Rediscover the Beauty of your Property with DOFF Steam Cleaning Services

DOFF steam cleaning is a revolutionary method that can transform the appearance of your exterior surfaces, bringing back the timeless beauty of masonry, brick and stone in both commercial and residential properties. Whether you’re a business owner aiming to enhance your building’s curb appeal or a homeowner looking to revitalise your property, DOFF steam cleaning offers a gentle solution without compromising the surfaces natural materials.

At Marshels, we’ve harnessed the power of DOFF steam cleaning services with a team of over 30 highly skilled and experienced tradesmen. Our external cleaning service covers Surrey, Hampshire, and beyond. By utilising high-temperature steam, we can clean without harming your building or over-saturating its surfaces.

How does DOFF steam cleaning work?

DOFF steam cleaning is a high-temperature, low-pressure cleaning system that uses superheated water to remove dirt, grime, moss, algae, paint and other biological matter from surfaces such as brick, stone, concrete and more.

Benefits of DOFF steam cleaning

  • Gentle yet effective: Unlike high-pressure washing, DOFF steam cleaning operates at a lower pressure, ensuring that it doesn’t damage delicate brick and stone surfaces. This makes it suitable for historical and heritage buildings where preservation is key.
  • Environmentally friendly: Steam cleaning relies solely on superheated water, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals and detergents. It’s an eco-conscious choice that minimises environmental impact.
  • Efficient cleaning: The high-temperature steam effectively breaks down and dislodges dirt, grime, and biological growth, leaving surfaces looking clean and rejuvenated.
    Versatile applications: DOFF cleaning is suitable for a wide range of applications, including brick facades, stone walls, wooden doors, and more. It can be used on both vertical and horizontal surfaces.
  • Long-lasting results: The thorough cleaning provided by DOFF steam cleaning not only improves the aesthetics of your property but also extends the lifespan of your external buildings surface.

Some examples of building exteriors we’ve transformed:

  • Home Exteriors Walls
  • Office Buildings
  • Historical or Estate Buildings
  • Storefronts
  • Hotels & Restaurants
  • Schools and Hospitals

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Based on 18 reviews
I came across Marshels website looking for a decorator. They took over wallpapering from another decorator whom I felt was struggling with the job. Marshels contract Manager allocated the job to a very skilled, conscientious, meticulous and considerate staff. A real craftsman. He had to be as the plaster work in my house is not particularly good. The job was done within the timeframe and with great care and consideration for me and my house. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
L Terno
L Terno
I completed a number of high end projects for Marshels and i can’t speak highly enough of them ! From the incredibly helpful office staff to the team of outstanding decorators I worked with they all are a credit to this company. I hope to be working with Marshels again very soon.
Adam Green
Adam Green
We recently used Marshels to repaint and decorate the front of our shop. From start to finish the experience has been exceptional! Steve initially came out and quoted within a couple of days of my enquiry. The work was carried out within a couple of weeks of proceed. They worked around our closed hours, meaning it didn't affect our working day. The work carried out was to exceptional standard. Steve stayed in touch throughout the project, finishing with a visit to sign the job off. I can not recommend Marshels enough and I shall be using them in the future for home projects. Thanks again to all
Andrew Brookshaw
Andrew Brookshaw
Really happy with our newly painted walls! It took a while for the work to get done, obviously Marshels are popular! And a bit pricey, but can’t fault the work at all!! Would definitely recommend!
Helen Smart
Helen Smart
We were very pleased with the work which Marshels did in renovating the exterior of our rendered house, and the highly professional approach which was adopted. Shane and Drew diligently cleared up every day ensuring that there was no mess and kept us informed as to progress. They went the extra mile in addressing other small issues which arose. Adam provided managerial oversight of the work and checked that we were happy with the final result. We would unhesitatingly recommend them and will use them again.
Neil Pinto
Neil Pinto
We employed Marshels to help us carry out a complete refurbishment of a rental property we had purchased in Guildford. We knew that there was a lot of work necessary but Jamie and his team proved to be thorough and professional throughout, providing a very detailed quotation, coordinating the various trades necessary (electricians, plumbers, plasterers etc), and finishing the flat to a very good standard. Whenever there were decisions to be made, Marshels were in touch and responded promptly; we really felt we could trust them to do a good job for us throughout. We will certainly be using Marshels for any future works of this nature and I warmly recommend their services.
Chris Bussicott
Chris Bussicott
We are very pleased with the work and the professionalism of your team, so thanks very much.
Amanda Egan
Amanda Egan
Very impressed with the finish to our lounge, hallway, stairs and landing. The guys were very professinal, very tidy, extremley friendly, on time every single day and commited to there job. Cant fault a single thing. Our house has been transformed because of the outatanding work that has been done. I highly recommend Marshels and would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you
Amanda Pinto
Amanda Pinto
Marshels have been fantastic! We have had a painter in to paint all our downstairs doors and two more guys in to fix a crack in the front porch. They have all been so friendly and hard working. Steve was great getting a team out quickly for us and Marshels have such a good standard of quality finish, everything looks perfect. Couldn’t recommend more!
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Why Choose Marshels's external cleaning service?

