Brick Cleaning

Brick Cleaning by masonry cleaning professionals.

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What Is The Best Method For Brick Cleaning?

Water Based Brick Cleaning 

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.

 

Brick Cleaning Professionals

Most properties in major cities like London, Birmingham and Manchester, and even small towns and urban areas, 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.

Brick Cleaning & Exterior Building Cleaning

Alongside brick cleaning DSW Cleaning LTD can clean all other exterior parts of your home and property for example cleaning the stone coping or capping that adorns your brickwork or cleaning the stone staircase leading up to your front door.

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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 (especially 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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BRICK CLEANING IN ENGLAND

We are based in London and work all over London and the South of England. We take on larger projects all over England including but not limited to the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, and Leicester,

Brick Cleaning in  London

Alexandra Palace, Angel, Arkley, Arnos Grove, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Barnsbury, Bethnal Green, Bloomsbury, Bounds Green, Bowes Park, Brunswick Park, Camden Town, Canonbury, Church End, Clerkenwell, Cockfosters, Colney Hatch, Crouch End, Dalston, Dartmouth Park, De Beauvoir Town, East Barnet, East Finchley, Enfield, Finchley, Finsbury, Finsbury Park, Friern Barnet, Globe Town, Golders Hill Park, Gospel Oak, Grange Park, Hackney, Haggerston, Haringey, Harringay, High Barnet, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway, Hornsey, Hornsey Vale, Hoxton, Islington, Kentish Town, Kings Cross, Lower Holloway, Manor House, Mill Hill, Mill Hill East, Muswell Hill, New Barnet, New Southgate, Noel Park, North Finchley, Oakleigh Park, Palmers Green, Pentonville, Shacklewell, Shoreditch, Southgate, St Pancras, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Stroud Green, Totteridge, Tufnell Park, Turnpike Lane, Upper Holloway, West Green, Whetstone, Winchmore Hill, Wood Green, Woodside Park, Barnsbury, Bethnal Green, Blackwall, Cambridge Heath, Canary Wharf, Cubitt Town, Dalston, De Beauvoir Town, Docklands, Fenchurch, St Globe Town, Hackney, Haggerston, Hoxton, Isle of Dogs, Islington, Leamouth, Limehouse, Liverpool Street, London Fields, Millwall, Monument, Pentonville, Poplar, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Tower Bridge, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hill, Wapping, Whitechapel, Aldersgate, Aldgate, Angel, Barbican, Bishopsgate, Broadgate, Farringdon, Hackney, Holborn, Hoxton, Islington, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Monument, Moorgate, Pentonville, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, St Lukes, St Pancras, St Paul’s, Stepney, Strand, Temple, The Square Mile, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hill, Whitechapel,Acton, Acton Green, Barons Court, Bayswater, Bedford Park, Bloomsbury, Brentford, Brondesbury Park, Brook Green, Chinatown, Chiswick, City of Westminster, Covent Garden, Ealing, Ealing Common, East Acton, Fitzrovia, Fulham, Gunnersbury, Hammersmith, Hanger Lane, Hanwell, Haymarket, Holland Park, Hyde Park, Islington, Kensal Rise, Kensal Town, Kensington, Little Ealing, Little Venice, Mayfair, North Kensington, Notting Hill, Oxford Circus, Paddington, Shepherd’s Bush, Soho, South Acton, South Kensington, St James’s, Warwick Avenue, West Acton, West Ealing, West Westminster, White City, Wormwood Scrubs, Aldwych, Barnsbury, Bloomsbury, Charing Cross, Chinatown, City of Westminster, Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Fleet Street, Haymarket, Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, St James’s, Theatreland, Westminster, Addington, Addiscombe, Anerley, Avery Hill, Badgers Mount, Bankside, Beckenham, Beddington, Bell Green, Bellingham, Bermondsey, Bickley, Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Blackheath, Borough, Brasted, Brockley, Bromley, Camberwell, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Catford, Charlton, Chelsfield, Chevening, Chislehurst, Crofton Park, Cudham, Denmark Hill, Deptford, Docklands, Downe, Downham, Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Eltham, Eltham Park, Farnborough, Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Green Street, Greenwich, Grove Park, Halstead, Harvey Gardens, Hayes, Bromley, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak