A fire can cause soot and smoke damage to metal, brick and concrete and charring to wood. This type of damage is unsightly and holds odour. Traditionally, the removal method has been sanding, scraping and wire brushing. With Dry Ice Blasting this long and tedious process can be eliminated.
Dry ice blasting has become the preferred method to remove smoke soot, vaporized synthetic resins and char. It has even been known to reduce or eliminate the musty burnt smell that results from fire, smoke and water damage.Dry ice blasting provides a fast and efficient removal of smoke damage even in the tight angles of trusses, around nails, wiring and all plumbing without damage to the surface integrity.
Using traditional methods, three to five technicians could complete a typical fire restoration project in five or six working days. However, with our technique, two technicians can complete that very same job in two days. Therefore, residents have lower displacement costs and the contractor can take on more work with reduced labor costs.
The dry ice blasting process can eliminate or significantly reduce the odor that is left behind by fire damage. 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.
In addition, the Ice Blasting 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 other blasting medias, such as soda, water and sand, can leave behind.
Cleaning in the Fire Restoration industry with dry Ice Blasting Provides:
- Reduced cleaning time
- Reduced labor requirements
- No secondary waste
- A chemical-free process
- Remove odour from fire damage
- An environmentally responsible clean