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New Jersey Cemeteries Since 1951”
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Cemetery Monument Cleaning and Restoration

A cemetery monument is an important part of any family’s grieving process and represents an extremely valuable, if unsung, part of our society. Besides their significant emotional value, headstones are important for historians to assure that lives can be documented centuries after death. Of the 3 million gravesites in 131 national cemeteries, many are historic headstones that should be protected and treasured.
Many experts devote a great deal of time and energy into preserving these cherished treasures. Cleaning a grave marker properly is monumental to preserving the life of the memorial, but a mistake can end up damaging historic, sometimes irreplaceable, grave markers.
Before cleaning the headstone, it is important to determine what the soiling agents are.

Some soiling agents include:

  • Dirt. Dirt, soil, and mud can lead to dark staining and an overall sullied appearance.
  • Air pollution
  • Biological organisms, such as mold, mildew, moss, lichen, or bacteria can alter the appearance of the stone.
  • Bird droppings or other animal secretions
  • Plant or tree sap
  • Salt damage

Here are some steps involved in monument cleaning:

  • Removal of loose debris or plants.
  • Rinsing of dirt or biological materials—such as lichen, moss, or mildew—with running water to prevent the stone from absorbing the cleaning detergent.
  • Gentle scrubbing of stone with a soft-bristle brush with a non-abrasive, environmentally friendly PH neutral biowash solution
  • Stone is always be kept wet during cleaning process and detergent is rinsed off to ensure it doesn’t dry on the stone.
The expert craftsmen at Monument Lettering have over 63 years of experience in monument restoration of granite, marble, and bronze stone. We will clean your headstone, grave marker, monument, and any flower vases on-site. We understand how important it is to preserve the memory of your loved ones, and we take pride in the outstanding service we provide. This elegant tribute of today will certainly carry on a piece of history to our future generations.
You can trust the professionals at Monument Lettering to preserve the beauty of your priceless, irreplaceable piece of history. Contact us today to restore your loved one’s memorial and give peace of mind to those left behind.
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