What is Cryogenic Cleaning (Dry Ice Blasting)


The last thing you’d want from a cleaning process is to generate more waste. Cleanups are supposed to absolve you from trouble; not add more potential hazards that to your environment.  Most regular cleaning processes leave potentially harmful secondary waste or can damage items. Cleaning, instead, ought to be harmless, safe, and effective. Cryogenic cleaning or what’s also known as “Dry Ice Blast Cleaning” is a process that utilizes a combination of external forces to lift surface contamination’s. No damaging caustic, acidic, or solvent cleaners are used. No secondary waste — it’s actually pretty quick, and easy!

Using solvents and chemicals, for instance, adds more to the problem due to the potential release of toxic elements post cleaning. These chemicals could be harmful to the environment and more importantly the person using the chemicals. Hand tools can be abrasive and have limited effectiveness in “hard to reach areas” and other cleaning methods such as sand blasting, soda blasting, and water blasting can all leave secondary waste. Sand and soda blasting are also abrasive methods of cleaning, in case you were thinking.

Dry Ice blasting (Cryogenic Cleaning), instead, offers up to 80% savings over traditional cleaning methods. Plus, it leaves no secondary waste; it’s non-conductive, non-toxic, and non-abrasive. Can you beat that?

How Cryogenic Cleaning Works?

Dry ice blasting employs solid CO2 (non-abrasive element) that prevents any damage to surface elements. Accelerated and super-cooled ice-pellets create mini-explosions on surfaces thereby lifting dirt, contaminations, and any underlying substrate.

Dry ice blasting is easy to setup, quick to execute.  By using nothing but the force of the ice pellets and thermal cooling, most dirt is shaven off surfaces for effective and hassle-free cleaning. So, be it items inside your home or commercial equipment, dry ice blasting just works.

Why is Dry Ice Blasting Superior to traditional cleaning methods?

Simply put: it gives a superior clean, has far less number of cleaning cycles, and less downtime. Surfaces can be cleaned easily and quickly. Dry ice blasting – if the name didn’t seem suggestive enough – is a dry cleaning process and requires no water. It’s non-flammable, non-conductive, and poses no threat to electrical components, items to be cleaned, etc.  That’s right, electrical equipment can be cleaned while still being energized!

Dry Ice blasting equipment can wiggle into tight spaces. It’s environment friendly and meets stringent cleaning standards of USDA, FDA, and EPA guidelines.

Dry Ice cleaning method is also operator friendly, less labor intensive, and has no risks of exposure to harmful chemicals. In fact, dry ice blasting is so clean that it can even be used for the food industry, let alone residential, commercial and industrial cleaning.

I bet you would like to know some areas where we use dry ice.  Well, here you go:

  • Mold Remediation
  • Fire Restoration (Soot removal)
  • Paint Removal
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Marine Industry (bottom paint removal)
  • Automotive Industry
  • Production Lines
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Foundries
  • And Much More!

Traditional cleaning methods had their place when they were the only means of cleaning available.

But…

Dry ice cleaning is the present and the future of environmentally sound cleaning practices.

For over 20 years, we have been helping people who are working on improving indoor air quality with Indoor Environmental Surveys and Ventilation Systems Cleaning by providing high quality workmanship with unparalleled customer service to both residential and commercial customers. Our staff of professionals are dedicated to serving your specific needs from the moment you contact us until the completion of your remediation project. Visit our website or contact us today for more information or to schedule your mold remediation consultation.

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