To inscribe the final date on the monument, you have several options:
· Submit an online request.
· Call us directly.
· Visit any of our three convenient locations. Our team will assist you in arranging the inscription.
The time required to receive and set your monument can vary based on several factors, including the source of the granite, design complexity, and weather conditions. During our initial meeting, we will provide you with a general timeline.
We maintain records dating back to the 1950s and photographs of monuments dating back to the early 2000s. Resources like Find a Grave can also help locate photos of loved ones’ memorials. We should have no issue finding the information you need.
There are several ways to personalize your monument, including:
· Custom designs from our catalog.
· Precious portraits.
· Veteran niches and flag holders.
· Additional lettering (parents of grandchildren, poems, song lyrics, verses, etc.).
Yes, we can inscribe bricks if you provide them. Examples of our brick inscriptions can also be found on our website.
Remember that the frequency of cleaning and maintenance will depend on the location and environmental factors affecting the monument. Always use gentle cleaning methods and products to avoid damaging the granite surface. If you need help with how to clean a particular monument or if it has extensive staining or damage, consider consulting a professional stone restoration specialist for guidance and assistance.
While we do not offer cleaning services, we can assist in monument restoration.
While we do not offer cleaning services, below are steps to do so.
Steps to Clean a Granite Monument:
• If the monument is in a cemetery or public place, check for any specific rules or regulations regarding cleaning or maintenance.
• Wear gloves if desired to protect your hands.
• Start by gently brushing or wiping away any loose dirt, dust, or debris from the monument’s surface using a soft-bristle brush or a cloth.
Prepare a Cleaning Solution:
• In a bucket, mix a solution of warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap or a stone-specific cleaner. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the granite.
Test a Small Area:
• Before applying the cleaning solution to the entire monument, test it on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn’t cause any adverse reactions or discoloration.
Clean the Monument:
• Dip your soft-bristle brush or cloth into the cleaning solution.
• Gently scrub the monument’s surface in a circular motion, paying extra attention to any stained or dirty areas.
• For stubborn stains, use a plastic or wooden scraper to remove the residue. Do not use metal scrapers, as they can scratch the granite.
• Avoid applying excessive pressure, which could scratch or damage the stone.
• Rinse the monument thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. You can use a hose, a bucket of water, or a spray bottle.
Dry the Monument:
• Use soft towels or lint-free cloths to pat the monument dry gently. Avoid using abrasive materials that could scratch the granite.
• To keep the granite monument looking its best, perform routine cleaning and maintenance as needed. This will help prevent stains and maintain the stone’s natural beauty.
Let Speidell Monuments Honor Their Memories
Lincoln Location – 402-476-6263
3344 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
M-F 8:00 – 4:30
Hastings Location – 402-463-7115
201 S. Burlington, Hastings, NE 68901
M-F 8:00 – 4:30
Beatrice Location – 402-223-5108
609 N 6th Beatrice, NE 68310
M-F 9:00 – 5:00
Weekends by appointment only.
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Walk ins are accepted.
Appointments are recommended.