A fire can cause soot, smoke damage and charring to wood, brick, concrete and metal. This type of damage is unsightly and holds odor. Traditionally, the removal method has been sanding, scraping and wire brushing, soda blasting and sandblasting.
It’s fast. Dry Ice Blasting allows for easy entry into tight places, otherwise impossible to reach, as well as smoke damage removal 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 removes odors. Typically, 24 hours after blasting, the odor is undetectable. This means that the use of encapsulation can be drastically reduced in fire restoration. Dry Ice Blasting provides a clean that the other methods simply cannot match.
No damage. It provides 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. Finally, 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.