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Contact us for all your fire restoration, building surface stripping & cleaning, mold remediation, automotive, marine, or wall structure paint removal and/or decontamination needs via email at: info@MassSodaBlasting.com or via telephone at (508-337-3525). We utilize the latest advances in Soda Blasting technology for numerous surface stripping services and cleansing applications that protect and preserve the underlying surface integrity of all wood, brick, stone, masonry, vinyl or metal building materials or the delicate surfaces of your most precious possesions including intricately carved woodwork or furniture details, classic auto bodies, iron patio furniture, stone or metallic statues, and monuments.
WHAT IS SODA BLASTING?Soda Blasting is an innovative cleaning technology that uses a specially formulated blast media to remove paint, dirt, various coatings and other contaniments without causing any harmfull abrasion to the underlying surface being cleaned. Soda Blasting was first developed for use in the restoration of the STATUE OF LIBERTY in the early 1980's because the silver dollar thickness of the statue's skin made the use of course blast media too abrasive not to cause severe surface damage, and the statue's narrow interior confines and passages made the amount of ventilation that would be necessary for the safe use of harsh solvents impractical. The Soda Blasting media is comprised of Sodium Bicarbonate, (i.e. common baking soda), a water soluble and non-toxic compound. Sodium bicarbonate - Other names: Baking soda, bicarbonate of soda, nahcolite, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate Hazards - May cause serious eye irritation (that's why we wear goggles!) Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. The natural mineral form, nahcolite, is found in dissolved form in our bodies where it naturally neutralizes stomach acid. We use artificially produced blast media in soda blasting. Since it has long been known and is widely used, the salt has many related names such as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarbonate of soda. In colloquial usage, its name is shortened to sodium bicarb, bicarb soda, or simply bicarb. The word saleratus, from Latin sal æratus meaning "aerated salt", was widely used in the 19th century for both sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Not commonly used today.
HOW DOES THE SODA BLASTING PROCESS WORK?Soda Blasting is achieved using high volume, but low pressure wet or dry blasting machine to propel the soda blast media onto the surface to be cleaned. When the soda blast media comes in contace with the contaminant on a subject treatment surface, the sodium bicarbonate particles explode in thousands of 'micro-explosions'. The energy released by these micro-explosions gently removes any surface contanimants without harm or abrasive damage to the underlying surface. Blast pressure may be adjusted to accommodate the individual delicacy of various underlying surface materials, including precious antique surfaces.
*Please note, our Soda Blasting method is a one-step process extremely useful in a fire damage restoration process. The soda blasting process not only removes soot and fire damaged material, it is also a natual deodorizer, mold & mildew neutralizer which eliminates the need for these separate steps following the use of other conventional blasting methods. Soda Blasting provides for a vastly more efficient and cost effective fire restoration method over other known conventional fire damage removal, cleansing and restoration methods.
Please contact us for all your fire restoration, building surface stripping & cleaning, mold remediation, automotive, marine, or wall structure paint removal and/or decontamination needs via email at: info@MassSodaBlasting.com or via telephone at (508-337-3525). Stay tuned as we add more process demonstration videos and complete development of our new web site!!!
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