People are often concerned when they come across something they aren’t familiar with. For example, dry ice isn’t something that the average person comes in contact with on a daily basis, and it can sound rather intimidating as a result. Although it’s natural to be wary of the unknown, we’re here to shed some light on the situation and assure you that there is nothing scary about dry ice blasting by answering some of the most frequently asked questions.
Dry ice, simply put, is solid carbon dioxide. You may be more familiar with CO2 in its gaseous form, as it’s often spoken about in relation to greenhouse gas concerns. CO2 is also the same gas that is exhaled after every breath you take. The carbon dioxide we use to make our dry ice pellets comes from recycled sources, and helps remove some of the carbon from the atmosphere.
No. As stated above, dry ice pellets are simply frozen bits of carbon dioxide. Dry ice will vaporize back into gaseous carbon dioxide once exposed to room temperature, and will leave no toxic waste behind. No significant hazardous byproducts are created in the production of dry ice, and because it is taken from recycled sources, dry ice blasting is even considered a healthier choice for the environment when compared to more traditional cleaning methods. In regards to the equipment used, standard worker safety should be observed. Ensure your workers are wearing appropriate protective gear and that gloves are used when there is possible contact with the dry ice.
The sky’s the limit! Dry ice blasting can be used effectively in all industries ranging from automobile to food and hospitality. It is an excellent choice for cleaning assembly lines and hard to reach surfaces. Outside of industries, it can also be used in the removal and prevention of mould growth in your home. Dry ice blasting can also be employed in assisting with fire damage cleanup, by blasting away burnt debris and charred wood.
9 times out of 10, dry ice blasting will be able to effectively clean the targeted area while leaving the underlying surface in perfect condition. The pellets are small in size and optimally designed to minimize impact damage. Even more delicate substrates, such as electrical components and aluminum alloys, can be cleaned safely.
Look no further! Scrub Zero Dry Ice Blasting is happy to help you with all your cleaning or mould removal needs. Give us a call at (403) 697-3127 today!
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