Dry Ice Blast Cleaning also known as dry ice blasting and CO2 blasting has been one of our service offerings for the past two years. We have completed many jobs involving industrial equipment, fire damage, and mold remediation. Dry ice blasting is a very different yet environmentally friendly cleaning process.
Unlike sand blasting and pressure washing, dry ice blasting is approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA. Why does that matter some may ask? The answer is simple, it allows us to clean food processing lines and equipment along with other medical applications.
Sand blasting leaves sand and grit all over the area to be cleaned; pressure washing leaves a slippery wet mess on the floor. These two cleaning processes cannot be used on every application for the cited reasons. Dry ice blasting doesn’t leave anything on the floor except the grit from the surface that was cleaned. The dry ice (aka CO2) that we use comes in pellet form. This means that it is about the size of a tic-tac. As the operator uses the dry ice blasting equipment, dry ice is blasted at the surface and evaporates as it cleans the surface. Therefore, there is no wet mess on the floor.
The most important principle that differentiates dry ice blasting from sand blasting and pressure washing is the fact that dry ice blasting is non-abrasive. Picture a brick wall that was painted white. Sand blasting it would take off the paint, destroy some of the grout, and damage the surface finish to the bricks. Pressure washing may take off some of the paint, but probably not all and don’t forget the gallons of water all over the floor. Dry ice blasting will remove the paint, but keep the grout and surface finish to the bricks just the way it was before the bricks were painted.
Dry ice blasting can be used on different surfaces including metal, brick, wood, stone, and many others. The picture above shows our president helping us clean the Telegram & Gazette’s main printing press located in Worcester, MA. Our company offers dry ice blasting throughout the whole New England area. For more information take a look here at our Dry Ice Cleaning page.