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Travertine Cleaning in L.A.: Part of a Hard Day’s Work

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Travetine cleaning in L.A. is based on a paradox.  Travertine is a stone, so obviously it is hard, and tough to damage.  Right?  Well, not exactly…

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What Can Damage Travertine?

Whether you have carpet, tile, or in this case stone, you want certain things out of your floor.  You want it to be durable, and you want it to look nice.  Above all else, you want to avoid causing damage.  What can damage travertine?  Well, quite a few things actually.  Harsh chemicals such as bleach and ammonia are pretty much a given, but did you know that you can also damage your travertine simply by spilling coffee, red wine, orange juice, or even tap water in some of the beach cities.  Why tap water?  Well some municipal water sources are either from fossil springs which can have chemically reactive minerals in them, or they are partially chlorinated which can also react chemically to your stone. In addition, without the chlorine and minerals present, you can damage your travertine with tap water because of the presence of bacteria.  Certain forms of bacteria are acidic and will eat away at your stone.

With all that can go wrong with travertine cleaning, it’s a wonder that more people don’t realize that cleaning their stone is best done with the help of a natural stone restoration service.  What trips people up is the dubious fascination with home improvement shows and the whole Do It Yourself movement.

Call a Travertine Cleaning Service in the Beach Cities Instead

In theory, doing something yourself helps to save a lot of money, and it can; However, like everything that sounds too good to be true, there is always a downside.  For example, if you go cheap on some sort of cleaning equipment, or you don’t have the knowledge and expertise that a professional travertine cleaning service in the beach cities will possess, you could run the risk of damaging your stone and needed professional restoration work done instead.  So all of that money you save could end up costing you 3-5 times more when you have to get a pro in to fix it all.

So remember, while travertine is a stone, it is one that can be fairly vulnerable to damage.  So, be shrewd.  Know 100% what you’re doing when you’re trying to clean your stone, or if you don’t make sure that you call a professional stone cleaning and restoration service in L.A. or wherever you call home.

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