There are many uses for Dry Ice Blasting, a technique of spraying dry ice at a contaminated surface. We at ServiceMaster Advanced Restorations are experienced in using this creative cleaning process. And, because it is -109 degrees Fahrenheit, it is a natural bacterial and fungal growth inhibitor.
Dry ice blasting uses non-toxic, non-hazardous, high-density dry ice pellets in a high-velocity airflow to blast away unwanted surface materials. On impact, the pellets instantly sublimate without generating any secondary waste, so dry ice blasting is a cleaner way to clean. Dry ice blasting also meets EPA, USDA, and FDA guidelines.
Dry ice blast cleaning can reach places that other methods cannot, such as nooks and crannies that are difficult to reach with brushes or chemicals.
Dry ice blasting will not pit or abrade surfaces like other blasting techniques such as sand, glass beads or walnut shells. Dry ice blast cleaning is non-abrasive because as the dry ice pellets strike the surface to be cleaned, they immediately become soft and sublimate (evaporate), after loosening the contaminant from the part to be cleaned.
Dry ice blasting is ideal for large commercial jobs.
A safe cleaning environment
Dry ice is non-toxic, unlike many solvents used in the cleaning industry, such as TCA. The non-toxic dry ice blasting system will significantly decrease employee exposure to hazardous chemical agents and other dangerous cleaning methods. Health risks are reduced, and operator safety is enhanced, creating a safer working environment overall.
Dry ice blasting cleans thoroughly and leaves your equipment dry. It works without chemical solvents, without lubricants and without water, so it’s the perfect cleaning solution for electrical equipment or other water-sensitive application.
Non-polluting and environmentally friendly
As a cleaning agent, dry ice simply disappears after it is used in dry ice blasting. Dry ice does not become a toxic waste or a disposal problem like many popular cleaning solvents, which is why ServiceMaster Advanced Restorations uses it.