We all know how a car is cleaned, or the kitchen floor keeps looking so new after years of use, but there are many things in this world which can’t be cleaned with a sponge and a little elbow grease. We are talking of course about larger, more difficult types of cleaning. The kind of cleaning that keeps our cities looking good, or our heavy machinery free of rust and filth. Hydroblastings services are among the most important types of cleaning services that exist in the world today, and while most people may never see a hydroblasting team at work, it is certain that we have all seen the results of their labors. Here we take a look at some of the way that hydroblasting is done, as well as some of the most common places in which hydroblasting is used. People who might be seeking further information after reading this article can check out an actual hydroblasting agency’s website at, www.overleys.com. The local library should also have an extensive amount of information considering hydroblasting and its history.
If you have ever come into an airport, and while looking down at the runway have wondered to yourself just how that huge area is kept so clean; hydropblasting is the answer to your question. There are no giant teams of men that get out on the runway each night with a mop and a bucket when the airport runway needs cleaning, the use of hydroblasting is the only way that airports can stay open 24 hours a day and maintain a clear runway space. Airplanes require an amazingly clean place to land, considering the fact that they touch down at over 200 miles an hour, even the smallest rock, or the shallowest area of spilt oil could mean a disaster. Once a day, hydroblasting services take to the runway in an industrial cleaning truck which runs at around 30 miles an hour and hydroblasts the runway beneath it as it goes. The trucks use high pressured systems which are strong enough to take off everything on the runway, except for the runway itself. The trucks use a special cleaning agent which was invented in the late 80’s, and which is unique in its ability to clean the runway without leaving a chemical film which could damage the sensitive tires of the airplane. Before the invention of hydoblasting, airport had to close their runways each day for between five and ten hours in order to clean the landing areas off with high pressured hoses.
Another interesting place which most people don’t know is kept clean thanks to hydroblasting is the bottom part of ships. About once each six months, ships of all sizes are hoisted out of the water in a special ship cleaning bay and treated to a nice hydroblasting. The process removes barnacles and sea salt which are both extremely damaging to sea vessels. Before the invention of hydroblasting, ships had to have their bottom sectors replaced every five years due to the damage caused from lack of effective cleaning.