Madison Monuments Headstone Cleaning Services
BUILDING LEGACIES - CREATING MEMORIES - CELEBRATING LIFE
It is important that cemetery managers ensure headstones are regularly cleaned. Weather, plant and animal life, and other outdoor elements present a particular challenge to many types of headstones. Many kinds of plants can cause moisture to be trapped on and under the monument’s surface, contributing to the deterioration of the stone. Moisture can then lead to biological growth such as algae, fungi, lichen, and mold. This kind of organic growth can dissolve concrete, limestone, marble, and sandstone with acid secretions.
Professional Headstone Cleaning And Maintenance
Before beginning the headstone cleaning process, Madison Monuments’ expert team performs an evaluation of the memorial. This evaluation determines the type of stone and the proper cleaning method and cleaning products to be used. Non-Ionic soaps such as D/2 biological solution, paired with clean water and soft-bristled brushes, are most commonly used by headstone cleaning professionals.