The TORC system has become the go-to cleaning process when looking to achieve certain results or working with particular types of buildings. Below we have outlined just a few of the specific tasks it is most suitable for.
The TORC system can effectively remove most internal and external oil and water-based paints, varnishes and bitumastic and thermoplastics coatings, without causing shock or harm to the substrate. So, if your building has previously been painted and you wish to return it to its original stone or brick finish, this is the system to choose.
Graffiti can be a very inconvenient, annoying and expensive problem, and one that is out of your control. However, it can be removed and the stone or brick cleaned without any damage or degradation to the surface. The TORC system can be a very efficient way of cleaning graffiti. Using either chemical or mechanical solutions, various types of paint, such as spray paints, cellulose, lead-based, water-based and oil paints can be removed from a building's façade.
Over time, and with the addition of moisture, algae can grow on stone or brick surfaces. It can also be very hard to remove. With the use of industry-leading technology, we are able to effectively and efficiently remove algae from all types of brick or stone surfaces without the risk of damage to the substrate.
Carbon Staining Cleaning
Carbon monoxide that settles into the surface of the substrate can build up and eat away at the stone. This will not only alter the physical appearance but can cause some damage to the exterior surface of the building. Using the TORC system we can remove the staining, with the restored stonework having an ‘as new’ and fresh look.
TORC cleaning is a very effective way of removing years of limescale build-up. We use the system for stone cleaning, as well as the removal of limescale from cladding, bricks and more.
Oxidation and Sulphate Cleaning
Metals such as bronze, brass and copper can cause staining over time. The TORC system will work to gently remove this staining and leave your building looking as good as new.
Bitumen and Tar Removal
Bitumen and tar are sometimes used as weather-proofing or a protective coating for buildings. If it gets spilt or splashed on clean or natural stone façades, it creates a very unattractive look. However, in most cases, it can be completely removed using TORC cleaning, either with stand-alone machines or with mild chemical solutions.
Efflorescence is a salty substance that is usually white or grey and powdery. It is found on many masonry surfaces. When water evaporates from the surface of the material it leaves behind these salty deposits. These can be easily removed with little to no damage and without leaving ‘ghosting’ or shadowing from the stains.
As you can see, the TORC system is a very flexible and effective way of restoring stone and brickwork to their former glory. If you would like to know more about the TORC system or to find out how it could help you to recover your brick or stonework, get in touch with a member of our team.
Our highly trained operatives will be able to work with you to establish your cleaning goals, and then create an action plan to deliver the very best results for your building.