Cold Jet, LLC and HS Dryice Blasting, a Germany-based contract cleaning company, recently partnered to help restore one of the largest wooden houses in Europe.
Cold Jet, LLC and HS Dryice Blasting, a Germany-based contract cleaning company, recently partnered to help restore one of the largest wooden houses in Europe. Measuring more than 9,000 square feet (840 square meters) and located in the forests of Vlodrop, Netherlands, the home is the European headquarters of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and a seminary center for the Maharishi European Research University (MERU). Built in 1998 by a Finnish company, the building was originally the home of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of TM.
“We selected dry ice blasting because unlike sand and water, dry ice blasting does not generate any secondary waste that could potentially contaminate the garden in the front of the building,” said Kiupel. “The home was built on the principle of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, which is architecture in harmony with the laws of nature. Given that dry ice blasting is an environmentally responsible cleaning solution, it was the only option for this restoration project.”
“Given the size, scope, conditions and unique cleaning requirements of this project, dry ice blasting was the optimal solution,” said Gene Cooke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cold Jet, LLC. “Over the years, our systems have been used to restore a variety of historical landmarks and items, from books and dinosaur bones, to lighthouses, churches and bridges. Our systems allow our contractors to clean in less time, with fewer resources using a more environmentally responsible solution.