How To Protect and Preserve a Gravestone

How To Protect and Preserve a Gravestone

December 23, 2022

When you lose a loved one, there are many ways to honor their memory. One of the best ways to honor those who have passed is to learn how to clean a granite headstone and practice regular gravesite maintenance. In this article, we will share how to protect and preserve a gravestone so your visits to your loved one’s gravesite can positively impact you and the cemetery as a whole.

Other than adding flowers to the gravesite, there are plenty of ways to keep a gravesite looking its best. To cleanse the gravestone or other marker, you should use a light-colored or white brush with soft plastic nylon bristles to clean it and clean distilled or natural water. To clean the gravestone without harming the materials, you will want to gently brush away any dirt or debris that has built up. Ideally, you should only do this process once a year. Some materials for headstones should only be cleaned once every ten years. 

If you are in the process of ordering a headstone for a recently passed loved one, you may want to ask the memorial company or funeral home if they have any specific instructions for cleaning the headstone.

Once you know how often to clean the headstone and what materials to use, you can clean the headstone as needed. You can do it on a meaningful date, such as the anniversary of your loved one’s passing, or another important date, such as the anniversary of your wedding day, if the deceased loved one is a spouse. This will also help with remembering the date.

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Phillipsburg Memorial Company offers beautifully-designed, high-quality memorial stones that honor the memories of those who have passed. We’re committed to helping each one of our clients identify cemetery markers in Phillipsburg, NJ, that best suit their end-of-life plan and budget. As a family-owned and -operated company, we take great care to provide all of our clients with the information and products they need, with compassion and comfort in their delicate, trying situations. We’re also proud of our reputation for high-quality craftsmanship, dependability and expediency. Our team understands the pressures associated with end-of-life events and will work diligently to meet your required timeline. See the site for more details:

About Our Services

Phillipsburg Memorial Company has been the premier memorial company for Phillipsburg, NJ and the surrounding area since 1939. We offer a variety of services that include granite memorials, bronze plaques, and cemetery lettering and cleaning. Our reputation for professional service, dependability, and craftsmanship are hallmarks of the service we provide to each of our customers.

Phillipsburg Memorial Company is a proud member of The National Federation of Independent Business. Call, email, or come by our office for your free consultation! 


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