countertops, it should be! Even if your granite countertops are currently sealed, this protective barrier wears down over time. Once the sealant starts wearing thin, liquid, residue, dirt, and bacteria can seep deep into porous granite surfaces.
That’s why getting your granite renewed and resealed is so important in making your countertops remain durable, healthy, and long-lasting.
Our granite cleaning in Tulsa renews your countertops by penetrating deep into granite surfaces with our non-toxic cleaning solution and specialized equipment. Our cleaning process removes bacteria and stops the spread of bacteria. We also seal your grout surfaces to protect their sophisticated shine and keep out future dirt and grime
Professional Granite Cleaning in Tulsa, Oklahoma
At Jeff’s Chem-Dry, we restore the beauty of your granite countertops and we remove 98.4% of bacteria in the process. We recommend getting your granite deep cleaned by professionals about once a year to protect your precious granite surfaces!