If you are looking for a thorough brick cleaning or restoration project in London or the South East, you won’t find better qualified than the Spectrum team. Our cleaning and restoration solutions can preserve your precious masonry and brick back your exteriors to their former glory.Our vast experience in cleaning and restoring various different buildings and surfaces in London and the South East (several protected and of historic importance) gives us the expertise to understand the best method required for your brickwork, how achieve the desired results and to exceed your expectations with a job completed to the highest possible standards.
Where many companies will default to pressure washing for building exteriors, we strongly advise that pressure washers are to be avoided on bricks. Often the excessive pressure can damage bricks, splitting the surface and eroding the top layer of the surface; causing damage and an unwanted rough surface finish. The pressure also forces more water into the brick which can lead to further damage over time.
Typically, bricks should have a biocide concentrate that is specially mixed for each job or area of brickwork depending on its requirements. For example, the mixture and chemical balance used to clean algae growth should be different to that of treating staining.
Limescale on brickwork can easily develop from water damage, and this should be treated differently. Once the brickwork is treated with an appropriate cleaning agent, the limescale itself should be removed with steam; preferably using a DOFF steam cleaning machine, which is specifically built for delicate but heavy-duty cleaning of stone and masonry.
The DOFF machine used by Spectrum delivers very high temperature steam for an effective cleaning process without damaging the brickwork; instead preserving its finish and texture. We recommend this system because it is one of the only machines available to achieve 150 degrees at the end of the nozzle. Most machine’s manufacturing temperature promises are achieved within the machine itself, but do not relate to the temperature achieved out of the machine’s nozzle, and therefore its steam product. The tangible difference can be between ten and twenty degrees, ensuring Spectrum always delivers you the highest possible temperature stream for maximum cleaning efficiency. The most effective brick cleaning can only be achieved with Spectrum, using DOFF Cleaning machines.
Using the super-heated steam from our DOFF Cleaning equipment, we can safely remove paint without damaging the brickwork underneath it. This result is a struggle to achieve with pressure washers, as their spread is often uneven and cannot differentiate between the paint and the brickwork to be preserved underneath. Waterproofing brickwork in London and the South East
After your brick cleaning has been completed, Spectrum can apply a transparent coating that seals your bricks and makes them water-tight. This helps to preserve your bricks over the long term and prevents future water damage and unsightly staining.
If your brickwork has suffered from water damage Spectrum can restore the brick work back to their natural look and feel. We will first roughly clean the bricks and expose masonry surfaces. We will point out the masonry between the bricks where necessary and mix the correct amount of cement and even mix in colouring if necessary to blend into the existing colour of the masonry in the bricks.
Some internal Brickwork is finished with a needle gun to give a worn and older looking texture which can bring out some beautiful characteristics to the brickwork. Although the machines look like they are literally hammering the bricks with many small needles, it is a delicate process that requires care and experience to not damage the bricks or to take away too much of the brickwork.
The process can also be used to bring back some new life to the bricks especially if they are tired, or if they have had water damage. We have carried out various different brick work restoration to apartments that have had water damage and staining. Please see before and after pictures below.
We provide a 5 star window cleaning service for London and the South East. We cover the full spectrum of window cleaning services, ranging from abseiling window cleaning and cleaning windows using access platforms to cleaning with the latest reach and wash systems, which can reach windows up to 80ft.
Our window cleaners have completed the City and Guilds Level 2 Window Cleaning course and have also completed high access window cleaning courses.
All our staff are CRB checked for working in schools or with the elderly or anyone who might be considered vulnerable. Our window cleaners also have CSCS cards to ensure we can clean windows on constructions sites.Our Services
Book Spectrum with confidence. Our IRATA trained team will provide a specialist cleaning service using the safest and most efficient equipment. BSI ISO: 9001 accredited.
We use our own patented cleaning system, we invest in NEW technology to perform the greatest and most economical clean that you will have ever seen.
Spectrum has many happy and repeat customers in our portfolio. Read our testimonials to hear about our services, our quality, our perfomance and our NEW render cleaning service. Follow us on our blog and on social to keep up to date with recent projects and stories.Read More
At Spectrum we have developed the best and the most economical building cleaning system. Our patented system cleans your building’s render using 150°C steam, giving a premium result without the need to expensively repaint your building. We clean on site without the need of scaffolding, which reduces costs and time to you.Read More
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