Stone Cleaning Contractors London & Surrey
The methods used for Stone Cleaning projects in London and Surrey are efficient and environmentally friendly. For delicate stone surfaces we use the JOS/TORC system. This is a combination of low air pressure and abrasive. Water can also be used in this process. Dirt and carbon stains are removed without etching or causing damage to the stone surface.
For steam cleaning we use the Doff system, water is heated to 150 degrees, this method is highly effective and the result is immediate.
Both systems are used in the process of graffiti removal, paint removal and stain removal. Paint stripping can be done on a variety of surfaces, we can also remove artex coatings or cementitious coatings.
When using the Doff and the JOS/TORC system, the aesthetical aspect of the building can be restored by removing many layers of carbon deposits created by air pollution, the stone cleaning process sometimes reveals cracks in the façade of the building and even more serious problems such as loose masonry.
Exterior cleaning is something that must be done gently, and with sympathy for the building whether it’s a historical property or a modern one. Whether you have stone, terracotta, brick or other masonry, it’s vital that any building cleaning and conservation work is carried out in the proper manner. When cleaning isn’t done properly, it can cause damage to the exterior whilst cleaning is in progress, or after the work is completed.
Those who are not qualified or trained to do the work properly can cause serious visible damage when dirt is removed incorrectly, a real shame that there truly are cowboys in the London business.
Masonry cleaning must be done by a professional – you won’t find the appropriate cleaning equipment in the supermarket or your local garden centre; the right materials and equipment give professional stone building cleaning firms the edge over anything you think can be done by your locally bought products.
Like with all types of heritage restoration and stone cleaning, any challenges faced must be identified properly, with solutions to resolve cleaning issues being the result before work can even begin.
Services: cleaning limestone,polishing marble, sandstone cleaning, cleaning stone fireplace.
Why Clean a Stone Building?
Good maintenance, including stone cleaning, are beneficial to a building. Keeping the building free from particles and dust will help to keep the stone, or other building material, healthy and it will assist in prolonging its life. Once a building has been cleaned, it won’t remain that way – so regular work helps to restore the stone to almost a polished finish.
Should the Dirt be Removed?
Absolutely, but only by a professional who recognises the type of dirt, knows how to clean it effectively, and can identify any further issues once it has been removed. The trained professional you use to clean the stone building will know the best possible cleaning method depending on not only the dirt, but the type of stone or finish.
If you are looking for stone building cleaning in London, we are experts in our field and will always analyse the building and offer the best solutions. Contact us today for more information and we will arrange to visit you and provide you with a quote.
Stone Cleaning Services in London and Surrey, work undertaken:
We travel to the following London and Surrey areas:
Wallington; Kingston upon Thames; Richmond; Surbiton, Richmond upon Thames
Sanderstead; Caterham; Mitcham; Chipstead, Coulsdon, Hooley; Warlingham; Thornton Heath; Purley; Croydon
Westminster, Belgravia, Pimlico; Knightsbridge; Brixton, Streatham Hill; Chelsea; Clapham; Earls Court; Fulham; South Kensington; South Lambeth; Stockwell; West Brompton; Bloomsbury; Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand; Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Barbican
Balham; Barnes; Mortlake; Putney; Streatham, Norbury; Tooting; Wandsworth; Wimbledon; West Wimbledon
Mayfair, Marylebone, Soho; Bayswater, Paddington; Chiswick; Ealing; Hammersmith; Hanwell; Kensington; Maida Hill; North Kensington; Notting Hill; Shepherds Bush; West Ealing; West Kensington
Greenwich; Kennington; Grove Park; Lewisham; New Cross; Peckham; Rotherhithe; Walworth, Elephant and Castle; Woolwich; Norwood, Crystal Palace; Anerley; Dulwich; East Dulwich; Forest Hill; Herne Hill; South Norwood; Sydenham; West Norwood, Tulse Hill; Thamesmead
Islington, Barnsbury, Canonbury; East Finchley; Finchley; Finsbury Park; Highbury; Highgate; Holloway; Hornsey
Regent’s Park, Camden Town; Cricklewood; Hampstead; Hendon; Kentish Town; Kilburn; Mill Hill, St John’s Wood, The Hyde, Willesden; Golders Green
Ash, Aldershot, Bagshot, Kew, Cambereley, Chessington, Chertsey, Cobham, Epsom, Esher, Farnham, Godalming, Oxted, Guildford, Thames-Dittion, Leatherhead, New Malden, Norbiton, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Walton, Woking, Weybridge