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    Properly Maintaining Granite Countertops!

    Granite countertops are in many homes across the country, but the knowledge of how to keep them clean and protected is not as widespread. Granite requires more than just a wipe down, so here are some tips to keep that countertop looking brand new for years to come.

    -Practice regular cleanings

    Regular counter cleanings should be done with warm water and dish soap. Don’t use vinegar, Windex or bleach on granite. Granite isn’t as porous as marble and is therefore less prone to soaking up oils, spills and stains. Preventing stains is key to maintaining granite countertops, so regular cleanings will keep you ahead of the curve.

    -Remove stains quickly

    Make sure to remove potential stains before they have a chance to set. Create a paste of baking soda and water and then scrub the spot with the paste. Rinse off the paste and continue to clean as normal. If you come across an extremely tough stain, let the paste sit for several hours until it dries. Once it has dried, you can wipe it up with a warm cloth.

    -Reseal when necessary

    Every 2-4 years, your countertops will need resealed. This is a job typically best left to professionals. Even if you are cleaning your countertops correctly, normal wear and tear will weaken your sealant, making your granite susceptible to stains.

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    2 Responses to “Properly Maintaining Granite Countertops!”

    • Tex Hooper

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      You make a great point about removing stains quickly. I need to get new amenities installed in the kitchen so that we can sell the house. I’ll have to consider getting a granite countertop installed.

      • Cassie Bellipanni-Hollis

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        Let me know if you would like a referral for granite. We recently installed new ones in our home and we found a wholesaler that was willing to give us wholesale prices.


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