Our Unique Professional 6-Stage
Vinyl Record Cleaning Service.
How it works:
- Complete the Contact Form for Mailing or phone/email us for local Drop off/Collect
- We send you a tailored Quote and Full easy-to-follow Instructions
- You send the records. We clean them Professionally and return them
- You are one delighted Customer!
Tel: 07368813756 email@example.com
A Comprehensive Cleaning Service from as little as £1.50 per disc including a FREE Nagaoka Style Polythene Anti-Static Inner Sleeve with every Disc (Pictured Below)!!
For current Prices for our Vinyl Record Cleaning Service, please scroll down to the Table below.
We offer the most Unique and Comprehensive Service Available featuring BOTH Vacuum & Ultra-sonic Treatment. Our prices are highly competitive for such a thorough and extensive service. Rejuvenate tired Vinyl with Superb Results! We use our own In-House Groove-Seeking Laboratory Grade Cleaners including our Class leading Shimmer and our unique Ultrasonic Bath- optimised Solution (only product of it’s type on the market!) for Pristine and vibrant Results every Time.
We offer local Customers (Hertfordshire area) a drop off and collect Service (strictly by arrangement. Please Phone us or email for Drop Off times). Long Distance? a Fully insured Postal Service is also available from £4.50 and costs as little as 13p per disc for return postage anywhere in the UK*! Please contact us using the form provided for Shipping Details & Pricing. We quote for standard insurance, typically £50 & Enhanced Loss/Damage Insurance for items valued at up to £2,500 via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
It is the Purchaser’s Full Responsibility to ensure that their records are covered to their declared value for both the forward & Return Journeys. AudioZomba cannot be held liable for loss or consequential damage over and above the purchased Insurance cover.
Why we offer a Unique 6-Stage Record Cleaning Service
(Scroll down to see the Price table below)
Because many Vinyl records are second-hand or retrieved from the loft, they often can require extensive cleaning even when they appear to be in good condition.
Vinyl has had a massive resurgence in recent times. The analogue sound is satisfying and oozes natural warmth and realism. Because of this wonderful Renaissance, Vinyl Records are emerging from anywhere including car boot sales, charity shops, garages, sheds and lofts. But unlike CDs, their currently increasing monetary value and enjoyment is directly related to their playing surface condition. This why The Rare Record Price Guide 2020 grades an example record from £2 – £75 purely dependent on condition!
Using a good quality spray such as our Shimmer & Micro-Cloth can work well in terms of maintaining already relatively clean records. However, manual cleaning alone cannot always achieve the best results where ingrained soiling has occurred.
Where such records contain damaging contamination, it follows that such records will usually require Professional Restoration. Everyday elements can contaminate your vinyl thus affecting sound quality. Mildews and mould, ground in dust, cigarette smoke and greasy fingerprints are just a few examples.
At AudioZomba, we believe that a Vacuum or Ultra-sonic record cleaning machine used in isolation cannot always clean every vinyl record perfectly.
Most record cleaning services use a favoured cleaner. For example, Loricraft, Moth or Ultra-sonic Cleaner. But because soiling can come in many forms, they tend to require different cleaning approaches. The solution?
Our dual approach using the excellent Moth Record Vacuum Cleaning Machine and a timed ultra-sonic cleaner is more thorough than any other service available and has a very high success rate. We only use our own Laboratory Grade Cleaning Fluids which ensures superb results and better Quality Control.
Both systems are excellent and far superior to manual cloth cleaning.
Ultra-sonic excels at softening deep-seated dirt. Vacuum cleaning excels at dragging softened debris way from the grooves, therefore a dual approach makes perfect sense, maximising the cleaning process!
Our customers are delighted with our service and report significant improvements in sound quality. They often use terms such as ‘surprisingly more engaging’. Please read our reviews. We are confident you will be satisfied. We clean our own records using our own dual technique and often upgrade noisy records graded at G (Good) to EX (Excellent).
A recent example was a ‘Loaded’ LP by the Velvet Underground valued at £20 as although it was in a great sleeve and cover, it had lots of unacceptable pops and clicks. After extensive cleaning it was regraded and valued at £70. So it can sometimes make financial sense too!
If you would like to sign up, simply complete the Enquiry form (right or below) and we will get back to you very shortly.
Tel: 07368813756 For details
or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!
Record Cleaning Enquiry
* required for Shipping Insurance
Record Cleaning Prices
Current Prices 1st Nov 2020.
*Drop Off/Collect by Customer at Hertford SG13 8JW. For Postal Quotation please fill out the contact form and we will reply as quickly as possible!
- 5 Discs – £12.95
- up to 10 Discs – £19.95
- up to 20 Discs – £38.00
- up to 50 Discs – £85.00
- up to 100 Discs – £160
- up to 200 Discs – £300
These are example prices only. For a bespoke quote or for greater numbers please contact us using the contact form and we will respond (usually within 48 hours).
Our Unique 6-Stage Process
We carry out a pre-cleaning stage. The disc is wiped with our dry groove-seeking micro-fibre cloth. This cloth is specially cosen for reaching deep into the groove and good adherence. It removes any loose surface dust and debris, thus preparing it for the wet clean. For heavily soiled discs, we may also blow with compressed air if deemed necessary in order to remove loose dirt and debris.
