How to Care for Your Cremation Urn
No matter the type of cremation urn you choose, you have to care for it. You’ll need to keep it clean and safe from becoming damaged. The following are ways to keep your cremation urn in the best shape possible.
You should never place your wood urn in direct sunlight. It will crack over time. Every other day, you should wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth. This will remove dirt and dust before it becomes stuck on it.
Never use water or cleaner on the urn. This could damage the look and durability of the urn. You can use furniture polish every two to three months, but make sure that it’s specifically made for wood.
Ceramic urns are highly breakable. It should be set on a high shelf or table away from children and pets. You can also use a dry, soft cloth to wipe the dirt and dust off the urn. Be very careful when you wipe the urn, so it isn’t knocked over.
While you shouldn’t use water to clean the urn, a small amount of water to wipe the urn is okay. This should only be done if there are spots you would like to remove from it.
Marble and Glass Urns
Marble and glass urns will break. They should be placed in a sturdy location on a shelf or table. Keep it high if there are children or pets in the household.
A dry, soft cloth is perfect for wiping dirt and dust from the urn. Avoid using acid-based cleaners to disinfect the urn. The acid can break down the marble. If the urn is glass, you can use all-natural glass cleaner or water. Whenever you use any liquid to clean your urn, it should be wiped immediately afterward. This should keep it from staining.
You should store metal urns in a dry place away from sunlight. Sunlight can turn it colors you will not find desirable. You can use a cloth to wipe away
dust and dirt. Do not use water or cleaner to clean the urn. It can cause rust over time.
Choosing an Urn for the Outdoors
Since most urns cannot be placed outside due to wet weather, the best choice is ceramic. Ceramic is the most durable and can withstand the elements. If you do intend to put it in an outdoor memorial, it’s a good idea to bring it inside when you know of inclement weather on the way. This can ensure that it remain safe.
Choosing an urn for your pet can be a difficult decision. Browse the ones we have available while keeping in mind what you’ll have to do to take care of it. This way you’ll make the best choice for you and your pet.