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Take note of the type of stone that you are cleaning. Some are more delicate than others. Make sure that you have access to a good water supply.
Marble and Limestone: clean with water, a non-ionic detergent (Photo-Flo-Kodak product), household ammonia (rinse with water afterward), Calcium Hypochlorite (HTH) for biological growth/lichen retardation.
Slate, Granite and Other Stone : clean with water and non-ionic detergents only.
Schist and Brownstone can be very fragile. For all stone types, check the conditions on the stone and if it's flaking or falling apart don't touch it!