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How to Clean Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are a beautiful addition to any home and are especially popular in the kitchen. Granite is known for the uniqueness of each stone and for its anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, granite is also known for being a more difficult to surface to clean. That doesn’t mean you can’t have granite in the kitchen you just have to know how to clean granite countertops.

The best way to clean granite countertops is by mixing a little dish detergent and warm water. This soapy mixture followed by rinsing and then drying with microfiber cloths will take care of the daily maintenance of your counters. Note: It’s important that you dry the counter to avoid water stains. However, if you do overlook a spill and a stain settles on your countertop then you have a few natural options available.

Try creating a baking soda solution to take care of stains on your granite. If the stain is water based use a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. If your stain is oil based use a mixture of baking soda and water to form a paste. Spread your paste over the stained area and let sit for several hours. For tougher stains you can leave the mixture overnight. Then rinse and dry.

When cleaning your granite countertops it is always important to test out the paste on an out of the way portion of the stone to see how it will react with your own counters. Also, never use vinegar or an acid based cleaner on your granite as it will dull and etch the stone.

Our cleaning tips are here to help you keep your home in great shape in-between thorough cleanings. Allow Maid Brigade to handle the rest for you! For a FREE estimate, click here: Maid Brigade House Cleaning Estimate