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If you’re a homeowner that has made the investment to install natural stone surfaces in your home, then you understand how important it is to keep that investment clean and in good condition. Upkeep of your natural stone is possible to do on your own, but it is definitely difficult. For minor upkeep, here are some tips and information that can be helpful, but there is a lot to understand. This is why it’s important to have your natural stone surfaces regularly cleaned by a professional. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should have your stone cleaning done by a professional:

1. They Understand the Composition of Your Natural Stone

Believe or not, not all-natural stone surfaces are created equal. It seems like stone cleaning could be really simple, and it definitely can be, but you have to first understand the composition of your natural stone. A stone cleaning professional will know the composition of your natural stone surfaces, and know how best to clean it without causing damage or erosion. They know that sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic stone all needs to be treated differently in order to avoid damage. Having your stone cleaning done regularly by a professional will help your stone look better and last longer.

2. They Can Seal Your Stone

A professional can seal your natural stone surfaces for you to prevent staining and damage. This one extra step in the professional cleaning process can save you a lot of money in the long run, as you will invest in preventing stains from spills, footprints, and general wear and tear to your natural stone. It is important to note that having your stone sealed will not make it invincible to all stains, but will help to prevent stains that could end up being costly to clean or even cause you to have to replace your natural stone.

3. They Know How to Identify and Remove Stains

Just as natural stone surfaces can differ in type, so can types of stains and the manner in which they should best be removed. Stone cleaning can be tricky if the type of stain is incorrectly identified, and it can even cause further damage to the natural stone surface. There are so many types of stains- oil based, acid-based, biological, metallic, the list goes on. This is a lot for someone to learn and remember. A professional natural stone cleaner will know these types of stains like the back of their hand, and know how to remove it.


It is crucial for you to have your natural stone professionally cleaned regularly in order to maintain its beauty. We understand that your home is important to you, and want to help keep your natural stone as clean as possible. For stone cleaning in Santa Cruz CA, stone cleaning in Carmel CA, stone cleaning in Monterey CA, and many other locations in California, our customers trust us to keep their natural stone surfaces beautiful and clean.

Here is a situation that we see all too often. Accidental etching of natural stone.

A client contacted us because she had an unfortunate accident on her bath vanity. She was fully aware that she caused the problem (etching) by not thinking her actions through before doing what she did.

One of these photos shows the area where she set a paper bowl of CLR (an acid-based cleaner) on her marble vanity and let it set as she was soaking her shower head in it. Whoops! Big etched area. Maybe you too have experienced something similar. Well, if so, all is not lost!

We were successful in repairing the damage with very desirable results. Take a look at the before and after pictures. If you would like a professional to let you know if your countertops or stone floors can be resurfaced to look beautiful again please give us a call here Castles Home Service, we would love to hear from you.

Castles Home Service – making the California more beautiful one countertop/floor at a time.