london brick cleaning techniques -sj pointer

Brick Cleaning in London by S.J. Pointer


There are several ways that brickwork cleaning restoration can be completed. Here at S.J. Pointer, we opt for the environmentally friendly, non-destructive solutions.

Brick cleaning is a process of removing algae, moss, fungi and other biological matter, which build up on the brickwork, as a result of the environmental factors. As weather damage to bricks is inevitable, using a brick restoration service will allow withstanding the negative environmental effects.

Steam Brick and Stone Cleaning Method


DOFF system is a non-chemical, environmentally friendly, brick and stone cleaning technology.
In this modern method of cleaning, high-temperature steam is used to remove a biological matter and paint. As the Doff System uses super-heated steam, spores are also killed, so there is no need to use chemicals during the removal process or as a protection against the further biological activity.

Absolutely no damage to the surface.


We use the DOFF system to clean surfaces such as brick, stone, concrete, faience, tiled (glazed and encaustic) and terracotta. There is absolutely no damage to the substrate, as the temperature of superheated water is high, the pressure on the surface being cleaned is very low.

Vortex Cleaning Method


is used to clean delicate surfaces. For this technique different fine blasting materials as stone powder, calcite, olevin are used, depending on the different surfaces which have to be treated.
A special part in the nozzle brings compressed air into the rotation, which flows through the nozzle like in a cyclone. The particles of blasting material hit the surfaces with low impact and clean it while they are rotating above it. It is erasing and fine grinding the surface instead of hitting it with high pressure, which saves it from damage. This principle works with different fine blasting materials as stone powder, calcite, olevin etc., depending on the different surfaces which have to be treated. The Vortex Cleaning Method is the gentlest technique to clean delicate surfaces.

Sodablasting Cleaning Method


Sodablasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, oil removal, paint varnish stripping, graffiti removal, masonry cleaning restoration. The blasting material particles are blasted against a surface using compressed air. It's so gentle method of cleaning, that is used for teeth cleaning at the dental office.
Described techniques of London Brick Cleaning restoration are performed by S.J. Pointer, who throughout the process, strive to achieve the highest aesthetic and technical standards, requiring the most careful workmanship.