The staff of the Department of the care of the Holy Courtyard at the al-Abbas's(p) holy shrine began the washing and cleaning work of the minarets of the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), in order to preserve them and maintain their luster and shine.
Assistant head of the Department, Mr. Zain al-Abidin al-Quraishi stated to Al-Kafeel Network, "these works have come after the completion of similar works to the Holy dome, and these works are held periodically according to a schedule developed for this purpose, but as a result of weather fluctuations and frequent dust storms, the staff of our department has intensified its procedures for washing, cleaning and sustainability".
He added that "the works begin from the highest part of the minarets to their base, passing through the muezzin's balcony and all its details, Muqarnas and Qur'anic inscriptions and others, using special materials that do not affect the shape of the golden tiles or their cohesion or quality".
"This work lasts for more than two days, choosing late in the afternoons to do these works, due to the warm temperatures in addition to the heat of the golden tiles," Al-Quraishi said.
It is noteworthy that due to climatic fluctuations and weather conditions that have a negative impact on the gold tiles, which coated with the dome and the minarets of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), which are in the form of calcifications that reduce the intensity of the luster and gloss of these gold pieces, they are cleaned periodically, which increases their longevity, durability and non-corrosion due to these conditions.