Why Dry Ice Blasting is the Number 1 Solution for Mould Remediation

Posted On May 3, 2016

The last thing a business wants to discover in their premises is mould. Not only is it a potential danger to employees, but the appearance of mould also means unplanned shut down times in order for the affected areas to be properly cleaned. There are several methods that claim to help with commercial mold remediation, but we believe that dry ice blasting is the number one solution.

Dry ice blasting can be carried out as part of a regular cleaning routine, following fire or flood damage, or in places where you need to get rid of heavy production residue, like grease, oil, or dirt. It’s fast, environmentally friendly and effective. These qualities – in addition to dry ice blasting’s versatility – make it one of the most popular industrial cleaning methods on the market today.


Here are three reasons why dry ice blasting is the top choice for getting rid of mould:

 

 

Dry ice blasting can be done anywhere.

Dry ice blasting works by propelling dry ice pellets at extremely high speeds.  Upon impact, the pellet sublimates almost immediately, breaking the bond between the debris and the substrate with minimal impact.  That makes it safe to be used in all areas of a facility, including in production areas around machines, and most electrical equipment. 

Instead of having to use different clean up methods for different areas of your plant, dry ice blasting is the best single solution for removing mould.  The blasting can be carried out in a variety of spaces, from attics and ceilings, to crawl spaces, basements and foundations. 

Dry ice blasting is effective.

Dry ice blasting removes 99.9% of mold spores from wood and other inorganic and organic surfaces – and it does so without using any toxic chemicals during the remediation process.  Dry ice pellets use sublimation to break the bond between the mould and the substrate with minimal abrasion.  A HEPAvac system is used to contain mould particles for transfer, and aside from properly removing and disposing of the mould, dry ice blasting requires no additional clean up.

Dry ice blasting delivers quick, thorough results.

Dry ice blasting is effective and environmentally friendly.  Moreover, companies are often impressed by the speed at which dry ice blasting achieves results.  Since it’s safe to use on a variety of surfaces, machines and production lines can be cleaned in place.  Couple that with zero need for dry time, and dry ice blasting can help get your business up and running much faster than traditional mould remediation methods. 

If you have a mould problem, we can help.  Contact us for a no obligation demo to see dry ice blasting in action.  Its versatility, effectiveness, and ability to efficiently deliver results make it the number one solution for mould remediation.

The ceilings of factories and commercial properties are often overlooked in the cleaning process
– but ceilings need some attention too. Dry ice blasting is a particularly effective method for 
cleaning commercial and industrial ceilings that have corrugated steal decking and trusses.  
Blasting can be done as part of a regular cleaning routine, after a fire or in instances where paint 
is flaking off and falling into your production and process areas. It is also a great method for 
cleaning up production residue, such as grease, oil, and dirt.  
Here are three things you should know about commercial and industrial high level cleaning:
Sediment Accumulation Can Turn into a Health Issues
Accumulating dust and sediment on ceilings is more than just an aesthetic problem (though it 
can make locations look worn out and dull). The dirt and grime can also lead to health issues for 
your employees.  Dry ice blasting removes the buildup of grease, dirt, and even paint, to keep 
your facility as safe - and as clean - as possible.  Furthermore, falling dirt and debris can affect 
machinery and disrupt production lines, ultimately impacting product quality.  Therefore, 
regular cleanings can ensure a more productive workplace, and we can repaint your ceilings 
after cleaning to further improve the look of your space. 
High level cleaning can be performed with limited downtime
The biggest barrier to commercial and industrial high level cleaning is usually finding the time to 
get the job done.  Businesses understandably hesitate to interrupt production, but we are able 
to minimize your factory downtimes. Dry ice blasting is a completely dry method that is able to 
get into all of the hard to reach nooks and crevices of ceiling decking and trusses. It also 
produces no secondary waste, other than the residue removed, so the disruption to your 
business’ production is limited. We also offer the flexibility to schedule the cleaning around your 
requirements so as to make the cleaning process as efficient as possible.
Only work with professionals
Cleaning at high levels can be dangerous.  Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the company 
carrying out the cleaning has had its employees complete a “working at heights” training 
program, delivered by a certified training provider, to meet government requirements.  With 
decades of industrial cleaning experience, we pride ourselves on creating safe work 
environments for our customers and employees.  
If your ceilings could use some TLC, contact Wickens to learn more about high level cleaning and 
how we can provide this service in your facility.The ceilings of factories and commercial properties are often overlooked in the cleaning process – but ceilings need some attention too. Dry ice blasting is a particularly effective method for cleaning commercial and industrial ceilings that have corrugated steal decking and trusses.  Blasting can be done as part of a regular cleaning routine, after a fire or in instances where paint is flaking off and falling into your production and process areas. It is also a great method for cleaning up production residue, such as grease, oil, and dirt.  

Here are three things you should know about commercial and industrial high level cleaning:

 

Sediment Accumulation Can Turn into a Health Issues

Accumulating dust and sediment on ceilings is more than just an aesthetic problem (though it can make locations look worn out and dull). The dirt and grime can also lead to health issues for your employees.  Dry ice blasting removes the buildup of grease, dirt, and even paint, to keep your facility as safe - and as clean - as possible.  Furthermore, falling dirt and debris can affect machinery and disrupt production lines, ultimately impacting product quality.  Therefore, regular cleanings can ensure a more productive workplace, and we can repaint your ceilings after cleaning to further improve the look of your space.

 

High level cleaning can be performed with limited downtime 

The biggest barrier to commercial and industrial high level cleaning is usually finding the time to get the job done.  Businesses understandably hesitate to interrupt production, but we are able to minimize your factory downtimes. Dry ice blasting is a completely dry method that is able to get into all of the hard to reach nooks and crevices of ceiling decking and trusses. It also produces no secondary waste, other than the residue removed, so the disruption to your business’ production is limited. We also offer the flexibility to schedule the cleaning around your requirements so as to make the cleaning process as efficient as possible.

 

Only work with professionals

Cleaning at high levels can be dangerous.  Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the company carrying out the cleaning has had its employees complete a “working at heights” training program, delivered by a certified training provider, to meet government requirements.  With decades of industrial cleaning experience, we pride ourselves on creating safe work environments for our customers and employees.  

If your ceilings could use some TLC, contact Wickens to learn more about high level cleaning and how we can provide this service in your facility.