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In mold remediation, time equals money

Posted by David Watson on May 4, 2020 9:32:00 AM

When performing a mold remediation job, cleaning faster equates to more time to take on more jobs. It also means lower costs per project.

Dry ice blasting has been proven to be a faster and more effective solution in remediation efforts. The process eliminates manual cleaning and does not produce secondary waste, which reduces the amount of time spent on encapsulation and waste collection and disposal.

Dry ice blasting can access and clean hard to reach areas, such as the tight angles of trusses, around nails, wiring and all plumbing without damage to the surface integrity. The process also eliminates or significantly reduces odor created by mold damage.

Cleaning more effectively with dry ice blasting also means more satisfied customers and inspectors. It means passing the clearance test the first time.

Removal rates will vary slightly depending on the type of mold in need of removal as well as the length of time it has had to attach itself deeper into the substrate. The black mold varieties (including Stachybotrys and Memoniella) are typically the most difficult to remove, as they burrow deeper into the wood.

However, dry ice blasting kills and removes 99.9% of mold spores from wood between 60% - 80% faster than traditional cleaning methods because it is capable of getting in hard to reach places and places that would be difficult for hands or tools to reach.

Benefits of dry ice blasting in mold remediation

  • Replaces sanding and grinding, chemicals, and soda processes for mold removal
  • Reduces labor time and cost
    – 10 day job to 3 days
    – 6 workers to 2 workers
  • Significantly reduces encapsulation use
  • Drastically reduces or eliminates biocide use
  • Provides a complete clean
    – Able to access tight and confined areas
    – Able to clean between beams and sheathing and around nails
    – As close to 100% spore removal as you can get
  • Safer for the operator and less physically taxing

Our customers consistently report better than expected spore count removal rates. In fact, one customer reported receiving his very first “zero” spore count from the hygienist the first time he used Cold Jet.

ROI / Cost Justification

Dry ice blasting saves the mold remediation contract cleaner an average of $7,626 per project versus sanding and scraping.  The remediation process also provides a complete clean, otherwise unachievable with traditional methods.

  • The majority of savings come from labor costs
    – 2 men vs. 6 men
    – 3 days vs. 10 days
  • The mold remediation contract cleaner can pay for the Cold Jet system in less than 4 projects
  • Cold Jet allows the contract cleaner to grow their business by decreasing project costs and increasing cleaning efficiency
    – Reduces cleaning time up to 70%
    – Reduces labor costs up to 90%
    – Reduces total project costs up to 85%

In addition to mold remediation, contractors commonly use their dry ice blasting systems for fire remediation, historic restoration, lead paint abatement, water and storm damage repair, as well as adhesive and tar removal.

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