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Maintaining the integrity and beauty of historic buildings is both an art and a science. At CCWC Services, we combine both, using our specialist DOFF steam cleaning system to gently yet effectively breathe new life into aged façades. Here are our top ten tips for keeping your historic buildings not just standing, but standing out.

1. Understand the Building’s History

Before any work begins, know the story behind the bricks. Understanding a building’s historical significance helps tailor the cleaning approach to preserve its unique character.

2. Choose the Right Cleaning Method

Not all cleaning methods are created equal, especially for historic buildings. DOFF steam cleaning is our go-to for its gentle touch on delicate surfaces.

3. Regular Inspections are Key

Frequent checks can prevent small issues from becoming big problems. Keep an eye out for signs of wear, pollution damage, or biological growth.

4. Tailor Your Approach

Each building is unique, with its own needs and challenges. Customise the cleaning intensity and method according to each surface’s condition and material.

5. Prioritise Safety

Safety for both the structure and our team is paramount. We ensure all safety measures are in place, respecting the building’s integrity and our team’s well-being.

6. Minimise Water Infiltration

DOFF steam cleaning minimises water entry into the building fabric, preventing potential damage and ensuring a thorough yet safe clean.

7. Address Biological Growth

Moss, algae, and lichen aren’t just unsightly; they can damage historic materials. Our DOFF system effectively removes these growths without harming the underlying surface.

8. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

The beauty of DOFF steam cleaning lies in its ability to clean effectively without the need for harsh chemicals, preserving the building’s materials and the environment.

9. Focus on Detail

It’s the little things that count. Paying attention to intricate details ensures every nook and cranny of a historic building is respected and revitalized.

10. Partner with Experts

Lastly, always work with specialists who understand and appreciate the value of historic buildings. At CCWC Services, we pride ourselves on our expertise, care, and respect for history.


Maintaining historic buildings is a responsibility we take seriously. With the right approach and a bit of CCWC magic, these treasures can continue to tell their stories for generations to come. Ready to give your historic building the care it deserves? Reach out to us at CCWC Services. Together, we’ll ensure the past is preserved in all its glory.

Lee Clark

Lee founded CCWC Services back in 1988 with the focus on being a great company to work for and providing a great cleaning service in South Wales, over the years his expertise has been called on all over England

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