Soda blasting is an alternative to traditionally abrasive sandblasting that uses sodium bicarbonate – more commonly known as baking soda – for its blasting material. This softer material shatters on impact, which means it is a gentler process than sandblasting and some other media blasting.
This gentle blasting method for deep cleaning can therefore be used on softer surfaces like plastic, wood, chrome, and even glass. The softer blasting method may also put your mind at ease for historic restoration projects.
Soda blasting is also considered an environmentally friendly and efficient method of cleaning equipment. Afterall, since it just uses sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), it is non-toxic and water soluble. That means cleanup is quick and easy. It even deodorizes and cleans mold, making it the perfect cleaning process for flood or fire restoration, as well as food processing facilities and equipment.
Even though it is gentler, soda blasting can still be used for many other projects like lead abatement, paint removal, varnish stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, molecular steel passivation against rust, oil removal, masonry cleaning and restoration, soot remediation, and boat hull cleaning.
Benefits of Soda Blasting:
– Is environmentally friendly and biodegradable
– Is non-toxic and water soluble
– Is gentler than sandblasting.
– Does not produce excess heat so it will not warp or pit metal surfaces
– Removes grease and paint quicker than traditional power washing
– Cleans rust and can prevent further rusting
– The soda blasting material, sodium bicarbonate, cleans mold and deodorizes fire damaged areas.
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