Abrasive grit blasting or sandblast cleaning as it’s typically called, is a special kind of surface treatment process that is widely utilized in several different industries for many different purposes. Residential sandblasting in itself is the process by which, tiny bits of abrasive materials are accelerated through a powerful blasting nozzle, via the utilization of compressed air. Since its introduction into Permian Basin back in the late 1800s, sandblasting has since become a very effective way to rid properties of fire damage, mold and several other issues within the city of Permian Basin. As such, it is an excellent way to restore a piece of property whether it may be a home or a retail store, back to its original condition. Additionally, it’s also worth noting that it can be a more cost effective option when it comes to debris removal or damage restoration.
Benefits Of Sandblasting
For starters, residential sandblasting contractors can prove to be a great way to remove old paint and casting materials. For example, if an individual wants to repair or prime a surface, it can prove to be a good idea to have it sandblasted initially prior to applying said paint. The result of such will be a smooth, sleek surface that will be incredibly easy to repaint. It’s also worth noting that sandblasting is the fastest and most efficient method that’s available when it comes to removing paint as well as other coatings.
Sandblasting can also prove be a more convenient and cost effective way to remove contaminants such as rust from various kinds of equipment, tools and other items. For example, items that are covered with difficult materials that are hard to remove such as soot, water deposits, grease and rust, can be cleaned within a matter of minutes via the utilization of a powerful sandblasting machine.
Here are some of the advantages this cleaning process has to offer in comparison to other cleaning methods such as soda blasting for example.
1) Profile A Metallic Surface
In some instances, a metal object may need to have it’s surface profiled so that the subsequent coating will adhere. Sandblasting creates this surface profile, similarly to how it prime surfaces that need to be painted.
2) Fairly Easy Process
One of the major advantages that sandblasting has to offer is the fact that from the perspective of a professional, the process is fairly fast and quite easy. However, it is worth noting that the same thing can’t be said when it comes to utilizing a sophisticated sandblasting machine as a consumer due to a lack of adequate training and hands on experience.
3) Helps To Clean Several Type Of Materials And Structures
If you have been contemplating about the possibility of renovating your home and or cleaning certain types of items such as rusty tools or sports equipment, the utilization of a sandblasting contractor can prove to be extremely beneficial. Not only can they help to enhance the exterior appearance of your home, they can help to polish multiple items and tools that you may have lying around.
4) Perfect Results
Sandblasting can be applied to most kinds of materials for the sole purpose of cleaning. Additionally, it can even be used on delicate materials as well.
Most of the disadvantages that are associated with sandblasting stem from a lack of adequate knowledge and training. As such, consumers that utilize commercial sandblasters may experience:
1) Air-borne diseases
Because residential sandblasting consists of the utilization of sand, continuous exposure without an adequate amount of protection can lead to the development of certain kind of lung diseases such as silicosis which stems from inhaling an abundance of silica, which is primarily found in sand.
2) Risk of Injury To The Skin
Another risk individuals within Permian Basin who utilize a sandblasting machine may face is the possibility of damaging the skin.
3) Risk Of Choking In Poorly Ventilated Area
If the process is not conducted in a well ventilated area, there’s a high chance that the individual may end up choking on the abrasive materials that are ejected.
4) Generates Sparks And Heat
The whole concept of propelling tiny abrasive materials at high velocity against a substrate, generates heat as well as sparking and static electricity. As such, extra precautions have to be taken when it comes to sandblasting certain types of materials such as metal.