Keston, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lambeth, Lee, Lewisham, Lower Sydenham, Maze Hill, Millwall, Monument, Mottingham, New Addington, New Charlton, New Cross, New Cross Gate, New Eltham, Newington, Norbury, North Lambeth, Nunhead, Orpington Park, Peckham, Penge, Petts Wood, Plumstead, Poplar, Pratts Bottom, Rotherhithe, Selhurst, Sevenoaks, Shirley, Shooter’s Hill, Shoreham, Sidcup, South Bermondsey, South Lambeth, South Norwood, Southwark, St John’s, St. Mary Cray, St. Pauls Cray, Surrey Quays, Sydenham Tatsfield, The Square Mile, Thornton Heath, Tower Hamlets, Toys Hill, Westerham, Upper Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Waddon, Walworth, Waterloo, Weald, West Dulwich, West Wickham, Westcombe Park, Westerham, Woodside, WoolwichArchway Arkley Barnet, Hertfordshire, ,Belsize Park, Bloomsbury, Brent Cross, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Child’s Hill, City of Westminster, Cricklewood, Dartmouth Park, Dollis Hill, Ealing, East Finchley, Finchley, Fitzrovia, Golders Green, Golders Hill,  Park Gospel Oak, Hampstead, Hampstead Garden, Hampstead Heath, Harlesden, Holloway, Islington, Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Kentish Town, Kilburn, Kings Cross, Ladbroke Grove, Lisson Grove, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Mill Hill, Mill Hill East, Neasden, North Acton, Old Oak Common, Paddington, Park Royal, Parliament Hill, Primrose Hill, Queens Park, Regent’s Park South Hampstead, St Johns Wood, St Pancras, Stonebridge Swiss Cottage, Tufnell Park, Upper Holloway, Warwick Avenue, West Hampstead, West Kilburn, Westbourne Green, Willesden, Willesden Green, Balham, Barnes, Barons Court, Battersea, Belgravia, Berrylands, Brentford, Brixton, Brixton Hill, Brompton, Burwood Park, Hersham, Walton On Thames, Bushy Mead, Camberwell, Castelnau, Charing Cross, Chelsea, Chinatown, City of Westminster, Clapham, Clapham Common, Clapham Junction, Clapham Park, Claygate, Colliers Wood, Coombe, Copse Hill, Cottenham Park, Covent Garden, Croydon, Surrey, Crystal Palace, Earls Court, Earlsfield, East Molesey, East Sheen, Esher, Furzedown, Ham, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Haymarket, Herne Hill, Hersham, Hinchley Wood, Isleworth, Kennington, Kew, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Vale, Knightsbridge, Lambeth, Little Ealing, Long Ditton, Millbank, Mitcham, Mitcham Junction, Morden, Mortlake New Malden, Nine Elms, Norbiton, Norbury, Norwood, New Malden, Otford, Parsons Green, Pimlico, Putney, Putney Bridge, Putney Heath, Putney Vale, Raynes Park, Richmond, Roehampton, South Kensington, South Lambeth, South Norwood, South Wimbledon, Southfields, St James’s, St Margarets, Stockwell, Streatham, Streatham Hill, Streatham Park, Streatham Vale, Summerstown, Surbiton, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Thornton Heath, Tolworth, Tooting, Graveney, Tulse Hill, Twickenham Upper Norwood, Vauxhall, Walton-on-Thames, Wandsworth, West Brompton, West Kensington, West Molesey, West Norwood, West Wimbledon, Whiteley Village, Hersham, Whitton, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park, Worcester Park, World’s End, Addington, Addiscombe, Anerley, Avery Hill, Badgers Mount, Bankside, Beckenham, Beddington, Bell Green, Bellingham, Bermondsey, Bickley, Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Blackheath, Borough, Brasted, Brockley, Bromley, Camberwell, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Catford, Charlton, Chelsfield, Chevening, Chislehurst, Crofton Park, Cudham, Denmark Hill, Deptford, Docklands, Downe, Downham, Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Eltham, Eltham Park, Farnborough, Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Green Street, Greenwich, Grove Park, Halstead, Harvey Gardens, Hayes, Bromley, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak Keston, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lambeth, Lee, Lewisham, Lower Sydenham, Maze Hill, Millwall, Monument, Mottingham, New Addington, New Charlton, New Cross, New Cross Gate, New Eltham, Newington, Norbury, North Lambeth, Nunhead, Orpington Park, Peckham, Penge, Petts Wood, Plumstead, Poplar, Pratts Bottom, Rotherhithe, Selhurst, Sevenoaks, Shirley, Shooter’s Hill, Shoreham, Sidcup, South Bermondsey, South Lambeth, South Norwood, Southwark, St John’s, St. Mary Cray, St. Pauls Cray, Surrey Quays, Sydenham Tatsfield, The Square Mile, Thornton Heath, Tower Hamlets, Toys Hill, Westerham, Upper Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Waddon, Walworth, Waterloo, Weald, West Dulwich, West Wickham, Westcombe Park, Westerham, Woodside, Woolwich

