A monument or a headstone on your loved one’s grave is a reminder of the life they lived. It is their last anchor to the world of the living and it is up to their living family members to ensure that the monument stays in the best condition possible.
Preserving the memorial in a good condition shows your dedication and reverence for the deceased. How many times do you pass a headstone in a cemetery that is cracked and covered in moss and weeds?
At Summit Memorials, we manufacture headstones that come with a lifetime guarantee. We assure you that the granite will neither crack nor deteriorate. However, to prevent dust and grime from affecting the integrity of the structure, it is important that you conduct regular monument cleaning sessions.
As one of the top-rated headstone manufacturers in Edmonton, we cannot emphasize enough the fact that monument restoration and cleaning sessions are essential to enhance the lifetime of a headstone.
In this blog, we have talked about some of the things that you should keep in mind regarding headstone cleaning.
They Know What They Are Doing
When it comes to cleaning monuments, most people believe they can do it themselves. However, if you are unaware of the process, you might end up making things worse. Some cleaning materials react with granite, compromising its integrity.
Moreover, there are chances that you will not clean the monument as thoroughly as a professional will. Hence, it is always better to hire a professional.
You have probably seen a few monuments in the cemetery that are covered with dirt, grime, mold, mildew and other things. When this happens, it makes the monument illegible and hard to understand, it can also stain the monument. Professional monument cleaners have methods that they use to remove these stains and help restore the monument to its original condition.
They Have The Right Equipment
Professional monument cleaners use special cleaning solutions and techniques such as pressure washing which is a safe way to clean the monument when done by a professional but may damage the monument if you don’t know what you are doing. They also use special tools to help restore the monument by removing all the mold and mildew and any staining that may occur.
They Use Techniques That Can Increase The Monuments Lifetime
Keeping the monument clean is the best way to preserve the monument. By keeping it clean, you can ensure that the surface of the monument is strong. This will help prevent any cracking and other damages from happening due to growth on the monument or grime build-up.
Using tools like wire-bristled brushes, bleach or acidic cleaning agents will end up affecting the integrity of the granite. Experts who deal with monument cleaning on a daily basis have a few tricks up their sleeves that not only restore the headstone to its original condition but also increase its lifespan.
Harsher stains or debris from hard water, moss or other organic growth require a level of expertise to remove in order not to damage the stone. Summit’s mobile units are equipped with the proper cleaning agents and tools to bring your monument back to its original beauty without harming the finish.
About Summit Memorials
Let us help you honour your loved ones in the best way possible. Our specially trained staff tries to make the toughest time of your life a little bit easier by providing high-quality memorial services and products. The headstones that our craftsmen build are the best in the business. The granite headstones we provide in Alberta and Saskatchewan are guaranteed to never wear out or crack due to normal elements and weather conditions.
At Summit Memorials, we provide our customers with premium quality and well-crafted monuments, headstones, tombstones, and grave markers. For more information about our services, visit our website or contact us here today.
Over time, some monuments may become difficult to read and may need to be restored to their original beauty & legibility. Our experienced monument technicians use a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and old-fashioned craftsmanship to restore monuments to their original beauty, like in the examples above.