HOW TO DISINFECT COUNTERTOPS
The public health and safety organization National Sanitation Foundation International conducted a study which revealed the messy truth about the actual cleanliness of our homes and some of the dirtiest spots are kitchen and bathroom countertops. Now more than ever, it's important that you keep every space in your home clean and disinfected.
Your countertops are used every day and are constantly being touched so it's important that they're cleaned properly and regularly. In this blog, we'll take a look at different ways you can keep your countertops clean and free of harmful bacteria.
- Make sure your natural stone countertops are sealed
Natural stone countertops are a porous surfaces and need to be sealed. If unsealed or not sealed properly, your natural stone countertops can absorb liquids that could cause stains and lead to your countertop harboring bacteria, mold and mildew. The best way to test if your countertops are properly sealed is to leave a few drops of water on the surface. If it beads up, your countertops are securely sealed. If the water is soaked into your stone, it's time to re-seal.
- Clean up spills immediately
One way to prevent bacteria is to eliminate spills as soon as they happen. If you let stains and food residue linger on your countertop, you'll end up having more bacteria around. Clean up immediately and you'll have less disinfecting to do.
- Keep your surfaces clean
Bacteria, mold and fungus thrive in moist environments. Take extra precaution when cleaning your countertops and be sure to dry them with a clean cloth after washes
- How to disinfect your countertops
The CDC recommends using warm, soapy water to clean your countertop and other kitchen surfaces before and after food preparations. To disinfect though, we recommend using Granite Gold on natural stone countertops.
Granite Gold's Daily Cleaner helps preserve and protect the beauty and durability of granite, marble, and all other natural-stone and quartz surfaces. Granite Gold Daily Cleaner® is a streak-free formula that safely deep-cleans and quickly removes all types of spills and soils.