Fire damage leaves a ton of burnt debris that is extremely difficult to clean up. However, that’s only the start of the problem. Once the debris is cleared, damaged structures and frames need to be dealt with quickly and carefully before they can cause any further damage. In these critical times, dry ice blasting can be effectively utilized to help in the cleanup process.
Get a Professional Look
Even after a smaller fire, ensure that you get a professional to examine the damage to see what can be restored and make sure that the damaged can be repaired. The structures and framework may be still intact, but often they can become too charred or cracked to be safely repaired and will need to be replaced. It’s important not to make this call on your own, as one wrong decision can end up compromising safety.
How It’s Done
In order to assist with this assessment, dry ice blasting is often used to clear away the charred exterior of wooden frames in order to get a proper look at the condition of the wood. The dry ice pellets sublimate (turn into a gas) rapidly upon contact, blasting away the burnt exterior and to expose what’s still intact underneath. From there, the damage can be properly assessed and the next steps can be determined. If the burnt area is in a well enough condition to be restored, a fire restoration expert can then apply a sealant to seal away the smell of smoke and allow paint to be later applied.
Better than the Alternatives
Dry ice blasting is the a popular way of cleaning up after fire damage due to its effectiveness and efficiency. Other methods, such as sand blasting or sanding by hand, can also be used, but they are often require much more time and energy and are a hassle to clean up. Even an experienced expert can take up to hours to clear away charred debris by hand, depending on the extent of the damage. Dry ice blasting, on the other hand, can clear away the same amount of debris in a fraction of the time. It is also much more effective and can be easily controlled to target areas that are especially hard to reach.
Fire damage needs to be dealt with quickly and efficiently so the affected structure can be brought back to full functionality. Whether that means restoration and repair or being replaced altogether, dry ice blasting allows fire restoration experts to get a proper look at the damage and give an accurate assessment. Have fire damage that needs a thorough examination? Give Scrub Zero a call today at (403)697-3127 for all your dry ice blasting needs!
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