Monuments and memorials are a cherished, lasting reminder—whether of beloved individuals or honoring those who sacrificed for others. But time, the elements or vandalism can deteriorate and mar existing monuments and plaques. The effects of these factors can call for restoration or cleaning that goes beyond the scope of routine maintenance.
Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc. is committed to the preserving and rehabilitating of your families cherished monuments and memorials.
Whether the monument – personal or civic – requires cleaning, repair, or major restoration. Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc. can call upon the wide range of talented artisans and sculptors who will provide an unmatched level of caring, detailed work that brings your important tribute back to its original integrity.
Headstone cleaning can include Lichen Removal, Gravestone Repair, Monument Leveling, Planting of Flowers and Historic Marker Preservation.
Service may be provided for Headstones, footstones, tombs, lawn markers, columbaria, mausoleums, statues, memorials, plaques and more.
Materials that are cleaned and repaired include Brownstone, Slate, Marble, Granite, Bronze, and more.
Cracks and chips can be filled with lime mortars that can be color-matched to the stone. On thin stones which have broken, external support is often required to insure a permanent repair. This is provided by welding a custom aluminum frame which fits tightly around the stone, providing permanent support. Many stones start to lean over time due to uneven settling. This causes severe stress on the headstone particularly on monuments made from several pieces of stone. Righting a leaning stone is an expensive repair that prevents stones from breaking in the future.
In the past, iron and steel pins were often used to connect multiple pieces of stone in a monument. Overtime these pins rust and expand, cracking the stone and eventually causing it to fall. All pins must be removed and replaced with stainless steel or another nonferrous metal.
Cleaning of headstones, monuments, or statues including current and historic headstones, including granite, marble, slate, and brownstone use a soft bristle brushes and an eco-friendly biological solution that is specially formulated to remove environmental pollution, dirt, graffiti and staining from biological soils such as mold, mildew, lichen, and algae.