Granite countertops are a beautiful centerpiece for many Northern Nevada kitchens. To ensure you are able to enjoy their beauty and life for years to come, Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada offers some simple tips to maintain your beautiful granite countertops in between professional cleanings. Enjoy!



The DOs and DON’Ts of Granite Maintenance 


DO Use Mild Detergent

Use a mild detergent and water to wipe down your countertops. Cleaning wipes will work as well if you don’t have a mild detergent nearby. It is best to get into a routine of wiping down your countertops after preparing food and every night to wipe away any mess from the day.

DON’T Wax Incorrectly

Waxing your granite countertops correctly can help your countertops glow. Though wax isn’t necessary to keep your countertops looking great for years to come. If you want to use wax on your granite countertops, make sure you use a wax that is specifically designed for granite. Depending on how light or dark your granite countertops are, you will need either a clear or black wax. The professionals at Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada can answer all the questions you may have about waxing your granite countertops appropriately.

DO Get Your Countertops Professionally Cleaned

Even if you regularly clean or wax your countertops, over time soap scum and other gunk can build up. This can lead to your countertops becoming more dull or grimy gradually. While there are many do-it-yourself cleaning products available to clean your countertops with, they can do more harm than good if not done correctly. Having your countertops professionally cleaned every few years is suggested to help keep countertops in the best shape. Friendly and caring professionals at Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada are highly skilled in the cleaning and renewal of granite countertops

DON’T Use Over the Counter Polishes or Products

These often leave behind residues that collect more dirt and debris, making it harder to keep your countertops cleaner over time. It is important to get the right polishes or products for your countertops so you don’t cause any permanent damage or wear and tear to your countertops. If you are unsure which cleaner is best for your countertops, make sure to reach out to us at Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada.

DO Use Professional Sealers

Using professional sealers will help keep you from staining your countertops. Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada uses a professional sealer to ensure that your countertops stay free of stain until the next cleaning.  

DON’T Use it as a Food Prep Surface

Always use a cutting board instead of prepping food directly on your granite countertops. Juices from foods can seep into the granite gradually and diminish the beauty of the granite and making it more susceptible to further damage.



What Makes Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada Special? 

When it is time to get your granite countertops professionally cleaned, you should choose Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada. Here’s why:

Proven Effectiveness

Our proven process means you won’t have to spend time worrying as much between deep cleanings, as our deep cleans will help bring back your granite’s beautiful original shine.

Green Certified

Our sealer is water based, rather than solvent based. This prevents exposure to hazardous chemicals that could potentially be transferred from surface to surface and is better for the environment of your home and your family. 

Simple, Efficient Process

Our friendly technicians from Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada work efficiently and simply to ensure our services meet the needs and desires of our customers. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best care and results for your granite countertops in the areas of Northern Nevada. Our process of care and cleaning comes at very little inconvenience to you and your home as we are in and out of your hair in no time! Through our convenient cleaning process, we can have your granite countertops cleaned and polished at the same time as your carpet or upholstery cleaning!

We hope these simple DOs and DON’Ts help keep your granite countertops in great condition in between cleanings. And when it is time to get your countertops professionally cleaned and cared for, give us a call for a free price quote at Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada!

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