Understandably, extra hygiene precautions are all the rage right now. While local lockdowns continue to affect rules around socialising in the home, we’re here to give you peace of mind that your home is safely sanitised for you, your family and, when the time comes, your guests.
With this in mind, today, we’re looking at 3 measures you can take to ensure the cleanliness of your granite worktop, helping this typically hygienic surface remain germ-free amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Seal your worktop
Thanks to its naturally waterproof nature and durability, sealing isn’t necessary to protect your granite worktop against daily wear and tear.
When it comes to taking those additional hygiene precautions, though, sealing your worktop is an effective way of making sure your kitchen stays clean. How? Sealing your worktop will help to completely close the surface, filling any small dents or scratches in the surface where bacteria may hide.
Best of all? Granite worktops can be sealed post-instillation, meaning this step is hassle-free from start to finish.
Know how to clean your granite worktop
Of course, one of the most effective ways of ensuring your surface remains hygienic is to know how to clean your granite worktop with the correct method.
We recommend following these simple steps to guarantee your worktop not only looks spick and span, but also remains effortlessly hygenic day after day:
1. Clear your worktops by removing any unnecessary appliances and clutter.
2. Wet a soft cloth and fill a bucket with warm water.
3. Add a neutral detergent to the water, then soak the cloth in the mix.
3. Clean the worktop using the soft cloth, wiping any spills or crumbs left on the worktop as you go.
4. Dry the surface using a dry microfibre or lint-free cloth, being conscious of a streak-free, polished finish.
For a deeper clean, we also recommend doing the following at least twice a month:
Mix together a solution of 50:50 water and isopropyl to disinfect the surface, spraying the solution across the worktop and leaving it to sit for a maximum of 5 minutes.
After, rinse with water and dry with a purpose-made cloth.
Get damage repaired
At Burlington Granite, the thought of a damaged worktop makes us wince – and not only for aesthetic reasons.
Although granite worktops are extremely hard to damage thanks to their durability, accidents happen. Any damage that does occur can have bigger repercussions for your worktop’s cleanliness than you may think.
This is because damage often leads to neglect during cleaning. Whether or not it’s intentional, those tough-to-clean damage spots don’t see the treatment they deserve during your kitchen clean – creating a breeding ground for bacteria.
As such, always ensure any damage to your worktop surface and surrounding areas (including grouting, splashbacks etc) is repaired as a priority.
Right now, we all need that extra little peace of mind when it comes to hygiene in and around the home. For more information on proper granite worktop cleanliness and care, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts. Whatever your query, we’re always happy to help.