DOFF Cleaning

A high temperature steam combined

with patented cleaning systems...

designed and 3D printed in house.

Bespoke cleaning solutions for our clients.

DOFF Cleaning

One of the most effective and powerful techniques we use, DOFF cleaning produces outstanding results every time. The system uses super-heated steam to efficiently remove stains, discolouration and organic matter from the exterior surface of a building. Suitable for use on a wide variety of materials, it can be used to completely transform the façade of a property and return the building to its original aesthetic condition.

What is DOFF cleaning?

DOFF cleaning is a fast and efficient cleaning process that uses a ‘DOFF’ machine. The DOFF machine heats water to a much higher temperature than conventional steam cleaners. The machines are able to heat steam to 150 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, steam is incredibly effective at removing stains, discolouration, organic matter and paint from the exterior surface of a building.

DOFF steam cleaning is widely used to aesthetically renovate the façades of domestic and commercial properties. The process allows operatives to clean and restore surfaces quickly and easily. The DOFF steam cleaning system is mobile and can easily be transported to different locations. This makes it ideal for use on-site and allows operatives to use the resource wherever it is needed.

As DOFF cleaning uses low-pressure water, the substrate is not damaged during the cleaning process. This is a very important property of the cleaning system and makes it ideal for use with modern render and other commonly utilised building materials.

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Why Use Us For DOFF Cleaning?

Bespoke Patented
Equipment

Our bespoke, designed, and patented equipment allows us to tackle high-temperature low-pressure steam cleaning like nobody else.

No Scaffolding
Required

Our patented modular pole system enables us to clean from the safety of the ground and for those hard to reach areas our IRATA trained abseilers are on hand to support. That means you entire façade can be cleaned with no scaffolding saving you thousands of pounds in access costs.

Track
Record

We have a proven track record of success in tackling complex elevations. Check out our case Studies for more information.

What can DOFF cleaning be used for?

DOFF cleaning is a versatile and effective method of restoring and renovating property exteriors. It has a wide range of applications, including paint and graffiti removal, algae cleaning and stain removal. It can be used on both domestic and commercial properties and, when the correct equipment and training are utilised, can be used at height.

Paint Removal

One of the most common applications for DOFF cleaning is paint removal. Paint needs to be removed from buildings for a variety of reasons. In some cases, peeling paint needs to be cleaned off before redecoration work can begin. In other cases, the paint may need to be removed because it is creating an eyesore or has been applied as an act of vandalism.

The DOFF high-temperature, low-pressure steam cleaning system can effectively remove most internal and external oil and water-based paints. It can also be used to remove varnishes and bitumastic and thermoplastics coatings without causing shock or harm to the substrate.

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti is a serious issue for many property management companies. Finding an efficient and effective way of removing graffiti can help these companies to keep their buildings in good condition.

The DOFF steam cleaning system is often used to remove stubborn graffiti stains from interior and exterior surfaces. By combining the technique with either chemical or mechanical solutions, a wide variety of paints can be quickly removed from all areas of a building. These include spray-paints, cellulose, lead-based and water-based paints.

Algae Cleaning

Algae is commonly found growing on exterior surfaces. If left untreated, it can cause serious discolouration over time. With the use of DOFF steam cleaning systems, we are able to effectively and efficiently remove algae from all types of brick, stone and cladding without the risk of damage to the substrate.

Carbon Staining Cleaning

When carbon monoxide builds up on the surface of a substrate, it can begin to eat away at the stone, altering its physical appearance. Once this is removed, the restored stonework will have a fresh, renovated look and the façade of the property will be restored to its original aesthetic condition.

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What Can DOFF Cleaning Be Used For?

Paint
Removal

The doff high steam cleaning system can effectively remove most internal and external oil and water-based paints, varnishes, bitumastic and thermoplastics coatings without causing shock or harm to the substrate.

Graffiti
Removal

For stubborn stains, the doff high steam cleaning system can be a very efficient way of cleaning graffiti. Using either chemical or mechanical solutions, various types of paint, including but not limited to spray-paints, cellulose, lead-based, water-based, can be removed from all building and structure façades.

