With so many people concerned about disinfecting surfaces, the last thing we want to do is damage those beautiful stone surfaces in the process. If you are looking for the best solution for disinfecting without causing damage, you will find everything you need to know in the details below.
First things first, you don’t need to go to extraordinary lengths to make your own stone worktop cleaner. All you need is 4 tablespoons of isopropyl alcohol for every 4 drops of dishwashing soap and 1 liter of water. Mix these three ingredients together in a spray bottle and you’re all set. Be sure not to shake the mixture, however, since this will create foam.
Using your new cleaning solution
When you are ready, spray the cleaning solution on your granite worktops and allow it to rest for about one minute in order to disinfect the surface. Wipe the worktops with a clean, dry cloth. It’s also a good idea to use a white cloth. This is because colourful cloths can leave behind fabric dye and this can stain your worktops. You should only clean an area of about 2 square feet at a time or you could end up leaving the soapy disinfectant on the worktops for too long.
What you need to avoid
Remember, whenever cleaning and disinfecting your worktops, you should avoid any substances that can cause damage. These include acidic ingredients like vinegar. You should also avoid abrasives, bleach, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaners and any products that contain hydrofluoric acid.
Keeping germs at bay
The best way to keep your kitchen hygienic for food preparation is by cleaning and disinfecting them regularly. You should also always use a chopping board. This will protect your surfaces from damage caused by knives as well as reduce the chances of stains and bacteria taking hold. Always clean up any spills right away and protect your surfaces by sealing them on a regular basis. Sealed surfaces are easier to clean than those that are more porous.
There you have it! Easy tips that anyone can follow in order to keep your granite worktops clean, hygienic and free of those nasty germs. Remember, soap helps to remove or displace germs while the right type of alcohol kills most germs. By using both, you are covering all your bases.