Dry ice blasting has speedily become an in-demand approach of restoring homes and buildings following a fire. Cleaning with dry ice eliminates soot, mold, etc.
This approach can also eliminate the undesirable materials that create the nasty smell of fire and water damage.
Why Dry Ice Blasting?
Since labor is often one of the most expensive aspects of fire damage restoration , speed is among the most crucial benefits of dry ice blasting compared to other cleaning techniques. A faster and more effective cleanup reduces the project’s overall labor cost.
In contrast to old-fashioned sanding and blasting methods, dry ice blasting works very well for hard-to-reach areas. As well, dry ice blasting is non-conductive, so electrical items such as motors and wiring are perfectly safe.
And when pitted against other cleaning methods that use chemicals, dry ice blasting undoubtedly a winner as it is natural inside out and does not cause issues like warping or discoloration.
Here are more specific advantages offered of dry ice blasting:
Dry ice is made from recaptured CO2 emissions. Besides dry ice not using any kinds of chemicals, it also uses zero water, so there is very little chance of mold and bacterial growth. This also makes the method safe for the food industry and in sync with USDA, FDA and EPA guidelines.
When dry ice blasting, the process of cleaning up is finished faster, results are more thorough, and there is also no need for equipment disassembled and reassembled. What’s left after it’s done is clean and dry surface on which a new coat of paint may be applied. This method is rather aggressive enough for difficult surfaces yet soft at the same time when it comes to sensitive equipment.
No Drying or Cooling Down Time
With dry ice blasting, there is no dry time or cool down time required for equipment after a blast.
Dry ice pellets evaporate as they hit a surface, so there is nothing else to clean up but the removed debris itself.
Undoubtedly, none of the hazards associated with chemical methods, exist with dry ice blasting. Dry ice is not just non-conductive, but it is non-flammable and non-toxic as well.
We already know that this technique is faster and requires less labor, thus reducing the cost of a fire restoration project. In addition, costs can be further lowered by removing the need to do post-restoration environmental clean-up, a step that cannot be skipped when chemical cleaning methods are used.
Longer Equipment Lifespan
Lastly, because dry ice blasting does cause wearing, abrasion or erosion, equipment lifespans can be extended.