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Brick Cleaning Services

Brick Cleaning Listed Building

APT have been providing brick cleaning services to organisations for over 30 years. Clean bricks give a good first impression of your exterior building. We use specialised detergent for cleaning brick, without the need for damaging brick acid.  

Expert Cleaning & Conservation of Brickwork

The purpose of brick cleaning, or any masonry cleaning for that matter is to remove aged contaminated and atmospheric pollutants, whilst being sympathetic to all bricks, stone masonry and joint mortars. Since traditional methods are less controlled, removing soiling in one go, they can be extremely damaging to the surface of your brickwork. As such, since APT have been providing brick cleaning services to organisations throughout the UK for circa 30 years, we have developed unique ways to ensure that bricks are cleaned to the highest of standards.

We use new, highly advanced techniques for cleaning bricks, known as soda blasting and doff-type low pressure super-heated steam cleaning.

Sympathetic Soda Blasting Cleaning for Bricks

Soda blasting is one of our preferred methods of brick cleaning and revitalising. This sympathetic brick cleaning method enables us to clean bricks and other building facades without causing damage to the substrate materials and joint mortars. Soda blasting uses precision compressed air to fire specially graded sodium bicarbonate crystals at the brick wall (or other brick surface) to remove any unwanted surface deposits. Working from the outside in soda blasting gently removes successive layers of contamination, until the suitable brick cleaning has been achieved. Soda blasting is an environmentally friendly brick cleaning technology that is not abrasive and will not damage bricks and mortar.

Soda blasting is particularly suited to the removal of:

  • Organic lime, exterior & gloss based paints 

  •  Algal blooms
  • Limescale

  • Bird droppings

  • Effervescence staining

  • Bitumen

  • Atmospheric carbon soiling 

  • Graffiti removal

Super Heated Steam Cleaning for Bricks

Steam cleaning systems are used for gentle cleaning and restoration of all conservation projects and building cleaning since they produce highly effective results. This brick cleaning method uses very low pressure, super-heated high steam of up to 120 degrees to remove all unwanted surface contaminants from bricks, stone, masonry and building cladding. Cleaning bricks with super-heated steam allows the surface to dry quickly and avoids the use of high-pressure jetting where water droplets are forced and driven into any porous surface which can become frozen in harsh winter periods, causing damage years later. 

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Low pressure super-heated steam cleaning works to remove:

  • Algae 

  • Moss

  • Unsightly stains

  • Graffiti 

  • Organic lime, exterior & gloss paints

These tried and tested methods allow us to achieve excellent results, even on the most difficult embedded contamination. Unlike traditional methods (brick cleaning acids, high pressure water cleaning and harsh brick cleaning chemicals), our unique brick cleaning services do not damage the surface materials and restore your buildings to what they once were!

 

Save yourself scouring google questioning things like “how to clean brick UK?”, “what’s the best acid for cleaning bricks?”, “how to clean exterior brick UK?” and, “how to clean brick pavers?” and get in touch with our specialist team to book in your free, no obligation consultation.

General Maintenance Products

Manufactured and supplied by our sister company APT Commercial Chemicals for over 30 years. 

Brick Acid Cleaner

Extra strength, industrial brick acid, rust and limescale remover and acid descaler. Highly concentrated formula is the best on the market.

Graffiti Remover

Powerful, non-solvent graffiti remover used to remove deep and difficult shadowing that is left after initial graffiti removal. It can be used to remove aged graffiti staining.

The best concentrated algae cleaner and remover kills spores on contact. Safe to use on a variety of surfaces. 100% biodegradable, phosphate free, environmentally friendly formula.

Building Render Cleaner

Professional, versatile and highly concentrated formula to kill off growth spores of algae, mould, moss and fungi from most exterior building surfaces.

Related Services

We have a full range our services available here. These are some of the services that could be related if you’re seeking a machinery cleaning company. 

Soda Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting

Commercial Cleaning

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