Quartz has been known as the material that requires the lowest level of maintenance possible; it is very easy to clean and it will not need sealing. However, there are some situations where you will need something more than just soap and water. Here, we are bringing the top 10 tips on how to clean your quartz work surfaces.
1. Day to day cleaning
For day to day cleaning, use soap, water and a soft cloth.
2. Deep cleaning
Occasionally, you can do the deep cleaning with glass cleaner. Spray the cleaner on the countertop, and then rinse it off with damped cloth.
3. Remove the spills at the earliest opportunity
Although quartz is highly resistant to stains, spills are removed the easiest if they are still wet. If you remove them immediately you can use just soap and water, but if you wait for them to dry, you will have to use other quartz cleaning products, depending on the type of stain.
4. Avoid harsh chemicals
You should avoid harsh chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia at all times, as they can damage quartz. If such chemicals accidentally come in contact with your quartz surfaces, neutralize their effect with water.
5. Removing dried build up
Avoid harsh knives or objects and just use a putty knife for removing of the buildup. Follow up with the routine cleaning of the work surfaces.
6. Removing dried spills
If you don’t remove the spills at the earliest opportunity, they can leave a bit of a stain. If that happens to you, just use an adhesive cleaner to remove them. Spray a bit of the cleaner on the spills, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then wipe off with a damped cloth. You can follow up with the usual cleaning process.
7. Removing stains from ink and markers
The adhesive cleaner will work with liquids like beverage and coffee, but not as well for ink and markers. For such stains, you should use rubbing alcohol. Pour a bit of the rubbing alcohol on the sloth, and then rub the stain.
8. Removing grease
For grease removing, use a degreasing cleaner. Spray a bit of the cleaner on the spot, then wipe off with damped cloth.
9. Use a vinegar solution
Vinegar solution can help with breaking down the stubborn residue that builds up with every day. If you want your quartz work surfaces to be super clean, mix the vinegar with water and spray it on the surface. Rub it in with kitchen sponge; your work surfaces after this step will be shiny and very clean.
10. Use mats and trivets
If you put a very hot pan on the quartz surface, it can leave on that place a discolouration. To prevent that from happening, always use mats and trivets in the kitchen.
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