House cleaning may seem easy at first, but once you get down to it, you find out there is much more to learn. For example, you have to know more about the different surfaces and how to clean them efficiently. Knowing just how to tackle every surface can not only make things easier for you but also ensures the best care for said surfaces.
This is very important, especially when it comes to high-end finishes. Thankfully, there are ways to handle the task to a very high standard, without endangering the surface or the outcome. Here are few types of finishes and cleaning methods to tackle them like a pro:
- Granite – Granite is a fancy addition to any kitchen as countertops and kitchen islands alike. Some homes feature granite floors too. Surely the main thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word granite is durability and strength. Granite cannot be easily scratched, so you don’t need to worry much about cleaning. Grab your dishwashing detergent or castile soap and a sponge or a soft cloth and get to work. Since most granite surfaces are sealed, you will do well to avoid vinegar and ammonia. These solutions can eat away the seal and dull the granite surface, which is the last thing you want. Wipe in large strokes, then rinse with water. If there is still a messy spot, re-do the wiping again. Since granite is hard enough, you can put your strength to work and wipe off hard spots vigorously.
- Glass – nowadays there are a lot of glass tables, shower doors and even walls. When paired with the right equipment, glass surfaces contribute to a modern look. Glass is somewhat tricky to clean. It is not that it is fragile, but it can easily scratch and etch if you are not careful. Using the right methods and solutions can prevent this. Unlike granite, it is perfectly fine to resort to white vinegar when cleaning glass. Just mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and work your way around glass surfaces. Don’t ever use powdered cleaners, as these can easily scratch the surface of the glass and leave a visible mark. Always use soft microfibre towels and cloths to clean such surfaces.
- Marble – you can expect to find marble countertops or marble stairs in a decent number of homes nowadays. Regardless of how it is used, marble is a high-end finish that requires a specific cleaning approach. For cleaning marble, you can do with just warm water and soap. Scrub present stains hard or just wipe the surface to sanitise it. Castile soap is an excellent gentle solution that usually works wonders. You can vacuum or just wipe with a damp cloth when dealing with dust. Marble is not difficult to clean at all.
Now that you know how to deal with these three surfaces, you can bet your home cleaning will become more efficient.
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