Cleaning Granite Countertops

Granite is one of the strongest stones used for kitchen countertops. Granite stone countertops are almost un-scratchable, but they need to be sealed and polished on a regular basis and people often wonder how to clean granite countertops. Proper granite countertop cleaning includes using a sealant or polish about once a year. It’s important to follow the instructions given by the granite countertop manufacturer in case your specific granite stone top requires special care. Some granite countertops, such as polished granite countertops, need different care than most unpolished tops. This usually means using special sealing methods.  Our professionals have been specially trained on cleaning granite countertops, so you can feel confident when calling us to handle this routine task for you.

You can do everyday cleanup according to the manufacturer’s instructions, but it’s a good idea to have them professionally cleaned and sealed at least yearly to maintain the beauty of the stone itself.  To test whether or not its time for your countertops to be resealed, splash a little water on the areas that see the most use.  If the water beads up, then you’re in good shape, but if it flows freely, then it’s time for them to be polished and re-sealed.  You also want to be on the lookout for cracks or stains.  These situations require more expertise, and its time to call in the professionals at United Carpet Cleaning.

Day-to-Day Care for Granite Countertops

Granite countertops have many advantages for looks, strength and durability, but they are not impervious to staining.  It’s important that you know the basics of cleaning granite countertops; and how NOT to clean granite countertops. (Check this article from a housekeeping expert.)  For more recommendations on daily cleaning, check our FAQ entry regarding how to clean granite coutertops.