Sometimes we forget that while granite has such an incredible durability and strength it is still vulnerable to certain types of damage. Although granite is very hard, it is also quite brittle. Anything that bumps against the sharp corners or edges can take out an unsightly chip. Stacking objects on the polished surface can scratch or dull the finish. All persons who handle heavy pieces of granite should be properly trained and certified in proper monument installation to ensure it is done correctly. We are proud to say that all of our professional monument and marker installation specialists have been properly trained and certified by the Elberton Granite Association, Elberton, Georgia.
A granite memorial, like any material that is constantly exposed to the elements, will require certain maintenance. Never use cleaners with abrasives or cleaners with chlorine to clean polished granite. Do not use waxes or polishes to "brighten" the granite. Peoples Funeral Home and Monument Company offer you our expert cleaning services at a very affordable price. We recommend that regularly, once a year- perhaps on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas, you have your memorial professionally cleaned and checked by our trained and certified monument restoration specialists. We use special high pressure washers and distinctive cleaning agents to properly, carefully and thoroughly clean and preserve your cherished memorial.
Granite monuments and markers make beautiful memorials. Having your memorial properly cleaned and checked, once per year, will ensure that your memorial will retain its beauty and honor your loved one for many years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your memorial, please give us a call or e-mail us. We are happy to help!