If you work in a factory, you know just how fast dirt and debris can accumulate on surfaces. Basins, tanks, walls, ceilings, floors and machinery quickly get covered with a layer of detritus from industrial activities. 

Until recently, companies in the industrial sector had to use chemicals or time-consuming methods to remove the debris. Thanks to hydroblasting, this is no longer the case.

In this article, our industrial cleaning specialists explain what hydroblasting is and present some of the advantages of the technique.

What is hydroblasting?

Hydroblasting is a form of high-pressure cleaning that relies entirely on the power of water. It can be used to strip paint and clean dirty surfaces quickly without resorting to abrasive sandblasting media.

Basically, hydroblasting consists of spraying a jet of hot or cold water through a nozzle at a surface using very high pressure (20,000 PSI or more). The spray pattern and water temperature can be adjusted for optimal results. 

Projecting hot water at such a high speed creates a great deal of power, which is perfect for cleaning and maintaining indoor and outdoor surfaces.

What is hydroblasting used for?

There are many uses for hydroblasting, including restoring surfaces such as factory floors, pavement, building façades and the insides of tanks. High-pressure hot water is very effective at removing grease, oil and other stubborn substances.

It’s also an ideal technique for removing graffiti and rust and boring pipes.

The advantages of hydroblasting

Hydroblasting has many advantages, so it’s not surprising that the technique is gaining popularity with a variety of clientele.


Hydroblasting doesn’t use any harmful chemicals or hazardous substances, which makes it completely safe for both surfaces and the environment.

Fast and effective

Hydroblasting doesn’t take much time, so companies that choose this method won’t need to pause their operations for very long in order to have their surfaces cleaned.

Since it requires less time and is less labour-intensive, hydroblasting also tends to be more cost-effective than other surface cleaning techniques. 

No surface damage

Hydroblasting generally never damages the surface it’s washing, which isn’t always the case with other types of cleaning techniques. Although the water pressure used is considerable, it’s harmless for materials that can withstand exposure to water and moisture.

Effective on hard-to-reach areas

Hydroblasting can clean areas that are difficult to reach. The nozzle can be used to aim the jet of water very precisely, dislodging dust and grease that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.

No particles or residue

Unlike sandblasting techniques, hydroblasting doesn’t generate any particles. There won’t be any abrasive residue left over after cleaning. The only remnants to take care of will be the water and dislodged debris.

Trust EBI Enviro Urgence with your hydroblasting needs

There are many reasons to choose hydroblasting, but the technique needs to be performed by qualified professionals with specialized equipment. The pressure and speed of the water make the procedure dangerous for someone with no experience.

Adjusting the power of the jet incorrectly could also damage the equipment. 

Trust our trained and accredited team to clean the surfaces of your facilities safely and effectively. We clean industrial areas with a comprehensive approach that can even include hazardous waste management.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about our services.