Can You Use Clorox Bleach on Granite?

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One high-traffic room in the house that is filled with germs, food or other spills is the kitchen. Many germs and bacteria are tracked in from outside, being spread to the countertops, appliances and even food. Food preparation also increases bacteria growth on countertops, especially if it is not cleaned up quickly. Clorox bleach is an effective cleaner that can deodorize and disinfect many surfaces, including granite.


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Clorox has products that work to kill 99.9 percent of salmonella and E.-coli bacteria, and is a registered product with the Environmental Protection Agency. Clorox may be safely used to clean and disinfect sealed granite, Formica countertops and linoleum. Sealer on granite countertops prevent stains from penetrating the stone, and keep it looking polished and shiny.


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Products that Clorox offers include the regular bleach, which may be used in most rooms of the house to remove germs and sanitize surfaces. Clorox Clean-Up with Bleach offers the same benefits of regular bleach, but with a convenient spray nozzle for everyday use. Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Daily Sanitizing Spray also kills 99.9 percent of harmful bacteria without leaving behind the chemical residue or odor. This spray is gentle enough to use in the kitchen as needed to sanitize and disinfect granite countertops, and is safe to use around children and pets.


How to Use

To reduce bacteria in the home, especially the kitchen, disinfect the area after food preparation or throughout the day. Sanitize granite countertops, cutting boards, utensils, appliances and tables before and after eating to reduce bacteria growth.


Cleaning Routine

To keep a clean, germ-free kitchen, use the following schedule to reduce bacteria growth. Each day, fill the sink with a gallon of hot water and add one tablespoon of Clorox Regular Bleach. Clean the entire countertop with this solution, and allow it to sit for at least five minutes to ensure sanitation. Rinse with clean water and allow it to dry naturally. When using cutting boards, wiping down appliances or tabletops, use the Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface spray throughout the day to keep from tracking bacteria around.


Each week, use Clorox Disinfecting Floor and Surface Cleaner to thoroughly clean the floors, and wash any kitchen towels or sponges with Clorox regular bleach and hot water.



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