CLEANING AND SEALING GRANITE COUNTER-TOPS IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Granite is indisputably “The king of all countertop surfaces!” Granite’s distinctive appearance can become unappealing due to surface contamination and overtime the use of household cleaners can dull the surface. Whether you have Granite, Onyx, Travertine, or Marble countertops, all natural stone should to be professionally cleaned on a regular basis for health reasons. Why should you professionally clean your Granite countertops in Scottsdale, Arizona?
If you are not the original homeowner, you may be unaware of the high level of contamination that could be trapped in your Granite, Onyx, Travertine or Marble countertops in Scottsdale, Arizona. Too often, homeowners and housekeepers will use a “wipe on- wipe off” cleaning method. In fact, this is the most ineffective way to clean your Granite.
To illustrate, in Scottsdale, Arizona most Granite installed came from very dirty environments and installed under unsanitary circumstances. Once installed, Granite countertops are oftentimes cleaned by the installers with sweaty hands and wiped with filthy rags. Even, when Granite countertops are cleaned by homeowners and housekeepers, they sometimes clean with improper cleaners that only exacerbate the situation.
Granite has a variant degree of absorbent micro-pores. This is the case with all natural stones countertops such as Onyx, Travertine, Quartzs, Limestone and Marble. Why should you professionally clean your Granite countertops in Scottsdale, Arizona?
HERE ARE TWO CHARACTERISTICS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:
The size of the absorptive micro-pores and other factors determine the natural stone’s porosity. Porosity is the ratio of voids as the amount of air found in between micro-pores of a stone.
Permeability on the other hand is the measurement of how easy it is for liquids (water) to flow through the stone. The Porosity of any particular stone is created during the rock formation. When a stone cools slowly the porosity will more than likely be high. If a stone cools quickly, then the porosity will more than likely be low.
Simply explained, liquids and unwanted contamination will in time become trapped creating a breeding ground of germs. When countertops are used for food preparation overtime the virus and bacteria can become chemically resistant to household cleaners. Having your Granite countertops professionally cleaned will effectively destroy these colonies on the surface and in the micro-pores of your countertops.
In most cases, the Granite are NEVER professionally cleaned after installation. Unfortunately, it is possible for years to pass by and the home may have been sold several times without the Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Travertine and Marble countertops ever being professionally cleaned.
Homeowner after homeowner may have used the wipe on - wipe off cleaning method and the buildup is mistaken as a shiny surface by the homeowner.
Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, are the Natural Stone Care cleaning and sealing experts is the in Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills, Arizona.
We will professionally clean your countertops in the following manner.
- Inspect your countertop before cleaning
- Protect the surrounding areas
- Apply a detergent free cleaning agent (will not leave a sticky substance)
- Power scrub the micro pores of the countertop
- Use vapor extraction to remove unwanted contamination with a special hard surface extraction tool.
- These rest of our steps we will gladly share during our free estimate.
We can professionally clean Granite Onyx, Limestone, Travertine and Marble countertops will remove the trapped contamination and soiling from previous homeowners. Your countertops will be able to breathe and you will be able to know with certainty that your Granite countertops have been thoroughly cleaned.
Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, the Natural Stone Care cleaning and sealing expert in Scottsdale can professionally clean and seal all your surfaces including flooring. If you need your countertops cleaned and sealed, please give Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, the Natural Stone Care cleaning and sealing experts a call at 480-625-0557.
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