Dry ice blasting has fast become a preferred home and building restoration technique after 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.
Considering that labor is generally one of the most significant costs that come with fire damage restoration, speed is among the most vital benefits offered by dry ice blasting with respect to other methods. A faster and more effective cleanup reduces the project’s overall labor cost.
As opposed to the usual sanding and blasting approach, dry ice blasting is highly effective for hard-to-reach sections. Dry ice blasting is non-conductive too, meaning, it is harmless in cleaning wires, motors and other delicate items.
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.
The following are the more specific advantages of dry ice blasting:
Less Environmental Hazard
Dry ice is made from carbon dioxide gas. Aside from dry ice not using solvents or chemicals, it also doesn’t use water, which means mold and bacteria are unlikely to grow. 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. It simply leaves a clean, dry surface which may be recoated. This method is rather aggressive enough for difficult surfaces yet soft at the same time when it comes to sensitive equipment.
Zero Dry Time or Cool Down Time
When dry ice blasting is used, equipment does not need time to cool down or dry.
Upon impact, dry ice pellets just evaporate into thin air, so there is nothing else to clean but the extracted debris only.
Without a doubt, dry ice blasting comes with none of the hazards of chemical-based methods. Dry ice is not just non-conductive, but it is non-flammable and non-toxic as well.
We are already aware that the approach is speedier and less labor-intensive, thereby lowering the cost of any fire restoration project. Additionally, costs can be reduced even lower as the need for post-restoration environmental clean-up, a step that is necessary after any chemical cleaning method, may actually be omitted.
Stretched Equipment Lifespan
Lastly, because dry ice blasting does cause wearing, abrasion or erosion, equipment lifespans can be extended.