Proper Maintenance and Cleaning for Your Loved One’s Urn

Published: March 13, 2023
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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You undoubtedly took a lot of time and effort to select just the right urn for your loved one after their cremation services in Jackson, TN. This is because this special container will not only house the cremains of your loved one, but serve as a visual reminder of them as well as be a keepsake that you may pass down to other family members over time.

While your loved one’s urn should last for years, you can ensure it stays in good condition by properly cleaning and maintaining it. Note that every material of urn is different and therefore has its own set of care instructions. While we are not going to cover every type of material today, we are going to dive into some of the most common.

Glass Urns

Many individuals and families choose glass urns because of their beauty. These urns come in a variety of colors and designs to choose from and can look more like a work of art than a container. However, it is important to note that these glass urns are very delicate and need to be kept in a location where they are secure and out of the reach of children or pets where they may get knocked over.

To clean your glass urn, you should use a soft dry cloth to remove any dirt and dust buildup. For a deeper clean, it is recommended that you use all natural glass cleaning products and follow the directions. You can also use a soft cloth and water but always make sure to dry the urn immediately after to avoid water spots and staining.

Wooden Urns

For those who wish to have an urn that is more study and durable, a wooden urn is a good choice. However, you need to use caution when placing your urn in a room with a lot of natural sunlight. This is because if the wooden urn is in direct sunlight for too long, over time, it can become damaged. This damage may appear in the form of cracks or wrapping of the urn.

For cleaning your wooden urn, you can use a soft dry cloth for a light cleaning, and add the use of a wood furniture polish for a deeper cleaning. Never use water or harsh chemicals and both can damage the urn.

Metal Urns

Another popular choice for an urn is a metal urn. These can be found in materials such as copper, bronze, silver, and stainless steel. Metal urns can be extremely durable but there are still things to be aware of. Even though these urns are durable, it is important that you are careful where you place them due to the fact they can still be damaged and warped by direct sunlight.

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To clean your metal urn, use a soft dry cloth and simply wipe the urn clean. With certain materials, such as stainless steel, any scratches made from polishing will be very visible. Because of this it is always suggested you polish lightly with a soft cloth.  

Final Thoughts

Your loved one’s urn is a very special vessel. Because of this you want to make sure it remains intact and in good condition. Being aware of the material is is made from and following the care and maintenance tips for that specific material will help maintain the beauty of your urn for years,.

For more tips or information about cremation services in Jackson, TN., give us a call anytime as we are always here to help.

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