With COVID-19, disinfecting your surroundings is always a good idea. However, this is not the only reason that you would need to disinfect your countertops, you also need to do this because food preparation is a messy process, and spills are common in the kitchen. What this means, is that your Quartz surfaces can quickly become a breeding ground for E.coli, Salmonella, and more.
It is recommended that you clean your Quartz surfaces daily, and disinfect them at least twice a week.
Here are a few tips on how to disinfect your Quartz countertop:
- You can sanitise your ccountertop by mixing one part bleach with ten parts water in a spray bottle, then to spray the entire surface. Bleach is a very strong substance and you could be worried about using it on your Quartz countertop, but don’t worry: this is a diluted solution and will not cause any damage or discolouration. Don’t wipe the solution away immediately – leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes before wiping it dry.
- Another solution that you can use: 70% isopropyl or ethyl alcohol solution. Spray the entire surface and wipe it away.
- Don’t use disinfecting wipes. These wipes contain citric acid as their primary ingredient. It is not diluted, and using them will weaken the natural seal and leave your surface vulnerable to discolouration.