The primary home use for dry ice is as a cooling agent. However, this fantastic product is not limited to being a coolant. You will be spoilt for choice when you want to be innovative enough with solidified carbon dioxide. Below are some household uses for dry ice that you should try.
Removing Minor Car Dents
Additionally, you can use dry ice to remove minor car dents, provided the dents are not on the sheet metal. Let the dent warm up by exposing it to the sun or using a blow dryer. Then place about 10 pounds of dry ice directly over the dent for a few minutes. The warm metallic dent will be cooled rapidly, making it return to its normal shape. Take caution against paint scratching.
Speeding Up Plant Growth
Carbon dioxide is very instrumental in plants’ growth. If your house plants have shown delayed growth, dry ice may be the solution. Place a small quantity of dry ice near the plants and allow it to sublimate for 10-15 minutes daily. You will see some results in a few months.
Baiting Away Mosquitos
Have you ever wondered how mosquitoes locate you? Well, they use the carbon dioxide that you breathe out or is in your sweat. You can use this knowledge to lure mosquitoes away or into traps. Just place a few pounds of dry ice close to a mosquito trap. As the dry ice sublimes to carbon dioxide gas, it will attract the mosquitoes and lure them into the traps.
Bed Bug Removal
If bed bugs have ever infested you, you can allude to the fact that their control isn’t easy. Most insecticides for the management and elimination of bed bugs are strictly regulated if they aren’t banned by the Food and Drug Administration, FDA. However, you do not have to worry about the chemical to use as dry ice can suffocate and remove bed bugs infesting your home.
Making Carbonated Drinks
Carbon dioxide is slightly soluble in water. For this reason, you can use dry ice in making carbonated liquids and drinks at home.
Killing Cloth Moths
Dry ice can provide a cheaper and safer option to kill cloth moths. All you have to do is to:
- Place the infested clothes in a thick plastic bag.
- Wrap about 10 pounds of dry ice and add it to the clothes.
- Then seal the bag for 20 – 30 minutes, ensuring the gas can slowly escape. This will kill all the eggs, larvae, and adult moths.
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