After a cremation, you have the option of getting your deceased love one’s ashes in an urn. Now, you don’t have to receive it in an urn since there are other containers that you can get the cremains placed into. An alternative container could be a good idea if you plan to scatter the ashes. But you’ll want something more permanent if, after a Cleveland, OH cremation, you decide to bring the ashes home as a memento to remember your deceased relative.

If you do decide to keep the urn at your home, how will keep it looking great for years to come? Here are some tips to mull over.

Marble

A marble urn can really make an impact because it denotes a certain level of quality. But how do you ensure that it will still have that upscale look well into the future? It’s actually pretty easy. You can wipe it off with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust. Just be sure to wipe it clean to prevent any staining and smudging. You can also use quality glass cleaner. A little goes a long way, so spray on just a bit and then wipe it completely to ensure the marble urn sparkles.

Glass

Glass urns can also make quite the impression, but they will need to be cleaned every now and then to continue looking great. Consider the windows in your home. When they’re squeaky clean, there’s nothing better. But when they’re dirty, they can be quite the eyesore. You can clean a glass urn the same way that you would clean a marble urn. So, you can use a damp cloth or quality glass cleaner. Whichever one you choose, be sure to dry it off properly.

Wood

It’s not at all difficult to keep a wood urn looking great. A dry cloth can be used from time to time to wipe off any dust, and you can also use furniture polish perhaps once a quarter to ensure that the wood retains its luster. It’s best not to clean it with water. 

Metal

You’ll want a dry cloth to clean off the surface of a metal urn. Using a damp cloth is inadvisable since it could lead to rust down the road. 

Ceramic

First off, don’t clean a ceramic urn with water since doing so can actually damage it. What you should do instead is wipe it with a dry cloth so as to dislodge dirt and dust.

If you need an urn after a cremation in Cleveland, OH, you can get one from All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society, Inc. We offer a wide assortment of cremation urns made from different materials, and our professional staff members are available not only to help you find the perfect one for your needs, but also to help you keep it looking great over the short term and long term. You can reach us by phone at (216) 631-4500 or stop by our office at 16150 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135. Whether by phone or in person, contact us for a free consultation on your needs.