It’s essential to thoroughly clean your industrial equipment to prolong its lifespan and keep it functioning at its full potential. Dry ice blasting provides a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to remove contaminants and residue.
Interstate Carbonic Enterprises is a premier specialty dry ice blasting service provider with more than 30 years of experience. In that time, we’ve worked with clients in a variety of industries and applications. Our dry ice blasting portfolio includes comprehensive mold removal services, as dry ice blasting is an effective means of clearing mold from your workspace.
The Importance of Mold Remediation
Mold loves moisture, so it can grow anywhere with a warm and humid environment. Mold and mildew occur can result from a variety of problems that increase humidity, such as:
Leaky roofs or pipes
Flooding and water damage
Mold isn’t just unsightly—it’s dangerous. Mold spreads very quickly and can cause significant damage to a building. Severe mold will weaken wooden structural components, ruin plaster and drywall, and much more.
Mold may also cause respiratory problems and allergic reactions among employees and visitors to your facility, such as sneezing, itchy eyes or skin, wheezing and coughing, and other cold- and flu-like symptoms. Very bad cases of mold may cause more severe reactions like mold-induced asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Certain types of molds, such as black mold, are highly toxic to humans and can cause cancer, internal bleeding, or organ damage.
Mold’s rapid growth potential makes it even more important to remove the mold as soon as you realize it’s present. It can be difficult to remove with standard cleaning methods because spores hide in unseen spaces or below the surface of substrates. Mold removal via dry ice blasting is much more effective than simple surface cleaners.
Dry ice pellets are blasted through a hose via compressed air. As they make contact with the surface, they turn from solid to gas. That rapid expansion removes mold and leaves behind no secondary waste.
Dry ice mold remediation is a clean, environmentally safe alternative to chemical cleaners, which come with their own health and environmental risks—especially at the strength required for mold removal. Dry ice blasting is also a preferred alternative to sandblasting, which can be harsh and messy. It’s also superior to water blasting, which may leave moisture behind and lay a foundation upon which the mold can grow again.
Sand- and water-based blasting methods also require more downtime to clean the area or wait for the blasted surface to dry, which means higher labor costs. Dry ice blasting isn’t just a safer choice, it’s faster and more economical, too.
We offer comprehensive mold removal and remediation services, as well as dry ice blasting for other applications. For smaller projects or areas that require regular cleaning, you can rent or purchase a blast machine. We also maintain an inventory of used blast machines that may suit your needs.
Mold Removal Services at Interstate Carbonic Enterprises
Interstate Carbonic Enterprises has been proudly serving Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana for more than three decades. We are adept at discovering and eliminating mold in a variety of facility types. We’re happy to provide mold removal and remediation or any of our other dry ice blasting services to customers in any field, but some of the industries we commonly work with include:
We complete projects quickly and thoroughly, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about dry ice blasting and mold removal services. When it comes to mold, you shouldn’t wait. Contact us today for a consultation if you suspect you have mold in your facility.
Discover Interstate Carbonic Enterprise
Contact Interstate Carbonic Enterprise today to speak with an industry expert and choose the best cleaning solution for your industrial printing equipment application. Our team currently services the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana area. With over 30 years of experience within the dry ice blasting industry, we know that we can help you clean your facility and remove any form of contamination. We’ll help you get your facility up a running in no time. Our dedicated team will always follow through with the task at hand, and we uphold such values as responsibility and accountability. When you hire the professionals at Interstate Carbonic, you’ll receive a proven service that’s second to none.
Dry ice blasting is similar to sandblasting, bead blasting, or soda blasting where a media is accelerated in a pressurized air stream (or other inert gas) to impact and clean a surface.
How does the process work?
Unlike other blast media, dry ice has a temperature of -109°F (-78.3°C). Because of the temperature difference between the dry ice particles and the surface being treated, thermal shock occurs during the process of dry ice blasting. This causes a breakdown of the bond between two dissimilar materials.
What happens to the contaminate?
Contaminants can be dry, wet, hard or soft. Dry contaminates will break up into small chips and can be swept up or vacuumed. If the particles are large enough, they do not become airborne. If the contaminate is wet, such as grease or oils, the stream will move or push the liquid away much like a high pressure water stream would, except that the surface where the contaminate was will be dry and clean. To prevent redeposition, the operator should work in a methodical way, from the top down.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Located in Texas (DFW) with a second location in Longview, Texas. We have current operations around the region.