No matter how new or old your property is, it will begin to look less than perfect when it starts getting beaten by the weather. There are other factors like pollution, animal waste and even vandalism like graffiti that also make a property appear less than perfect. But cleaning the walls of our homes isn’t as easy as making sure the inside is tidy or that the windows are crystal clear.
From hiring a cherry picker to finding the right cleaning solution for the surface, building maintenance often requires specialists to complete the job effectively. Fortunately, that’s where DOFF Steam Cleaning comes in handy. Let’s take a closer look at how this type of cleaning works wonders on buildings and outdoor areas to restore them.
What is DOFF Steam Cleaning?
DOFF Steam Cleaning uses high-temperature steam and an adjustable nozzle that allows for a deep clean on many property exteriors and outdoor objects. With a possible temperature of 150∘C, any stains or natural materials such as moss or lichen are easy work for the cleaning system. It’s even a useful cleaning tool against more stubborn and unwanted stains such as graffiti, paint or pollution.
Water is pumped onto the surface from the nozzle which then evaporates due to the steam, leaving a clean and dry surface. This avoids leaving water droplets in porous materials which can freeze and cause damage during winter. Across the industry, DOFF Steam Cleaning is known as a gentle way to clean surfaces while avoiding chemicals that may harm sensitive materials.
What are the benefits of using a DOFF system?
Although high temperatures are used, the pressure at which the steam cleans means that it’s safe to use on delicate materials. For instance, if you live in a period home or wish to clean an older piece of stone or brickwork a DOFF system will only remove the dirt. Trying to use a pressure washer on such a material will chip away at the surface of a building.
A property maintenance system such as DOFF Steam Cleaning only uses steam and water, there are no chemicals involved, which could damage masonry or brickwork. It is perfectly safe for use on historic buildings, such as listed or heritage properties that are unable to withstand thermal shock or the abrasion from other, harsher cleaning procedures.
Thanks to the high temperatures involved, when removing algae and fungi the spores are killed off which prevents them from instantly growing back. This means your home or property can continue to shine and dazzle people for longer.
Areas where DOFF Steam Cleaning works best
DOFF cleaning is suitable for many building types and surfaces. However, DOFF Steam Cleaning services are typically required to restore the walls and facades of older buildings. These commonly require a gentler approach as blasting them with a pressure washer would cause irreparable damage.
And, given the often-historical significance of older buildings, it would be a shame to ruin them while trying to restore them to their former glory. This is why a DOFF service is an effective tool against graffiti, animal fouling and even vandalism like chewing gum.
It can remove the offending paint, natural waste or gum without any lasting impact. This process also helps building managers comply with legal requirements for the cleaning of certain buildings that require higher levels of sanitation and hygiene than others. Bacteria is removed thanks to the heat of the steam resulting in a clean and hygienic finish that everyone benefits from.
Other uses for DOFF cleaning
DOFF cleaning isn’t reserved for historical buildings and homes, however. It is a great way to spruce up commercial properties like offices or flats, which may often find themselves falling victim to graffiti or pollution.
Besides surfaces like stone and concrete, our DOFF system can also be used to clean particularly delicate materials like wood, terracotta and ceramics. The high power of our steam cleaning allows us to transform just about anywhere, and we can even sterilise indoor locations such as kitchens, hospitals and swimming pools.
How MC Property Maintenance can clean your property
Here at MC Property Maintenance, we can help you to look after your home or building beyond DOFF Steam Cleaning. We assist with gutter cleaning and high-level painting thanks to our self hire and operated hire cherry picker services.
Besides DOFF Steam Cleaning we also provide softwash cleaning and chimney flue maintenance to ensure everything around the home is in tip-top shape. If you would like to learn more about DOFF Steam Cleaning in Chichester or any of our other services then do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact page.