Soda Blasting Equipment

Soda Blasting Case Study: Mold and Fire Damage

Mold and Fire Damage Removal using Soda Blasting


(Mold damage before and after soda blasting (picture courtesy of ARMEX)

Labor efficiency is greater with soda blasting than with many other methods, especially with the use of a fan tip nozzle. A fan tip nozzle puts out a flat, blade type spray pattern, which is perfect for cleaning joists, studs, roof decking, brick, cement block or any type of surface, which has mold or fire damage. Use of a fan tip nozzle greatly improves speed for this kind of work. More efficient labor utilization means less time spent on the job site for improved profitability per job.

Here is a video showing soot, charring, and smoke damage sustained from a basement fire soda blasted using a fan tip nozzle and extension wand:


(Video courtesy of Paul Davis Restoration)

With more efficient labor utilization, less material usage, and deodorizing ability all wrapped up in an eco-friendly cleaning method, it is easy to understand why more and more mold remediation and fire damage restoration companies are choosing soda blasting to get the job done.

Here is a video from the Crawl Space Ninja talking about the use of soda blasting for mold removal:

(Video courtesy of Crawl Space Ninja)

I have found over the years that the most cost effective equipment setup for mold and fire damage cleanup is the ACE Model 2-PS Heavy Duty Portable Soda Blaster with the fan tip nozzle and extension wand.  When used with a high quality soda blast media, such as Armex Flow M or Maintenance Formula, this setup delivers fantastic results.  I have recommended this setup to many professional restoration companies, along with several hundred independent contractorsproperty management companies and individual home owners.

So whether you are a professional or do it yourself-er, soda blasting provides more efficient labor utilization, less material usage, and deodorizing ability all wrapped up in an eco-friendly cleaning method.

I hope this helps you out. In future postings, I’ll write about some of the other interesting projects that I’ve been involved with, using soda blasting.  Soda blasting really is one of the most exciting, environmentally friendly cleaning processes available today.  We are all put here on this planet for a short time, so let’s make the best of it and help preserve it for future generations.