Do you have a historical, Grade I or Grade II-listed property that is in need of maintenance or conservation assistance? At MC Property Maintenance, we understand the need for a considered and gentle approach when it comes to historic building conservation which is why several of our services are specifically designed to protect older properties.
Contact an expert member of our team to discover how we can help maintain and conserve your historical property.
What historic property maintenance do you provide?
At MC Property Maintenance we offer a variety of services that will assist in your need for the maintenance and conservation of a heritage building.
We specialise in:
- Zero Chemical DOFF Cleaning services
- High Access platforms
- Painting and Decorating
- Gutter Cleaning
- Chimney Flue Maintenance
How do we safely clean historic building brickwork?
Modern cleaning chemicals are great for removing dirt and grime from robust materials but when dealing with a historical property they can be abrasive and cause irreversible harm to the brickwork. Instead, we provide a chemical-free cleaning solution that uses steam for a less abrasive approach
Known as DOFF Cleaning, we gently apply steam at a high heat to stone and masonry using low levels of water to remove grime, dirt and even graffiti. As the pressure of this type of steam cleaning is so low it avoids causing damage through thermal shock or deep saturation, ensuring continued historic building conservation.
What about bacteria removal?
Our DOFF cleaning system is also perfectly capable of safely removing a build-up of bacteria such as moss or algae. Over several years, bacteria can ‘settle into’ the brickwork of listed buildings and conservation area properties but the fear of damaging the original material means it is just left to keep growing.
These tiny organisms are commonly algae, lichen or moss and they naturally grow on the shady side of a property or residence. We can help not only safely remove bacteria but kill off any lingering spores which would otherwise see it quickly return. This ensures that heritage buildings are conserved and restored to their former glory but also that they are safe to be near and people won’t be breathing in mould or spore.
Roof and chimney clearance services for old buildings
Whether you own or manage a listed building, it’s important to maintain the roof and chimney flues regularly. We can help support your need for high-access maintenance through our cherry picker hire, which can be self-hired or we can provide a skilled operative to assist with your needs.
Our chimney flue maintenance service helps ensure vintage fireplaces are kept clear of debris to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of moisture building up in an unused chamber. In addition, we provide roof surveys as part of our maintenance services, which can be completed sympathetically and considerately to meet the specific needs of your property.
Period window cleaning and maintenance
Your historic home may have a lot of windows at different levels that need attention to keep it looking its best. We can help with high-access window cleaning thanks to our access platform services and we also provide painting and decorating services for those touch-ups that help protect your property from the elements.
Read Our Latest Reviews
Memorial Doff Cleaning – Preston Candover
We couldn’t be happier with the results our Doff Cleaning technique created for this Great War memorial. Our gentle cleaning method ensured that this important monument to the momentous struggles of the past was restored to its former glory to allow the people of Preston Candover to pay their respects.
Roof and Chimney Clearance – Lyndhurst
Our high level Chimney Flue Maintenance service allowed us to sympathetically clear debris from the chimneys of a prestigious Hampshire hotel. Thanks to a great day with the weather, our operated hire technicians were also able to assist the hotel management with a roof inspection for any potential works that may have needed completing.
Contact us for experienced property maintenance assistance
We have specialised in high-access platform services across the South East since 1985. Our experienced team provides a range of skills and services to ensure your historic property is maintained delicately to preserve its original materials. Contact us on 01243 530 076 or via email@example.com to find out more from a friendly member of the MC Property Maintenance team.