Media Blasting has eliminated the need for toxic chemicals, and it has also revolutionized a traditional abrasive cleaning and stripping.
They are safe, eco-friendly, and most don’t damage the substrate being cleaned. Soda blasting is a type of media blasting.
What is Soda Blasting?
A non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, masonry cleaning/restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning, and food processing equipment. Soda blasting is also effective for mold and fire/smoke damage cleanup as it cleans and deodorizes. Pressurized soda blasting is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional abrasive blasting.
- Water Soluble
- No Pitting or warping
- Non Toxic and Non-Hazardous
- Removes Grease
- Works Quickly
- Neutralizes Surface Rust
Why Soda Blasting?
Some think of silica sand when they talk about abrasive blasting, but it is becoming obsolete due to the health risks involved. Silica sand, when pulverized, can cause severe damage to the lungs in a very short amount of time. Sodium Bicarbonate makes an equally effective abrasive, if not better.
Professionals, hobbyists, and glass workers prefer to work with baking soda because it’s less abrasive on delicate surfaces. Etching glass and stone is commonly done with Sodium Bicarbonate.
IBX provides soda blasting services to the disaster restoration industry
Soda blasting removes smoke and soot damage from brick, concrete block, concrete, interlocking stone, wood studs, joist, truss, sheathing materials.
Soda blasting not only removes the visual damage during the blasting process but the natural deodorizing properties of baking soda work to eliminate the “smell” associated with the damage. Fire, smoke, and the accompanying ash are typically at the high end of the pH scale (strong bases), where baking soda works quickly in absorbing odor. The longer that the air in the affected area is in contact with the baking soda, the more neutralizing takes place.
The soda residue is not “secondary residue” as the dry ice fellows like to call it. The soda residue is part of the process, as baking soda left to sit for a day or so after the blasting will continue to draw odor and moisture out of the surroundings! No other process does that!
Baking soda blasting in a fire restoration application will typically be faster, more economical, and a better clean than if the same job was performed by a dry ice blasting company! Reports are that many leading American mold and fire restoration firms have shelved their dry ice equipment and have returned to soda blasting.
Soda Blasting is the best way to remove smoke and fire residue from exterior brick. This is not the place to take a chance with other methods of removal.
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