Tips for keeping your countertops clean from Coronavirus
A study conducted by CDC scientists suggests that the coronavirus can live on for two or three days on surfaces.
With this in mind, it’s a brilliant idea to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus. And if you have someone that’s already sick in your household, it’s even more important that you disinfect your countertops every day.
For an activity seemingly so simple, there’s a lot of varied advice out there regarding the best way to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus. Use Windex! Never use Windex! Use the special granite-only cleaner! No, there is no need for a special granite-only cleaners! And so on. However, after conducting our own research, we’ve hopefully discovered a consensus among our countertop experts on how to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus. The best part is, there is no need to use any special cleaners to get your Countertops in Atlanta shiny and free from Coronavirus.
Things to Know About Keeping your Countertops Clean From Coronavirus
- Always make sure to get a proper sealant to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus
Although countertops from Artstone Atlanta are very hard surfaces, unsealed or weakly sealed granite and marble countertops will soak up liquids such as oils and spills. To check for a quality seal on your countertops, place drops of water on the surface. If it has been properly sealed, the water will bead up. If you notice that the water gets soaked up by the surface, then you need to contact Artstone Atlanta to have your countertop sealed for easy cleaning and disinfecting.
- Don’t use harsh cleaners or abrasives to try and keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus.
Windex; all acidic cleaners, vinegar, lemons or lime; or anything else with added ammonia or a bleaching agent should not be used. Frequently using these chemicals will weaken your sealant, making it difficult to remove germs from your surfaces and consequently, making it hard to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus.
How to disinfect surfaces to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus
Well-sealed marble and Atlanta Granite Countertops are relatively impervious to viruses. Simple warm water and soap should be good enough for daily sanitizing. However, if you still insist on using a disinfectant, go for one that contains70% isopropyl alcohol. Spray it on your countertops, let it sit for five minutes, and then rinse it off using only water and dry using a soft microfiber piece of cloth. Do not use any bleach or an ammonia-based cleaner.
Note: You do not need to dilute your rubbing alcohol. In fact, reports from the CDC shows that alcohol is very effectiveness at killing Coronavirus but this effectiveness will drop drastically if diluted below 50% concentration. When you are buying the rubbing alcohol, note that it has already been diluted using water at a concentration of between 70 to 91 percent. At Artstone Atlanta, we recommend a concentration of 70% isopropyl alcohol to keep countertops clean from Coronavirus.
Should You Use a Special marble and granite safe cleaners to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus?
There are usually lots of special countertop cleaners out there. You will find all-purpose surface cleaners also claiming to be safe for countertop cleaning. And with the current coronavirus, it is becoming harder and harder to find these cleaners. If you are in a position to get any of them, go ahead and give them a try. But you don’t necessarily need them to keep your marble, granite and Atlanta Quartz Countertops clean from Coronavirus.
Artstone Atlanta is offering huge after lockdown discounts to homeowners who want to upgrade their countertops. We will also advice you in detail, on how to keep your countertops clean from Coronavirus. Contact us today and let us help you keep your family safe from Corona.