Soaking & Loosening
We submerge the vinyl into our ultra-sonic bath using our own special laboratory solution. This cycle takes 20 mins (20 x 1 min revolutions) at 27°C. Our solution is a mixture of highly purified Bio-ethanol, 6 x steam distilled water and a quality surfactant. We optimise our solutions for each specific task! All our cleaning fluids are manufactured in-house to Laboratory Standards.
Scrub & Vacuum
We scrub the playing surface on a Moth RCM using both forward and reverse controls in order to soften up of any residues deep within the micro-grooves. We use our own Shimmer Professional Vinyl Cleaning Solution and our specially sourced natural fibre scrubbing brush. Both are excellent products and are available in our shop for those that own an RCM and clean at home.
Following cleaning we deep clean the vinyl surfaces with 6-times steam distilled water using our mobile fidelity professional velvet brush. This final stage serves to remove any cleaning residues that may interact with the stylus or help accumulate further debris.
Your Record is now pristine and ready to be dried off and subsequent anti static treatment.
Following the final vacuuming stage, all discs are left to dry briefly in a drying rack. This stage is critical: If the record is not left to dry long enough it will be returned to its sleeve damp and thus a risk of mildew or further attraction of contaminants. Conversely, if it is left it may attract further dust from the atmosphere.
We check at regular intervals and sleeve up promptly.
We treat each disc with a few shots from our Zerostat anti-static gun which near eliminates any subsequent dust attraction. It is then placed into a brand-new complimentary Nagaoka type anti-static record inner sleeve.
Being completely static free & non-abrasive, it follows that they protect your record. The sleeve is included free of charge.
How to Purchase and Make Payment:
For local Drop Off/ Pick Up Customers, please ring or email for appointment. Payment can be made by Cash, *PayPal or BACS Transfer.
For Postal Customers, Please use the ‘Record Cleaning Enquiry’ Contact Form above to confirm your full name & Address details, including a contactable telephone number.
Include how many records you are sending, and please specify if you wish to pay by Bank Transfer or PayPal.
(*Please note that for PayPal, you will need to provide your PayPal linked email address).
We will confirm your order within one working day (usually same day if before 3.00pm).
Terms & Conditions:
Terms & Conditions
Dropping Off / Picking Up Service
Our service is available by appointment only. Please adhere to the agreed Drop Off / Pick Up time. In adverse circumstances, please ring us and let us know if late or cancelled. Drop Off Pick Up times are usually during Office Hours 8.30am – 4pm Mon – Fri.
Shipping Your Vinyl to Us:
We recommend that you use a fully insured service in order to ensure secure delivery. The package must be sound and substantial enough to withstand the journey both to and from our premises. We recommend a new or fully intact double walled carton plus suitable inner support because this will minimise movement during transit.
If a package is received in poor condition, we reserve the right to charge for the supply of return packaging. We thouroughly photograph all parcels upon receipt and prior to returning to the customer. AudioZomba™ strongly recommends that you send your discs via a secure tracked delivery service. We cannot be held liable for records that go missing or are damaged in transit. The Buyer is responsible for sending the records securely via a tracked/Signed For service.
Please provide us with your address details upon purchase. A contactable telephone number and tracking info is required. We will provide you with our workshop address upon cleared payment. Our quoted price includes return postage to your UK Mainland delivery address.
Returning Your Vinyl Records by Post:
Our record cleaning service takes 2 – 5 days turnaround time. We will aim for the quickest turnaround at all times. Smaller batches are often quickest. Please provide a secure UK Mainland based address. We will ship your records using Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For Service. We use Parcelforce 48 for larger consignments. All packages are photographed in detail upon receipt here at AudioZomba and also prior to sealing and return. Your discs are fully insured and full tracking details will be sent to you via email upon dispatch. Where items are damaged or lost in the post, our proof of posting completes our obligation. The Buyer is responsible for progressing a claim against the Postal Courier. We will supply photography showing the condition of the package as it was received by us and prior to return dispatch.
Our record cleaning service takes 2 – 3 days turnaround time.
Our price is for restoring a batch of discs both sides, so please note that double album counts as 2 discs. You may send an odd amount (minimum of 5) but we charge per complete batch. So, if you have, for instance 16 LPs you will be charged for 20 LPs.
Note: The service is for 12″ LPs only at the time of writing.
Regrettably, 10″ discs, singles and shellac 78s present technical problems and are currently nonviable.
We believe our processes are the most comprehensive service available and so we therefore Promise to do our best to restore your lovely vinyl. However, some records may have surface noise caused by manufacturing defects. Where poor handling, cuing or other trauma has occurred it may not be possible to reverse such damage. Subsequently, while we endeavour restore your vinyl, we cannot always guarantee improvements. Although the cleaning process will remove dust and debris, we cannot rectify damage caused by scratches or worn groove . Our charge is for one cleaning cycle of both sides of ONE disc. Should we deem further cleaning necessary, we may contact you to discuss how you wish to proceed.