Remove White Mineral Deposits from Granite Countertop
LESLIE: Madeline on Long Island has a cleaning question. What can we do for you?
MADELINE: Hi. I had a granite top put in my bathroom. It’s a dark-colored granite and around where the faucet and the knobs are, it’s almost like when they drilled the hole they created a crevice around it and there’s a white – and I’ve cleaned it with everything; I cannot get this white film off. And the granite top is brown.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm, so you see it.
MADELINE: So it looks awful all the time.
LESLIE: You know what, Madeline? I also live on Long Island, so I deal with a very similar situation in my kitchen. And what you’re seeing at the base of the knobs, that white sort of powdery residue that just doesn’t seem to clean up is actually mineral deposits and it’s probably from something that’s in our water and it’s just kicking around and sitting especially in that groove that you’ve got there. And what you need to clean it – and I tend to do this every time I pass and I notice it – is clean it with some white vinegar. And you can mix the white vinegar with water. It dilutes it a bit but it still works. Sometimes I just put some white vinegar on a sponge and just attack it there and it goes away. It will come back. It’s just sort of a maintenance issue.
MADELINE: Oh, alright. I can deal with that then. Alright, thank …
LESLIE: And you’ll notice it goes away immediately.
MADELINE: Thank you so much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.