An industry leading technology allows
us to restore façades across the globe
no matter what the substrate.
This high temperature,
low pressure steam,
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.
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.
We use our experience in access solutions to ensure that no scaffolding is required which saves, time, money and disruption.
Our Service team are highly trained and pride themselevs on delivering a quality service every single time.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Torc system is a very effective way of removing years of limescale build-up to stone, cladding, bricks and more.
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 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 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.
As a Block Manager I look for reliability, integrity and professionalism, Spectrum have not only gone above and beyond, they keep surprising us each time! Lucian is always willing to help, he has an incredible charisma and I can't thank him enough for the support he has provided us at HAUS! I look forward to continuing working with Spectrum, and wish them continuous success!
Spectrum used a ladder-less gutter cleaning system which was able to reach our gutters approximately 12m above the ground. The ladder-less gutter cleaning method meant we didn’t have to hire a cherry-picker or scaffolding, which would have been expensive and time-consuming to install and use. Spectrum staff were able to show us video recordings of the inside of the gutters during and after the clean, and also emailed the footage to us once the work was complete. Spectrum have been professional, polite and thorough in their work and I would highly recommend Spectrum for their gutter cleaning service.
Spectrum provided a top-class service from the outset, at tender stage, through to the completion of the contract. The works required the use of both BMUs and rope access. To this end they provided operatives with an excellent knowledge of their working practice and whom performed in a safe and professional manner with courtesy at all times.
Spectrum are friendly, get work done quickly and will always help to resolve an issue.
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 surface without the risk of damage to the substrate.
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.
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 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 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.
Spectrum is at Richmond, London
2 DAYS AGO
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words do you think the face of your building is worth?🤔
Through our range of repair and redecorating services, we are helping commercial and residential property managers keep their building's fresh-faced!
Explore our range of professional exterior building maintenance services to see how we can turn the frown upside down on your building😊: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/services/
Spectrum is at Westminster, London
1 MONTH AGO
The new year is the perfect time to refresh your life and your surroundings, including your property!😌
But revamping the exterior of your property's facade does not have to mean completely changing it through the likes of paint!
Through our Doff Cleaning Service, our team can gently strip away all of the stains and organic matter ruining the look of your property and restore it to the original aesthetic you fell in love with!
Learn more about our Doff Cleaning Service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/doff-cleaning-london-and-south-east/
Spectrum is at Brighton Road, Sutton, London
2 MONTHS AGO
We have mastered the art of Stone Cleaning!
Using a process that includes highly heated steam and our specially designed tools, we can remove years of grime discolouring from your stone facade.
See the results for yourself!
Click here to learn more about our specialist Stone Cleaning service:
Spectrum is at Peckham Road, London
2 MONTHS AGO
How do you gently clean stone and brick exteriors while still effectively removing years of stains?
Steam heated up to 155 degrees Celsius!
Visit our website to learn more about how we use steam cleaning techniques to restore brick and stone exteriors:
Spectrum is at Wembley, London
2 MONTHS AGO
Graffiti can have a serious impact on the aesthetics of a rendered property!
Using our experience in identifying substrates, you can count on us to effectively remove the graffiti without damaging your render!
Learn more about our Graffiti Removal Service here:
Spectrum is at Barnes High Street, London
3 MONTHS AGO
We talk a lot about cleaning and repairing render, but what exactly are the different render substrates that could require these services?
There are a variety of different types of render, but the most popular types that could be on your property are:
No matter what type of render it can be, leave it to us to make sure it looks its best!✨
Learn more about our render cleaning service here:
Spectrum is at Fulham Palace Road, London
3 MONTHS AGO
Modern render can require repairs over time.
Whether it is crumbling, cracking, or getting patchy, our render repair process ensure that the render is repaired in line with the manufacturers guidelines.
Could your modern render do with a touch-up?
Book a consultation on our website here:
Or get in contact with a member of our team to arrange a Render Repair service for your property:
T: 020 3551 6206
Spectrum is at Kings Road, London
3 MONTHS AGO
The key to effectively erasing graffiti and restoring the aesthetic appearance of a property is timing. ⏰
As the solvents in the ink or paint of graffiti can sink into the exterior of a property over time, it's important to call us to remove unwanted graffiti on the exterior of your property as soon as possible!?
Click this link to learn more about our Graffiti Removal service:
Spectrum is at Ridgemount Gardens, London
3 MONTHS AGO
The secret ingredient to transforming the render exterior of your property to its former aesthetic?
Extremely heated steam!
With our custom-designed cleaning equipment, we are able to steam clean render like never before!
Learn more on our website:
Spectrum is at Richmond Road, Kingston, London
3 MONTHS AGO
Wooden cladding restoration is a very delicate process.
Using high temperature steam, we are able to provide our client's results while protecting their wooding cladding!
Learn more about our cladding cleaning process on our website: https://spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/cladding-cleaning-london-south-east/