Building façade cleaning and the exterior appearance of a building plays a crucial role in creating a lasting impression. Over time, pollutants, dirt and grime accumulate on the façade, detracting from its appearance and causing structural damage. In this case, a reliable and effective cleaning method is essential and building façade cleaning using DOFF is gaining popularity.
In this blog post, we delve into the benefits and mechanics of using this system. We explore how it can revitalise building façades and restore their original beauty.
The DOFF cleaning system is a low-pressure steam-based system. It’s specifically designed for the restoration and preservation of building exteriors, making it perfect for building façade cleaning. Unlike traditional high-pressure cleaning methods, which can cause damage to delicate surfaces, the DOFF system utilises superheated water at a temperature of up to 150°C. This effectively removes dirt, moss, algae and other contaminants without causing harm to the building’s materials.
The DOFF cleaning system has adjustable settings allow for precise control, ensuring the removal of even the most stubborn marks. This makes it a perfect machine for building façade cleaning. It’s also a portable system and so is very user-friendly, making cleaning tasks easy and quick, regardless of the location.
Gentle yet powerful: The low-pressure steam effectively removes grime without damaging the surface. This makes it suitable for cleaning a wide range of building façade materials, including stone, brick and more.
Environmentally friendly: This façade cleaning system operates solely on superheated water. This eliminates the need for harsh chemicals or detergents, making it an eco-friendly alternative and reducing the impact on the surrounding environment.
Versatile application: The DOFF cleaning system can be used for various cleaning tasks, including removing paint, graffiti and biological growth, meaning it’s a very versatile solution for a range of building façade cleaning requirements.
Prevents long-term damage: By removing organic growth, the DOFF system helps to prevent further structural damage, thereby extending the lifespan of a building.
An experienced cleaning professional evaluates the building façade to determine the appropriate techniques and precautions required for cleaning.
Prior to using DOFF on your building façade, any loose debris or vegetation is removed, ensuring a clean and safe working environment.
The DOFF machine emits a gentle stream of heated water. It is carefully adjusted to the appropriate temperature and pressure. The heat and low-pressure work together to dissolve dirt, grime and organic matter, effectively lifting it from the surface.
After the cleaning process, the façade is rinsed with clean water to remove any residual debris. If required, additional restoration treatments, such as repainting or repairs, may be carried out to enhance the overall appearance of the building.
The DOFF cleaning system has revolutionised the building façade cleaning industry, providing a powerful yet gentle solution for restoring the external appearance of buildings. With its eco-friendly approach, versatility and ability to prevent long-term damage, DOFF has become a preferred choice for many property owners and conservationists. By utilising the power of superheated water, this cleaning method ensures that building façades regain their original charm while maintaining their materials. When it comes to enhancing building aesthetics and preserving architectural heritage, this system proves to be an ideal tool for cleaning professionals.
Have a read at our building façade cleaning case study where we successfully used DOFF to remove paint at Marine Court!
CPL t/a Rainbow Restoration have nearly 20 years of experience in a wide range of specialist cleaning services. Our technicians are BDMA qualified and we are Health & Safety and Achilles accredited. Find out how we can give your building’s facade a new lease of life by giving us a call on freephone 0800 030 4360.