Madison Monuments Grave Marker Cleaning Services
BUILDING LEGACIES - CREATING MEMORIES - CELEBRATING LIFE
Madison Monuments understands how important it is to ensure your family member’s resting place remains clean and beautiful. When they notice the natural stone getting dingy, many people attempt to clean the grave marker themselves. Unfortunately, this can lead to more harm than good. The wrong cleaning agents can cause significant damage to the surface of the stone.
Grave Marker Maintenance
It is important that cemetery managers ensure memorials are regularly cleaned. Weather, plant and animal life, and other outdoor elements present a particular challenge to grave markers. Different kinds of plants can cause moisture to be trapped on and under the plaque’s surface This contributes to the overall deterioration of the monument. 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.
Gravestone Cleaning Service
Before beginning the grave marker cleaning process, our team performs an evaluation of the memorial. The evaluation determines what stone the base material is and the proper cleaning method and cleaning products to be used. Commonly, a spray bottle filled with clean water and mild non-ionic soap paired with a soft-bristled brush and a specific bronze cleaning solution is used to clean grave markers.