The Basics Of Hydro Blasting

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Hydro blasting is still a relatively new concept for many people. This cleaning method is used to sand and make various surfaces level. Hydro blasting utilizes the force of water to achieve a clean surface. Unlike many other types of cleaning processes, hydro blasting does not use toxic or hazardous chemicals to strip a surface. Instead of harsh chemicals, water is channeled through a pressurized system and blasted at the target material. The following is a brief overview of the hydro blasting process and its benefits.

How hydro blasting works

Professionals classify a hydro blasting washer according to the pressure of the water it emits. Water jet systems generally emit water at more than 10,000 pounds per square inch. These systems are considered to be hydro blasters. Anything less is considered a low pressure or high pressure washing system.

As the water pressure levels increase, the water is able to gradually strip off more and more layers of the surface being cleaned. This process is needed when high pressure washing will not be sufficient to remove the debris from the surface.

Where hydro blasting is used

Hydro blasting is often used to clean a variety of materials and surfaces. Some people use this method in industrial environments to clean metals like iron or steel. Hydro blasting can also be used at home to clean off driveways and sidewalks, although it is mostly done in commercial settings. The process can be used to strip layers of paint off wood or to remove the finish off a wall before it can be painted and surfaced.

The benefits and risks of hydro blasting

Hydro blasting has many benefits when compared with other types of surface cleaning techniques. Unlike other methods, hydro blasting does not cause the emission of hazardous fumes. This method does not corrode metals or damage surfaces either, as long as the water stream is monitored carefully.

Along with the benefits, there are some risks associated with hydro blasting. This cleaning method can cause damage if it is done incorrectly. The high-pressure stream of water can lead to injury if it is directed at a person or animal. Additionally, this method cannot be used on certain types of paints or chemicals.

Hydro blasting in West Texas

Hydro blasting is one of the best methods available for industrial cleaning. To learn more about the benefits of this method, contact Badger Daylighting of West Texas today. We provide a variety of services for many types of equipment including heat exchangers, vessels and tanks, pipe lines, sewer lines, and drainage systems. Call us today at (806) 676-5125 or Contact Us by email to learn more about our services. You can also visit us in person at 712 Milam St. in Amarillo, Texas. We will be happy to discuss your specific needs and how we can help you.