We’ll help you keep your stone beautiful for years to come.
To preserve the beauty of your natural stone, we offer an affordable annual maintenance. We visit your home and re-seal your countertops, fireplace surrounds and interior stone surfaces.
The most important things you do to care for granite, limestone, travertine and other natural stone is to remove any dust, grit and sand from the stone’s surface, and to clean up accidental spills as soon as possible.
The DOs of Granite and Natural Stone Countertop Care
- Wipe up any spills as soon as possible. If left unattended, the spills can etch the polish and dull the finish of calcite-based stone. Soft drinks and orange juice contain acidic materials that when in contact with calcium-based stone (marble, some limestone, travertine, and onyx) can cause deterioration. It won’t burn a hole through your stone, but it can lose its finish in the area of contact.
- Use coasters or placemats on your natural stone surfaces. This is especially true for calcareous stones such as marble.
- Rinse and dry your natural stone surface after washing. This is very effective on dark stones to eliminate streaks.
- Similar to other counter surfaces, daily cleanings should be accompanied by periodic deep cleanings.
- Daily spot cleaning is simply wiping up any accidental spills promptly. If you do get a stain, attend to it as soon as possible with a slightly stronger solution of detergent and then a poultice if the detergent cleaner is unsuccessful.
The DON’Ts of Natural Stone Care
- Do Not use vinegar, lemon juice, or harsh cleaners on your stone.
- Do Not use harsh cleaners such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub and tile cleaners.
- Do Not use abrasive cleaners, including dry cleansers and soft cleansers.
- Do Not mix bleach and ammonia, a combination that creates a toxic and lethal gas.
- Do Not mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so.
The cleaning products you use should only be strong enough to do the required task and no more. Call us for problems that appear too difficult to treat yourself.
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