How much do you know about dry ice blasting? Also known as dry ice dusting, dry ice cleaning, and CO2 blasting, this method of cleaning has quickly grown popularity in recent years. If done correctly, dry ice blasting can remove materials such as grease, ink, adhesive and other hard-to-remove materials without causing any damage to the surface. Also, it is an effective means of removing harmful organic matter like mold, algae, and mildew without needing to use harmful chemicals. Before you try your hand at dry ice blasting, here are some things you should know!
Always Wear Protective Gear
Safety must be a priority when using dry ice blasting. Since dry ice is at a whopping -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, a person needs to use extreme caution. When dry ice comes in contact with the skin for more than a couple seconds, it can result in a serious burn. It is crucial always to wear the gloves and protective clothing when dry ice blasting.
Ensure The Area Is Well-Ventilated
Before you begin dry ice blasting one must ensure that the area has sufficient ventilation. Dry ice blasting can quickly raise the CO2 levels in a room if it is enclosed. Overexposure to CO2 is harmful to humans. This can usually be avoided by opening up doors and windows. Another way to prevent overexposure to CO2 is to use supervision and know the warning signs. A person who has taken in too much CO2 may experience dizziness, headache, or shortness of breath.
Use Caution When Putting It Down
Do not make the mistake of placing dry ice on your countertops or floors. Since dry ice is incredibly cold, it can easily cause flooring and countertops to crack. Many people are under the assumption that since dry ice blasting is used to remove stubborn materials, it can be placed on any solid surface. This is not the case. Always use caution before setting down dry ice anywhere in your home.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.