How to clean your stone is always a frequently asked question, but even more so now that we’re in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Everyone is hyper-focused on cleaning and keeping germs to a minimum to help #flattenthecurve. We wanted to ensure you had the most up-to-date information available from the Centers for Disease Control on their cleaning and disinfecting recommendations to fight Covid-19.
It’s been circulating in the news that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. The CDC has offered guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting highly touched surfaces (like your counters, but also doorknobs, light switches, handles, faucets, sinks). They have recommended a household cleaner and EPA-registered disinfectant appropriate for the surface. Finding the right cleaner and disinfectant will be key for your stone. While bleach is not safe for stone, alcohol is– and the CDC says alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol can disinfect surfaces. When looking at what product to use, the CDC suggests following label instructions, and we would recommend you also check the label of any cleaners to ensure they are safe for stone!
For the full report from the CDC on cleaning and disinfecting recommendations, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html.
Stay safe and keep those hard surfaces clean and disinfected!