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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find some of our most frequently asked questions.

If your questions aren’t addressed here, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today - our experts are more than happy to answer your queries.

What is blast cleaning?

Blast cleaning is a highly effective surface cleaning method. It involves propelling abrasive material, such as glass grit, at a defaced or dirty surface at high velocity to gently etch away imperfections, thereby restoring the surface to its original lustre.

What is dry ice blasting?

Dry ice blasting is a type of blast cleaning that uses dry ice to decontaminate surfaces. As such, it is particularly useful for surfaces and areas where food is processed.

Grit and shot blasting: what is it?

Grit blasting and shot blasting involves blasting all manner of surfaces, such as steel and other ferrous metals, with one of a number of materials - including silicon carbide and even walnut shells. The process is used to prime surfaces for painting, welding or sealing.

What is sand blasting?

Sand blasting was a popular form of blast cleaning. The use of sand is now illegal because it created harmful silica dust particles that could cause life-threatening diseases.

Nowadays, J Radford Group instead use one of five grades of environmentally friendly glass grit to safely and thoroughly etch away imperfections.

Will blast cleaning damage my surfaces?

Although blast cleaning etches away at a surface, it does not permanently damage your surfaces. It will remove the top layer of a surface, but will only remove unlevel, defaced or dirty layers.

As our expert team have 30 years of experience blast cleaning London’s surfaces, you can rest assured that your surfaces are in the safest of hands with J Radford Group.

How messy is blast cleaning?

Blast cleaning can create a lot of dust, but if your surface is outside then this shouldn’t be a problem.

However, if your surfaces are inside or you don’t want to disturb your surroundings, we can offer an encapsulation and protection service instead. This will keep dust to a minimum.

What accreditations do you hold?

In our 30 years, we have acquired a number of accreditations, all of which stand as evidence of our professionalism and commitment to safety in the workplace.

We are CHAS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Stonehealth-approved contractors, and we’re also accredited by Exor for your complete peace of mind.

What other services do you offer?

J Radford Group is also proud to offer our building conservation, vehicle refinishing and mobile coating services to clients throughout the capital.

With building conservation, we can clean and repair your building’s facade, provide carbon fibre structural reinforcements, or clean your brickwork and remove graffiti.

Our vehicle refinishing services, meanwhile, can be used to steam clean your vehicle to restore it to a phenomenal standard. We can also carry out bodywork and spray painting.

Finally, with our mobile coating services you can protect your building’s surfaces via anti-graffiti and protective coatings.

What areas do you cover?

We provide our expert blast cleaning, building conservation and vehicle refinishing services across London and the South East. Our service is completely mobile - contact our team today to see if we can help in your area.

How do I book?

You can book an appointment by contacting our friendly team today via phone, email, or by completing our contact form. We’re also on hand to answer all your blast cleaning questions.

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