Common Cleaning Products Can Damage Marble

slide3.jpgIf you go through the effort and expense of having marble countertops installed in your home’s kitchen, bathroom, or other rooms, you need to go the extra mile and use the proper cleaning products to clean and maintain them.

Cleaning chemicals you use on other surfaces and areas throughout your home not only won’t clean marble, but they also can actually damage it. For example, vinegar, ammonia, bleach, and even brand name disinfectants like Lysol are overly acidic or too harsh for marble.

Using these products can corrode the marble surface, eating away at the natural shine and leaving behind dull spots or discoloration.

Marble Repair Manhattan — Preventing Etching

This type of marble damage, known as etching, also can be caused by leaving acidic foods or drinks on your marble surfaces. For example, leaving raw lemons, limes, tomatoes, or other highly acidic foods or juices can damage your marble surface just like unsafe cleaning products.

The easiest way to prevent etching is to be careful about what you allow to touch your marble surfaces. Taking care not to leave acidic foods and drinks on your countertops, or not using the wrong cleaning products, can help save your marble.

Marble Repair Manhattan — Repairing Damaged Marble

But it’s also practically impossible to keep watch over your marble countertops 24/7/365, especially if you have children. And no matter how often you instruct your cleaning crew about properly caring for your marble, invariably there will be a new person on the crew who doesn’t know any better.

Fortunately, should your marble surface become damaged due to etching or another cause, help is always just a phone call or mouse click away.

At Love Marble, our highly skilled professional marble technicians have the experience and know how to repair your damaged marble, no matter how much etching it has. Just visit our website or call us anytime to schedule an appointment.

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