Dry ice blasting has quickly become a preferred method for restoring homes and buildings affected by fire damage. Cleaning with dry ice removes smoke stains, mold, soot, and other contaminants while not harming the substrate.
The dry blasting method can also remove the unwanted materials that hold the undesirable smell associated with fire and water damage.
Advantages of Dry Ice Blasting
Given that labor is typically one of the most expensive costs in any fire or historical restoration project, one of the biggest advantages dry ice blasting has over other cleaning methods is speed. Faster, more effective cleaning and reduced clean up lead to significantly lower labor costs.
Unlike traditional sanding and blasting methods, dry ice blasting is effective in hard-to-reach spaces, angles, and seams. Continental Carbonic offers a wide variety of nozzles for reaching tight spaces and cleaning odd angles. Dry ice blasting is non-conductive, ensuring the process is safe for sensitive electrical items such as switches, wiring, motors, and plumbing.
When compared to cleaning methods that use solvents or other chemicals, it is important to note that dry ice blasting uses no chemicals that can cause discoloration, warping or other problems.