Uncover the Secret of Granite Countertop Maintenance | Tru-Clean Surface Care in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, FL
Have you ever wondered how your neighbor’s granite countertop sparkles like the Florida sunshine? Or you’re curious about how to take care of your granite countertop to give it that long-lasting shine. If so, you’ve come to the right place. You see, it’s not magic; it’s simply about understanding the right way to clean, polish, and seal granite countertops—a skill that Tru-Clean Surface Care has mastered here in sunny Punta Gorda, FL.
Let’s think of your countertop as a favorite pair of jeans. With the right care—gentle washing, avoiding harsh chemicals, timely repairs—they can look great and last for years. Similarly, the proper cleaning, polishing, and sealing can keep your granite or marble countertop shining for a long time.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to light your way to a gleaming granite or marble countertop.
Understanding Granite Countertops
Granite is a natural stone loved for its durability and aesthetic appeal. However, it’s porous and can absorb spills if not properly sealed. Like a sponge soaking up water, unsealed or poorly sealed granite can absorb oil, wine, and other substances, causing stains and damage.
The Right Tools for Cleaning
Just as you wouldn’t use a hammer to paint a wall, it’s important to use the right tools to clean your natural stone countertop. You’ll need the following:
- Soft microfiber cloths
- Finishing Touch Countertop Clean, Polish, and Protect
The Cleaning Process
Using Finishing Touch, lightly mist your countertop and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth, and that’s it! Wiping down your countertop daily helps keep it clean without damaging the surface. Remember, granite is durable but still needs a gentle touch—think of it like petting a cat, not scrubbing a dirty pan.
Polishing Your Granite Countertop
Polishing your granite countertop gives it a nice shine and helps protect against minor scratches and wear. It’s like applying sunscreen before a day at the beach! To maintain your countertop’s new luster, you’ll want to have that beauty sealed in with a quality penetrating granite sealer.
Sealing Your Granite Countertop
Sealing your countertop is the final step in the cleaning, polishing, and sealing. It’s like putting a raincoat on before stepping out in a storm—it offers essential protection!
Sealing fills the pores in the granite, preventing it from absorbing spills and other substances. At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we use a commercial-grade penetrating sealer designed to seal the pores of your natural stone while affording years of protection against staining. To maintain your countertops, use Finishing Touch.
Do’s and Don’ts of Granite Countertop Care
Keeping your granite countertop beautiful involves a few do’s and don’ts. For example, do wipe up spills immediately, but don’t use acidic or abrasive cleaners. This section is like your quick-reference guide to granite care.
When to Seek Professional Help
If your countertop has deep stains or scratches, or it’s time for a reseal, it may be time to call in the professionals. It’s like calling a mechanic when your car makes a funny noise—sometimes, you need an expert’s help.
Why Choose Tru-Clean Surface Care For Countertop Cleaning, Polishing and Sealing
Tru-Clean Surface Care is the go-to source for granite countertop cleaning, polishing, and sealing in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, FL. We have the expertise, certifications, and industry-leading products to keep your granite surfaces looking their best.
Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a Stone PRO Professional, and a SurpHaces Certified PRO Partner. We are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. Our cleaning solutions and processes are allergen-free, food safe for countertops, and safe for pets and infants.
Tru-Clean Surface Care has served the granite and marble countertop cleaning, polishing, and sealing needs of thousands of homeowners throughout Charlotte, Lee, and Collier County since 2007. We are experts in maintaining marble, granite, travertine, and limestone surfaces and would welcome the opportunity to show you our very best.
Tru-Clean Surface Care offers FREE in-home estimates.
For more information on Tru-Clean Surface Care, visit us online at https://trucleansurfacecare.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TruCleanSurfaceCareFL/. You can also call us at 941-621-2198.
Q1: How often should I clean my granite countertop?
Clean your granite countertop daily to remove spills and prevent stains. We recommend using the professional-grade cleaning, polishing, and sealing product Finishing Touch.
Q2: How frequently should I have my granite countertop professionally cleaned and polished?
If you are maintaining your granite or marble countertops as outlined above, professional cleaning and polishing are recommended every 3-5 years (depending on how much “traffic” your countertops experience).
Q3: Can I use vinegar to clean my granite or marble countertop?
NO! Vinegar is acidic and can damage the granite and remove the sealer. Always use a cleaner specifically designed for granite and marble natural stone surfaces.
Q4: How do I know when it’s time to reseal my granite countertop?
Perform a simple water test. Place a few drops of water on your countertop and observe for about three minutes. If the stone absorbs the water, it’s time to reseal.
Q5: Can I polish and seal my granite countertop myself?
With the right tools, experience, and product, yes, you can. However, for best results, consider professional granite countertop cleaning, polishing, and sealing services like those offered by Tru-Clean Surface Care in Punta Gorda.
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Restoring Granite and Marble Countertops – https://trucleansurfacecare.com/video-view/q-do-you-restore-granite-countertops/
Restoring Marble and Travertine Floors – https://trucleansurfacecare.com/video-view/q-marble-floor-refinishing-and-restoration/
Taking care of your granite countertop can be easy. With the right care and attention—and a little help from Tru-Clean Surface Care —you can keep your granite surfaces looking beautiful for years to come.