Brick Cleaning in Surrey

Addlestone, Albury, Alfold, Ashford, Ashtead, Ash, Bagshot, Banstead, Brockham, Burgh Heath, Byfleet, Camberley, Capel, Carshalton, Caterham, Chaldon, Charlwood, Cheam, Chertsey, Chessington, Chiddingfold, Chobham, Cobham, Coulsdon, Cranleigh, Croydon, Dorking, East Horsley, East Molesey Effingham, Egham, Englefield Green, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Farncombe, Farnham, Frensham, Frimley, Godalming, Godstone, Great Bookham, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Horley, Kenley, Kew, Kingswood, Laleham, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Lingfield, Merstham, Mitcham, Morden, Mytchett, New Haw, New Malden, Nutfield, Oxshott,  Oxted, Peaslake, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Salfords, Shalford, Shepperton, Shere, Staines, Sunbury, Surbiton, Sutton, Tadworth, Thames Ditton, Thornton Heath, Tongham, Virginia Water, Walton-on-Thames, Warlingham, West Byfleet, West End, West Molesey, Westcott, Westhumble, Weybridge, Whyteleafe, Windlesham, Woking, Worcester Park

Brick Cleaning in Kent

Ashford, Aylesford, Allhallows-on-Sea, Bearsted, Biddenden, Bonnington, Brenchley, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Charing, Chatham, Chiddingstone, Cliffe at Hoo, Cobham, Cranbrook, Crockenhill, Dartford, Deal, Detling, Dover, Dunton Green, Dymchurch, Eythorne, Edenbridge, Eastry, Faversham, Folkestone, Gillingham,  Goudhurst, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Hawkhurst, Headcorn, Herne Bay, Higham, High-Halstow, Hildenborough, Hollingbourne, Horsmonden, Hythe, Kemsing, Kingsdown, Kings Hill, Lamberhurst, Langley, Leigh, Linton, Longfield, Lydd , Maidstone, Manston, Marden, Margate, Martin, Martin Mill, Meopham, Minster-in-Thanet, Minster-in-Sheppey, Maxton, Monkton, Nettlestead, Nettlestead Green, New Ash Green, New Romney, Northfleet, Otford, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Penshurst, Postling, Queenborough, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich, Seal, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Shoreham, Shorne, Sittingbourne, Stone, Sturry, Swanley, Tenterden, Thurnham, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Upnor, Upchurch, Walmer, Westerham, West Kingsdown, West Malling, Whitstable

Brick Cleaning in England

West Midlands, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Leicester, Edinburgh, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgshire, East Sussex, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex, Abingdon-on-Thames, Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley-on-Thames, High Wycombe, Islip, Kidlington, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney, Woodstock, Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Bromham, Sharnbrook, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Biggleswade, Bedford, Sandy, Arlesey, Luton, Houghton Regis, Grantchester, Girton, Newton, Trumpington, Cambridge,Duxford, Foxton, Barrington, Harston, Great and Little Shelford, Babraham, Fulbourn Balsham, Radlett, Harpenden, Shenley, Abbey View, Rothamsted Estate, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Hadham, Perry Green, Green Tye, Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Cliddesden, Dummer, Overton, Farleigh Wallop,  North Waltham, Lyndhurst, Minstead, Bramshaw, Fritham,  Newtow, Twyford, Colden Common, Sutton Scotney, Owslebury, Chilbolton, Broughton, Longstock, King’s Somborne Stockbridge, Petworth, Pulborough, Henfield, Billinghusrt, Haywards Heath, Arundel, Horsham, West Itchenor, Chichester, Chichester Harbour, East Kington, West Kingston & Kingston Gorse, Lewes, Hartfield, Battle, Hove, Uckfield, Robertsbridge, Wadhurst, Forest Row, Mayfield