Cleaning Metal Cladding, Siding, and Roofing

Metal cladding, siding, and roofing are generally the same material but used in different ways, this often requires a different approach to each of them regarding what will be cleaned from them, and what method of cleaning works best.

Metal Cladding: if on the interior of a building may require cleaning as part of building maintenance, or in preparation for paint. since there may be equipment in operation, electrical outlets, and plugs, or even sensitive equipment then water or chemicals is out of the question. The solution would be Dry Ice Blasting.

Metal Roofing and Siding: To remove oil, grease, dirt, etc. we can gently wash using our Wet Abrasive Blasting method using lower pressure and a softer blast media and to completely remove the paint use an aggressive blast media under higher pressure. Wet Abrasive Blasting does not warp or distort the panel like traditional sandblasting.

The cleaning process you choose to remove these contaminants must consider the level of clean required, if the area is inhabited by workers or the public, is lead or asbestos involved, if containment is required, and lastly your budget. These decisions must be carefully considered before a process is chosen. Our team of experienced and trained staff can assist you in choosing the method of cleaning that best suits your needs.

We offer these Environmentally Friendly Surface Restoration Methods:

  • Dry Ice Blasting
  • Wet abrasive Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting

Is rapidly becoming the industry standard for cleaning fast, efficient, and without damaging soft metals or plastics.  This Environmentally Friendly Surface Restoration method removes paint, adhesives, smoke stains, soot, heavy soiling, oil, grease, and carbon build-up from any surface.

The Advantages of Dry Ice Blast Cleaning

In the hands of a skilled blast cleaning technician, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can be either aggressive enough to remove paint or delicate enough to protect even the most intricate work including electrical components, sensors, and plastics.

  • dry ice blasting does not scratch or stain the surface. Instead, it uncovers the underlying surface and restores it to its original beauty and detail.
  • Ice blast cleaning is easy to control and reaches the tightest cracks and corners without damaging surrounding objects.
  • Ice blasting is safe for the environment because it does not use dangerous chemicals or leave hazardous fumes behind.
  • and is safe for workers since it is non-flammable and non-conductive.
  • No secondary waste to clean up or dispose of after
  • Safe around electrical
  • Little to no containment is necessary, saving you money.

 

Wet Abrasive Blasting

like traditional sandblasting uses an abrasive media and compressed air to attain a desired finish on a chosen surface. However, unlike traditional sandblasting, water is introduced into the system to enhance the levels of surface finish that can be achieved. The benefit of including water is a much gentler blast with a smoother and more consistent finish.

In the hands of a skilled blast cleaning technician, Wet Abrasive Blasting can be aggressive enough to remove paint, and adhesives or gentle and delicate enough to clean without damaging most surfaces. Minimal masking and taping is required.

Wet Abrasive Blasting Advantages:

  • 92% dust reduction over other abrasive blasting methods
  • Up to 10 times faster than manual cleaning
  • Uses less than 2 pints of water per minute
  • Chemical free
  • Reduced containment and disposal costs
  • Environmentally friendly blast medias (recycled bottle glass)
  • Water encapsulated dust including lead and asbestos paints

 

Why Choose Impact Industrial Services for your Surface Cleaning Needs?

Impact Industrial Services has multiple Wet and Dry Sandblasting Units, as well as a Dry Ice Blasting Unit, and each is equipped with portable air compressors, and a fully trained staff that understands our customer’s requirements. Using our Dry Ice Blasting, Wet Abrasive Blasting, or conventional Sandblasting methods, we are confident we can exceed your surface cleaning requirements quickly and efficiently, saving you money and minimizing downtime. We carry a vast array of nozzles and accessories to enhance our blasting systems capabilities, allowing us to meet all our customer’s unique cleaning needs.