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We can all agree that granite countertops can take your kitchen’s look to a new level. But they also need to be properly cleaned.

Action Cleaning Services has a lot of experience with cleaning these kinds of countertops, so here goes a few tips on how to clean granite surfaces on a daily basis.

CLEANING GRANITE COUNTERTOPS DAILY

You only need a few things to clean granite countertops: mild detergent, warm water and a microfiber cloth. Just make sure your detergent doesn’t contain citrus extracts, because they’re too harsh to the granite countertops.

Simply mix the water and detergent and apply the solution with the cloth. Remember to rinse your cloth often with clean water, making sure you’re not pushing the dirt around.

Now, here’s the really important part: After you’ve cleaned your counter, you need to dry it off with a fresh, dry microfiber cloth. If you don’t, you could end up with water stains in the stone, and nobody wants to deal with those.

When you’re done with that, you’ll need to dry your counter with a fresh, dry microfiber cloth, so that your granite countertop doesn’t end up with water stains, and nobody wants do deal with those.

If your granite is stained, however, don’t use generic stain removers, bleach or even oxygenated bleach. You may end up with a bigger problem than you already have.

The products you use to clean stained granite countertops will depend on what caused the stain. If your granite countertop has been stained or has watermarks, you’ll need to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to find out what products and processes they recommend.