Granite countertops are stunning design pieces and are also highly durable in areas like kitchens and bathrooms. If you have granite countertops installed, you can expect them to last for years to come. However, there are a few key precautions to be aware of with your granite countertops—especially when it comes to preserving and keeping them clean.
Daily Care For Granite Countertops
Granite countertops are made from a beautiful, natural stone. These precious surfaces should be cherished, and require a little extra TLC to keep clean.
First, make sure your granite countertops are sealed. Keep an eye out for moisture soaking into the granite. If this is something you notice, the stone will need to be resealed.
For maintaining granite countertops daily, wet a soft cloth with warm, soapy water and gently wipe down the surface. Dry with a microfiber cloth. To clean your granite countertops periodically, follow up your routine cleaning with a mixture of half water and half isopropyl alcohol. Let this mixture sit on your granite for about 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and dry with a microfiber cloth.
You can also try a specialty granite countertop cleaner. Just make sure it specifically says on the label that the solution is intended for granite surfaces.
Also keep in mind that acidic cleaning solutions like ammonia, vinegar, lemon, or bleach shouldn’t be used on granite. These chemicals can break down your countertop’s protective sealant.
Deep Cleaning Granite Countertops
If a sealant wasn’t originally applied to your granite, it should be. And even if your granite countertops are sealed, this protective barrier will wear thin over time—allowing liquid, residue, dirt, and dust to seep deep into porous granite surfaces. That’s why routine granite renewal is critical.
Chem-Dry of Acadiana renews granite countertops by penetrating deep into granite surfaces with our non-toxic cleaning solution and powerful equipment—removing allergens and stopping the spread of dangerous dust. We also seal your grout surfaces to protect their luxurious shine and keep out future stains and grime.
Granite Renewal Treatment In Lafayette, Louisiana
Protect your precious granite surfaces with routine maintenance from Chem-Dry professionals about once each year.