Granite Cleaning Service in Elk Grove CA
Granite has become a popular stone to see inside home kitchens and businesses. The allure of bringing nature inside coupled with the fact that granite is a harder stone than marble makes it a desirable surface to have installed. We mostly see granite being used in countertops in kitchens and bathrooms because of its durability. While granite is easy to maintain it still requires occasional professional granite cleaning. Scroll down to learn more about our granite cleaning service in Elk Grove CA.
Some common granite cleaning misconceptions
- Clean and shine products protect your granite – this is false! In order to provide a shine, these typical products contain oil or wax and will leave a soil-attracting residue. This allows dirt and grime to bond with the oil or wax and makes it more difficult to remove. Only professional granite cleaning will typically remove larger build-up without damaging the granite.
- You should clean your granite with soap and water – we don’t recommend using heavy detergents on granite as they can leave a residue and soap streaks behind.
- You should clean your granite with water only – typical tap water does contain minerals and other contaminants that can dull the shine. All granite cleaning solutions use purified or distill water in them so those minerals are removed.
- Acids can cause granite to dull – this is actually not true! One of the reasons people choose granite over marble beyond cost is it’s durability to withstand acid etching. While acids do damage softer stones like marble, vinegar, lemons, and limes will not dull the shine.
After your professional granite cleaning, you should have it sealed
In the next phase we apply a small amount of our Granite Countertop Sealer. Our sealer will dry in 3-5 minutes, not hours. The Sealer penetrates the granite surface leaving you with a powerful layer of protection for your countertops.