Much like Stainless Steel and Ceramic sinks, Granite sinks need special treatment in order for them to be left looking sparkling clean and without any harmful bacteria left over from food preparation or washing. There are many ways for you to clean your Granite sink along with the simple and standard process of hot water and washing up liquid. We’ve put together a list of the best methods used to clean a Granite sink. Have a read and put them into practice in order to leave your sink fantastically clean.
As mentioned previously, your first port of call should always be to try cleaning your sink with hot water and washing up liquid. This will remove the majority of dirt, grease and grime as well as bacteria. Once you have completed this, you should dry the sink with a cloth in order to prevent Limescale from building up on the sink surface. If you still notice stains or marks try Bar Keepers Friend, available in most supermarkets and cleaning shops. Simply apply as per the bottles instructions and your sink will be looking like new in no time at all.
After continual, daily use with coffee, wine and other liquids being poured in the sink, small deposits can start to build up and create stains. These stains appear because Limescale left on the sink surface absorbs staining agents. To avoid this simply wash and dry your sink daily to remove any left over Limescale. If you have not washed your sink daily try using a solution of 1 parts vinegar to 3 parts of water which will loosen any Limescale allowing you to scrub the rest away.
As a general rule never allow pots, pans or sharp objects to be dropped or scraped along the surface of the sink as these can leave untreatable scratches and marks. Similarly, do not allow bleach to be left on the sink for longer than 20 minutes as this can affect the finish of the sink. Your final solution to a truly stubborn stain will be to add 1 part biological washing powder to 40 parts warm water and leave for 8 hours. The washing powder will breakdown the Limescale allowing you to wipe away the excess.
As a general rule, always check the manufacturers recommendations for cleaning your Granite sink as they will alsways indicate the best practice.