Techniques

DOFF and JOS Cleaning

DOFF is a steam-based cleaning system that can achieve temperatures of up to 150°C at the nozzle end – making it a ‘superheated water system.’ The superheated water vapor system effectively removes paint, moss, algae, fungi, biological matter, and kills off spores. No harmful chemicals are used during the cleaning process and after being used outdoors, the debris needs to be separated from the water and disposed of per local regulations. The water, however, simply runs into the ground.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting uses the DOFF Integra System to clean stonework and masonry using high-temperature steam.

DOFF Recommended Surfaces

  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Concreate
  • Wood
  • Terracotta
  • Tiled (glazed and encaustic)

DOFF SM MachineDOFF Applications

  • Wax coatings
  • Graffiti
  • Paint coatings (most oil and plastic types)
  • Bird or vermin fouling
  • Algae, moss, and fungi
  • Chewing gum
  • Bitumen, Oil, Grease, and many others

Industries Served

DOFF can be used in building restoration, food production, hygiene control, hospitals, industry and factories, transport & vehicle depots, workshops, etc.

Before and After

JOS

The JOS-blasting cleaning method is gentle and mild, making it ideal for delicate surfaces such as stone and brick. This low-pressure swirling vortex cleaning system combines the use of water and fine abrasives to create a scrubbing effect with the rotating swivel, resulting in a gentle cleaning with damage to the surface. With this cleaning method, you can reduce costs and preserve substrate integrity.

Wicken Dry Ice Blasting uses this method for masonry cleaning projects.

JOS Recommended Surfaces

  • Concrete
  • Hard Wood
  • Soft Wood
  • Bronze
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Render
  • Brick
  • Marble
  • Stone

JOS Applications

  • Property cleaning
  • Lime & cement cleaning
  • Oil based paint removal
  • Lime paint/scale removal
  • Grime removal
  • Lead paint removal
  • Bird or vermin fouling
  • Smoke damage removal
  • Carbon sulphation removal
  • GRP boat hull cleaning
  • Render cleaning

Industries Served

JOS is used by facility and property management companies, property restoration companies, stonemasons, architects, and more.

Before and After

Locations Served

Our mobile fleet offers masonry brickwork restoration and cleaning services to locations all across Ontario, including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara, St. Catharines, Windsor, Barrie, Sudbury, and more.

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