What Does Dry Ice Blasting Clean?

You’re no doubt familiar with power washing and sandblasting. These industrial cleaning methods have been around for decades. They’re so common, in fact, that entire online communities have been devoted to their remarkable ability to clean the grit and grime off of surfaces. As powerful as power washing and sandblasting can be, however, there is an inherent drawback to both cleaning methods: they are extremely abrasive. In other words, they chip away at whatever surface they’re cleaning. The degradation may be very small, but when you’re dealing with delicate surfaces or surfaces with a thin membrane, you’ll need an alternative.

With this in mind, it’s time to consider dry ice blasting, a method of gentle, eco-friendly building washing in Indianapolis, IN.

What is dry ice blasting?

Dry ice blasting works in much the same way as its counterparts, power washing and sandblasting. The solid form of carbon dioxide—colloquially known as dry ice—is fed through a pressurized hose at incredible speed. The dry ice is converted into a stream of pressurized air.

What makes dry ice different is that the bits of dry ice that collide with the surface of the object you’re cleaning are much softer than, say, sand. So, when the dry ice comes into contact with the surface it’s meant to clean, it evaporates almost immediately. The collision, however, transfers a tiny bit of kinetic energy to whatever surface it’s cleaning and knocks loose bits of dirt or debris.

Clean and environmentally safe

Few methods of eco-friendly building washing in Indianapolis, IN compare to dry ice blasting. Dry ice uses zero harsh chemicals, and it sterilizes surfaces on impact. That makes dry ice blasting the perfect solution for cleaning food preparation equipment, clearing away fire damage or removing mold from surfaces with minimal side effects.

Save time and money

When you’re power washing or sandblasting a piece of machinery, the first thing you have to do is take the target machinery apart. This keeps the particulate that’s left over from the washing process from getting lodged somewhere inside your mechanism. When you opt for dry ice blasting, you don’t have to take your stuff apart, because dry ice evaporates on contact. As a result, you can just point and spray. This saves you a lot of time taking apart and reconstructing your valuable machinery. And, of course, as any business owner understands, saved time means saved money.

Clean your property the right way

When you need eco-friendly building washing in Indianapolis, IN, come to Knauss Property Services, LLC, where we’re proud to offer dry ice blasting to our valued clients. Of course, that’s just one of the many services we offer. We do it all—masonry restoration, waterproofing, stucco repair, commercial and industrial painting and so much more! Whatever it takes to keep your building looking beautiful and standing the test of time, we’ll get it done. From the moment you enlist our help, one of our highly-trained staff members will rush to your aid and make sure your needs are met.

Is your building looking rough and ragged? One call to Knauss Property Services, LLC is all it takes. We look forward to working with you soon.