Sandblasting is becoming a very popular addition to power wash cleaning. Sandblasting cleaning services often offer dry sandblasting or wet sandblasting. Both have their own uses and times it is best to use them. Some of you may not know the difference between dry or wet sandblasting and which one would suit their needs best. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will explain the differences between dry and wet sandblasting.
Sandblasting is used to clean and strip various surfaces, which both dry and wet sandblasting will do well. Both versions use a high force of pressure to clean an area or surface. All variations of sandblasting can be used on different surfaces such as metal, wood, vinyl, stone, brick, and concrete. Both will also accomplish the same task of sandpapering, as well as cleaning. Sandblasting is great to remove stubborn stains, the stripping of paint when desired, and grease from almost any surfaces.
Wet Blasting Equipment Technology
One of three most common types of sandblasting is wet blasting. Most people confuse traditional pressure washing with wet sandblasting because it uses water. Traditional pressure washing uses water and a cleaning solution while wet blasting uses water and an abrasives material. The material can vary depending on the surface. Wet sandblasting can use sand, glass beads and even baking powder to clean and strip a surface. Using a high pressure stream, the water combines with the abrasive additive and works well to remove paint and other thicker materials including oil or grease spills. Wet blasting works well on rougher surface like block walls, and concrete. It can help clean and absorb the painting and substances it cleans.
Dry Ice Blasting Process
Depending on the region, dry sandblasting often requires permission from the county or state to be used. Dry blasting uses abrasives just like wet blasting. Yet, it will also use a high pressurized force to clean and service. Dry blasting can remove sediments such as rust, and can clean machinery, the siding of buildings and fences. Dry blasting uses the same abrasive material as wet blasting. However, it also uses steel as well as sand or glass filaments. Dry blasting is perfect for winter cleaning since it doesn’t use water which means a wet mess that needs to dry up. However the particles that are used in the dry blaster needs to be cleaned up afterwards. Additionally, dry sandblasting requires a licensed technician since dry blasting can be very dangerous and damage certain surfaces. It is also easier to inhale the particles during dry blasting. Therefore, protective gear is essential to ensure the safety of the user and those near the cleaning site.
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Big Moose Pressure Cleaning offers pressure cleaning as well as superior wet sandblasting services. If you are not sure which cleaning service is right for you, simply ask. State your needs and allow us to help you know which cleaning service will be best. We provide cleaning services for residential and commercial sites or properties. When you need professional pressure cleaning, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and schedule our services today.