Taking Care of Granite Between Professional Cleanings

Oct 16, 2022 | General Cleaning Tips

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It’s easy to see why professional granite countertop cleanings from a reputable company are necessary. Not only are granite countertops expensive but they can be easy to crack, scratch, or damage with improper cleaning. It’s not realistic to have a professional cleaning every week, so what are you supposed to do in between those cleanings? Simple, just follow these tips below.

The Ins and Outs of Granite Cleaning

Do Use a Mild Detergent

Mild detergents, like dish soap, combined with water can be used to wipe down your countertops. Cleaning wipes are also a great option. It’s a good idea to wipe your countertops every night, after preparing food or otherwise making a mess to keep them clean. 

Don’t Wax

Believe it or not, wax isn’t necessary for a granite surface to shine. Skip the wax during routine maintenance and save time and money. 

Do Get Your Countertops Professionally Cleaned

Even if you regularly clean your countertops, soap scum can build up over time. Because it’s gradual, you usually don’t realize how dull or dingy your countertops can become. Our professionals here at San Juan County Chem-Dry are experts in all things granite renewal so you can rely on us to get your countertop looking as good as the day it was installed.

Don’t Rely on Over the Counter Polishes or Products

Store-bought polishes and products often leave behind residues that collect dirt and debris. Not only are they costly, but usually they contain ingredients that won’t do much other than sound fancy. It’s always a good idea to ask your cleaning technician during your next cleaning appointment to see which cleaning option is best for you between routine maintenance. 

Do Use Professional Sealers

Sealers are essential. They are used to protect your countertops from future damage saving you from stains. Chem-Dry even uses a professional sealer to prevent stains in between cleanings giving you the best protection.  

Don’t Use Counters as a Food Prep Surface

Sounds a little counter-intuitive.. no pun intended. Don’t get us wrong, we think counters are both to be seen and used but we simply believe in using cutting boards instead of prepping food directly on your countertops. Juices can leak into the granite and cause mold to grow, damaging the rock. 

What Makes San Juan County Chem-Dry Special? 

There’s a reason the team here at San Juan County Chem-Dry stands out from traditional in-home cleaners. Here’s why:

Proven Effectiveness

Independent lab results showed that our process removed 98.4% of dust from countertops. Can you believe it! 

Our Process gives you peace of mind between those deep cleaning, and is sure to bring back your granite’s original shine. 

Green Certified

Our sealer is water-based, rather than solvent-based. This prevents exposure to hazardous chemicals and is better for the environment and your family. 

Simple, Efficient Process

Our goal is to get in and out as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible – providing premium results with little inconvenience to you. You can even do it at the same time as your carpet or upholstery cleaning!

We hope these tips help keep your granite countertops in great condition in between cleanings. And when it is time to get your countertops cleaned, give us a call at (505) 325-7601!