The natural stone surfaces in your home are an investment that add elegance, beauty, and value. Accordingly, taking care of these surfaces and keeping them looking their best is a top priority, yet many of the cleaning agents regularly used to treat granite, marble, tile, and more, are far from healthy for your home.
Green Cleaning Seattle shares some statistics about dangerous cleaning products used in the United States:
- There are 17,000 petrochemicals available for use in the home, but only 30% of those have been tested for exposure to the environment, and humans.
- There are 63 synthetic chemicals found in the average American home.
- Indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outdoor air pollution, according to the E.P.A.
- There have been roughly 5 million household product poisonings reported, and most of them involve children.
Looking at these numbers, it’s no wonder parents are increasingly concerned about which cleaning products enter their home. And especially for granite countertops in the kitchen, the potential hazards of using a generic cleaner on surfaces your children eat off of are tremendous.
That’s why cleaning your stone surfaces with safe, natural products is best for your stone–and your family. When you shop for cleaning products, take the time to read labels and find cleaning agents that are safe and gentle enough for your home.
When you purchase granite, marble, or tile countertops from EZ Tile and Marble, we want to be sure you know how to care for your surfaces safely. To learn even more about natural stone care, contact us!