Algae
Cleaning

With the use of industry-leading technology, we're able to effectively and efficiently remove algae from all types of brick, stone or surface without the risk of damage to the substrate.

Carbon Staining
Cleaning

A build-up of carbon monoxide that settles into the surface of the substrate, eating away at the stone and altering the physical appearance, which once removed, allows the restored stonework to have an ‘as new’ and fresh look.

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What Our The UK's Leading DOFF Cleaning Contractors Customers' Say

B. Vincents

Property Manager

Spectrum's Doff Cleaning service has compltely rejuvinated my brick property. The building had clearly been discoloured through the years, but I did not realise the severity of the discolouration until after Spectrum steam cleaned the building. Needless to say, Spectrum's Doff Cleaning services exceeded my expectations.

T. De Beavers

Property Manager

I use to believe the only way to properly clean grime off of the exterior of a building was through a power washer, but Spectrum's Doff Cleaning service proved the best results come from steam! Thank you to the team of experts at Spectrum for helping clean and preserve my property.

W. Childers

Property Manager

Innovative, professional, and hard-working, Spectrum are the only contractors I trust to clean and repair the exterior of my property.

A. Jane

Property Manager

Spectrum's custom-designed, patented Doff cleaning poles have been instrumental in the maintenance of the buildings I manage. I appreciate their innovative and determined spirit as they solve even the most challenging access problems.

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Recent Completed The UK's Leading DOFF Cleaning Contractors Projects

Abseiling Steam Cleaning 

+plus pointOur team are IRATA certified and have full training to carry out the best cleaning methods for your facade

Why use Spectrum for DOFF cleaning?

Spectrum operatives have extensive experience working with the DOFF cleaning system. They’re able to fully utilise the technology to remove paint, algae, pollutants and other discolouration from the exterior of a building. If this staining is located in an elevated position, our team can use their expertise in access to reach the problem area and make it look as good as new.

Protecting our listed buildings

The system used by Spectrum is the only one accredited by English Heritage for use on their protected buildings. Using steam rather than pressure to remove discolouration and staining helps to protect surface textures and finishes and minimises damage to the buildings. This is one of the main reasons that Spectrum use the DOFF steam cleaning system for specialist work in London and the South East.

A Bespoke Approach

Spectrum combines the use of DOFF cleaning with our own bespoke, patented equipment. These specially designed pieces dramatically increase our reach, allowing our operatives to reach areas that would otherwise be impossible to access. This approach lets our teams manipulate high-temperature, low-pressure steam like nobody else.

Easy Access

Many of the DOFF steam cleaning jobs we take on require our teams to work at height. Removing paint, algae, staining and graffiti from high-rise buildings and other large properties is often only made possible by using rope access, MEWPs and specialist equipment. Spectrum has extensive experience using all types of access equipment. This means our operatives are able to reach every corner of a building without the use of scaffolding, something that can save our clients a considerable amount of money.

A lot of the time, our patented modular pole system enables us to clean from the safety of the ground. When rope access is required, our IRATA trained abseilers are on hand to support the ground-based cleaning team.

A Skilled and Experienced Team

Over the years, Spectrum has used DOFF cleaning to remove stains, discolouration and organic matter from a number of complex elevations. This extensive experience and proven track record means we are the perfect choice for your next cleaning project.

To find out more about DOFF cleaning, the services we offer and the projects we have previously worked on, explore our site or get in touch with an expert member of our team.

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Read Our The UK's Leading DOFF Cleaning Contractors Blog

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29th April 2021

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Spectrum is at Hackney, London
2 WEEKS AGO

Do you know what is one of the main qualities that separates professional facade restoration contractors from other contractors?🤔

It is the specialist equipment we use!🤩
By utilising Stonehealth's DOFF and TORC machines, our team of operatives are able to design unique solutions for the needs of each property they work on!

