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Three Important Things to Know About Marble and Granite Cleaner

Kevin Schmiterson
 


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You can raise the equity of your home with home improvements. These home improvements can be do-it-yourself projects or they can be done professionally. Anything that makes your home look nicer or perform better will raise the value of your home and it could put you in line for profit when you sell your home or access to a home equity loan. However you cut it, doing home improvements is a great investment. One of the most popular home improvement projects is stone surfaces in the kitchen. These investments can be maintained with a quality marble and granite cleaner.

A lot of stone work is done with grout. The grout can hold tiles together or it can be used decoratively to increase the aesthetic value of the stone work. A good marble and granite cleaner will be safe to use on grout. It is good to get a cleaning solution that will leave the grout exactly as it is, same color and all. If the solution is abrasive to the grout or discolors it then it will reduce the aesthetic value of your stone work.

Health is a concern whenever dealing with chemicals. A home that is saturated with harmful chemicals can affect the health of the people in it. A quality marble and granite cleaner will not be harmful. It will be safe to use on many different surfaces in the kitchen and the bathroom. If a solution is harmful to the human body then it will probably be harmful to the stone work. Fatigued or damaged stone will reduce the value of your home. You can look at the label of the solution to see if it safe for everyday use and if it safe in the kitchen and bathroom. These rooms are the most sensitive rooms in the house concerning health.

A marble and granite cleaner won’t do much good without the application of a stone sealer beforehand. The sealer will lock the stone’s surface down and this will allow the cleaner to do its job of removing particles on the surfaces. Without the sealer you run the risk of saturating the stone with the cleaning solution. This could cause water damage to the stone so it is a good idea to seal the stone well beforehand. Once the stone is sealed you can use the cleaner on a daily basis to keep it looking fresh and new.

A quality marble and granite cleaner will not be harmful. It will be safe to use on many different surfaces in the kitchen and the bathroom.

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