Sand Jet Cleaning

"Farrow System"

Our company was originally formed as a Farrow System Franchise, in fact we were the very first franchisee - starting in November 2000.

A year later the franchise organisation collapsed in December 2001 - due to the number of 'economies with the truth' made by Nigel Farrow. We were the fourth franchisee to disassociate with Farrow System Ltd and we did so in January 2002. We still operate the same machines as in the Franchise (we did offer to sell them back to him!) - it is just that we know the origins of the machines, and why 'Farrow System' is an inappropriate name! The ex-franchisees formed a new company 'Ashrose Group' to offer the same services.

Should you wish to see the machines in action, then You-tube is full of video demonstrations of the machines, but I would advise watching with the sound turned down. The abilities of the machines is self evident from the videos - the commentaries have a tendency to get a little too much 'hocus pocus' added! Here is one of our (duller!) videos.

I should note that I use 'sand' as a general term throughout the site as this is the typical term that customers use. In fact you need to be very wary of anyone who actually still uses 'sand' - as if it isn't of the right type and contains free silica (as natural sands - like the stuff on the beach - do) this can cause silicosis which is a similar disease to asbestosis. So... when I say sand I effectively mean 'grit', which could be described as a sand like substance with no free silica in it.

So we specialise in using an specific 'adjustable pressure, low consumption sand jetting system' that has been used nationwide for property restoration, including gaining approval for and subsequently working on many Listed Buildings.
The links on the top right or the site menu should lead you to a page with further details.

 

Sand Jet Cleaning

here is a selection of our sand jet cleaning photos - many will occur elsewhere on this site!

  • Brick Buildings
 
 
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    A Farmhouse in Yorkshire, Before Paint and Dirt Removal
  • PBrick
    A Farmhouse in Yorkshire, After Paint and Dirt Removal
  • Westwood
    Beverley Westwood Hospital Gatehouse (Listed Grade II) - during cleaning
  • Hull Graffiti
    Graffiti in East Yorkshire - before cleaning
  • Hull Graffiti
    Graffiti in East Yorkshire - after cleaning
  • fire b
    Fire Damaged Garage in Hull - before cleaning
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    Fire Damaged Garage in Hull - after cleaning
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    Hull Paragon Station (Listed Grade II) - during cleaning
  • Brid B
    A house in East Yorkshire - after cleaning
  • Brid A
    A house in East Yorkshire - after cleaning
  • Grand Hotel B
    The Grand Hotel in Scarborough (Listed Grade II)- Before Cleaning
  • Grand Hotel A
    The Grand Hotel in Scarborough (Listed Grade II)- After Cleaning
  • Golf Club B
    Hull Golf Club (Listed Grade II)- During Cleaning
  • Golf Club B
    Hull Golf Club (Listed Grade II)- After Cleaning
  • Carrs B
    Carr's Mill in Leeds (Listed Grade II)- Before Cleaning
  • Carrs A
    Carr's Mill in Leeds (Listed Grade II)- After Cleaning
  • North Cave B
    An East Yorkshire House - Before Cleaning
  • North Cave A
    An East Yorkshire House - After Cleaning
  • Pub B
    A North Yorkshire Pub (Listed Grade II)- Before Cleaning
  • Pub A
    A North Yorkshire Pub (Listed Grade II)- During Cleaning
  • Ketton B
    A Northamptonshire Warehouse (Listed Grade II)- Before Cleaning
  • Ketton A
    A Northamptonshire Warehouse (Listed Grade II)- After Cleaning
  • Carrs B
    A West Yorkshire House - Before Cleaning
  • Carrs B
    A West Yorkshire House - After Cleaning
  • GRP 1
    A GRP Motor Yacht Before Cleaning
  • GRP 2
    A GRP Motor Yacht After Cleaning
  • Wood 1
    A Wooden Yacht Before Cleaning
  • Wood 2
    A Wooden Yacht After Cleaning
  • GRP 3
    A GRP Yacht Before Cleaning
  • GRP 4
    A GRP Yacht Before Cleaning
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    Repainting Portal Frame - Warwickshire
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    Old Lead Paint - Hull Pumping Station
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    Repainted Structural Steel - Hull Pumping Station
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    A Compressed Air Tank, North Yorkshire Airbase - Before Clean and Repaint
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    A Compressed Air Tank, North Yorkshire Airbase - After Clean and Repaint
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Alternatives

However, in some instances traditional dry sand blasting do have advantages - the debris created is dry and can be swept or vacuumed up easily, and iron surfaces don't suffer flash rusting as rapidly; so we also offer traditional dry blasting as a service.
Sometimes chemical stripping is the answer - particularly from delicate surfaces that might scratch such as glass.
For all round cleanliness, few techniques come close to dry ice blasting - where the only residue left after cleaning is the removed contamination.
In a similar way, pressure washing is also a service that we offer, many surfaces can be cleaned effectively with water - and perhaps a little soap.

Key Benefits

  • Flexible, many surfaces can be dealt with quickly and easily.
  • The amount of abrasive and the blast pressure can be tuned - much more effectively than with a dry sand blaster this allows us to clean quite soft surfaces where the aggression of a standard dry blast system would cause excessive damage
  • The blast appears as a 'damp gritty mist' (see picture below)- the dampness means that surface contaminants such as lead paints are captured, and can be contained - this, combined with the low consumption, means that expensive waste disposal costs can be minimised; at the same time we don't flood an area with water (unlike traditional slurry blasters) - so don't have contaminated water run off issues either.
  • Scalable - as part of the Ashrose Group we can bring in additional contractors should there be enough work - and so long as there is space for multiple machines.