Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces
How To Clean Marble, Granite and all Natural Stone
You've made a significant investment in your Natural Stone, and you want to clean it to keep it looking new.
Here are a few Stone Cleaning Techniques.
DAILY CLEANING - If your Granite or Marble countertops are in great shape and you are only looking for a daily Maintenance Cleaner, make sure to choose a pH neutral cleaner.
Common dish soaps and household sprays are often highly alkaline. For instance, Dawn Dish Soap has a pH of 10.7. This may be a great grease fighter for pots and pans, but it can break down stone sealers. Fortunately, daily cleaning of natural stone has been made easier with our professional grade pH neutral maintenance cleaners. more
DEEP CLEANING - Let's face it, accidents happen. If you were able to immediately wipe up the spill but there remains a residual stain, DONT PANIC! help is on the way.
The best thing to do in the interim is to flush the stain with hot soapy water. If this does not remove the stain, you may need to use professional grade products.
Most food and organic stains can be removed using our professional deep cleaners. more
STAIN REMOVAL - For stains that have deeply penetrated un-sealed stone, you will need to take more drastic action than just using a deep cleaner. You will likely need to use what's called a "Poultice". A poultice is a special solution formed as a paste that creates a chemical reaction to draw out stains.
For a complete list of stain removal products, refer to the Product Selection Guide from HMK Stone Care. more
Cleaning Exterior Stone - Exterior Natural Stone poses challenges due to many environmental elements. Dirt, Grease, Oils, Smog, Acid Rain, Sap, and Leaf Debris can cause extensive staining on Exterior Stone.
We offer a full line of Professional Grade Cleaning Products that will Aggressively Clean Stone, yet will not damage your stone.
For a complete list of stain removal products, refer to the HMK Product Selection Guide. more