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How to Care for Your Glass Urn

Published: April 24, 2023
by Welch Funeral Home

Glass urns can make a beautiful tribute and resting place for your loved one’s ashes after their cremation services in Hallsville, TX. These urns are elegant and are created with care and love. With proper care and maintenance, your glass urn can stay in your family for generations. Keep reading to learn how to properly care for and maintain your loved one’s glass urn.

A Little About Glass Urns

Before we talk about how to care for your glass urn, we want to dive into a little more about glass urns un general and what makes them so special. While other materials of urns such as steel or copper may be mass produced, glass urns are typically made by hand buy skilled artisans and glass blowers.

The process starts when a mixture that typically includes limestone, soda ash, and sand. This mixture is then heated at an extremely high temperature until it melts down. This thick molten liquid is then molded and shaped by the glassblowers before finally being set into a chamber to cool. The result is an urn that looks more like a piece of art.

Placing Your Glass Urn in Your Home

With glass being such a delicate material, you want to make sure you place your glass urn in a secure space. Some tips to keeping your glass urn safe are:

- Keeping the urn in a low traffic area of your home

- Placing the urn high enough to be kept away from children and/or pets

- If placing the urn on a shelf, makes sure there is enough room so that the urn can sit back on         the shelf away from the edge

How to Best Clean Your Glass Urn

Keeping your glass urn clean is essential to letting its beauty shine through. Clearing away any dust and debris will allow the glass to look clear and get rid of any smudges. To clean your urn, simply get a soft dry cloth and wipe away and dust or dirt build-up. You can also add a little water to remove any stubborn dirt. If using water, always make sure to dry your urn completely afterwards to avoid staining or water spots.

For a deeper clean, it is recommended that you use a soft dry cloth and a high-quality all natural glass cleaner every three moths or so. Make sure the glass cleaner you choose does not contain chemicals as these chemicals can damage the urn over time.

Maintaining Your Glass Urn

To help maintain your glass urn, it is important to inspect it for any damage when cleaning it. Things you should look for and have repaired include things like:

- Any chips in the glass

- Small (or large) cracks

- Scratches

- Cloudiness of the glass

If you notice any damage, make sure to call a glass repair professionals often times they may be able to repair the damage. In Conclusion A glass urn can be a beautiful resting vessel for your loved one’s cremains after their cremation services in Hallsville, TX. Although these urns are delicate, with proper care and maintenance they can last for years and be passed down to future generations. Contact us today if you need help or would like to get more information about our pre-arrangement.

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