Cleaning and Maintaining Your Granite Composite Sink
Your Ruvati epiGranite sink requires appropriate maintenance, just like any other appliance. Compared to stainless steel basins, granite sinks are much more maintenance-free and durable. Your granite sink will always appear brand-new if you take the actions listed below.
A friendly reminder to always try stain removers in a small, inconspicuous area.
We advise using any non-abrasive cleanser for general cleaning, including Bar Keeper's Friend, Soft Scrub/Soft Scrub with Bleach, or regular liquid dish soap. Rinse and wipe the sink dry with a clean, soft towel to get rid of any water stains or soap film accumulations.
Removing Hard Water Stains and Mineral Deposits:
White stains on your washbasin can be caused by hard water and water-soluble minerals. Removing these can be challenging. Use a hard water stain remover like Lime-Away or CLR to get rid of these stains the best manner possible. This can be done once every one to two months. adhere to the directions on the container. After cleaning the sink completely with a brush and water, fully dry it off. Use vinegar instead of pesticides if you'd like to. Vinegar should be sprayed all over the sink surface, then left to percolate for 30 minutes. To keep the vinegar soaked on the counter surface, spread paper towels over the surface. Use a brush to clean after 30 minutes, then rinse with water. Once finished, cover the complete sink surface with mineral oil (or baby oil, or olive oil). Hard water and mineral layers won't accumulate on the sink surface if mineral oil is applied frequently to it.
Removing Stains and Scuff Marks:
Bar Keepers Friend is an effective solution for removing tough stains and can be used through repeated cleanings. If the stains persist, a mild abrasive cleanser and gentle scouring pad may be used. However, in cases of particularly stubborn stains, a mixture of 50% bleach and 50% water may be applied. It's crucial to note that this solution should only be used in specific situations and not for regular cleaning purposes. After applying the bleach solution, allow it to sit in the sink for an hour before thoroughly scrubbing and rinsing to ensure that no bleach remains. It's also important to rinse dark-colored sinks with hot water to remove any residual cleaning agents. Remember to take the necessary safety precautions when using cleaning products, such as wearing gloves and providing proper ventilation. Always follow the instructions on the product label or consult a professional for guidance if necessary.
Use any abrasive cleaning agents or scrub pads, such as Steel Wool
Use straight bleach
Use commercial alkalis, such as ammonia and/or caustic solutions
Use drain-blocking chemicals that involve filling the sink with water
Use the sink to clean paint or grout materials