DOFF Steam Cleaning

DOFF Steam Cleaning in London by professionals.

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Why You Need DOFF Steam Cleaning?

The DOFF Cleaning System is a highly specialist piece of cleaning equipment which can remove stubborn and engrained dirt, markings, paint or biological matter from stone, brick, concrete, tiles, wood and terracotta.  It stands alone from any other steam system currently on the  market.

The DOFF Integra can reach temperatures of up to 150 at the nozzle. Due to the DOFF being a super heated system it is also suitable for sterilisation in settings as varied as kitchens, swimming pools, toilets, hospitals and more. 

DOFF System Masonry Cleaning

stone cleaning London

Brick Masonry

The most common types of bricks we find in use in properties on our brick masonry cleaning projects are:
  • Common Burnt Clay Bricks
  • Original London Stock (Yellow London Stock)
  • Concrete Bricks
  • Sand Lime Bricks
  • Fly ash Clay Bricks
  • Engineering Bricks

 Stone Masonry

Stone masonry generally uses igneous, sedimentary or metaphorphic stones.Some of the stone used in stone masonry.

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Slate
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Chalk

Masonry

Our Masonry cleaning service also includes masonry cleaning to cement, concrete,  mortar and grout & stucco, which is portland cement plaster.

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Why Choose DOFF Cleaning?

One major reason we place the DOFF superheated steam system  as one of our most valuable cleaning tools is because it is environmentally friendly. The design of this specialist machine actually restricts the use of water which means that this very valuable commodity – water – is not wasted throughout the cleaning process. 

On top of this, the DOFF Integra system uses less amounts of energy and fuel, than other steam cleaners on the market. The result is that the DOFF system has a relatively low carbon footprint – something that we feel quite strongly about.

The DOFF system is a particularly gentle steam cleaning system in that it doesn’t need to be used along with any chemicals. It is an entirely water based system.  

 

We Are 5 Star Rated Stonehealth Approved Contractors

 

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What is the DOFF System Used For

The extremly high temperature of the water or steam essentially does all the heavy duty cleaning but the water pressure remains low. This dramatically limits damage and means that the surface is never completely saturated – making the DOFF ideal for all type of restoration and conservation projects. Our DOFF cleaning systems can clean both organic and non-biological materials from a host of different external surfaces. Our DOFF system is used for cleaning graffiti and paint from brick, stonework and masonry and is also ideal for removing bird poo, vermin fouling and chewing gum. Even the most challenging of substances to clean like bitumen, oil, and grease can be cleaned by the DOFF system without causing damage to the substrate that lies beneath

 

English Heritage Approved Cleaning System 

The DOFF system uses super-heated steam rather than pressure which is a key factor in making  DOFF cleaning significantly more superior than traditional steam-cleaning systems. Evidence of this is noted in that the DOFF cleaning system used by DSW Cleaning is the only system of it’s type accredited by English Heritage for use on their protected buildings and listed buildings.

When you use steam rather than pressure to clean surfaces you protect the texture and surface of your building with and can be sure not to cause any damage. The low impact but high result nature of the DOFF system is why we have included it in our equipment range. 

We Answer Your DOFF Cleaning Questions

When you choose DSW for DOFF steam cleaning we assure you of an optimum level of service and finish. We’ve put together answers to many of the questions we get asked but please feel free to contact us directly if there is anything further.

What is DOFF Cleaning?

In a nutshell, DOFF Cleaning is the process of cleaning a surface specifically using a ‘DOFF’ machine.

What is a DOFF machine? A DOFF Integra super-heats water to create steam in extremely high temperatures, which is then  used to clean brick, stone and masonry. A DOFF system heats to temperatures dramtically higher than conventional steam-cleaners. Once the water has been heated to an extremley high level and pumps through the machine, it is the steam generated that actually treats the matter – so any surface being cleaned isn’t impacted by thermal shock, intense pressure or deep saturation. This method of cleaning makes the DOFF Integra is unprecedented at removing  organic matter, dirt, paint and graffiti from walls and roofs and more.

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.

What is the difference between DOFF steam cleaning and Pressure Washing?

In it’s deconstructed form, the DOFF system includes a pressure washing pump and a hot water boiler. It would be wrong to conclude that the DOFF system is just a standard hot water pressure washer, it’s much more than that. The system has been superbly engineered by Stonehealth ( a UK based company offering products and consultancy for sensitive stonework restoration and conservation). The machine is set up at the correct flow and pressure for cleaning and restoring brick, stone and other surfaces in and around England, so it is ‘the Rolls Royce’ of machinery.

The major difference, however, is that steam cleaning is a gentle lower pressure option which some hard surfaces are much more suited to. Pressure washing, on the other hand is just that – washing with pressure. With pressure washing we  are using a machine that pumps water out of the nozzle at significant pressure to clean. With DOFF Steam cleaning we are using a DOFF system which pumps super heated water out of the nozzle instead. Both cleaning methods use water, one at super high temperature the other at super high force. Done right, pressure washing is an excellent cleaning technique and we do offer pressure washing services particularly for driveway cleaning in London and patio cleaning in London. There are some surfaces which simply cannot and should not be cleaned using the extreme force that pressure washing exerts, for example heritage sites, listed buildings, buildings in conservation areas, roofs, statues and any other surface which needs a lighter but not less effective cleaning method.

 

What is the difference between DOFF Steam cleaning and Softwash?

DOFF steam cleaning and SoftWash are both extremley effective cleaning methods which can be used to clean a number of surfaces in a number of situations. We advise quite strongly that you never allow an inexperienced or untrained person or a general cleaner or handyperson to attempt to either steam clean or SoftWash any area of your property. This is beacuse Doff Steam cleaning and SoftWash require highly specialised, fairly expensive cleaning appartus to be used by a trained and competent exterior building cleaning professional. Both steam cleaning and SoftWash will require a level of cleaning consultancy or an assessment of the building or surface prior to any work taking place. With both methods your surface will be cleaned and also santitised using low pressure. This is where the similarities end.

Steam Cleaning is chemical free. It could be used in conjunction with chemicals if that is required by the job or requested specifically by the client but essentially a key USP of the DOFF Steam sysytem is that the super heated water can clean, restore and santise a wide range of surfaces gently but effectvely a) without using chemicals and b) without fully saturating the surface being cleaned. SoftWash on the other hand is all about the low pressure, high volume application of unique chemical blends which need to be absorbed by a surface before the clean, santise and disinfect process can begin. SoftWash is an excellent and relatively groundbreaking cleaning methodology. We love using SoftWash to clean and sanitise buildings but it is not always a suitable option, for example if the cleaning must be chemcical free.

Sometimes, steam cleaning and SoftWash go hand in hand and on many projects we use both cleaning techniques to bring the job up to an optimum standard of clean. DOFF Steam Cleaning and SoftWash do have similar outcomes but the actual process is inherently different, polar opposite even. Using steam when you could have used SoftWash or using SoftWash when you shoud have used steam can be costly and leave a poor cleaning result. It is important to choose an exterior building cleaning company who can identify the best cleaning solution for your property and the deliver.

 

 

DOFF 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. We look forward to cleaning your  building and bringing it up to a clean and fresh standard with our commercial external building cleaning and restoration services. We are proud to be the best at what we do, so get in touch now and get your dirty building clean. We know our industry, we know our clients, we know how to clean the exteriors of buildings outstandingly. We’ve been doing it for a long time.

DOFF 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

DOFF 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

DOFF 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

DOFF 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