Finding a cleaning solution to suit your needs can be very tricky. Depending on what or where you’re cleaning, you may be limited by the kinds of methods at your disposal. Where people typically will use pressure washing to remove grime or sand blasting to break up machine buildup, those methods are often damaging to the parts you are trying to clean. and using water or sand can leave a mess behind, forcing you to clean up your cleaning materials. Utilizing dry ice blasting allows you to skip the mess, and clean difficult equipment right in place. Patented in 1955, co2 blasting is when you take fine particles of dry ice and blast them at a high velocity onto the surface you are cleaning.
Dry ice blasting is an environmentally sustainable cleaning method. The co2 is a natural part of the atmosphere and sublimates back into the atmosphere when it reaches air temperature. Because it is non-abrasive, dry ice blasting doesn’t damage your materials or score metal. Leaving a clean polished surface when its done. As a cleaning solution, dry ice blasting can save down time on machines because they can be cleaned while still in operation.
Dry ice blasting can clean a smoke damaged book, without damaging the book further. When it comes to sticky or water-resistant messes, dry ice blasting is so cold that the materials will lose their inherent stickiness, harden, and then break off. Because dry ice leaves no residue it is ideal for cleaning food grade equipment.
Dry ice blasting is only limited by the nature of all pressure based washing methods. The machine blasting the particles can only do so in a straight line. Some difficult to reach areas can be a struggle for the directional nozzle of the dry ice blaster. But, as long if you can see the area you want cleaned, you are likely to be able to clean it with dry ice. As a cleaning solution, dry ice is the most effective way to remove unwanted materials from any surface.