Blast Cleaning FAQ

We have tried to answer some of the main queries we get about blast cleaning here but please get in touch if you have any other questions you would like answering, we’re ready and enthusiastic to help

What is blast cleaning

Blast Cleaning is a term to describe various different processes used in many restoration and preparation projects. The process can involve both dry blasting and wet blasting using different grades of blast cleaning media. We will advise you on the best method to use to get the result you require.

Is vacuum blasting known as anything else

Yes, vacuum blasting is also referred to as dust free or dust less blasting

Where does RM Blast Cleaning Services operate

All over the UK

Sand Blasting

Not provided & here is why: Silica sand used to be used as a type of mineral abrasive. However, it tends to break up quickly, creating large quantities of dust, exposing the operator & others exposed to the dust, the potential risk of developing “silicosis”, a debilitating lung disease. Using silica as an abrasive is not allowed in Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, or Belgium for this reason.

How does soda blasting work

Using specially formulated granules of natural bicarbonate of soda & blasts of controlled compressed air the particles ‘explode’ (crush) on contact with the surface the mild abrasive action allows it to lift any contaminant off a surface.