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What Is The Best Method For Brick Cleaning?
Water Based Brick Cleaning in London
We use the DOFF Integra for brick cleaning which the job demands a ‘no chemical and no pressure’ brick cleaning methodology. We always take care when brick cleaning but specifically with heritage sites, listed buildings and places of special interest in London, our brick cleaning approach is as sensitive as possible to make sure that no damage occurs during the brick cleaning process. Our DOFF steam cleaning system was engineered in England and is designed to apply a low pressure but über effective brick cleaning solution.
We choose the DOFF for brick cleaning in London becuase this cleaning sysytem is widely recognised, and approved by English Heritage on account of it’s delicate brick cleaning approach. Conservation cleaning experts reccommend the DOFF cleaning system for all types of conservation cleaning including bricks, statutes, stone details and more. Our steam-based cleaning system achieves temperatures of up to 150C at the nozzle so can remove flexible paints, organic growth, dirt and grime with ease and all without needing high-pressure or chemicals.
Chemical Brick Cleaning in London
We use chemical brick cleaning or chemical assisted brick cleaning ( also referred to as acid brick cleaning) if the job demands removal of very heavy carbon sulphur deposits. The chemical brick cleaning a.k.a acid brick cleaning process involves applying a layer of specifically engineered brick cleaning chemicals or brick cleaning acids to the brick surface which we will have already saturated with water. This causes the carbon build on the brick the begin to break down. We then use our specialist brick cleaning machinery to considerately clean the bricks using low pressure.
Once the carbon sulphation has been removed from the brickwork regardless of how heavy the build-up once was, the brick will be restored to it’s original colour. Chemical brick cleaning, which some refer to as acid brick cleaning is an extremley specialist and highly effective way to remove carbon from old brickwork. We particularly use this method in London and other urban areas due to the heavy traffic and pollution build up which contributes to signifcant carbon sulphur buildup on bricks.
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Our brick cleaning methodology depends on a) client requirements and b) the condition of thebrickwork. However we clean your bricks you can be confident that because we are experienced professionals with specialist equipment we won’t damage your brickwork but will eliminate unsightly soiling whilst restoring the brick to it’s original color.
As London brick cleaning professionals we have experince in dealing with the wide and varied range of pollutants, contaminants and dirt that can settle both naturally and intentionally (like grafitti) on your brickwork.
Most properties in London have been dulled and dirtied by atmospheric pollutants and weathering which almost totally conceal the detail, beauty and colour of the brickwork. Added to that there is the problem of moss. Whilst moss build up on bricks is a fairly natural process, combined with the excessive urban pollution can excerbate the level of brick soiling on many London buildings. Intricate detailing and designs on buildings exterior brickwork gets almost fully camoflauged by dirt buildup.
We have a range of brick cleaning methods at our disposal from acid brick cleaning, to steam cleaning using the highly specialist DOFF Integra, designed and crafted in England by Stonehealth to clean and restore your brickwork.
Once we have carried out our brick cleaning, the decorative elements which have sometimes been hidden for decades on London buildings can be appreciated and admired again.
It is not always as straightforward as you may think to bring dirty brickwork up to a clean and dirt free standard again. More often than not, and particularly in urban areas like London it is not just one layer of dirt on the bricks. Often the dirt accrued will be a complex mix of deposited atmospheric particulates, paint, graffiti, bird poo, efflorescent salts, mortar smears and alot more.
Having been in the industry for over a decade, DSW understands a) the type of soiling you likely have dirtying your brickwork and b) the most effective solution for you. Some clients actually enjoy their bricks to have a slightly weathered and rustic look whilst others want the bricks to look brand new. We will always have an in depth consultation with you so you understand how clean your brick can look and the best cleaning method to acheive the finish that you want for your property.
Often buildings will have more than just one type of hard surface, e.g bricks and render or bricks and timber. It’s important to note, that once we have cleaned the brickwork it will very likely enhance the appearance of any dirt build up on other elements of your property. We are always happy to have a discussion and make suggestions on other services we can provide to elevate the overall appearance of your property.