  • Combined industry experience of 90 years
  • We guarantee a problem-free and prompt service that is completed within the timelines provided, so your business or household continues to run stress-free.
  • High quality finish
  • Competitively priced
  • Fully insured and health & safety trained
  • Diverse experience across a range of domestic & commercial buildings
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Exterior building cleaning: Refurbishing home & commercial properties

DOFF steam cleaning effectively removes layers of dirt, grime, moss, and contaminants from surfaces, ensuring a clean and primed canvas for paint application. By eliminating these obstructions, the paint adheres better and lasts longer, delivering a smoother finish and enhanced durability. Additionally, the high-temperature steam used in DOFF cleaning eliminates any existing loose paint, creating an ideal foundation for a fresh coat. The combination of DOFF steam cleaning followed by a professional exterior painting service not only enhances the aesthetic of a property but also extends the life of your paint work.

To find out more about our DOFF building steam cleaning services around Surrey and Hampshire, please call our friendly team today on 01252 377714

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What is DOFF steam cleaning?

DOFF steam cleaning is a specialised method that uses high-temperature steam to clean and rejuvenate various surfaces, often found on historic buildings and office exteriors. We’d recommend having this cleaning completed by professionals to prevent any damages to delicate building exteriors. Our team can accurately assess the exterior condition, choose the right cleaning parameters, and provide post-cleaning treatments for long-term preservation.

What is the difference between DOFF steam cleaning and pressure washing?

DOFF steam cleaning and traditional pressure washing are both techniques used for surface exterior cleaning, but they differ significantly in their approach and effectiveness. Unlike traditional pressure washing, the DOFF system employs a combination of high-temperature steam and low-pressure water to clean more delicately and effectively. This method not only dislodges dirt and grime but also kills organic growth, such as algae and moss at the root, whilst traditional pressure washing uses high-pressure water alone.

What types of surfaces can be cleaned with the DOFF system?

The DOFF steam cleaning system is versatile and can effectively clean a wide range of surfaces. It can be used to clean surfaces made of various materials, including:

  • Stone: DOFF is well-suited for stone steam cleaning, particularly surfaces like limestone, sandstone, granite, and marble.
  • Brick: It can remove dirt, grime, algae, and paint from brick surfaces.
  • Masonry: DOFF can clean masonry structures, including walls and facades.
  • Wood: It can be used on wooden surfaces, such as decking and cladding, although careful control of the steam is essential to prevent damage.
  • Metal: DOFF can clean certain metal surfaces, but the suitability may depend on the specific type of metal and its coating.
  • Render: It is effective in cleaning render, which is commonly used on home refurbishments.
  • Graffiti removal: The DOFF system is also used for graffiti removal from a variety of surfaces.

It’s important to consult with a professional DOFF steam cleaning service provider to determine the suitability of the system for your specific cleaning needs and surfaces to ensure safe and effective results.

Is DOFF steam cleaning suitable for both residential and commercial properties?

Yes, DOFF steam cleaning is suitable for both residential and commercial properties. Its versatility makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of surfaces and applications. In residential settings, DOFF can effectively clean exterior walls, doors, windows, and more, helping homeowners maintain the appearance and integrity of their properties. In commercial environments, DOFF is equally valuable, as it can clean building facades, monuments and walkways. Whether you have a historical home, a modern office building, or any other structure, DOFF steam cleaning can be tailored to suit your specific needs, providing a thorough and environmentally-friendly cleaning solution for various property types.

How hot does the steam reach during the DOFF cleaning process?

The DOFF steam cleaning process is characterised by its ability to generate high-temperature steam, often exceeding 150°C (300°F). This intense heat plays a crucial role in its efficacy, as it not only removes dirt and grime but also leaves surfaces clean and sanitised.

What can be removed from surfaces using DOFF steam cleaning?

Some of the impurities that can be effectively removed using DOFF steam cleaning include:

  • Algae, moss and fungi
  • Mold and mildew
  • Graffiti
  • Chewing gum
  • Paint coatings (including oil and plastic paints)
  • Bird or vermin fouling
  • Wax coatings
  • Bitumen
  • Oil
  • Grease


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Marshels of Farnham Limited
46 Reading Road, Farnborough
Hampshire, GU14 6NJ

Registered as a limited company in England and Wales under company number: 02694426