Services Dry Ice Blasting

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Dry Ice Blasting

One Stop Environmental’ s dry ice blasting service provides a safe, efficient and green method of cleaning or preparing a surface.  Dry ice blasting saves money by requiring less prep time, less down time, and producing no secondary waste compared to traditional methods. Dry ice evaporates completely as a gas so it leaves no wastes. The only material that must be disposed of is the what is being removed. When dry ice cleaning replaces hazardous chemical cleaners the disposal cost of that chemical is eliminated.

How It Works

This cleaning method uses compressed air to accelerate frozen carbon dioxide “dry ice” pellets to a high velocity that creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate. Unlike sand blasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting, dry ice blasting uses soft, food grade dry ice instead of hard abrasive media to grind on a surface.

Dry Ice Blasting to Remove Lead Paint & Mold

Dry ice blasting removes lead paint or mold with the same environmental protections in place. Using dry ice can drastically cut down labor hours when removing paint from intricate designs. There are no chemicals to stain or discolor the wood, no gouges, or raising of the grain. Paint may be removed from wood, brick, stone or metal without having to stop to change processes.

Other Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting:

  • Safe on electrical components
  • Minimal secondary cleanup
  • Environmentally friendly containing no contaminants such as solvents or grit media
  • Clean and approved for use in the food industry
  • Allows most items to be cleaned in place without time-consuming disassembly
  • Non-Flammable
  • Great for removing mold from substrates such as wood
  • Causes little damage to plaster versus scraping
  • Can be used for many general cleaning applications
  • Wide range of application force to the substrates allowing for use as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as removing weld slag from tooling

*Food grade carbon dioxide has been specifically approved by the FDA, the EPA and the USDA.