TORC Cleaning

An industry leading technology allows

us to restore façades across the globe

no matter what the substrate.

This high temperature,

low pressure steam,

guarentees results.

What is TORC Cleaning?

The TORC system is a pioneering cleaning service that offers a complete stone cleaning solution. It creates a gentle, swirling vortex using a mixture of low air pressure, water and a safe, inert fine granulate.

This combination of compressed air, fine abrasion and water is best suited to the removal of brittle soiling and coatings. The TORC system is one of the gentlest yet most remarkable cleaning solutions available for stone, masonry and brick. It has evolved from the popular Jos system and, when used by our trained operators, it can deliver spectacular results.

That’s why it is the stone cleaning system of choice for historic stone restoration experts working on projects across the UK. It is also why we have added it to our list of preferred techniques here at Spectrum.

We have used the TORC system on multiple projects with great success. It leaves the brick and stonework in pristine condition, without causing any damage or degradation to the surface of the stone.

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Why Use Us For TORC Cleaning?

Tailor-Made
Solutions

We understand that each and every project is different, and we treat them that way. This ensures that you get the best possible result every time.

No
Scaffolding

We use our experience in access solutions to ensure that no scaffolding is required which saves, time, money and disruption.

Quality
Guarenteed

Our Service team are highly trained and pride themselevs on delivering a quality service every single time.

Why You Should Choose To
Work With Us

We have a dedicated team of trained stone and brickwork cleaning professionals. When working in combination with the TORC system and its gentle swirling vortex cleaning, we feel we can deliver exceptional results. If you choose us, here is what you can expect:

Tailor-made Solutions

We know each and every project is different, with different requirements and client expectations. That’s why we treat every project as individual and work with you to create tailor-made cleaning solutions for your project. This means that you get the best possible results, every time.

No Scaffolding

Scaffolding can be an extra expense you can do without. Not to mention a huge inconvenience to you and your business. That’s why we use our experience in access solutions to ensure that no scaffolding is required. This saves time and money and avoids disruption, allowing you to get on with what you do best.

Quality Guaranteed.

Our team are highly trained and pride themselves on delivering a quality service every single time. They are fully trained in the TORC system, meaning they can achieve the best results for your building. They will work with you to establish what your expectations are and then strive as hard as possible to deliver.

Superior Finish

The TORC cleaning system, in combination with our trained operatives and fine aggregate, achieves incredible results. That is why it is preferred by many heritage organisations working on the restoration of older or listed buildings. The system will not damage the surface, unlike the old sandblasting systems often used in the past.

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What Can TORC Cleaning Be Used For?

Paint
Removal

The Torc system can effectively remove most internal and external oil and water-based paints, varnishes, bitumastic and thermoplastics coatings. Without causing shock or harm to the substrate.

Graffiti
Removal

Using our experience to identify the substrate and required chemical we can ensure that not only is the graffiti removed but the surface is left undamaged.

Algae
Cleaning

With the use of industry-leading technology, we’re able to effectively and efficiently remove algae from all types of brick, stone or surface without the risk of damage to the substrate.

Carbon
Staining Cleaning

A build-up of carbon monoxide that settles into the surface of the substrate, eating away at the stone and altering the physical appearance, which once removed, allows the restored stonework to have an ‘as new’ and fresh look.

Limescale
Cleaning

The Torc system is a very effective way of removing years of limescale build-up to stone, cladding, bricks and more.

Oxidation &
Sulphate Cleaning

Metals such as bronze, brass and copper can cause staining. The Torc system will work to gently remove this staining and leave your building looking as good as new.

Bitumen And
Tar Removal

Bitumen is sometimes used as a weather-proofing or protective coating buildings. If it gets spilt or splashed on clean or natural stone façades, it creates a very unattractive look which can, in most cases, be completely removed using DOFF or TORC either as stand-alone machines or with mild chemical solutions.

Efflorescence
Removal

Efflorescence is a salty substance that is usually white/grey and powdery. It is found on many masonry surfaces. When water evaporates from the surface of the material it leaves behind these salty deposits (efflorescence).

Salt deposits can be easily removed with little to no damage and without leaving 'ghosting' or shadowing from the stains.

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What Our Customers' Say?

Sarah

Block Management

As a Block Manager I look for reliability, integrity and professionalism, Spectrum have not only gone above and beyond, they keep surprising us each time! Lucian is always willing to help, he has an incredible charisma and I can't thank him enough for the support he has provided us at HAUS! I look forward to continuing working with Spectrum, and wish them continuous success!

