Tips to Disinfect Your Kitchen Countertops
Now more than ever, it’s imperative that you keep every space in your home clean and disinfected. Studies have shown that your kitchen may be the dirtiest room in your home and can harbor bacteria from food preparation, food waste and more.
Your kitchen countertops are used every day and are constantly being touched so it’s important they’re cleaned properly and regularly. In this blog, we’ll take a look at different ways you can keep your countertops sparkling clean – and free of harmful bacteria.
Make Sure Your Granite Countertops Are Sealed
Although it is a durable surface, granite is a porous natural stone that needs to be sealed. If unsealed or weakly sealed, your granite countertops can absorb oils and other liquids that could cause stains and lead to your countertop harboring bacteria, mold and mildew. Not sure if your granite is sealed? Leave a few drops of water on the surface. If it beads up, your natural stone countertops are securely sealed. If the water is soaked into the granite, it’s time to contact BC Stone and have your countertops resealed.
Clean Up Spills Immediately
One way to prevent bacteria is to eliminate spills as soon as they occur. If you let stains and food residue linger on your countertop, you’ll end up having more bacteria around than a simple cleaning can tackle. Clean spills immediately and you will have less countertop disinfecting to do on a regular basis.
Keep Your Countertops Dry
Bacteria, mold and fungus thrive in moist environments. Take extra precaution when cleaning your countertops and be sure to dry them with a clean cloth after washes
How to Disinfect Granite Countertops
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using warm, soapy water to clean your countertops and other kitchen surfaces before and after food preparation. Although this is an effective cleaning measure, it does not disinfect granite countertops. We recommend using Granite Gold to disinfect your granite, marble and other natural stone surfaces.
Granite Gold’s Daily Cleaner helps preserve the look and durability of your granite and is also safe to use when cleaning quartz countertops like Silestone, Caesarstone and more. We also suggest using their MonoFoil D Disinfectant & Antimicrobial spray that has been tested and proven effective to kill the COVID-19 virus.
Your countertops are an investment that deserve quality installation and expert knowledge. Visit our countertop showroom in Everett, PA or view our blog for more related content. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, contact us by calling us at (814) 652-2397.