04 Sep Exploring the Main Pros and Cons of Dry Ice Blasting Services
Dry ice blasting uses air compressed between 80 and 90 PSI to blast pellets of dry ice at a high velocity to clean a variety of surfaces. As we’ve discussed in the past, dry ice blasting services have a multitude of benefits. But before you decide whether dry ice blasting solutions are your ideal cleaning method, it’s important to understand the full range of advantages as well as disadvantages. With that in mind, here are just a few pros and cons of dry ice blasting services to consider before you determine the best cleaning solution for your needs.
Dry ice blasting can be considered a revolutionary cleaning method in many ways. It amazingly uses no harmful chemicals or toxins during the process and leaves no residues on equipment or surfaces. This means it’s completely eco-friendly as well. Plus, it won’t damage even the most delicate equipment. When you invest in dry ice cleaning, you’re investing in your equipment’s durability and overall lifespan.
CON: Varying Price
The benefits of dry ice blasting, unfortunately, don’t come without a price. But it’s true that you get what you pay for, so with the price comes an effective and reliable cleaning solution.
PRO: Quick and Efficient
Since there’s virtually no cleanup once the dry ice blasting process is complete, it’s considered one of the fastest cleaning solutions available. It’s also efficient because unlike other cleaning methods, you don’t need to break down equipment into smaller components to reach difficult areas. Instead, dry ice blasting has a wide application area, and it’s easy to reach into the inner workings of technical equipment. Just keep in mind that while it’s generally harmless, Carbon Dioxide is 40% heavier than the air we breathe and may change atmospheric conditions if dry ice blasting area is poorly ventilated.
CON: High-Maintenance Handling
Finally, one small setback of dry ice cleaning is its maintenance. The dry ice itself can’t be stored for the long term because it will begin to sublimate past a certain temperature. But professional dry ice blasting services know how to efficiently handle their materials, making this a non-issue for the customer.
Ultimately, understanding these pros and cons can help you make the most well-informed decision for your industry sanitation needs.