How Did We Restore This Historic Gravestone in Minutes?


Today, we’re diving into a unique project in a very old graveyard. We’re experimenting with Monumental, a revolutionary cleaning solution, to restore some gravestones. One notable gravestone belongs to Mr. William Carroll, a distinguished figure from the War of 1812. This grand and elaborate grave caught our attention, and we decided to bring it back to its former glory.

Understanding Monumental: The Science Behind the Clean

Monu-mental is an impressive product based on quaternary ammonia, commonly referred to as “quat.” This non-toxic, non-corrosive solution contains no bleach or acid. What makes quats fascinating is their positively charged nature, which allows them to effectively clean without damaging delicate surfaces. This is especially crucial for soft stones found in old gravestones, as they can be easily damaged by harsh brushing or pressure washing.

Why Monu-mental is Ideal for Delicate Stone Cleaning

Traditional cleaning methods, such as pressure washing, can be too abrasive for ancient gravestones. Soft stones can crumble or erode when subjected to high-pressure water jets or scrubbing. By using Monu-mental, we avoid physical contact, ensuring that the stone's integrity remains intact. A simple spray application is all it takes to see remarkable results without the risk of damage.

The Process: Applying Monu-mental

We applied Monu-mental generously on Mr. Carroll’s gravestone, allowing it to soak in and work its magic. The beauty of this product is its “spray and walk away” functionality. In about 15 days, we’ll revisit the site to observe the transformation. Already, we can see the initial changes, especially in areas where water runoff has caused significant discoloration.

A Broader Application: Beyond Gravestones

While Monu-mental is perfect for gravestones, its applications extend far beyond. It can be used for old buildings, city monuments, and other landmarks where traditional cleaning methods are impractical or damaging. For instance, in downtown areas with large planters, accessing water can be a challenge. Monu-mental allows for regular maintenance without the need for heavy equipment or water sources.

Innovating for Better Results

At Southeast Softwash, we’re constantly seeking ways to innovate and provide our clients with the best solutions. Monu-mental represents a significant leap forward in the realm of delicate surface cleaning. By combining this advanced product with our expertise, we’re able to tackle challenging cleaning tasks that were previously deemed impossible.

Join the Journey

Stay tuned for updates as we continue our cleaning journey with Monu-mental. We’ll share the results of our efforts on Mr. Carroll’s gravestone and other projects. If you’re interested in learning more about Monu-mental or our other products, check out our website and join the conversation on our social media channels.

Final Thoughts

Grave cleaning isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about preserving history. With Monu-mental, we’re not just cleaning stones—we’re safeguarding stories and memories. Whether you’re a professional cleaner or someone passionate about preserving historical sites, Monu-mental offers a safe and effective solution.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or to share your own experiences with historical cleaning projects. Let’s keep our history pristine, one spray at a time.

Peace out, and happy cleaning!

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