Grave Marker Cleaning What You Need To Know

We all miss our loved ones; Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Aunts, Cousins and Grandparents.  If only we could turn back the time and tell them how much we love them just one more time. All those times you shared is nothing but a sweet memory now and all that’s left of their legacy is their Grave Marker.


We look at their grave marker as a symbol of what they were once was. That’s why we should take great care in preserving their legacy.


Even those grave markers we consider permanent will have some damage, elemental factors such as erosion, weathering and neglect have all taken their toll.


The type of material plays a pivotal part in making sure our grave markers last. The variety can be overwhelming grave markers can be made from materials such as marble, limestone, sandstone, bronze, granite, cast iron, stainless steel, and the list just goes on and on.


Out of these materials, bronze is the best overall in terms of durability and attractiveness. High quality  bronze grave markers like the ones in this website is recommended. Bronze markers look elegant and sophisticated no other material can compare.


With that being said the first thing to keep in mind in cleaning grave stones is;

  1. Check for Damages
    • Taking a few minutes to look for obvious signs of damage can save so much time and money in the long run. Clean very cautiously, avoid putting pressure on the weakened areas. It is better to leave some dirt than to put additional stress on the grave marker
  2. Clean your Bronze Grave Marker
    • The first step is to get an sponge and gently remove the first layer of dirt and grime.
    • After you have removed the first layer of dirt or grime, you can use your brushes. Wet your brushes, then use them to gently scrub each part of the stone.
  3. Dealing with Growths
    • Its normal to deal with growth with grave markers since its exposed to the elements
    • Most growths can be dealt with an simple ammonia mixture. Combine one part ammonia with four parts water.
    • Using a clean sponge, gently scrub the affected area with the ammonia mixture. After you are done, rinse with clean, plain water.
  4. Asking an Expert
    • Proper grave marker providers should have help lines like the ones in this website.
    •  If you have any concerns about the state of the gravestone, it is a good idea to talk to an expert.
    • They can provide you with instructions or offer the service itself.

By taking proper care of the grave markers of our ancestors, we can help teach the younger generations who the people that helped shaped our lives so positively. By doing this we can hope they will do the same to their children and help preserve our families name and legacy.