We use our DOFF Steam cleaning in London often because of the flexibility this specialist piece of cleaning equipment can provide. If we use the DOFF Integra for your brick cleaning, should you be so impressed by the cleaning results that you decide to get another part of your property cleaned we could possibly even clean your roof (for example) on the same job, saving you time and money on dismantling and re-erecting any scaffold.
Why choose DSW for your London brick cleaning?
- We are located in London
- Brick Cleaning Written Quotation within 24 hours
- Experienced & Specialist Cleaning Company
If you need brick cleaning in London get in touch with DSW now to discuss your brick cleaning requirements.
Your Brick Cleaning FAQ’s Are Answered
When you choose DSW for brick cleaning we can gauruntee you an excellent level of service and finish. We’ve collated answers to many of the questions we get asked but you are welcome to contact us directly if there is anything further.
Can I Pressure Wash My Bricks?
You could, but we wouldn’t definately would not recommend it.
Pressure washing can be a brilliant and very effectve way to freshen the appearance of a surface. However, the issue with pressure washing is that the extreme pressure exerted on the surface, in this case the bricks, can cause damage to the bricks and the mortar.
Other key things to remember is:
- atmospheric soiling is not water soluble, so if you have heavy carbon sulphur (black, pollution spots) on your brickwork – it’s never going to become clean through pressure washing alone and the amount of time you will spend trying to clean it with a pressure washer will almost certainly damage your brickwork.
- abrasive cleaning is extremley damaging and should be avoided
Essentially, any cleaning method involving ONLY water will just remove loosely adherent dirt, unless you apply excessively high pressure which we would never recommend. The best way to get your bricks cleaned propery and safely (espcially in London due to the carbon build up) is to get a professional brick cleaning service.
What Can the DOFF system clean?
DOFF Integra can clean ingrained surface contaminants from a whole host of different surfaces including stone surfaces, brickwork, tiled surfaces, metals and commercial cladding.
Because the DOFF system doesn’t use high pressure to force water droplets into the substrate (and potentially erode any soft surface) it is essential for cleaning heritage sites and listed buildings – or any building where conservation and delicate restoration is key.
DOFF can also remove most oil and plastic-based paint, algae, moss, fungi, wax, chewing gum, bitumen, oil and grease, bird poo and graffiti.
How Much Does Brick Cleaning Cost?
We get so many e-mails asking how much brick cleaning in London costs or how much it costs for brick cleaning paint removal that we’ve dedicated a whole page to answering those very questions.
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SW1 Pimlico, Belgravia
SW5 Earls Court
SW7 South Kensington
SW8 South Lambeth
SW10 West Brompton
SW20 West Wimbledon
SE1 London Bridge
SE19 Upper Norwood
SE22 East Dulwich
SE23 Forest Hill
SE24 Herne Hill
SE25 South Norwood
SE27 West Norwood
EC1N Hatton Garden
EC2MBroadgate, Liverpool Street
EC2N Old Broad Street
EC3M Fenchurch Street
EC3N Tower Hill
EC3R Monument, Billingsgate
EC3V Gracechurch Street, Lombard Street
EC4M St Paul’s
EC4N Mansion House
EC4R Canon Street
WC1A New Oxford Street
WC1B Bloomsbury, British Museum, Southampton Row
WC1E University College London
WC1H St Pancras
WC1N Russell Square, Great Ormond Street
WC1R Gray’s Inn
WC1V High Holborn
WC1X Kings Cross, Finsbury (west), Clerkenwell (north)
WC2A Chancery Lane
WC2B Drury Lane, Kingsway, Aldwych
WC2E Covent Garden
WC2H Leicester Square, St Giles
WC2N Charing Cross
WC2R Somerset House, Temple
Brick Cleaning in Sussex
Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Worthing, Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham, Bexhill.
Brick Cleaning in Kent
Ashford, Aylesford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham, Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Hastings, Maidstone, Margate, Medway, Rainham, Rochester, Sevenoaks, Strood, Thanet, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells.