Dry Ice Blasting for Fire Damage
FIRE DAMAGE REPAIR AND RESTORATION BY 3Rs CONSTRUCTION
You know dry ice… that stuff that makes a cool smoke effect at concerts and makes a Halloween witches brew look eerie. Yeah, that stuff! Well, it does have practical uses too. Dry ice is simply frozen carbon dioxide, so it’s completely natural. Carbon dioxide is what humans breathe out and plants soak in. (Remember science class… photosynthesis!) It’s also the gas that is added to water to make soda fizzy. Dry Ice is cold…super cold, -109.3 degrees cold, and is most often used to keep things cold because when it melts there is no water left behind.
At 3Rs Construction & Remodeling, we use dry ice in a different way. Dry ice blasting has become the new best method for removing unwanted substances from a building surface. It’s a great remediation and restoration tool to use on:
When fire and water has damaged your home, it’s hard to know where to start to make the proper repairs. The whole situation can be a very traumatic experience for you and your family. It’s important to rely on trusted professionals to help you repair and restore your home.
Dry ice blasting is a safe, clean, fast and efficient method for the restoration process from fire and water damage.
Dry Ice Blasting is SAFE
Because carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas, it is a great chemical-free option for clean-up. There are no residual effects to see or smell from dry ice, but does it eliminate the musty, charred odor from the soot.
Dry Ice Blasting is CLEAN
The extreme cold temperature of dry ice is -109.3°F or -78.5°C and nothing is left behind due to sublimation. That means it changes from a solid to a gas without becoming a liquid,
Dry Ice Blasting is FAST
Time saving repair means you get back into your home faster. Fewer man-hours for clean-up are a benefit for everyone.
Dry Ice Blasting is EFFICIENT
Home surfaces such as wood, brick, metal, and concrete can be cleaned with dry ice. The blasting method can be adjusted to work around nails and fasteners; electrical and plumbing; and tight spaces such as angles and seams.
"It's really awesome to be able to use physics to solve the real world problems of mold and odor control on fire or water damaged homes."
Duane West, Owner of 3Rs Construction & Remodeling
If you have fire damage and/or water damage at your home, dry ice blasting is a great cleaning method for repair and restoration. If you’re looking for an experienced and trustworthy contractor to help you get the job done right, give 3Rs Construction & Remodeling a call for a free estimate, 503-363-1059 or contact us through our website.
Check out the cool video below to see how we used dry ice blasting at a recent project!
Does dry ice blasting eliminate the need to soot seal wood framing that was not charred but affected by soot?
Hi Bernie, That is a great question, the answer is yes and no. Yes, dry ice blasting will remove any contamination of the surface of the wood, however gas and odors can penetrate beyond the surface especially easily under extreme heat and leave a re-occurring odor that will surface during warmer weather. It is still recommended that a wood sealer or encapsulant be applied before you close up that cavity.