Before you start any type of cleaning on your granite countertops, you have to make sure the granite is sealed. You will likely notice moisture getting into the pores of the granite surface if it is not sealed. If this is the case, the granite must be resealed as soon as possible to prevent any damage from occurring.
Once your granite is sealed, you can use this method to clean and disinfect your countertops on a daily basis:
First, use warm, soapy water and a soft rag to wipe down your countertops and then dry it with a clean cloth. Then, mix equal parts water and isopropyl alcohol in a bottle or container and apply this solution to your granite. Let it sit on the granite for around 5 minutes. From there, use warm water and a rag to wet your counter once again and then dry it with a clean cloth.
You may have seen other DIY granite cleaning solutions online, but be careful with these methods! Don’t use any type of acidic solution like ammonia, vinegar, lemon, or bleach to clean your granite. These strong chemicals can rapidly break down your granite’s protective sealant!
Deep Cleaning Routine
The best way to deep clean your granite surfaces is to get them professionally resealed and renewed. While daily cleaning helps ensure the routine cleanliness of these surfaces, the protective sealant on the granite will wear down over time. When this starts to happen, liquid, residue, dirt, and bacteria will start to seep deep into your granite’s porous surfaces. You don’t want any bacteria hiding on the surface where you cook and eat! This is why getting your granite renewed and resealed by a professional company is vital for making your countertops stay clean and durable.
*We recommend getting your granite deep cleaned by professionals about once a year.
Expert Granite Cleaning in Minneapolis, MN
Our granite countertop cleaning in Minneapolis renews your countertops by penetrating deep into granite surfaces with our non-toxic cleaning solution and specialized equipment. Our cleaning process removes contaminants and stops the spread of bacteria right in their tracks. In fact, we remove 98.4% of bacteria with our granite cleaning process! We even take the extra step to reseal your granite surfaces to prevent dirt and grime accumulation. At CJ’s Chem-Dry, we pride ourselves in restoring the beauty of your granite countertops!