Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
If you have ever considered using sandblasting to clean a building, graffiti, or even a boat or other marine equipment, then you know that there are problems inherent in the process. For one thing, a lot of the objects that need to be cleaned can’t be moved, so the blasting has to be brought to them. Some of the other obvious problems with sandblasting include toxicity and danger to humans, animals, and the environment and the fact that the process is very dirty and requires extensive clean up. Dry ice blast cleaning offers a much cleaner, portable, and more affordable solution.
The science behind dry ice blast cleaning is proven and intriguing. There are three stages in the process that each take place instantaneously.
Stage One involves thermal shock. When the dry ice is blasted onto the surface to be cleaned, the particles and contaminants freeze which cracks them and makes them brittle.
Stage Two provides the impact shock. The blitz of the ice pellets against the frozen pollutants and coatings acts to loosen and break them up.
The effect of Stage Three is the expansion shock. The high-speed heat transfer and vaporization of the dry ice pelletsacts with the impact force of the pellets to strip and blow away the stains, debris, paint, rust, or other unwanted coatings that are marring the surface.
Dry ice blast cleaning does not use water or chemicals so it doesn’t result in any secondary waste or costly and time-consuming clean up. While it’s mostly used for commercial purposes, it’s safe to use on all surfaces including brick, wood, fiberglass, concrete, and metal.
A Noble Sweep Chimney Services uses only dry ice or other natural, approved materials for dry ice blast cleaning. Contact us today by submitting your inquiries and contact information on our website or by sending us an email. We will contact you shortly to schedule an appointment or an inspection.