There has been an increasing awareness around the toxic effects of mold in recent years. When mold embeds itself into structural surfaces, such as wood and concrete, it needs to be removed. The choices are to remove the entire structure and replace it (costly and time consuming), or sand and scrape it out. This often involves the unpleasant and uncomfortable process of squeezing into tight corners to sand the mold off of wood trusses and joists, only to have mold spores remain.
Mold remediation companies turn to Scrub Zero in to these situations. Dry Ice Blasting is rapidly increasing the amount of mold remediation projects a firm can perform, due to a 60-80% time and manpower reduction, as well as the technology’s ability to thoroughly remove mold spores from wood. It also has the ability to reach tight, confined areas; the significant lack of sanding and scraping – with no secondary waste.
“Prostar subcontracts Scrub Zero to remove mold from structural surfaces like wood and concrete, especially when it occurs in larger quantities and in hard to reach areas. Dry ice blast cleaning has become the standard mechanical process for removing mold from such surfaces in our industry and I wouldn’t dream of using anyone else!”
– Scott Templeman,
Manager, Restoration Division
Prostar Cleaning and Restoration
It’s fast. Dry Ice Blasting allows for easy entry into tight otherwise impossible to reach places, in drastically less time than any traditional removal method. Using the traditional methods, three to five technicians could complete a typical fire restoration project in five or six working days. However, using dry ice blast cleaning, two technicians can complete that very same job in two days. Therefore, the contractor can take on more work with reduced labour costs.
It kills mold spores. Bleach does not kill mold. It may hide it for awhile, but watch it come back! This process removes the ingrained mold from surfaces and eliminates microbial activity. Dry Ice Cleaning provides a clean that the other methods simply cannot match.
No damage. Scrub Zero’s experienced technicians provide fast and efficient removal of charred surfaces and smoke damage, even in the tight angles of trusses, around nails, wiring and all plumbing without damage to the surface integrity.
Less cleanup. The dry ice blast cleaning process has no secondary waste stream. So, when you are done cleaning, there is no need to go back and clean up the added mess that other blasting medias can leave behind, such as soda, water and sand.
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