Alex

Facilities Manager

Spectrum used a ladder-less gutter cleaning system which was able to reach our gutters approximately 12m above the ground. The ladder-less gutter cleaning method meant we didn’t have to hire a cherry-picker or scaffolding, which would have been expensive and time-consuming to install and use. Spectrum staff were able to show us video recordings of the inside of the gutters during and after the clean, and also emailed the footage to us once the work was complete. Spectrum have been professional, polite and thorough in their work and I would highly recommend Spectrum for their gutter cleaning service.

Nick

Site Manager

Spectrum provided a top-class service from the outset, at tender stage, through to the completion of the contract. The works required the use of both BMUs and rope access. To this end they provided operatives with an excellent knowledge of their working practice and whom performed in a safe and professional manner with courtesy at all times.

Neil

Property Manager

I am pleased to provide Lucian and his abseiling division at Spectrum with a reference for the Abseiling Services he has provided us with over the years. Lucian has conducted his business at Spectrum in a professional, honest and reliable manner. Lucian’s team have being efficient and very thorough in their work and I would happily recommend Spectrum for any of their abseiling services.

Martin

Facilities Manager

Spectrum are unique because of the range of services they provide. Their knowledge, how fast they respond to questions posed from residents and their can do attitude.

Joe

Procurement Director

Spectrum are friendly, get work done quickly and will always help to resolve an issue.

Nick

Site Manager

Spectrum provided a top-class service from the outset, at tender stage, through to the completion of the contract. The works required the use of both BMUs and rope access. To this end they provided operatives with an excellent knowledge of their working practice and whom performed in a safe and professional manner with courtesy at all times.

James

Property Manager

Spectrum have high levels of customer service. Speed in dealing with urgent jobs. Skill in carrying out works thoroughly to high standards including finding safe ways to access difficult areas.

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Recent Completed Projects

Cleaning and Coronavirus cleaning for our Client in Hackney

+plus pointOur experience in access made it possible to carry out this work.

What the TORC System can do

The TORC system has become the go-to cleaning process when looking to achieve certain results or working with particular types of buildings. Below we have outlined just a few of the specific tasks it is most suitable for.

Paint Removal

The TORC system can effectively remove most internal and external oil and water-based paints, varnishes and bitumastic and thermoplastics coatings, without causing shock or harm to the substrate. So, if your building has previously been painted and you wish to return it to its original stone or brick finish, this is the system to choose.

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti can be a very inconvenient, annoying and expensive problem, and one that is out of your control. However, it can be removed and the stone or brick cleaned without any damage or degradation to the surface. The TORC system can be a very efficient way of cleaning graffiti. Using either chemical or mechanical solutions, various types of paint, such as spray-paints, cellulose, lead-based, water-based and oil paints can be removed from a building's façade.

Algae Cleaning

Over time, and with the addition of moisture, algae can grow on stone or brick surfaces. It can also be very hard to remove. With the use of industry-leading technology, we are able to effectively and efficiently remove algae from all types of brick or stone surface without the risk of damage to the substrate.

Carbon Staining Cleaning

Carbon monoxide that settles into the surface of the substrate can build up and eat away at the stone. This will not only alter the physical appearance, but can cause some damage to the exterior surface of the building. Using the TORC system we can remove the staining, with the restored stonework having an ‘as new’ and fresh look.

Limescale Cleaning

TORC cleaning is a very effective way of removing years of limescale build-up. We use the system for stone cleaning, as well as the removal of limescale from cladding, bricks and more.

Oxidation and Sulphate Cleaning

Metals such as bronze, brass and copper can cause staining over time. The TORC system will work to gently remove this staining and leave your building looking as good as new.

Bitumen and Tar Removal

Bitumen and tar are sometimes used as weather-proofing or a protective coating for buildings. If it gets spilt or splashed on clean or natural stone façades, it creates a very unattractive look. However, in most cases it can be completely removed using TORC cleaning, either with stand-alone machines or with mild chemical solutions.

Efflorescence Removal

Efflorescence is a salty substance that is usually white or grey and powdery. It is found on many masonry surfaces. When water evaporates from the surface of the material it leaves behind these salty deposits. These can be easily removed with little to no damage and without leaving ‘ghosting’ or shadowing from the stains.

As you can see, the TORC system is a very flexible and effective way of restoring stone and brickwork to its former glory. If you would like to know more about the TORC system, or to find out how it could help you to recover your brick or stone work, get in touch with a member of our team.

Our highly trained operatives will be able to work with you to establish your cleaning goals, and then create an action plan to deliver the very best results for your building.

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