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Steps For Taking Care Of Marble Countertops

Marble countertops can be very beautiful and make any kitchen look elegant. Marble countertops offer many advantages. They are heat resistant so you can put hot pans and dishes directly onto the surface of the counter. They are naturally cool so they are great for baking. They are very durable as well. These are just a few of the reasons why you may want to choose marble. When choosing a marble countertop, you will need to be very diligent and careful in the way that you maintain it and take care of it. There are very specific actions you will need to take to make sure the beautiful marble countertop is taken care of correctly.

How to Take Care of Marble Countertops

1. Sealing. Marble is naturally porous. Although it is very beautiful, it is susceptible to stains because of how porous it is. Marble is generally sealed before it is installed in your home, but it will need to be sealed on a regular basis. Some professionals even recommend sealing the marble every 3-6 months. This will protect it from acidic foods and liquids such as lemon juice, vinegar and others. Oils will not be able to seep into the marble pores if it is sealed regularly as well.

2. Clean Immediately and Correctly. Another important way to take care of your marble countertops is to clean them immediately after use. If something spills, clean it up right away. You do not want to allow liquids and foods the chance to permeate the countertop. One of the best cleaning solutions is dish soap and warm water. By cleaning with this solution immediately, you will prevent any damage to the countertop.

3. Cutting Board and Heavy Equipment. Although marble is a pretty hard material, it is still susceptible to scratching, chipping and denting. When cutting on the counters, you will want to make sure that you use a cutting board so that you do not scratch it. You will also want to avoid dragging heavy mixers, or other kitchen equipment that could potentially scratch the marble. Use pads, coasters and other things to ensure the table remains safe from damage.

Even though marble is one of the most beautiful countertop materials, it is also one of the most difficult to maintain. By following the steps above, you can ensure that the marble countertops stay beautiful and in as great of condition as when it was first installed. 

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An Introduction to Home Roofing

It is important to keep a roof over the head's of your family members. If your roof leaks though, then your family isn't very well protected. In fact, a simple leak can be incredibly dangerous. Electrical issues, hazardous mold, and rotten roof beams can all be caused by a leak. If you leave the leak for too long, then snow and ice can even cause your roof to collapse. A roof in a state of disrepair won't protect you very well from falling tree limbs either. As the son of a roofer, I have heard many stories about roof damage. Surprisingly, most homeowners had no idea there was a problem. Learn what you can now from my blogs about potential roofing concerns and when you should invest in an inspection. I have provided you with information that even outlines the benefits of different roofing materials, if you want a change.