DRY ICE BLASTING

Dry Ice blasting is the deepest dry cleaning available. This new technology uses dry ice to safely “sluff” off a surface contaminant. When the dry ice pellet hits the surface, the dry ice evaporates leaving only the contaminate behind. It’s extremely green and clean! Many are turning to dry ice blasting over soda blasting, plastic pellet blasting, sand blasting (that can pit and damage surfaces), as it’s more effective and deeper cleaning than pressure washing.

It’s Eco Friendly!

Since dry ice evaporates completely as a carbon dioxide gas it leaves no wastes. Only the material being removed must be disposed of. Dry ice cleaning can replace the need for hazardous chemical solvents to be used like trichlorethane, methylene chloride, perchlorethane, orthodichlorobenzene, cresylic acid and other caustic solutions, thus reducing the impact on our environment!

  • Here are some useful ways we use Dry Ice Blasting:
    • Dry ice can be used as bait to trap bedbugs and other insects
    • Fire damage restoration
    • Graffiti Removal
    • Paint removal including lead paint
    • Tile removal
    • Kill mold and remove it even to the roots
    • Waste containers
    • Clean Bricks and wood
    • Electrical and machinery cleaning
    • Cigarette/cigar smoke
    • To sanitize Hospitals and nursing homes
    • Cleaning business and residential offices and homes
    • Cleaning Boat Hulls
    • Remove Adhesives
    • Cleaning heating/Cooling systems

    How does Dry Ice Blasting work?

    Dry Ice Blasting involves propelling pellets of dry ice at extremely high speeds at an object for cleaning. The actual pellets are quite soft and much less dense than other media used in blasting cleaning. Upon impact, the pellet heats and becomes its gas form producing minimal abrasion. This sublimation process produces shear stresses due to thermal shock which improves cleaning at the top layer and the dirt or contaminant flakes off more easily. The efficiency and effectiveness of this process depends on the thermal conductivity of the contaminate. The rapid change from solid to gas also causes microscopic shock waves which are also thought to assist in removing contaminant.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Bed Bug Bait

    Can be used as bait for trapping Bedbugs and other insects, due to their attraction to carbon dioxide. After drawing them out we can then freeze them or use The Incinerator and kill them with heat.

    Fire Remediation

    It is extremely effective removing toxic residues, soot and associated smells after a fire.

    Graffiti and Paint removal

    Dry Ice does extremely well removing graffiti from walls, brick and wood and can do the same with paint especially when you need to strip the area to get it ready to paint.

    Remove Floor Tile

    Dry Ice will loosen floor tile by freezing and slightly shrinking them allowing easier removal. The cold temperature of the Dry Ice will break the bond of the adhesive. It is ideal for removing a few tiles that need replacing.

    Mold Removal

    It has been proven highly successful with mold removal because the force of the spray of pellets quickly wipes the surface clean, saving hours of time. Not only is the mold removed, but the top layer of wood where the mold roots are, leaving the wood completely clean.

    Waste Containers

    Can clean and sanitize caked on gunk from waste containers making it look and smell clean again!

    Clean Bricks and Wood

    Have you got an old fence or bricks that are just filthy? You can make them look great again by using dry ice. You can then seal them to keep their pristine luster.

    Cigarette/Cigar Smoke

    For extremely bad smoke smells, we can dry ice blast walls, carpets, ceilings and furniture to exasperate the smell.

    Cleaning Ornamental Fixtures and Fountains

    We can clean your outdoor furniture, fountains and outdoor fixtures to make them look great again!

    Cleaning Food Equipment

    It can clean food processing equipment to effectively decontaminate surfaces of Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria Monocytogenes. In uses with food it can clean ovens floors walls, processing equipment, ceilings and equipment ceilings, conveyors, bake-off trays and packaging areas and equipment. It can also clean some equipment without disassembly and without producing fire or electrical hazards, The EPA recommends dry ice blasting as an alternative to many types of solvent based cleaning.

    Hospital and Nursing Home

    Dry ice cleaning of the surface or instruments and equipment and will stop the growth of mold, mildew and other fungi as well as stopping odors at the source by eliminating the bacteria instead of just masking or covering up the odors. It is 100% ecologically safe USDA rated, biodegradable and harmless to humans, animals and marine life.

    Cleaning businesses and Residences

    From kitchens, common area, walls, floors, trash containers, outdoor walk ways, sculptures and ornaments; the uses are pretty comprehensive.

    Boat Hulls

    Dry ice blasting removes more algae, sea slime, and mussels on boat hulls, than water blasting, which allows the organic matter to reattach sooner.

    Electrical Motors

    For electrical it can clean cable trays, motors, generators, transformers, relays. turbines. insulations, substations. They can be cleaned in place and without any moisture saving hours of time in drying. The cold of the dry ice breaks the contaminate faster than solvents. And only the contaminate needs to be disposed of as the dry ice evaporates. The motor can be quickly heated to keep the cold metal from condensing moisture from the surrounding air.

    Adhesives

    These are easily removed because the lower temperature serves to weaken the adhesive bond. We can blast clean labels off containers before recycling or re-painting. Abrasive methods will generate heat which fails to remove some adhesives.

    Industrial Uses

    Molding equipments, Butt welders, piping, printing presses, aircraft, ship hulls, pulp/paper equipment, auto interiors, Oil field equipment, process equipment.

    There are more and more uses being found daily. If you have a need, why not ask us?