As part of our commitment to utilizing the newest technology and state of the art processes, Oceanside Restoration offers Dry Ice Blasting for fire and mold remediation services. Dry ice blasting (also referred to as CO2 blasting) is similar to sand or soda blasting, where a medium is accelerated in a pressurized air stream to impact the surface that is to be cleaned or prepared; that is where the similarity ends. Instead of using a hard medium to grind on the surface, dry ice blasting uses a soft medium which makes it much less abrasive. One unique aspect of using dry ice pellets as a blast medium is that the particles vaporize upon impact with the surface, meaning there is no secondary waste cleanup as found in other forms of blasting. Dry ice blasting is nonflammable, non-conductive and, since there are no secondary contaminants, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. As a result, dry ice blasting provides a more thorough, higher quality and more cost-effective cleaning.
Fire Restoration –
Dry ice blasting provides fast and efficient removal of smoke and soot damage without compromising surface integrity. Dry ice blasting also provides complete damage removal, even in the tight angles of trusses, around nails, wiring and plumbing. It is a much faster and cleaner than traditional cleaning methods.
Mold Remediation –
Dry ice blasting removes mold spores from wood without compromising surface integrity. Dry ice blasting also provides complete mold removal, even in the tight angles of trusses, around nails, wiring and plumbing. Because this method is so effective, it greatly reduces the need to use biocides to contain any mold spores that cannot otherwise be reached.