CLEANING AND SEALING ONYX IN PARADISE VALLEY, PART 2
In Part 1, we explored information on Onyx and its unique characteristics. Sadly, several of our clients were disappointed to discover that Onyx is acid sensitive and can scratches easily. Onyx is a beautiful natural stone that enhances and makes a spectacular statement wherever it is installed.
If you have not read cleaning and sealing Onyx in Paradise Valley, part 1. We strongly recommend for better context. You can pick-up where you left off when you are done reading.
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How do you clean and seal Onyx in Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Scottsdale, Arizona? We are happy to report that there are a cleaning and sealing guidelines for hard surfaces. Sadly, most housekeepers and possibly your favorite carpet cleaner may have not taken a course or gotten any certification for Stone Masonry and Ceramic Tile.
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Stone Care of Arizona, LLC is the premiere hard surface cleaning and sealing company use the fundamentals of hard surface cleaning to remove unwanted soil and contaminations. We use non-toxic and safe cleaning and sealers to protect your Onyx.
You may wonder, what are these hard surface cleaning fundamentals?
The Fundamentals of Hard Surface Cleaning revolves around producing cleaning action that dissolves, encapsulate and suspends unwanted soil on vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Stone Care of Arizona, LLC uses the following cleaning fundamentals:
HEATED AQUEOUS CLEANING SOLUTION
AGITATION AND DWELL
THE EXTRACTION PROCESS
APPLICATION OF PENETRATING SEALER
Our mounted equipment in our van delivers temperature controlled heated solution that create detergency. Simply, our prespray and pH balanced rinses produces microscopic detergency that give soil mobility to an emulsified fluid state.
The best cleaning is assisted with agitation and dwell time. We agitate your natural stone with industrial grade bi-directional grooming brush that assist in the emulsification of embedded soil. Allowing the heated aqueous cleaning solution time to break down the soil barrier (sticky substances in your grout and micropores) to ensure you are provided with the ultimate deep cleaning.
We create vacuum with our state of the art surface cleaning equipment that gently flushes the solubilized soil that has emulsified and suspended on the surface. The deep flushing action dislodges all embedded soil trapped below the surface inside the micro pores of your Onyx. This leaves your Onyx professionally cleaned and provides the wow factor of a clean surface.
Now that your Onyx is amazingly clean it is ready for a sealer. Stone Care of Arizona, LLC the hard surface expert uses only high-quality penetration sealer. Our sealer will seal the Onyx preventing any substance larger than a water molecule to pass. How small is a water molecule? “A water molecule measure approximately 2.75 angstroms, making it one of the smallest of all molecules.”
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High-quality penetration sealer works by shielding the Onyx against moisture penetration. Our sealer protects the surface with a protective barrier without changing the appearance. Our sealer uses Nano technology that allows the Onyx to retain its breathable characteristics. When hiring a Arizona Stone Care company always insist on name of the product and do your own investigation. Stone Care of Arizona, LLC prefers to use an commercial grade oil based sealer. We do not use consumer grade sealer ar local home improvement stores.
Sealer should repel liquids once they have cured for 72 hours. The rellencey will allow you an opportunity to blot up any accidental spills.
Here are a few tips for your housekeepers:
HOW TO CLEAN ONYX:
Onyx can be cleaned with an over counter alkaline or neutral cleaner. The alkaline is for heavy duty cleaning and the neutral cleaner is for routine cleaning. Please note: whenever you use the alkaline, make sure you apply neutral cleaner after cleaning as a post spray to lower the pH of the cleaner. This will prevent creating a soil magnet on your countertops and flooring.
Simply, spray cleaner on the countertop and take a Nylon brush and scrub the area. Take a brass squeegee and push the emulsified soil into the sink. If there is no sink push into a small area and wipe off with a clean terry cloth towel.
Caution: Be sure to dilute cleaner and thoroughly wipe off or squeegee the countertop to prevent leaving a residue that may lead to the surface becoming a soil magnet.
Quality squeegee last longer that the cheap ones. Purchase a handle with 14inch channels.
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HOW TO SEAL ONYX:
You can use an over the counter penetrating sealer (oil based) such as 511 at Home Depot for maintenance coats. Be sure to wear gloves, have dedicated towels and purchase a solvent resistance trigger sprayer.
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Place protective rubber gloves on your hands. Apply penetrating sealer in a smaller section allow to dwell a few minutes (do allow to dry) buff off sealer until there is no swirls on the Onyx.
Caution: If you see the presence of dried swirls, no worries, reapply sealer in the area and wipe. The reapplication of sealer will dissolve the fugitive sealer left to dry.
Not everyone is a “Do-it-Yourself Aficionado”, Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, the premier cleaning, sealing and polishing company can provide the services for you. To get a free estimate on any cleaning, sealing and polishing service, please give us a call 480-625-0557. We offer free advice for homeowners needing help. Give our operations manager a call at 480-388-4742. This message is brought to you by Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, and we are the Ambassadors of Clean.
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Stone Care of Arizona LLC provides natural stone care and tile cleaning, stone sealing and stone polishing for the following cities in Arizona: Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Tempe, Arizona.