TORC Cleaning

An industry leading technology allows

us to restore façades across the globe

no matter what the substrate.

This high temperature,

low pressure steam,

guarentees results.

What is TORC Cleaning?

The TORC system is a pioneering cleaning service that offers a complete stone cleaning solution. It creates a gentle, swirling vortex using a mixture of low air pressure, water and a safe, inert fine granulate.

This combination of compressed air, fine abrasion and water is best suited to the removal of brittle soiling and coatings. The TORC system is one of the gentlest yet most remarkable cleaning solutions available for stone, masonry and brick. It has evolved from the popular Jos system and, when used by our trained operators, it can deliver spectacular results.

That’s why it is the stone cleaning system of choice for historic stone restoration experts working on projects across the UK. It is also why we have added it to our list of preferred techniques here at Spectrum.

We have used the TORC system on multiple projects with great success. It leaves the brick and stonework in pristine condition, without causing any damage or degradation to the surface of the stone.

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Why Use Us For TORC Cleaning?

Tailor-Made
Solutions

We understand that each and every project is different, and we treat them that way. This ensures that you get the best possible result every time.

No
Scaffolding

We use our experience in access solutions to ensure that no scaffolding is required which saves, time, money and disruption.

Quality
Guarenteed

Our Service team are highly trained and pride themselevs on delivering a quality service every single time.

Why You Should Choose To
Work With Us

We have a dedicated team of trained stone and brickwork cleaning professionals. When working in combination with the TORC system and its gentle swirling vortex cleaning, we feel we can deliver exceptional results. If you choose us, here is what you can expect:

Tailor-made Solutions

We know each and every project is different, with different requirements and client expectations. That’s why we treat every project as individual and work with you to create tailor-made cleaning solutions for your project. This means that you get the best possible results, every time.

No Scaffolding

Scaffolding can be an extra expense you can do without. Not to mention a huge inconvenience to you and your business. That’s why we use our experience in access solutions to ensure that no scaffolding is required. This saves time and money and avoids disruption, allowing you to get on with what you do best.

Quality Guaranteed.

Our team are highly trained and pride themselves on delivering a quality service every single time. They are fully trained in the TORC system, meaning they can achieve the best results for your building. They will work with you to establish what your expectations are and then strive as hard as possible to deliver.

Superior Finish

The TORC cleaning system, in combination with our trained operatives and fine aggregate, achieves incredible results. That is why it is preferred by many heritage organisations working on the restoration of older or listed buildings. The system will not damage the surface, unlike the old sandblasting systems often used in the past.

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What Can TORC Cleaning Be Used For?

Paint
Removal

The Torc 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

Using our experience to identify the substrate and required chemical we can ensure that not only is the graffiti removed but the surface is left undamaged.

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.

Limescale
Cleaning

The Torc system is a very effective way of removing years of limescale build-up to stone, cladding, bricks and more.

Oxidation &
Sulphate Cleaning

Metals such as bronze, brass and copper can cause staining. The Torc system will work to gently remove this staining and leave your building looking as good as new.

Bitumen And
Tar Removal

Bitumen is sometimes used as a weather-proofing or protective coating buildings. If it gets spilt or splashed on clean or natural stone façades, it creates a very unattractive look which can, in most cases, be completely removed using DOFF or TORC either as stand-alone machines or with mild chemical solutions.

Efflorescence
Removal

Efflorescence is a salty substance that is usually white/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 (efflorescence).

Salt deposits can be easily removed with little to no damage and without leaving 'ghosting' or shadowing from the stains.

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

J. Hodnett

Property Manager

For stone or brick cleaning, I recommend using Spectrum. Unlike many contractor, Spectrum's team of stone cleaning speciliasts do not have a one-size-fits all approach. By identifying the best cleaning method for the type of stone on the building, I know my property is being properly cared for.

E. Hopkinson

Property Manager

Efflorescence had built up on the masonry of the property I manage, leaving an unappealing white residue. Spectrum's team effortlessly removed this efforescence through their TORC Cleaning service. The best part oc this service is that it is designed to gently clean the surface of the property and it won't leave any future cracks.

S. Edgare

Property Manager

Spectrum's TORC Cleaning service has transformed the appearance of my brick building. Through this service, the team was able remove years of built up limescale covering the brickwork.

S. Leigh

Property Manager

For reliable exterior cleaning results, I highly recommend going to the team at Spectrum. I especially recommend their TORC cleaning service to remove the years of stains that could be making your proeprty look aged and worn.

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+plus pointThe powerful yet gentle effects of the DOFF and TORC machines allowed us to remove signs of wear without leaving cracks.

What the TORC System can do

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.

Paint Removal

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 Removal

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.

Algae Cleaning

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 surface 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.

Limescale Cleaning

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 Removal

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 its 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 stone work, 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.

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Read Our The UK's Leading TORC Cleaning Contractors Blog

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25th March 2021

What Are the White Stains on My Building?

8th April 2021

What Types of Stone Stains Can a TORC Machine Remove?

25th March 2021

What Are the White Stains on My Building?

8th April 2021

What Types of Stone Stains Can a TORC Machine Remove?

