DOFF is a steam-based stone cleaning system. It’s unlike any other steam system and can achieve temperatures of up to 150°C at the nozzle end – making it a ‘superheated water system’. The operator is able to vary the temperature and pressure to remove many different types of paint and biological matter.
What can DOFF be used for?
The steam/superheated water will remove moss, algae, fungi and other biological matter and will also kill off spores This means there’s then no need to use a chemical biocide during the removal process. It is also extremely effective at breaking down existing sealers and coatings.
How does it work?
DOFF cleans stonework and masonry using high-temperature steam. Whilst the temperature in the system is high, the pressure on the surface being cleaned is very gentle and the volume of water is low. The surface is therefore not saturated and will be dry within minutes.
What is the DOFF most effective in removing?
• Paint coatings (most oil and plastic types)
• Certain types of graffiti
• Bird or vermin fouling
• Algae, moss, and fungi
• Wax coatings
• Chewing gum
• Bitumen, Oil, Grease and many others, all without causing any damage or disfiguring the substrate.
What surfaces should I use the DOFF on?
We recommend the DOFF for use on surfaces such as brick, stone, concrete, tiled (glazed and encaustic), wood, faience and terracotta. It is a useful sterilisation tool for kitchens, toilets, swimming pools, hospitals and factories.
Where can I use DOFF?
DOFF can be used in Building restoration, Industry, Food production, Hygiene control, Hospitals, Factories, Transport & vehicle depots, Workshops etc.
How does DOFF work?
A normal water supply is taken through the pump into the Hotbox, where a range of temperatures of up to 150º C can be achieved. The low volume of superheated water and steam (5 litres per minute) is then fed through heat resistant hoses to special nozzles where a genuine 150º C is delivered. The surface being cleaned does not suffer any damaging pressure, thermal shock or deep saturation and dries within minutes. A range of different lances and nozzles are available.