Billings Media Blasting > Applications > Dry Ice Cleaning/Restoration

Dry Ice Cleaning is truly the safest and most ecologically sound cleaning method available today. Dry ice offers a superior cleaning and value in the right situation when compared to other methods such as sandblasting, soda blasting, chemicals, etc… Dry ice blasting is a fast, dry, and non-abrasive cleaning method. Dry ice blasting can be adjusted to be aggressive enough to remove paint or delicate enough to clean pages in a book. Its overall ability to be adaptable to clean any surface makes it a service that can be applied to many industries and applications.

Billings Media Blasting is a licensed and insured dry ice blasting contractor, located in Glastonbury, CT. Our family-owned company has years of experience in blasting and possess the latest equipment in the dry ice blasting industry.

Fire Restoration BEFORE dry ice blasting
Fire Restoration BEFORE dry ice blasting
Fire Restoration AFTER dry ice blasting
Fire Restoration AFTER dry ice blasting

Compared to manual hand cleaning with solvents and a wire brush, dry ice blasting can cut cleaning time, leading to reduced costs. With dry ice blasting, you can clean your equipment, molds, and dies on line and “in place.” There is no longer any need to disassemble, mask, and then reassemble large complex machinery. Downtime is minimized, labor costs are reduced, and productivity increased.

Frequently the “clean-up” from your current cleaning method is worse than the cleaning itself. Dry ice solves that problem by eliminating secondary waste. Dry ice pellets do the job and simply disappear, eliminating the high disposal costs associated with other materials. All you are left with is the substance that was removed from the surface that was being cleaned.

Dry ice cleaning is a “green” process that uses small pellets of recycled carbon dioxide to clean a surface. The pellets sublimate (turning from solid directly to gas) during the cleaning process. The carbon dioxide gas is absorbed by trees and plants and converted into carbon (plant growth) and oxygen. Dry ice blasting is really “green” recycling at its best. Dry ice blasting is an eco-friendly, chemical-free practice that is safe for use on electrical materials as well as most other surfaces.

We frequently utilize dry ice blasting to perform:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Sensitive Electrical Cleaning
  • Chemical production equipment cleaning
  • Automotive Restoration
  • Food Supplier warehouse
  • Food processing equipment

Our staff is fully accredited and extensively trained to perform dry ice blasting in adherence to state regulations and industry guidelines. We take every precaution to secure and maintain a safe and accident-free work site from start to finish.

Dry ice blasting is an increasingly popular restoration and cleaning strategy. Unlike many other restoration techniques and media-blasting technology, dry ice blasting doesn’t leave behind harmful chemicals or damage.

Dry ice blasting is:

  • Non-abrasive
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-conductive
Dry ice cleaning and restoration
Dry ice cleaning and restoration

The best part of dry ice blasting is that it cleans without being abrasive. Because the dry ice pellets sublimate on impact, they leave no residues, scratches, or contaminants behind. Unlike sanding or high-pressure water, dry ice simply vanishes into thin air after cleaning.

Another advantage is that there almost no environmental impact associated with the process: no wasted water and no wasted sand. Even the liquid C02 that’s used to make the dry ice pellets is typically collected as industry waste, meaning that the carbon impact is zero. The only energy consumed is the energy needed to power the blasting machine itself.

Dry ice blasting
Dry ice blasting

Some machinery can be cleaned with it being in use or with minimal downtime, it also is very fast to clean up because there is no residue left from the dry ice just the material we are blasting off.
Because of the temperature difference between the dry ice particles (-109 Fahrenheit / -78.3 Centigrade) and the surface being treated, thermal shock occurs during the dry ice blasting process. This breaks down the bond between the substrate and the contaminant to be removed from it. The dry ice sublimates on impact, so no secondary waste stream is created.
Several industries worldwide have discovered the advantages of this precision cleaning process. Cleaning applications can range from delicate electrical boards, bakery equipment as well as chemical production equipment just to name a few.

Now would be the time to give Billings Media Blasting a call. We service both residential, industrial and commercial clients for restoration and cleaning services. We perform every job with the professionalism and utmost safety. Call us today for more information.

A Glastonbury, CT-based family-owned and operated surface blasting business.

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