25th March 2021

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25th March 2021

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Spectrum is at Oxford Street, London
2 DAYS AGO

Say goodbye to stains on the exterior of your stone property!👋

Our team of operatives are highly skilled at removing an array of hard to remove stains from the facade of stone properties without using abrasive methods like jetwashing!😄

Learn more about our TORC Cleaning service on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Pimlico, London
2 DAYS 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 South Kensington, London
4 DAYS AGO

While the high-temperature steam emitted from a DOFF machine is successful in removing the majority of stains on masonry, deeply engrained stains that have seeped into the pores of the stone requires the strength of a TORC machine!💪

Through the application of this non-abrasive cleaning system, our team of operatives are able to completely remove the following stains! Visit our website to learn more about the power of TORC/Jos cleaning👉https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Clapham Common, London
5 DAYS AGO

What do you think the white, salt stains on your masonry could be?🤔

The answer is C. Efflorescence!Efflorescence is the white, brown, yellow, or green crystalline stains that form on stone and brick as the substrate picks up salt from the ground, absorbs the salt by osmosis, and then concentrates the salt.

This deep concentration into the body of the stone makes these stains challenging to completely remove. Through regular treatments with a TORC/Jos cleaning system, we are able to remove these stubborn stains! 💪

Do you have white salt stains on the exterior of your stone building? Get in touch with us to book a consultation today👉 https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/

Spectrum is at Piccadilly, London
1 WEEK 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 London Bridge
1 WEEK AGO

Efflorescence is not an easy stain to remove from the exterior of brick and stone buildings. For a solution that lasts and does not further stain the building's exterior, it is important to work with specialists. 💪

Learn more about how we use TORC cleaning to remove efflorescence stains as we did for this client here 👉 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Hackney, London
1 WEEK AGO

Do you know what separates an okay exterior maintenance contractor from an excellent one? 
Having the equipment and expertise to create a custom solution for every issue.💪


Learn about how we remove carbon stain with our TORC Cleaning service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
1 WEEK AGO

When it comes to removing those stubborn carbon stains on the exterior of brick and stone buildings, power washing is a big no!❌

Using a non-abrasive vortex system like a TORC cleaning system is the only way to thoroughly remove the stains without scraping away a layer of the stone's surface.

Learn more about our TORC Cleaning service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Mayfair, London
1 WEEK AGO

Are there white stains covering the exterior of your brick property?🤔

This might be a sign of efflorescence!😟
Learn more about this salt-based stain and how we can effectively remove it from your brick building on our most recent blog here: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/what-are-the-white-stains-on-my-brick-building/

Spectrum is at Mayfair, London
1 WEEK AGO

Are you looking for a non-abrasive cleaning system to restore the exterior of your stone property without damaging its patina?🤔

Look no further! Our TORC/Jos cleaning system utilises applies a low pressure, swirling vortex of air, water, and fine granulate to gently remove years of stains that could be limiting the breathability of your building.💨

To learn more about this non-abrasive cleaning system, visit our website: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Whitehall, London
1 WEEK 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 Bank, London
1 WEEK AGO

When it comes to removing stains from the exterior of commercial and residential properties, it is common to hear about TORC and Jos cleaning- but what is the difference between these cleaning methods?🤔

There actually is very little difference! Designed in 1980, the Jos machine was the first swirl-abrasion cleaning system machine. The TORC machine is an evolution of the Jos machine created by the specialists at StoneHealth.✨

Could TORC Cleaning be a cleaning solution for the exterior of your property? 
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at South Kensington, London
1 WEEK AGO

Despite what many contractors may claim, there is no quick-fix trick to remove efflorescence stains from stone facades! Instead, it takes expertise tools like a TORC/Jos machine and time.⏰

Learn more about how our TORC cleaning system removes efflorescence through repeated application on our website: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Whitehall, London
1 WEEK 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 Parson Green, London
1 WEEK AGO

Are unsightly stains covering the exterior of your stone or brick property?🤔

If so, our TORC/Jos stain removal system might be for you! Learn more about how this non-abrasive cleaning method removes the most stubborn stains, conserving your building!💪
Read our blog here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/blog/which-stains-can-a-torcjos-machine-remove/

Spectrum is at Mayfair, London
2 WEEKS AGO

Stone has been an essential building substrate in the UK for centuries! Despite the elegance it offers a building, this substrate requires regular maintenance to protect both its appearance and structure!😊

For this stone property, we utilised a non-abrasive TORC/Jos cleaning method to remove the deeply engrained stains. Read more about this case study here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/torc-stone-cleaning-london/

Spectrum is at Belgravia, London
3 WEEKS AGO

Our TORC cleaning services allow us to give stone properties a new life without cracking or wearing the exterior!👍

Learn more about this non-abrasive cleaning method here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Belgravia, London
3 WEEKS 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 Whitehall, London
3 WEEKS AGO

The UK's history of pollution and smog have left many stone and brick properties in urban areas with heavy carbon stains. 👎

Torc cleaning allows us to remove these deep stains without the need for abrasive cleaning techniques!😁

Could TORC cleaning be the solution for your property? Learn more here:
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/torc-cleaning-contractors/

Spectrum is at Canary Wharf, London
4 WEEKS 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/