Many homes today have granite or other natural stone countertops such as quartz or marble. And, while many of these stones are not only beautiful but durable, they do require care and maintenance to look beautiful for years to come. Additionally, countertops come in contact with a lot of dirt, grime and bacteria. Many homeowners may reach for their chemical cleaning products to clean and disinfect but those products can actually damage many granite and natural stone countertops. Chemical cleaning products leave a residue behind that can stain countertops. And, not only that, but chemical cleaning products can also create a biofilm which actually traps bacteria on your countertop and slowly grows, becoming harder and harder to eliminate. For these reasons (and more!) it is best to clean and disinfect your granite countertops with a steam cleaner. Steam cleaning is safe for your countertops, eliminates 99% of bacteria, will not stain your countertops, will not create biofilm, and will not leave hazardous chemicals on your countertops which means you do not have to worry that your food will be contaminated with chemicals or that chemicals will get on your skin.
5 Steps to Clean and Disinfected Granite Countertops Using a Steam Cleaner
- Add Water to Your Steam Cleaner
- Fill your Vapamore steam cleaner tank with water and allow it to heat up to the ideal temperature for cleaning and disinfection. Once the water is hot enough it will produce a steam so hot it is capable of killing up to 99% of bacteria on your countertop surface.
- Wipe Off Any Obvious Spills/Dirt
- While your steam cleaner heats up, wipe off any obvious spills that are still wet or any dirt or crumbs on the countertop to make cleaning easier.
- Use Brush Attachment and Detail Nozzle
- Using the brush attachment, move yoru steam cleaner nozzle over the entire counter surface. Then, attach the detail nozzle to clean any small corners, grout lines, or seams.
- Use Smooth Surface Squeegee
- Once you have attached the smooth surface squeegee, pass it over the countertop surface slowly for optimal disinfection.
- Use a Microfiber Cloth or Paper Towel to Wipe Down and Dry Countertops
- Finally, wipe your countertops down with a paper towel or microfiber cloth to dry them and pristinely finish your countertops, leaving them clean and disinfected without the use of chemicals.