Professional Limestone Cleaners Services UK-wide

At APT, we’ve been perfecting our limestone cleaner services for over three decades, serving clients nationwide. Our highly trained, accredited cleaning technicians meticulously plan each project to minimise disruption while leaving your limestone surfaces gleaming.

Whether the task is at high or low levels, we adhere to stringent health and safety standards to ensure a safe and efficient cleaning process.

Our cutting-edge approach to limestone cleaning involves soda blasting or super-heated steam cleaning, methods that set us apart. 

We have helped clients like: CADW, English Heritage, Historic England, Historic Scotland & many more with limestone cleaning.

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What Methods of Limestone Cleaning do you offer?

Soda Blasting – Cutting-Edge Limestone Cleaning

Our cutting-edge approach to limestone cleaning involves soda blasting, a method that sets us apart. Specially graded sodium bicarbonate crystals are propelled against the limestone surface using low-pressure compressed air. These crystals are significantly softer than limestone, ensuring zero scratching upon contact.

Soda blasting operates from the outside in. As the crystals impact the surface, they shatter, releasing energy that disrupts the contamination’s surface. This loosened contamination is effortlessly carried away by the stream of air and crystals.

This method ensures that successive layers of contamination are removed until the pristine surface of your limestone is revealed. In contrast, traditional methods often strip away the entire contamination layer at once, risking damage to the limestone surface.

Low-Pressure Super-Heated Steam Cleaning for Pristine Limestone

In the 1990s, low-pressure super-heated steam cleaning systems were introduced for limestone and other stone cleaning tasks. APT has taken this method to the next level, developing our proprietary low-pressure super-steam system, an ideal choice for cleaner limestone. This method offers several advantages:

Quick Drying: The superheated steam ensures rapid drying, leaving minimal residual water on the limestone surface.

All-Season Usability: Our method prevents water droplets from entering pores or flaws in the limestone, reducing the risk of freeze-thaw damage. It can be applied year-round.

Low Surface Pressure: Our low surface pressure approach safeguards your limestone from damage.

Moss and Algae Prevention: High temperatures effectively eliminate moss and algae spores, eliminating the need for chemical inhibitors before or after cleaning.

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APT’s professional limestone cleaner services combine over 30 years of expertise with cutting-edge techniques. Our experienced cleaning technicians employ methods like soda blasting and low-pressure super-heated steam cleaning to ensure your limestone surfaces shine without harm.

Beyond limestone cleaning, APT offers an array of cleaning and restoration services for various materials, including brick, sandstone, and granite. Our team of experts is always ready to provide advice and recommend the best approach for your unique project.

Here’s how we helped CADW with their limestone cleaning project:

“I would like to thank you for carrying out the stone cleaning programme and surface cleaning, both myself and Richard turner we very impressed and have no doubt in calling upon APT for future work on CADW projects”

Neil Daniels – CADW

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What are the benefits of cleaner limestone?

Limestone cleaning offers a multitude of benefits, making it a vital maintenance task for various properties. Here’s why you should prioritize limestone cleaning:

Enhanced Aesthetics: Clean limestone surfaces radiate beauty and elegance, transforming the visual appeal of your property. Whether it’s a historical structure, a commercial building, or a residential space, cleanliness elevates the ambiance.

Preservation of Value: Regular limestone cleaning safeguards your investment. Preventing the accumulation of dirt, grime, and pollutants ensures that your limestone retains its value and splendor over time.

Extended Lifespan: Clean limestone lasts longer. Removing contaminants and preventing the penetration of pollutants into the stone’s pores preserves its structural integrity, extending its lifespan.

Safety First: Clean limestone surfaces are less prone to accidents. Removing moss, algae, and other slippery substances reduces slip and fall hazards, promoting safety.

Healthier Environment: Limestone cleaning discourages the growth of mold, mildew, and algae. These contaminants not only mar the appearance but also pose health risks. A cleaner environment means healthier living.

Trust APT for your limestone cleaning needs, and experience the difference of working with seasoned professionals who prioritise quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. We guarantee exceptional results that enhance the beauty, longevity, and value of your limestone surfaces.

Why use APT's limestone cleaner services?

