Dry ice-blasting is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface in order to clean it. An alternative media for non-abrasive blasting is water-ice, known as ice blasting.
Dry ice blasting is one of our innovative solutions with a broad range of applications, including graffiti removal. Dry ice blasting offers a unique approach to any job and offers a number of benefits over other cleaning techniques. The dry ice blasting process can even be used on some of the most delicate materials and surfaces – even electronic or electrical components.
Dry ice blasting has many potential uses for the homeowner and has proven especially beneficial in mildew remediation and mold removal on certain surfaces. Dry Ice cleaning is extremely effective in removing toxic residues, soot, and associated smells after a fire. Independent dry ice blasters often work with major insurance companies over a large geographic area to quickly clean fire and smoke damaged locations.
The dry ice blasting system is a unique one because the dry ice crystals immediately convert from a liquid to gas once applied, which means virtually no additional residue. The reduced post cleanup time makes dry ice cleaning especially useful for cleaning industrial machinery because of the minimal downtime that is required for effective cleaning.
Top 10 Reasons Dry Ice Blasting is superior to Media Blasting, Solvents, Water, Steam, Hand Cleaning, Chemicals and Abrasives
- Superior clean: Fewer cleaning cycles = Less downtime
- Machines can be cleaned in place: Dry ice blasting is a dry process and requires no disassembly or reassembly, which means much less downtime
- Quicker clean: Less resource = More runtime = More profits
- Non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive: Dry ice blasting won’t damage most substrates and can be used safely on electrical components
- No secondary waste cleanup: This not only saves additional cleanup labor and expense, but also means temporary containment areas can possibly be reused, which is an additional cost savings
- Can get into tight spaces that many other methods can not
- Environmentally friendly: Meets USDA, FDA and EPA guidelines
- Operator safety: No exposure to chemicals or grit media
- Operator efficiency: Not as labor intensive as traditional cleaning methods
- Clean enough for the food industry, strong enough(1) for everything else
St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration has extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of dry ice blasting for residential and industrial cleaning and recovery services. Contact us today to discuss the cost of dry ice blasting, or for general enquiries regarding our graffiti removal contractor services.