Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is an exciting cleaning technology that uses controlled and precise cleaning that uses frozen carbon dioxide pellets to remove scales and contaminants from surfaces.

It is an environmentally friendly cleaning system that is perfect for removing metal corrosion and rust from metal, lifting thick oil based paint from stonework and cleaning carbon, salt, algae and pollution staining from buildings.

This non-waste cleaning method can be used in many different industries across the UK and because the 3mm carbon dioxide dry ice pellets return to a gas state upon impact with the cleaning surface, they leave no residue. This offers an invaluable benefit for cleaning services that need to contain any pollutant excess that is removed from the source material and also in the environments that the system can be used in.

How does Dry Ice Cleaning work?

Dry Ice Cleaning can remove contaminants in three ways:

1 – Speed
2 – Thermal Effect
3 – Expansion

The dry ice pellets are propelled at incredibly high speed by compressed air through a controlled nossle. Upon impact with the cleaning surface, the thermal effect of the dry ice hitting the contaminate loosens any adhesion that the staining may have. The expansion of the dry ice as it turns into a gas allows it to expand 800 TIMES its original size which helps to lift the stained contaminate from the surface that is being cleaned for a powerful yet residue free cleaning result.

dry ice cleaning on metal
Dry Ice Cleaning is perfect for powerful cleaning of rust corrosion on metal

Through a series of different nozzle sizes and configurations, we can control the method of ice blasting to suit the designated cleaning surface. This means that the rate of pellet usage and the pressure at which it is fired at can be controlled to provide a powerful yet gentle cleaning process. This means that from cleaning rust off of railings to removing algae in sandstone stonework, Dry Ice Cleaning can be adapted to suit the required cleaning surface and ensure that it does not damage the core material.

So whether the cleaning surface is graffiti paint on a soft plastic material or hard rust on metal surfaces, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can work its magic time and time again.


If you would like to know more about Balmore Contracting and our Dry Ice Blasting Cleaning Services, please contact our head office in Glasgow on 0141 370 4038.