From render to stone, we have a specialist solution for your property! Discover our services on our range of exterior cleaning services on our website: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/services/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
3 WEEKS AGO

No matter how old the graffiti stain is or whether it is on mortar or stone, our graffiti cleaning system has a proven track record in removing difficult stains! 🎨

Combining the extremely heated steam from a DOFF machine and the non-abrasive vertex emitted from our TORC/Jos machine, there is no unwanted paint our team cannot remove! 💪

Visit our website to learn more about our professional Graffiti Removal service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/graffiti-removal-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Pimlico, London
4 WEEKS AGO

We often discuss how we utilise the powers of DOFF and TORC machines to clean stone facades, but what is the difference between these cleaning methods?🤔

1. The DOFF machine emits extremely heated steam to clean masonry, while the TORC machine utilises a swirling vertex of compressed air, fine abrasion and water.
2. The DOFF machine is our preferred method for cleaning the majority of stains and organic matter from stone buildings.
3. We utilise the TORC machine, though, when the stains are deeply ingrained into the pores of the stones, including efflorescence!

Get in touch to see if we can combine these cleaning methods to revive your stone facade:
📞 020 3551 6206
✉️ info@spectrumss.co.uk

Spectrum is at Piccadilly, London
1 MONTH AGO

There are no stains, mould, or algae our two-step stone facade cleaning process cannot remove!💪

Through our stone cleaning system we...
1. Doff steam cleaning surface stains and organic matter
2. Utilise a TORC/Jos machine to remove deep stains like carbon or efflorescence.

Learn more about our stone cleaning process here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Hackney, London
1 MONTH AGO

Have you read our latest case study? 🤔

In this project, we showed off our team's expertise in creating scaffold-free access solutions! When a decorating company struggled to clean the masonry on this residential property, we utilised abseiling and Doff cleaning to transform the property face! 💪

Read the full case study here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/abseiling-brick-cleaning/

Spectrum is at Whitehall, London
1 MONTH AGO

After years of research and development, we have developed a two-step process to both transform the face of stone buildings and to facilitate the substrate's breathability. 😌

This system includes:
1. Doff steam cleaning surface stains and organic matter
2. Applying the non-abrasive vortex from a TORC/Jos machine to remove deep stains.

Learn more about the benefits we have been able to offer clients through this system on our website here 👉 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Whitehall, London
1 MONTH AGO

Experiment time! Take a piece of string and pull it as hard as you can until it snaps. Now take two pieces of string and pull them- which one was easier to break?

Just as two strings are stronger when pulled than one, we have found that combining two cleaning systems when removing deep stains on stone and brick properties is better than just one! 💪

By first applying the steam from a DOFF machine and then the swirling vertex from a TORC/Jos machine, we are able to remove deeply engrained stain from even the most porous of property facades! 😄



Spectrum is at Hackney, London
1 MONTH AGO

The exterior of this brick building posed an array of access challenges, including its location next to a canal and its pitched room. 👎

Read our latest case study to discover how our team of IRATA trained contractors utilised their expertise in abseiling to remove the various stains covering the facade of this brick property! 💪
Find the blog here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/abseiling-brick-cleaning/

Spectrum is at Belgravia, London
1 MONTH AGO

The beautiful stone fountain was deeply stained after years of use and exposure to the elements.

By combining the abrasive powers of Doff and Torc cleaning, we were able to conserve this fountain's beauty and allow the stone to breathe again! 😁

Read the details of this case study on our website here👉 https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/torc-stone-cleaning-london/

Spectrum is at Camden, London
1 MONTH AGO

While cleaning stains and signs of wear from stone and brick properties does improve their aesthetic, that is not the most important reason to undergo cleaning your stone property. The importance of commercial stone and brick property cleaning is that it allows your exterior to breathe! 😌

Without breathing, your building is more likely to crack to crumble!😟

Discover our stone cleaning services on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Canary Wharf, London
1 MONTH AGO

Do you know what your options are when it comes to cleaning the stone elements on your property?🤔

While there are numerous options for cleaning the exterior of stone properties and there are new techniques being introduced every day, some of the most popular stone cleaning systems are:
- Doff cleaning
- TORC cleaning
- Chemical peels
- Pressure washing

