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Find A Grave Maintenance Service Near You

For some people, visiting the local cemetery or churchyard to care for the grave of a loved one can be an extremely difficult thing to do. There are many reasons for this, such as age, illness, or geographics if you have moved away or even abroad. There are also those who find it difficult to attend due to work or family commitments, again especially if they no longer live near the grave in question. This can result in the grave looking untended and forgotten, even if it’s not.

One solution to the problem however, are companies who provide grave marker and memorial tending services. Starting from a few pounds per month, these companies will visit and tend the designated grave on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Some people request tending on an anniversary or birthday, others may want fresh flowers laid every month and the stone washed every spring. There are many packages available – with some companies being regional and others nationwide, but for those who struggle to maintain a close relatives grave for any reason, this service could certainly be a great solution.

Gold Finch

Guardian Grave Care

This is just a selection of companies who offer this kind of service. If you can’t find someone suitable from this list, then your local yellow pages may be your next best bet.

A Grave Tidying Service

Cost Of Cleaning A Headstone

THE COST CAN VARY FROM BETWEEN £50 (FOR A STANDARD, SMALL STONE CLEANING) TO £200 FOR A DOUBLE GRAVE THAT INCLUDES SURROUNDING STONEWORK.

How Do You Clean Up A Grave?

Shiny surfaces can be wiped with warm water and a cloth. Some add liquid detergent to the water. But be gentle and avoid harsh scourers or brushes. This can scratch the stone and attract algae.

Headstone cleaner sprays are available and help prevent the growth of moss. Many experts do not recommend household products containing bleach or acid because they can damage the stone and make it prone to erosion.

Who Is Responsible For Cemetery Upkeep?

Unless you have hired an external service, you, as the family, and owner of the Deed of Grant are responsible for the grave maintenance.