Soda Blasting Equipment

Soda Blasting Equipment Case Study: 3 Steps to Removing Mold and Fire Damage

Mold and fire damage can be devastating to your home or business. They usually occur unexpectedly and can cause a lot of damage.

When they do occur, it is important to act quickly, otherwise, they can pose a severe health hazard such as black mold.

So, if you're dealing with mold or fire damage, you may be wondering what your options are for clean-up and restoration.

Good news! Soda Blasting machines are one of the best ways to remove mold and fire damage. Let’s look step by step at how the process works.

Mold and Fire Damage Removal using Soda Blasting


(Mold damage before and after soda blasting equipment has been used (picture courtesy of ARMEX)

Step 1: Assess the Mold and Fire damage

Sometimes mold and fire damage can easily and simply be removed. This depends on where it is located in a building. In a lot of cases the damage is in difficult places to reach that are awkward to work in by hand.

Where cleaning uneven building surfaces, such as the underside of a roof deck or other attic or building surfaces where nails protrude, or when cross bracing or bridging impede building surfaces and make cleaning by simple scrubbing difficult, soda blasting machines are very helpful.

Portable soda blasting equipment is also suitable for thorough cleaning in difficult-to-access areas such as tight crawl spaces and attics where mold growth needs to be removed.

Blasting soda is extremely safe. Numerous cleaning techniques and tools can be damaging to the affected surfaces and even the people doing the cleaning. But with soda blasting, this isn't the case.

Step 2: Selecting the correct Soda Blasting Nozzle

Soda blasting equipment is far more efficient than many other popular methods, especially when combined with a fan tip nozzle. This is because soda blasting allows for much greater labor efficiency, meaning that less time and effort will be required to complete the task at hand.

For instance, a fan tip nozzle's flat, the blade-like spray pattern is ideal for cleaning joists, studs, roof decking, brick, and cement blocks. Using a fan tip nozzle can significantly improve the speed of this process, making it more efficient and profitable.

In addition, this method is also effective in removing mold and fire damage, making it an ideal choice for those who are looking for an all-in-one solution.

Once you have selected the correct soda blasting equipment and fitted it with the correct nozzle you will achieve fast results as shown here in this video showing soot, charring, and smoke damage sustained from a basement fire soda blasted using the ACE Model 2-PS Heavy Duty Portable Soda Blaster equipped with a fan tip nozzle and extension wand


(Video courtesy of Paul Davis Restoration)

The deodorizing properties of soda blasting equipment are a further benefit. Even after the fires have been put out, the smoke damage scents are still a problem since they persist. As the particles sink into surfaces, fire and smoke odors can be difficult to get rid of. However, soda blasting machines will completely eliminate odors because it absorbs the smell rather than simply masking it.

Step 3: Clearing the soda blast media

Soda blasting is an eco-friendly cleaning method that is becoming increasingly popular among mold remediation and fire damage restoration companies. Soda blasting equipment is more efficient than traditional cleaning methods, uses less material, and has the ability to deodorize. It’s also a gentler media that will not damage surfaces that you are cleaning, instead only removing the damage and revealing the restored material underneath. As a result, soda blasting is an ideal choice for restoring properties damaged by mold or fire. Using wet methods such as power washing for indoor spaces uses a lot of water which is then absorbed into materials such as timber.

Soda blasting machines generate less media than other traditional blasting media such as sand, and therefore vacuuming up the media afterwards is a quicker and easier task.

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

(Video courtesy of Crawl Space Ninja)

This particular soda blasting equipment setup (the ACE Model 2-PS with fan tip nozzle and extension wand) is great for mold and fire damage cleanup because it's very effective and also cost-effective. I've recommended this to many professional restoration companies as well as hundreds of independent contractors, property management companies, and individual homeowners. The results of treating mold and fire damage with soda blasting equipment have been fantastic across the board.

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

Soda blasting equipment for sale

It does not matter if you are a professional or not, soda blasting equipment is still a great way to clean things up including mold and fire damage. You will use less material with soda blasting equipment, have more efficient labor utilization, and be able to deodorize the area all while being eco-friendly.

If you are looking for the best places for Soda blasting machines for sale ACE offers a wide range of soda blasting equipment including the ACE Heavy Duty Portable Soda Blaster Model 2-PS


I'm definitely sure you find this information on soda blasting equipment and removal of mold and fire damage very helpful.

Subsequently, I'll be discussing other projects that made use of soda blasting and how effective it was. It's truly one of the most amazing and eco-friendly ways to clean.

Treating soot and fire damage or mold helps to restore buildings, preserve the materials and extend their life and usefulness. We have a responsibility to take care of this planet and leave it better than how we found it, and soda blasting is a great way to do our part.