Stone Cleaning

Koch Monument not only erects stone monuments, we also clean and restore them as well. While it may seem that cleaning and caring of a monument is easy, that is not always true and there are several things to consider. Most importantly, every time a monument is cleaned some of the surface is removed as well. Because this, it is important to remember to be careful when cleaning a monument by yourself, or be sure to use our professional services.

Some important aspects to consider when cleaning a monument is if the stone is cleanable. If the monument is in a form of deterioration it might be necessary to restore the monument before attempting to clean it. Inspect the monument to ensure that there are no signs of chipping, flaking, scaling, or any other forms of general deterioration. Another aspect of stone cleaning to consider is what kind of stone is the monument? This is important as there are different processes and solutions used to clean different types of stones. The most common monument stones include sandstone, slate, marble, limestone, and granite.

Koch Monument uses a variety of different cleaning methods in their stone cleaning. We know and understand that it is important to protect the monument and the memory of the departed, which is why we use specialized tools and materials to professionally clean them. We understand that monuments are meant to stand the test of time, and we do nothing that would endanger or jeopardize their legacy.

Aside from simple stone cleaning, some monuments may also require bronze refinish. Bronze refinishing serves two purposes: First it restores the color and vibrancy of the plaque; and secondly, it increases the relief of the lettering making the plaque easier to read. Koch Monument offers both services.

Remember that Koch Monument can handle everything from erection, construction, personalization, hand etching, cleaning, and restoring monuments. Koch Monument has been in business since 1902 and has built their reputation on the quality of their work, their professionalism, and the artistic integrity that goes into every work they construct, restore, or clean.