As experts in stone restoration, we highly advise against pressure washing your stone property as it leads to long-term damage and wearing on the stone. ❌ Instead, we prefer to gently remove stains through the use of a Doff or TORC machine.👍

Visit our website to learn more about our stone cleaning options:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/




Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
1 MONTH AGO

Fact of the day: paint comes off of stone at 150° C.🎨

This is exactly why we use a DOFF machine to clean stone! These powerful machines emit steam upwards of 150° C, allowing us to easily remove any unwanted graffiti from stone properties. 😁
As this machine produces a gentle flow of steam, you can trust that it won't crack or wear the stone either, conserving the exterior of your stone property!👏

Learn more about our stone cleaning services here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Islington, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Have you considered having a Stone Works service on your stone property?🤔

Stone Works is an in-depth redecoration service for both modern and historic stone building. This service combines various cleaning and repair services to transform your stone property's appearance and to facilitate the substrate's breathability!😁 

Our Stone Works service includes:

· Doff Cleaning
· Torc Cleaning
· Graffiti Removal
· Stone Colour Matching
· Stone Repairs 

Visit our website to learn more: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-works-contractors/

Spectrum is at Piccadilly Circus, London
2 MONTHS AGO

Are yellow, orange, or green patches growing on the stone elements of your property?

These are most likely spores- microscopic organic matter that floats in the air and builds on porous surfaces. You can try to paint over it, but that most likely will only be a short-term fix as it traps moisture and forms unappealing blisters.👎

A few years ago, I tested every method under the sun to try to find the best solution for removing spores. The best solution I found was the extremely heated steam from a DOFF machine! To make this system more effective, I even developed and patented brushes to use with the DOFF machine!😁

You can learn more about how we have harnessed the power of the Doff machine to clean stone on our website: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/stone-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at East London
2 MONTHS AGO

It is inevitable that the substrates composing the exterior of your property will age and discolour over time. Through the application of extremely heated steam, though, our team of operatives are able to make signs of ageing completely disappear! 😄
No, it's not magic- it's Doff steam cleaning!✨

Read our blog to learn more about the benefits this cleaning solution can provide to the exterior of your property here👉 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/what-are-the-benefits-of-using-a-doff-system-which-substrates-does-it-clean/



Spectrum is at South London
2 MONTHS AGO

The DOFF machine has transformed the way we are able to clean the exterior of properties! From silicone render to heritage stone, the extremely heated steam from this machine has proven to clean off stains and signs of wear without causing damage to the exterior of the property!👏

Read our 'Ultimate Guide to Doff Cleaning' to learn more about this powerful cleaning method and how we use it to transform the face of buildings: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-doff-cleaning-what-is-doff-cleaning/

Spectrum is at Brixton, London
2 MONTHS AGO

One of the most rewarding parts of being in property maintenance is getting to see what lies underneath years of grime and wear. 👀

While the results may not always be immediate, it can be remarkable what can be unveiled after applying some extremely heat steam from a DOFF machine!

Spectrum is at Waterloo, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Cleaning render with a DOFF machine doesn't just deliver instant transformative cleaning results, but is also provides long-lasting preservation as the gentle pressure from the steam won't wear or crack the surface of the render- keeping your building looking crisp longer!😄

To learn more about the preservative effects of doff cleaning on render, visit our website: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/doff-cleaning-london-and-south-east/

Spectrum is at Clapham Common, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Through our years of experience in cleaning stone, render, and brick buildings, we were inspired to custom design and manufacture our own doff cleaning pole to elevate our Doff Cleaning Service!

Whether it be a commercial or residential property, our doff cleaning pole can remove years of stains and built up organic matter in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible!🤩

Learn about how our Doff Cleaning service features this pole in on our website here 👉 https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/doff-cleaning-london-and-south-east/

Spectrum is at Camden, London
3 MONTHS AGO

As London's leading graffiti removing company, there is no graffiti we have been unable to clean!🎨

Whether it is stone or render, through the extreme heat of a DOFF machine, we are able to remove every sign of unwanted paint!💪

Visit our website to learn more about the power of our Doff Cleaning service: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/doff-cleaning-london-and-south-east/