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Remove Water Stains On Granite Surfaces In 3 Easy Steps


If your home has recently been flooded, once the water has been removed from your home, you have to deal with removing the evidence that the water was present. If you have granite flooring, walls or countertops, floodwater can leave behind lines and stains on granite surfaces that make it apparent that they were present. Luckily, you can easily remove water stains on granite in a three easy steps.

Remove The Water

The first thing you need to do in order to remove the water stains is to remove all the water that is still on the granite surfaces in your house. If most of the water has been pumped out of your house, all you need to do is either mop up or soak up the remaining water.

You can use towels to soak up the remaining water; be sure to ring them out in your washer. Or, you can use the reverse mopping process to get rid of the water. Instead of applying water to the granite surface with a mop, use your mop to absorb the water.

Clean The Area

Once all the water is removed, you need to clean the granite surface to remove any dirt or residue that was deposited through the flood waters before you get into the nitty-gritty of the stain removal process.

You can use a clean mop and dish-soap water solution to clean your floors with, or you can purchase a cleaning solution designed specifically for granite surfaces. Allow the area to dry after you clean it before moving on to the next step.

Polish The Granite

If the water was sitting on the granite for a long time, even after the area is cleaned, you'll notice that your granite now has a white powdery look to it. This is what happens when water sits on granite for a long period of time.

In order to remove that white powder look, you need to dry steel wool to the granite. You need to gently buff the granite in a circular motion with a piece of steel wool. This will remove the white powder substance and will make the granite shine again. As you work, sweep up the powder that you create. When you have finished working, use a damp cloth to clean up any remaining powder.

The amount of time it will take to make your granite look like new again really depends on how much granite you have to cover. If the area is only a couple of square feet, you can easily go through this whole process in under an hour. If the area you need to clean and polish is significantly larger, it could take you a couple of hours to complete this project. If you don't have the time to do this, you can schedule a stone resurfacing company to come in and make your granite look like new again. 

For more information, contact Marble Tec Systems or a similar company.


30 September 2015