When it comes to limestone cleaning, APT stands out as your ideal choice for several compelling reasons:

Extensive Experience: With over 30 years experience we has honed its limestone cleaning expertise, making us a trusted name in the industry. Our seasoned technicians understand limestone intricately, ensuring a meticulous cleaning process.

Advanced Equipment: We employ state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques to guarantee efficient and thorough cleaning. Our commitment to innovation ensures that your limestone surfaces receive the best treatment available.

Versatility: APT caters to a wide range of limestone cleaning needs, from historical restoration to modern architectural maintenance. Whether you need to clean ancient limestone facades or maintain contemporary structures, we have you covered.

Environmental Responsibility: We adhere to responsible waste disposal practices, ensuring minimal environmental impact in compliance with UK regulations. Our commitment to sustainability extends to every aspect of our work.

Tailored Solutions: Every property is unique, and we provide customized services to meet your specific needs. Our experts assess your limestone surfaces and create a personalized cleaning plan that guarantees stunning results.

Prompt Service: We understand the importance of timely cleaning, and our teams work diligently to meet strict deadlines. We recognize that cleanliness often comes with schedules, and we never compromise on promptness.

Comprehensive Offering: APT doesn’t stop at limestone cleaning; we offer a range of related services, including brick cleaning, sandstone cleaning, granite cleaning, and more. Our holistic approach ensures that all your cleaning needs are met under one roof.

Grade II Listed Building Restoration - The General Offices, The Works, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, South Wales

FAQs

Cleaning limestone requires expertise and the right methods to ensure the stone’s longevity and beauty. When it comes to limestone cleaning, rely on APT’s decades of experience and advanced techniques.

Soda Blasting: APT employs soda blasting, an advanced method to clean limestone effectively. This technique involves using specially graded sodium bicarbonate crystals fired against the limestone surface with low-pressure compressed air. These crystals are softer than limestone, ensuring no scratches or damage.

Soda blasting works from the outside in, shattering as they impact contaminants on the surface. The energy released disrupts the contamination, which is then blown away, layer by layer, until the pristine limestone is revealed. This gentle method prevents harm to the stone, unlike traditional methods that can damage the surface.

Super-Heated Steam Cleaning: Our proprietary low-pressure super-heated steam cleaning system is perfect for limestone. It offers numerous advantages, including quick drying, suitability for all seasons, low surface pressure, and moss and algae spore elimination without the need for chemical inhibitors.

Rely on APT’s expertise in cleaning limestone to preserve and enhance the beauty of your stone surfaces. Our commitment to quality and sustainability ensures your limestone stays immaculate for years to come.

Cleaning a limestone fireplace requires professional care to preserve its natural beauty. APT specializes in limestone fireplace cleaning, utilizing advanced techniques like soda blasting and super-heated steam cleaning. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Assessment: Our experts inspect the fireplace to determine the most suitable cleaning method.

  2. Soda Blasting: We employ soda blasting, a gentle yet effective process, where sodium bicarbonate crystals are propelled onto the limestone surface, removing contaminants without causing damage. This method is ideal for intricate designs and delicate limestone.

  3. Super-Heated Steam Cleaning: For a thorough finish, we use super-heated steam at low pressure. This process not only cleans but also disinfects the limestone, ensuring a safe and hygienic surface.

  4. Protection: After cleaning, we apply sealants to protect the limestone and maintain its appearance.

APT’s professional limestone fireplace cleaning guarantees outstanding results without compromising the stone’s integrity. Rely on our expertise for a pristine, rejuvenated limestone fireplace that enhances the ambiance of your space.

Cleaning a limestone patio is a task that requires finesse and expertise to ensure the patio’s longevity and aesthetic appeal. With over three decades of experience in this specialized field, APT brings unparalleled knowledge and techniques to the table. Here’s an in-depth look at how we meticulously clean limestone patios:

If you’re seeking expert limestone cleaner services to clean your limestone patio, contact our team today. They will organise a site survey and provide a quotation to you, before starting on the limestone cleaning works. 

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We understand that every cleaning project is distinct, and our personalized services are tailored to your specific needs. If you seek a reliable and professional limestone cleaner, APT is your ideal partner. With our decades of experience, advanced techniques, and unwavering commitment, we guarantee outstanding results.

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