Granite countertops have become trendy that many house owners tend to use. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the right way to disinfect granite countertops to keep germs and other microbes from the surface. The most effective way to keep them away from your surface is by cleaning the surface after dealing with raw meat, eggs, and others. If you don’t do clean and disinfect granite countertops regularly, it is only a matter of time before your home turns into a breeding ground for the microbes because it only takes some of these microbes several hours to multiply into millions. However, to avoid these microbes, you need to disinfect granite countertops to keep you and your family from the diseases caused by these microbes. Here are a few tips on how to disinfect granite countertops.
- Disinfectant spray for soft surfaces
- Microfiber cloth, old towel or rag
- Isopropyl alcohol
Since disinfecting may not be effective on the surface without cleaning it first. Therefore, you start with warm water and gentle soap for regular cleaning. Get a small bucket and fill with warm water. It seems that its warmth can be handy for cleanup. Add the liquid soap to warm water till it gets slightly sudsy.
Dip the microfiber cloth into the solution and scrub down the surface of your granite countertops with a circular motion. If any appliances disturb you, move them away to make sure you scrub the entire counter. And for a spill that has set, you can use a hot, wet rag or towel to remove the caked-on debris.
To disinfect granite countertops, you can get a commercial disinfectant sprayer or make your own disinfect. You can add water and isopropyl alcohol together into a spray bottle using a ratio of 1:9. Screw the bottle top back on and shake the solution to mix well.
Apply the disinfectant spray to the surface of the granite counter. Don’t rush while spraying the disinfectant to make sure the solution reaches the entire counter. Allow the solution to sit on the surface for about 5 to 10 minutes to disinfect granite countertops.
After the solution has sat on the surface well. Dry the surface of the granite countertops. Get another freshwater, you can make of either warm or cold water. Add soap to it slightly sudsy, and then use the soapy water and clean rag to pick up the counter-side solution. Wipe the counter with ordinary water to collect the soapy solution.