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Everything You Wanted to Know About Granite Cleaning But Were Afraid to Ask

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Granite cleaning in Manhattan Beach can be done on your own, but we do recommend contacting a professional service to do it.

Get Granite Cleaning and Sealing Done to Protect Your Stone |310-545-8750

Get Granite Cleaning and Sealing Done to Protect Your Stone |310-545-8750

Manhattan Beach Granite Cleaning:  The Steps to Take

If you want to clean your granite countertops, here is a list of helpful instructions from the site The KitchN:

“What’s the best way to clean granite countertops? We’ve read a lot of varying views on this — use Windex! No, never use Windex! Use a special granite-only cleaner! No, you don’t need a special granite-only cleaner! — but after doing our research, we think we’ve discovered a consensus among stone experts on how to care for granite. The best part? You really don’t need any special cleaners to get those countertops shiny and streak-free.

The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Granite
DO: Make sure your granite countertop is sealed. While granite is a very hard surface and less porous than marble, unsealed or weakly sealed granite will soak up oils, spills, and stains. To check whether your granite is sealed, leave a few drops of water on the surface. If it beads up, you have a secure seal. If after a few minutes the water has soaked into the granite, then it’s time to reseal the stone.

DON’T: Use harsh or abrasive cleaners and sponges, Windex, acidic cleaners like vinegar, lemon, lime, or anything with ammonia or bleach. Frequent use of these chemicals will dull and weaken the sealant over time. Basically, the harsher the cleaner, the quicker it will break down the sealant.

DO: Wipe up spills as soon as you notice them.

DO: Use warm water, a mild or gentle dish soap, and a nubby washcloth or microfiber cloth for daily wipedowns.

What About Disinfecting?
A well-sealed granite countertop is relatively impervious to bacteria. Hot water and dish soap should be adequate for daily sanitizing. However, if a stronger disinfectant is desired, mix together a 50:50 solution of water and 91% isopropyl alcohol. Spray onto the granite, allow to sit for 3-5 minutes, then rinse with water and dry with a clean microfiber cloth. Avoid bleach or ammonia-based cleaners.” READ SOURCE

Did you see that?  No harsh or abrasive chemicals.  Sounds like similar care instructions for travertine and marble.  I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Granite Cleaning Services and Your Stone

Granite cleaning services know what to do, and what not to do.  So do you a little bit, at least now.  However, if you want professional results, hire a pro.

The best professional to get for this job?  A commercial stone restoration service in Manhattan Beach is the best.

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1007 N.Sepulveda Blvd. #1204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
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