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To effectively clean and restore many surfaces without damaging the item or structure, specialty cleaning techniques are needed. First Response Media Blasting Services include dry ice blasting, hydroblasting or power washing, and sodablasting. These processes are commonly used in restorative cleaning and decontamination projects. Call our experienced team today with questions you have and find out how First Response can help with your restoration project.

Dry Ice Blasting

Dry ice blast cleaning uses solid CO2, a non-abrasive media that utilizes a unique combination of forces to powerfully lift surface contaminates without causing damage to property or equipment and does not create harmful secondary waste. The accelerated, super cooled dry ice pellets or particles are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact resulting in the surface being cleaned, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate. Similar to sand, bead and soda blasting, dry ice blast cleaning prepares and cleans surfaces using a medium accelerated in a pressurized air stream. But, that’s where the similarity ends.

The power of dry ice blasting brings winning solutions to a diverse list of industry leaders around the globe, including:
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Contract Cleaning
  • Disaster Remediation
  • Electronics
  • Food Processing
  • Foundry
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Power Generation
  • Printing
  • Restoration
  • Rubber & Plastics


Hydroblasting or Power Washing is done by directing jets of pressurized water against a surface to remove paint and debris. Hydroblasting is a technique for cleaning surfaces and relies entirely on the energy of water striking a surface to achieve its cleaning effect. Abrasives are not used in hydroblasting systems eliminating the problems caused by dust pollution and by the disposal of spent abrasives.


Sodablasting is a cleaning and restorative process where sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air. One of the best examples of its’ early use was to restore the Statue of Liberty in the late 1980s. Sodablasting is a non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, molecular steel passivation against rust, oil removal by saponification and translocation, masonry cleaning and restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning, and for cleaning food processing facilities and equipment.

Partial List of Sodablasting Uses:

  • Removes Paint
  • Graffiti
  • Removes Grease
  • Tile / Rocks
  • Neutralizes Rust
  • Condensing Coils
  • Cleans Soot
  • Vent-A-Hoods
  • Cleans Molds
  • Printer’s Ink
  • Bottom Paint on Boats

Advantages of Media Blasting services:

  • Won’t Damage Glass
  • Removes Paint from Fiberglass
  • Won’t Damage Chrome
  • Safe and Water Soluble
  • Non-Hazardous
  • No Pitting
  • Works Quickly
  • No Warping
  • Non-Toxic
  • Removes Grease