Dry Ice Blasting is one of the best ways to restore buildings that have smoke & fire damage.
Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for the restoration of wood, concrete, and other building materials because it’s fast, has no moisture and leaves no secondary waste while it removes the surface layers of the surface without damaging the substrate. Dry Ice is becoming popular with the insurance industry with assessors now recommending its use because of its efficiency and effectiveness for removing smoke, fire damage, smell, mildew, and mould without causing further damage to the surface of materials.
Dry Ice Blasting removes charred wood, soot and gets rid of that burnt musty smell as well as cleaning the surface. Other methods can clean it, but Dry Ice Blasting removes the smell that accompanies it.
Why Use Dry Ice Blasting for Fire & Smoke Restoration.
Cleans without surface erosion and etching caused by traditional abrasive blasting techniques.
Safe on electrical components.
No water damage.
No need to use caustics and acids.
Cleans Concrete, wood, Brick, Steel and other materials and gets rid of odours.
Dry ice Blasting has become the preferred method to remove smoke soot, vaporised synthetic resigns and char. Dry Ice Blasting can reduce or eliminate the musty burnt smell that results from fire, smoke & water damage.
Dry Ice Blasting is faster than traditional fire restoration methods.
Dry Ice Blasting is cleaner – No residue (Sand, Soda etc.)
Dry Ice Blasting is safer– No chemicals or residue.
This type of cleaning is very precise in tight places without any damage to the cleaned surfaces. Most fires result in soot, smoke damage and charring to wood, brick, concrete and metal. The residual odour and residues are traditionally removed using sandblasting, scraping and wire brushing. With dry Ice Blasting this time consuming and tedious process is eliminated
Traditional fire restoration methods take 3 to 5 times longer than Dry ice Blasting. Typically, 24 hours after blasting, the odour is undetectable and this means that the use of encapsulation can be drastically reduced in fire restoration. Further, the Dry Ice Blasting process leaves no secondary waste and this means there is no need to go back and clean up the added mess that is left by other blasting medias such as soda, water & sand.
Dry Ice Removes and Inhibits Mould Growth
Mould and Bacteria can cause a great amount of health issues when found in everyday living and working spaces. Common causes and habitats for mould growth include floods, leaks, plumbing problems, elevated humidity and inefficient cleaning. Allergies are on the rise, fungal infections have become common and contamination has become common and contamination has become a risk in production facilities, restaurant kitchens and product and food storage facilities. Mould requires proper, direct treatment in order to remove existing spores and inhibit future growth by removing any matter that can support growth.
When blasted with CO2 the mould is immediately removed upon contact causing it to shrink and detach itself from the surface. In addition, Dry Ice Blasting draws out moisture from wood surfaces, to prevent future mould growth. With high pressure blasting at -78ºC freezing temperatures, restoration is successful for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.