Advantages Of Soda Blasting

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Soda blasting is similar to sandblasting in that both are forms of abrasive blasting. Instead of sand, soda blasting uses bicarbonate of soda (baking soda). Soda blasting was developed in the 1980s as a method for cleaning the interior and exterior of the Statue of Liberty. Baking soda is ideal for gentle cleaning without causing damage. Unlike other abrasive media, soda blasting does not cause objects to warp due to the heat generated by the process. It eliminates the mess and hazard that comes with using chemical strippers along with the time consuming and labor intensive nature of hand sanding. What makes soda blasting better than other forms of abrasive blasting? Soda blasting restores metal surfaces to as-good-as-new condition.…show more content…
Even with the blackened surfaces removed, the smell would remain. Soda blasting allows for the burned surfaces to be stripped down to bare wood with no damage to exposed wiring or plumbing. As an added benefit, the baking soda blasting media absorbs any odors. Removing Mold The most widely used methods for removing mold from the interiors of buildings call for the use of wet vacuuming equipment. Not only is this an expensive solution, it is labor intensive in addition to requiring the use of harsh chemicals. Furthermore, this approach to mold remediation requires moisture. Moisture is the main factor in mold growth. Soda blasting can be used to remove mold from any surface, including porous ones like wood. It does so without any harm to wiring, plumbing or fixtures. It is also beneficial for removing moisture and odor. Removing Graffiti The easiest solution for getting rid of graffiti is simply to paint over it; however, this is not always possible or desirable. The other solutions include abrasive blasting but silica and other media can cause damage to the surfaces being treated. Graffiti may be removed with chemicals, but this method tends to be messy and the chemicals potentially
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