Granite is a frequent choice for headstones. It's a beautiful stone, is harder than marble and makes for long-lasting memorials. Over time headstones accumulate lichens, moss, bird droppings or calcium deposits from hard water, usually from the cemetery's lawn-watering system. Periodic cleaning is needed to keep the erosive effects of these materials from permanently damaging the stone. Fortunately granite is hard and can stand up to vigorous cleaning, but you still want to be careful, as improper care can harm your stone.


1.  Do I need to clean my families headstone?

ROC Memorials provides cleaning to your loved ones headstones.  Contact us and we will do the rest.

2.  Why do headstones need to be cleaned?

Headstones periodically need to be cleaned because over time, lichens, moss, bird drippings or calcium deposits from hard water cause staining and can permanently damage the stone.

3.  Can granite handle vigorous cleaning?

Yes, however, improper care can harm your stone.  More harm than good can be done to your stone if chipping, scaling and/or flaking has occured.  ROC Memorials will examine the stone and determine what is best for the memorial.

4.  What does ROC Memorials use to clean a headstone?

It is very important to clean a headstone with proper non-ionic soaps/detergents, natural bristles and brushes.  We take serious pride in getting your loved one's stone to original condition.  We never use Acid cleaners or wired brushes.


Contact ROC Memorials and we will handle the rest.  All we need is the cemetery name and the name of the stone that you would like cleaned.  We will go to the cemetery and get you a free estimate of what needs to be done with the stone.  Once the stone is complete, we will photograph the stone and send directly to you.


ROC Memorials offers memorial maintenance for your loved ones gravesite.  We will take care of clean up of the site each season! Packages include spring planting, summer planting, fall clean up, winter wreath setting, special occasion setting and All season Memorial Packages.

Contact us to learn more about preserving your loved ones monument and maintaining the gravesite.

Monument Preservation

Gravesite Maintenance


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