Soda Blasting & Ice Blasting
Soda blasting and ice blasting processes remove residues, release agents, contaminants, paints and oils without damaging the substrate. Substrates include wood, stone/masonry, concrete, metal, glass and chrome. Both processes are valuable methods for restoration when dealing with property damage.
The media used in both processes is FDA approved and non-toxic. It is non-sparking, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally safe.
Soda blasting is a process that uses compressed air to deliver baking soda onto the surface being cleaned. The crystals of baking soda are large and consistent in size. When those crystals reach the surface of the substrate, they explode outward and this explosion is the force that removes the contaminant from the surface.
Applications include odor elimination, surface rust removal, stain removal, fire restoration and mold remediation.
Ice blasting uses compressed air to accelerate dry ice pellets at a high velocity onto the surface being cleaned. Once the dry ice pellets reach the unwanted layer on the substrate, the temperature of the dry ice causes the temperature of the unwanted layer to drop rapidly and separate from the substrate. The explosion that occurs when the dry ice pellets turn to gas removes the unwanted layer.
Dry ice blasting can effectively and efficiently remove substances including ink, glue, paint, food, rubber, mold release agents, dirt and oil.
Applications include fire restoration and mold remediation. During fire restoration, dry ice blasting removes smoke stains, soot and other contaminants resulting from the fire. During mold remediation, mold is removed at a more efficient pace and technicians are able to access hard-to-reach spaces more easily.