DRY ICE CLEANING WITH BLAST IT CLEAN
Are there alternative cleaning options for your project? What cleaning qualities are most important to you? In our experience, many companies want to eliminate the use of chemicals, abrasives, and water. Blast It Clean’s dry ice blasting services focus on the removal of those elements. Dry Ice cleaning is unmatched in its versatility going where other cleaning and surface prep techniques cannot. Our services efficiently remove contaminants of varying substances, sizes, and degrees of soiling from nearly any surface with great precision.
Dry ice blasting accelerates solid carbon dioxide (CO2) pellets through a pressurized air stream which sublimate on impact. When the subzero dry ice pellets contact the surface, they expand and lift away the residue. This thermal shock not only removes contaminants but also kills bacteria leaving nothing behind.
USES OF DRY ICE
Could there be uses for dry ice in your industry? Can you think of how the advantages would benefit your facility? Blast It Clean’s dry ice blasting services can be used across many industries for cleaning and surface prep. We have effectively removed grease, oil, dirt, dust, adhesives, paints, food residue, bacteria, tar, soot, greasy smoke residue, mold, ink, paper dust, resin… and more! From sticky glue on a binding machine to tarnish on delicate metal, dry ice can be as tough and as delicate as you need with our experienced team of operators.
ADVANTAGES OF DRY ICE
This media is extremely friendly to the environment because it does not create any secondary waste, uses recycled CO2, and replaces the use of toxic chemicals. The sublimation of CO2 does not contribute to the greenhouse effect.
It does not utilize chemicals or solvents. It is even approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA. Performed in open spaces does not create risk or hazard for operators. Costs associated with disposal are reduced as well.
Traditional sandblasting “grinds” the surface removing the contaminant and marring the surface. The thermal effect lifts away contaminants without damaging the substrate.
This media is safe on electrical components and can reach tight spaces. It is also nonflammable. This eliminates the need to dismantle machinery decreasing downtime and getting you back to service quickly. In fact, most equipment can be cleaned without complete shutdown if proper safety procedures are followed.
Dry ice dissipates into the air significantly reducing clean-up and there is no dry time. Removed coatings and contaminants can be swept or vacuumed up. Improved cleanliness and efficiency of this media benefit your bottom line.
COMMON DRY ICE APPLICATIONS
COMMON DRY ICE USES BY INDUSTRY
FOOD PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING
Quickly rid mixers, tanks, ovens, conveyors, and more of the proteins, seasonings, bacteria, and grease that accumulates. It can also be used for food processing and manufacturing Interior and exterior building and structural surfaces.
Molds and dyes can be cleaned “online” at operating temperature with this media.
AEROSPACE & AVIATION
Remove carbon build-up and aviation grease for regular maintenance of engine components, wheel wells, and panels.
Take off loose or failing paint, carbon, smoke, and more from delicate surfaces without damaging abrasives, chemicals, or water.
OIL & GAS
This media is tough enough to remove heavy bitumen and oil, yet gentle enough to be used on electrical components and delicate parts.
Target gunked-up ink trays, caked-on paper dust, or rollers without damaging intricate components.
Lift-away paint and dirt to restore original brick craftsmanship.
REMEDIATION & RESTORATION
It can be used on wood surfaces to eliminate mold and unsightly smoke damage preparing the surface for coating.
BLAST IT CLEAN - DRY ICE NATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER
Our clients find Blast It Clean provides a nationwide dry ice blasting service that can be used on a routine basis. Customers find that we are more efficient in our cleaning processes than what they would be able to accomplish on their own. We look for opportunities to bring you a return on your investment when using our services.
We have extensive experience in all facets of the food and manufacturing industry so we are familiar with the strict regulations and safety guidelines. Secondary storage can create challenging environments for food storage resulting in spoilage and hardened residue that inhibits its use. Our team removed aged sugar on over 100,000 square feet that had been through multiple freeze-thaw cycles in interior storage. The use of dry ice not only removed the particles but left a clean and sanitized environment ready to be used immediately.
Dry ice blasting can be used for more than just cleaning for maintenance. Blast It Clean will partner with you on the project from beginning to end for ease and consistency as a full-service contractor. We create solutions in the areas of cleaning, removal (stripping), and painting. Our all-in-one abilities helped a pet food manufacturing plant expand its production facility by dry ice blasting 67,000 sq. ft of structural steel to clean and prep the surface for adhesion of an industrial coating.
An extension of services that Blast It Clean provides is to the catastrophe and restoration industry. In the event of a fire or another disaster we help commercial properties, industrial manufacturing facilities, and residences remediate the damage left behind. Dry Ice blasting is a very effective cleaning agent to remove soot and char throughout the surface as well as mold. It has the ability to get into hard-to-reach areas that have the potential to create long-term odor problems if not remediated. Compared to the standard chemical cleaning process, dry ice can be completed at a much more efficient tempo.
Setting up a preventative maintenance plan and cleaning schedule can take the burden off you. Weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually - ask us how Blast It Clean can keep your equipment in top operating condition and reduce hazardous build-up. Our clients trust us as a partner to keep their facilities operating efficiently.