At APT, we’ve been helping businesses transform the outside of their buildings for over 30 years. Whether you’re looking to smarten up your brickwork to give the right first impression or want to preserve the structural integrity of your building, we can help.
To find out more about our exterior brick cleaning services, get in touch touch today.
The purpose of brick cleaning – or any masonry cleaning for that matter – is to remove aged contaminated and atmospheric pollutants. But this must be done whilst being sympathetic to all bricks, stone masonry and joint mortars.
Since traditional methods of brick cleaning aren’t adequately controlled, they can be extremely damaging to the surface of your brickwork and mortar joints.
But not with us. At APT, we specialise in exterior brick cleaning services and have been one of the UK’s industry-leading brick cleaning companies since 1993.
Steam cleaning systems are used for the gentle cleaning and restoration of all conservation projects. The reason is simple: steam cleaning produces highly effective results, without damage.
Using low-pressure, super-heated steam of up to 120 degrees, our brick cleaning services remove all unwanted surface contaminants from bricks, stone, masonry, building cladding and more.
As well as allowing bricks to dry quickly, super-heated steam cleaning means you don’t have to rely on high-pressure jetting to get the desired results.
Low-pressure super-heated steam cleaning works to remove:
These tried and tested methods allow us to achieve excellent results, even on the most difficult of projects.Unlike traditional methods (such as using brick cleaning acids, high-pressure water cleaning, hot and cold water pressure cleaning, pressure washed cleaning, and harsh brick cleaning chemicals), our unique brick cleaning services do not damage the surface materials. Instead, they restore your buildings to what they once were!
Soda blasting is one of the best ways to revitalise and clean brick and for paint removal.This sympathetic brick cleaning method cleans bricks and other building facades without causing damage to the substrate materials and joint mortars beneath.
Using our 30 years of experience, we’ve helped numerous businesses restore their buildings to their full potential while preserving the bricks and mortar underneath.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our customers think:
“We employed the services of APT to renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building. Under the directive of Cadw we were not allowed to use any wet process or chemicals within the interior of the building. APT used Soda Blasting on sandstone, brick, ceramic glazed tiles, metalwork, the paintwork on ceilings, coving, woodwork and ornate fixtures. It was a great achievement to have one system for all the surfaces that needed cleaning and restoring and one that also ticked all the boxes of the environmental and conservation officers. The process saved us both time & money in being able to have just one company on site. We are very grateful to APT for their hard work on this project.”
Tim Luke – Gee Construction
Companies often underestimate the benefits of industrial brick cleaning. Not only does brick cleaning make your building look its best – it also has multiple other benefits.
With over 30 years of experience providing brick cleaning services to our clients, we’re regarded as one of the top specialist cleaning companies in the UK. Our extensive knowledge and experience means we can clean, restore and repair all types of brickwork. We’re here to keep your building looking its best.
Unlike other brick cleaning companies, we don’t use jet washing techniques. Using only delicate, non-abrasive but highly effective brick blast cleaning techniques and specialised brick cleaning products to guarantee the professional removal of all different surface coatings.
If you’re looking for a brick cleaning company to restore your bricks to their full potential, you’re in safe hands with us. For a no-obligation quote, contact us by calling 0800 0723 773.
Although traditionally hydrochloric acid was used for cleaning bricks, using such a harsh chemical can wreak havoc on the mortar that’s holding your brickwork together.
The purpose of brick cleaning – or any masonry cleaning – is to remove aged contaminated and atmospheric pollutants. All whilst being sympathetic to the bricks, stone masonry and joint mortars.
Since traditional methods are less controlled and often remove soiling in one go, they can be extremely damaging to the surface of your brickwork.
When it comes to any type of brick cleaning, we always recommend using either soda blasting or low pressure super-heated steam cleaning.
Soda blasting uses compressed air to fire specially-graded sodium bicarbonate crystals at the brick wall (or other brick surface) to remove unwanted surface deposits.
Steam cleaning systems are used for gentle cleaning and restoration of all conservation projects since they produce highly effective results. Using super-heated steam of up to 120 degrees, we can effectively remove all unwanted surface contaminants from bricks, stone, masonry and building cladding.
Normally, during building works, builders will clean mortar residue from any brickwork. However, in some cases, mortar can be stubborn to remove.
At APT-ICC, we use two methods for cleaning mortar from bricks:
These tried and tested methods allow us to achieve excellent results, even on the most difficult embedded contamination.
As experts in commercial cleaning, we’ve been providing brick cleaning services to UK organisations for over 30 years. Over this time, we’ve developed unique ways to ensure that bricks are cleaned to the highest of standards, removing all traces or mortar.
Soda blasting is particularly suited to the removal of:
Yes, you can! Although acid can be used to clean bricks, as well as remove unsightly marks, you’ll also remove the mortar holding the bricks together.
At APT-ICC, we don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals. Using the latest techniques and cutting-edge technology combined with decades of experience in the industry, we’ll give your brickwork a new lease of life – without damaging the building underneath.
Yes, you can. But we don’t.
We always avoid using traditional brick cleaning methods, such as bleach. Why? Because these outdated methods are not controlled during stain removal. Due to this, you run the risk of damaging the surface of your brickwork.
We use new, highly advanced techniques for cleaning bricks – soda blasting and steam cleaning. These are tried, tested and trusted methods for professional brick cleaning.
None at all.
We don’t believe in using harsh chemicals on your brickwork. Instead, we use environmentally-friendly methods that involve sodium bicarbonate and steam.
Not only do these methods produce exemplary results, but soda blasting is non-toxic to humans and animals and won’t cause heat or chemical damage.
If you’re looking for an effective, eco-friendly solution to dirty brickwork, then yes. To learn more about the possibility of brick cleaning for your organisation