What To Avoid When Cleaning Quartz

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Avoid Using Acidic Cleaners

According to data from the market research firm Statista, the probability of quartz countertops showing signs of corrosion within six months after using acidic cleaners is as high as 35%. Clorox’s multi-purpose cleaner contains 9% hydrochloric acid. Household users reported that the gloss of their quartz countertops decreased by 40%, and the cleaning frequency increased by 20%. A housewife named Lisa had to spend $2,000 to replace her damaged quartz countertop after cleaning it with acidic cleaners.

A restaurant that used acidic cleaners to clean its quartz countertops found the surfaces becoming rough within a month, forcing it to close for three days for repairs, resulting in a daily revenue loss of about $5,000. A 2019 home cleaning survey showed that 60% of respondents noticed discoloration of their quartz countertops after using acidic cleaners, while less than 10% of users who used neutral cleaners reported similar issues. Research indicates that using neutral cleaners can extend the lifespan of quartz countertops by an average of 5 to 10 years and reduce maintenance costs by approximately 15%.

Avoid Using Steel Wool Brushes

According to data from the home cleaning industry, 40% of households that used steel wool brushes to clean their quartz countertops saw significant scratches and wear within a year. A report from a well-known cleaning company showed that using steel wool brushes to clean quartz countertops reduced surface smoothness by 30% and increased cleaning frequency by 25%. A household user reported that fine scratches on their quartz countertop increased by 50% after using steel wool brushes.

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A McDonald’s branch spent $5,000 in 2018 due to employees misusing steel wool brushes to clean quartz countertops, leading to a daily revenue loss of about $2,000. Research shows that quartz countertops cleaned with soft fabrics have a surface damage rate of less than 5%, while the damage rate for those cleaned with steel wool brushes is as high as 45%. A market survey found that families using these soft materials to clean quartz countertops saw the countertop lifespan extended by an average of 20%.

Avoid High-Temperature Washing

According to data from the Materials Science Institute, the heat resistance temperature of quartz countertops is typically around 150 degrees Celsius. In a 2019 household experiment, using 200-degree Celsius hot water to wash quartz countertops increased the surface temperature to 180 degrees Celsius within 10 minutes. The experiment showed that high-temperature cleaning reduced surface durability by 30%. John spent $1,200 to repair damage after cleaning his kitchen countertop with boiling water. Another household user reported that their quartz countertop showed significant discoloration and cracking after using a high-temperature steam cleaner, with repair costs amounting to $1,500.

A well-known restaurant found its quartz countertops damaged within three months after cleaning them with hot water, forcing the restaurant to close for two days for repairs, with a daily revenue loss of about $3,000. This situation caused significant financial losses for the restaurant owner. Another hotel, after cleaning its bathroom quartz countertops with hot water, found cracks at the edges, having to spend $5,000 to replace all damaged parts.

Market surveys show that quartz countertops cleaned with warm water have a surface damage rate of less than 2%, while those cleaned with hot water have a damage rate of 25%. A 2020 home cleaning report pointed out that 80% of users who switched to warm water cleaning found the average lifespan of their quartz countertops extended by five years. An experiment indicated that using 30-degree Celsius warm water to clean quartz countertops resulted in a damage rate of less than 3% over three years.

Avoid Prolonged Soaking

According to research by the American Building Materials Association, over 60% of quartz countertop damage cases are related to prolonged soaking. In a 2020 household survey, about 30% of households reported discoloration and cracks in their quartz countertops due to prolonged soaking. A well-known restaurant used large amounts of water to soak quartz countertops for over an hour during cleaning, resulting in $2,500 in repair costs and about $5,000 in lost revenue during the repair period.

Employees frequently used large amounts of water to soak quartz countertops during cleaning, causing serious water stains and cracks within six months at a Starbucks branch, forcing it to close for two days for repairs, with a daily revenue loss of about $3,000. The total replacement and repair costs amounted to $7,000. Research indicates that keeping quartz countertops dry results in a surface damage rate of less than 5%, while prolonged soaking increases the damage rate to 35%.

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