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Brick Cleaning

Brick Cleaning in London by professionals.

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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.

When you need to clean, conserve and restore your brick, stone and masonry surfaces contact DSW.

Read more about our render cleaning, roof cleaning and DOFF Steam cleaning services in London.

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?

  1. We are located in London
  2. Brick Cleaning Written Quotation within 24 hours
  3. 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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Brick Cleaning in London

Camden, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, City of Westminster, Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest, Barbican, Belgravia, Blackfriars, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Earls Court, Euston, Fitzrovia, Hyde Park, Kensington, Knightsbridge, London Bridge, Mayfair, Victoria, Waterloo, Tower Bridge, Balham, Barnes, Battersea, Brixton, Clapham, Earlsfield, Kingston, Pimlico, Putney, Richmond, Southfields, Streatham Hill, Streatham Common, Streatham, Streatham Vale, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Vauxhall, Brockley, Camberwell, Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, Gipsy Hill, Forest Hill, Nunhead, Peckham, Sydenham, Southwark, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Upper Norwood and more.

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, South Croydon, 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

SW1  Pimlico, Belgravia

SW2 Brixton

SW3  Chelsea

SW4 Clapham

SW5 Earls Court

SW6 Fulham

SW7 South Kensington

SW8 South Lambeth

SW9 Stockwell

SW10 West Brompton

SW11 Battersea

SW12 Balham

SW13 Barnes

SW14 Mortlake

SW15 Putney

SW16 Streatham

SW17 Tooting

SW18 Wandsworth

SW19 Wimbledon

SW20 West Wimbledon

SW Postcodes

SE1 Waterloo

SE1 London Bridge

SE1 Southwark

SE4 Brockley

SE5 Camberwell

SE10 Greenwich

SE11 Kennington

SE15 Peckham

SE17 Walworth

SE19 Upper Norwood

SE20 Anerley

SE21 Dulwich

SE22 East Dulwich

SE23 Forest Hill

SE24 Herne Hill

SE25 South Norwood

SE26 Sydenham

SE27 West Norwood

SE Postcodes

EC1M Clerkenwell,

EC1M Farrigndon

EC1N Hatton Garden

EC2A Shoreditch

EC2MBroadgate, Liverpool Street

EC2N Old Broad Street

EC2R Bank

EC2V Guildhall

EC2Y Barbican

EC3A Aldgate

EC3M Fenchurch Street

EC3N Tower Hill

EC3R Monument, Billingsgate

EC3V  Gracechurch Street, Lombard Street

EC4M St Paul’s

EC4N Mansion House

EC4R Canon Street

EC4V Blackfriars

EC4Y Temple

EC Postcodes


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

EC & WC Postcodes

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.

Commercial & Domestic Window Cleaning in London

Need a window cleaner for your office, business or block? Contact DSW.

SoftWashing Services in London

Need softwashing cleaning services? Contact DSW

DOFF Steam Cleaning in London

Do you need DOFF steam cleaning in London? Contact DSW 

Roof Cleaning in London

Does your roof need to be de-mossed and fully cleaned? Contact DSW

Render Cleaning in London

Want your dirty render or K-Rend cleaned safely and professionally ? Contact DSW

Pressure Washing in London

Are there areas in your property that need pressure washing? Contact DSW.

Gutter Cleaning in London

Need your blocked gutters cleaned urgently? Contact DSW.

Wall Cleaning in London

Are your external walls dirty and discoloured? Does your building need a refresh? Call DSW.