The Process of Mold Remediation for Crawl Spaces and Basements
Mold Removal in 3…2…1…Blast off!
Mold remediation for crawl spaces and basements has evolved beyond its typical methods of sandblasting and scraping. Dry Ice blasting – also known as dry ice cleaning, CO2 cleaning, or environmentally sustainable cleaning – is the new standard for mold removal and cleaning. It is a safe, environmentally friendly, and effective alternative to harsh cleaning chemicals and can do a much more thorough job compared to the conventional techniques.
What Is Dry Ice Blasting?
Powered by an air compressor, dry ice pellets are discharged at an accelerated speed, creating mini-explosions on the surface of your material that lifts the undesirable item off the underlying area. Once these pellets have been compressed, they pass from a solid into a gas without ever turning into a liquid – eliminating secondary waste and firmly erasing the mold altogether. Poof! Just like that, your crawl space or basement is mold free!
For Dry Ice Blasting to be truly effective, however, homeowners should also address the cause of their moisture issues before or directly after utilizing dry ice to eliminate any mold – otherwise, new mold could continue to appear.
Benefits of using Dry Ice Blasting for mold remediation include:
- It’s time-saving
- There are low labor costs
- Easy entry into tight spaces
- No secondary waste
- 99.9% faster to remediate mold from wood than traditional methods
- Chemical-free and environmentally sustainable
- Long hoses make it easy to access narrow areas or separate floors
- Non-conductor of electricity
Without the time and effort put into sanding, scraping, or chemically treating your walls, Dry Ice Blasting is more time effective and cuts down on labor costs. The design of dry ice blasters makes it easy to reach cramped corners while extended hoses and accessories make it possible to clean one floor while the machine is on another. Since there is no scraping or chemical discharge, there is no secondary waste to clean up. Finally, dry ice does not conduct electricity, is non-abrasive, non-flammable, and a clean, safe option for the environment.
Dry Ice Blasting is the next step in mold remediation and home maintenance. If you’re interested in Dry Ice Blasting or want to learn more about this service, check out this video from our distributor, Cold Jet. And, if you think your home is ready to be mold free, contact Moisture Loc for a free consultation today!