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Make the gravestone look clean

People have always buried their dead in one way or another. They also used some type of marker to mark the location of the grave. Sometimes a simple cross is placed on the headstone, and sometimes elaborate pictures and stones can be placed. When you go to visit an old cemetery, you will see the marks of the graves before the Civil War and you might be surprised. Some are well preserved.

There are a variety of materials that gravestones can be made from, but the most common are granite and bronze. This is due to its durability and elegant appearance.

Whatever the choice of material, memorials need regular care to maximize their durability and keep the inscriptions as legible as possible. It is also a good way to show that you are still thinking about the person who passed away.

As for granite, due to its durability, the gravestone will not be damaged by heavy washing. Some people may be wary of using too much force and causing damage, but this is nearly impossible with granite.

A heavy duty non-metallic gel pad is recommended, as well as non-ionic detergents or soaps mixed with water. Doing so will remove calcium deposits, which tend to accumulate on polished granite gravestones as a result of contact with rain and snow.

Going to the bronze gravestones, cleaning them is more complex. The reason is that they are usually made not only of bronze, but also of one or two other materials, which are often used as a base.

Bronze plates are made of copper and tin, with small additions of zinc and lead. They have a coat of lacquer applied to seal their original appearance, but it will gradually deteriorate over time.

Therefore, the use of specialized wax is necessary to keep the bronze gravestone in good condition. This is fairly easy to use and only requires you to scrub it at regular intervals, maybe every 3-6 months.

Because these bronze monuments lie flat at lawn level, they are more susceptible to falling debris and standing water. The granite base can be cleaned using the same slightly aggressive scrubbing technique used on granite gravestones.