Daily Granite Cleaner

Questioner: Gerald P. Reno, NV
Category: Granite Care
Private: No
Subject: What product should I use to Clean my Granite Countertops
Question:
We have recently moved into a home with beautiful granite countertops. The previous owners indicated that they used dish soap and water to clean the granite counters. Is this a good product to use?
Answer: 

Gerald,

Thank you for submitting your question. Many people by default end up using common dishwashing detergent to clean their counters. This however is not the best solution. Here’s why. Many dish washing detergents are designed to be ‘Grease Fighters’ and can have a high pH of 9 to 11. While this may be good for cleaning a greasy pot, it can damage existing granite sealers and cause premature breakdown.

All stone experts agree that a pH Neutral cleaner is best. Our HMK P24 Stone Soap is a highly concentrated stone cleaner and conditioner that is pH neutral and protects the sealer. Mixing a capful of P24 Stone Soap with 8-12 ounces of water in a spray bottle makes daily cleaning a breeze. Simply spray and wipe with a dry rag.

If you are noticing hard water deposits or grease buildup, or streaking from other cleaning products you may need to use a more aggressive deep cleaner like HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner to remove the existing product buildup. This is recommended only for occasional deep cleaning.

To seal your granite I suggest using HMK S34 Silicone Impregnator. This is a Professional Grade sealer for all natural stone. It is an invisible penetrating sealer that goes deep into the pores of the stone to protect against oil, grease and common kitchen spills. It even protects granite & marble from red wine spills.

Even though these are professional grade products, homeowners can use these products without any trouble.

I hope this is helpful.

Best regards,

Torin Dixon
800-380-6881

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One Response to Daily Granite Cleaner

  1. Susan W. says:

    Thank you for the information! My housekeeper says that Windex is fine for granite, but i have worried that it would damage my sealer. Now i KNOW! Thank you!

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