Tips to Disinfect Your Countertops
Now more than ever, it’s important that you keep every space in your home clean and disinfected. Studies have shown that your kitchen may be the most contaminated room in your home and can host bacteria from food preparation, trash and more.
Your kitchen countertops are used every day and are continuously being touched so it’s imperative they’re cleaned properly and often. In this blog, we’ll take a look at different ways you can keep your countertops sparkling clean – and free of harmful bacteria.
Are Your Granite Countertops Sealed?
Even though it’s a durable natural stone surface, granite is porous and needs to be sealed. If unsealed or weakly sealed, your granite countertops can absorb oils and other liquids that could cause staining 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 absorbed into the granite, it’s time to contact Onslow Stoneworks and have your countertops resealed.
Be Sure To Keep Your Countertops Dry
Bacteria, mold and fungus all thrive in moist environments. To avoid this, take extra precaution when cleaning your countertops and be sure to dry them with a clean cloth after washes.
Clean Up Spills Immediately
Another 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.
How To Disinfect Granite Countertops
The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) 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 completely 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 one of our countertop showrooms located in Swansboro, New Bern and Morehead City to get started on your next project! You can also utilize our free online kitchen or bathroom visualizers and view our blogs for more information.