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What Is DOFF Cleaning?

What Can DOFF Be Used For?

Why Use DOFF to Clean Stone?

 

What Is DOFF Cleaning?


DOFF cleaning is a steam-based stone cleaning method developed by Stonehealth, using low-pressure, high-heat water. The DOFF machine expels water at a much higher temperature than your average steam washer, reaching around 150 degrees Celsius at the nozzle. 


The DOFF system ensures no damage to the substrate during the cleaning process by using low water pressure, making it a perfect tool for working on fragile historic materials or stone statues. The DOFF steam cleaning machine improves the aesthetic of any facade, providing a deep and effective clean. 

What Can DOFF Be Used For?

 

Why Use DOFF to Clean Stone?

Jet-washing stone can be potentially damaging due to the high pressure. The force of the water can cut into the surface, leaving gouges in the facade. This is especially harmful when dealing with historical stone buildings or statues, where the goal is always to restore original features, not damage them further. Another common cleaning method is TORC which uses a mixture of water and very finely milled granulate to clean using high-pressure air and small amounts of water. 


Instead of using potentially damaging water jets to clean your stonework, the DOFF steam cleaning tool, combining heat and low pressure, ensures that unwanted stains and matter are removed without eroding or causing any damage to the surface beneath. 

The DOFF machine can gently remove paint, graffiti, algae, moss, grease, and carbon pollution and is especially effective with biological staining.


The Importance of Cleaning Stone


Maintaining and cleaning your property is crucial to ensure its health, especially in the UK when the weather can be harsh and damaging for natural materials. For example, lingering moisture can grow moss and algae on the stone's surface. Not only does this look unappealing, but this can create the perfect environment for more significant plant matter to grow, leading to much more expensive damage in the long term. 


Specialists with professional equipment are essential when you want a thorough and effective cleaning. Our expert team uses the DOFF steam cleaning machine to transform and revitalise stonework, which always leaves our clients with the most impressive results. 

Why Use Us?


Our operatives have extensive experience when it comes to using the DOFF cleaning machine. From the removal of paint to pollutants, we have removed it all.


Have you got stonework in an elevated or awkward position? Well, when it comes to means of access, we have it all covered. Our operatives are all IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) trained, and our preferred form of access is rope. Abseiling not only allows us to reach every corner of your property, but it's the safest and most cost-effective means of access.

If you want to save money on your next stone restoration service, then our team at Spectrum is your answer.


Get In Touch


Our friendly team are more than happy to answer any queries or questions that you may have regarding the best solutions for your stonework, so get in touch today. 

 

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