What Is TORC Cleaning and why does it matter?

Ageing, pollution build-up, and post-construction mess are never kind to buildings. So, when it comes to commercial building facades, the cleaning method needs to be strong yet gentle.

The approach needs to be powerful enough to remove dirt and grime without damaging the brickwork or stone; a method of cleaning that can restore the intricate facade of the building while treating it with care and consideration, and without costing a fortune.

TORC Cleaning is a revolutionary, non-obtrusive restoration technology that has already become a preferred method of restorative cleaning of commercial buildings and heritage sites. Here is everything you need to know about TORC Cleaning and why you should consider it for your next commercial building restoration project.

What is TORC Cleaning?

Construction work can be messy and removing brittle paint, limescale, and smoke deposits using conventional cleaning methods can be extremely difficult.

TORC’s unique, patented cleaning system allows it to massage away tough carbon build-up from building facades and stone without causing damage to the surface.

Developed by Stonehealth Limited, TORC Cleaning is a perfectly environmentally-friendly method of cleaning, removing mould, grime, and paint from the exteriors of commercial buildings.

For over 20 years, the TORC Cleaning system has been used to completely eliminate carbon sulphation, bird fouling, and limescale from brick, stone and modern building facades without resorting to harmful chemicals, detergents, or cleansers.

How does TORC Cleaning work?

TORC Cleaning is a way to clean exterior surfaces of brick and stone with little to no need for chemicals. Instead, it uses a mixture of water and very fine calcium carbonate to clean using just high-pressure air and a splash of water.

But that’s not all! TORC Cleaning doesn’t leave behind microscopic dust particles left by standard cleaning methods, making it a proven, go-to technology for cleaning monuments, buildings, commercial facades, and public spaces.

Three methods of cleaning masonry

Cleaning masonry is a key part of proper building maintenance. Without it, you won’t be able to combat the problems created by the accumulation of surface pollutants, paint damage, limescale damage or fouling.

But masonry cleaning can be a tough thing to tackle because it focuses on something that has been sealed since its installation. But it isn’t impossible.

That being said, a brick building can’t be cleaned in the same way as a stone wall, which adds another layer of difficulty. That’s why as commercial restoration experts, we use three variants of aggregate for cleaning using the TORC method.

  • Calcite: For carbon removal from masonry.
  • Dolomite: For removing paint residues from stone surfaces.
  • Unil: For removing hard matter from any surface.

Common uses of TORC Cleaning

TORC Cleaning is one of our most commonly required post-construction or restorative cleaning methods. It focuses on cleaning and removing pollutants and construction debris from the site without scratching or damaging the surface.

The technology is primarily used for property cleaning, carbon sulphation removal, smoke damage, oil-based paint removal, cement-based paints removal, limescale damage, grime removal, and bird fouling.

Benefits of TORC Cleaning

TORC Cleaning is one of the fastest, most efficient ways to clean stone building facades and monuments. It provides a naturally clean, fresh-looking finish to the substrate and is suitable for all types of stone including limestone, sandstone, granite and marble – making it perfect for heritage sites.

  • Ideal for restorative cleaning heritage sites and ageing stone buildings, since they require careful cleaning.
  • Works well for cleaning building facades and modern cladding.
  • Effective for restoring facades back to their original condition.
  • Effective on concrete, brick, stone, marble, hardwood, softwood, galvanised steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, aluminium, and render.
  • Removes unwanted build-up without obtruding the surface, leaving it undamaged no matter the material.
  • Uses advanced swirling vortex cleaning motion to provide you with natural-looking clean surfaces.
  • Can be used on almost any surface due to its high flexibility and portability.
  • Efficiently removes paints, carbon build-up, limescale damage, smoke damage, and much more with incredible ease.
  • Highly sustainable and an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cleaning methods.

TORC Cleaning experts in England

As a Rosette approved contractor for TORC Cleaning in London and the UK, See Brilliance has helped both commercial properties and heritage sites see the potential of clean facades. We have over 30 years of experience in the commercial restorative cleaning industry and are a leading UK-based provider of facade cleaning services to clients across the UK.

With a proven track record for delivering outstanding results for our clients, we have the skills and expertise required to deliver a smooth and extraordinary cleaning experience. Our team of specialist operatives is highly committed to ensuring that all restorative cleaning work is done not only with the highest quality standards but also with immense precision.

Contact our commercial facade restoration experts to get a personalised quote or to book a site.

See Brilliance specialises in restorative commercial cleaning of metal, glass and stone. We provide commercial facade and cladding restoration, restorative building cleaning, TORC Cleaning, DOFF Steam Cleaning, graffiti removal, and much more, all across the UK.

If you’d like to get in touch today, call our team directly on 01635 230 888 or email info@seebrilliance.com.

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