Historical and Monument Restoration

Polar Tiger uses a non abrasive, non toxic and water free technique.

It’s all about the details in historical and monument restoration. Following rules, regulations and restrictions is essential. The goal for most historical and monument restoration work is to maintain the integrity of the site, uncover hidden marvels, reverse the aging process and ensure that nothing is compromised in the process. Unfortunately, when it comes to removing decades of grime, traditional cleaning methods can actually damage delicate surfaces. However, there is another way of cleaning outside of the traditional chemical and abrasive materials that are so often used today. This new method is called Dry Ice Blast Cleaning.

Polar Tiger uses a non abrasive technique that is also non toxic and won’t leave behind any moisture. Dry Ice Blast Cleaning involves a common gas, CO2, but in its solid form – dry ice. When compressed air is blasted over dry ice pellets, which are negative 109 degrees Fahrenheit, hits its target, the dirt buildup, smoke damage, grease, or any other contaminant, sublimates (skips the liquid stage and turns into gas), leaving behind no secondary waste.

What’s important to know for people who are involved in historic restoration is that this process of dry ice blasting does not harm the delicate surfaces upon which it is used. Old curtains can be brought back to a more pleasant luster. Even fire-damaged homes can be restored with Dry Ice Blast Cleaning. If years and years of paint are layered on a surface, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can strip those layers away without damaging what’s underneath.

Brick, stone, wood – all essential elements in most historical structures – are cleaned without marring. Below is just a sample of what else Polar Tiger can do: uncover details buried under paint or grime, clean around tight spots, nails and wiring, remove lead-based paints, clean walls, fireplaces, woodwork, stone, tiles, remove adhesives and tar, abate corrosive contaminants, remediate mold, reverse the effects of aging.

Instead of tedious hand cleaning, which is often associated with harsh chemicals and abrasives, Polar Tiger simply uses environment-friendly CO2, which restores structures to their original state – stripping away layers of soot and grime, revealing the original beauty that’s been buried for decades or maybe even a century or more. Whether it’s a façade restoration or a uncovering intricate patterns etched into a wooden picture frame, Polar Tiger has a solution that will work.

Estimates are free of charge; please contact Polar Tiger for a free professional opinion.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning compared to traditional cleaning methods

  Dry Ice Blasting Sand Blasting Soda Blasting Water Blasting Hand Tools Solvents/
Chemicals
No secondary waste
Non-conductive  
Non-toxic* * * *
Non-abrasive
*Upon contact, traditional blasting materials become contaminated when used to clean hazardous substances and objects. These blasting materials are then classified as toxic waste and require appropriate safe disposal.

Service area

We proudly serve Chicago Suburbs and Northwest Indiana.

Even if you are outside of the service area, please give us a call.

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Professional Mold Removal
630 270 2100
dryice@polartiger.us
10661 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
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