the right way to clean granite countertops chem-dry

During a time where having a clean home is more important than ever, Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada is here to help you. We have been taking extra precautions to ensure that your home is healthier and safer than ever before with our professional cleaning services, which you can read more about here. One of those areas we’ve focused on is granite countertops.

Granite countertops are beautiful additions to kitchens and bathrooms. With the proper care and attention, they can remain in excellent condition for many years to come. At Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada, we recognize there are right and wrong ways to properly care for granite countertops. For years we have been providing Reno and the surrounding areas with unmatched granite countertop renewal, so we’ve seen what has worked and what hasn’t 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 contribute to stunning home interiors and look beautiful in any room of the house. Just like anything else of value, they require special attention to maintain their original appearance and shine.

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First and foremost, make sure your granite countertops are sealed. Over time, liquids can seep through the porous surface of the granite from spills and leave behind germs, dirt, and water spots. This can become an issue for the health of your family, especially if you prepare food on the countertop. The right sealant can prevent liquids from seeping and creating a breeding ground for harmful germs.

To maintain granite countertops daily, we recommend using a wet soft cloth with warm, soapy water and to gently wipe down the surface. Dry with a microfiber cloth. To disinfect 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 store-bought granite cleaner, but be careful. Some DIY store cleaning solutions can cause more harm than good due to their rough chemical ingredients. 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 and contribute to the development of bacteria and other contaminants.

Deep Cleaning Granite Countertops

When was the last time the sealant was renewed on your granite countertop? Many professionals recommend sealing countertops at least once every year. If you cook frequently or use the countertops daily, you should reseal more often. If it has been a long time since you last resealed your countertop, consider employing the help of a professional.

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Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada renews granite countertops by penetrating deep into granite surfaces with our non-toxic cleaning solution and powerful equipment—removing bacteria and stopping the spread of dangerous germs. An independent lab study found that our granite countertop renewal removes an average of 98.4% of bacteria. We also seal your grout surfaces to protect their luxurious shine and keep out future stains and grime.

Learn more about our advanced granite countertop cleaning process here.

Granite Renewal Treatment In Reno, Nevada

Granite countertops are a big investment for the interior of your home. Protect your investment with routine maintenance from Chem-Dry professionals about once each year and enjoy beautiful countertops for many years to come.

Schedule your Granite Renewal Treatment today!