Anyone who has tried to remove engine grease or clean electrical components at home knows that a common household ingredient to use as an abrasive is baking soda. Believe it or not, sodium bi-carbonate, or baking soda, can also be used for commercial and industrial property maintenance services, thanks to a process known as soda blasting.
When it comes to abrasive blasting, soda blasting is a relatively new addition, but Lightning Mobile Services is pleased to add it to our long list of media blasting options. This alternative to other types of media blasting is so safe and gentle that it could be considered non-abrasive, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t effective at removing contaminants on certain surfaces.
It is particularly useful when dealing with surfaces that could be easily damaged, such as wood, plastic, chrome, and even glass. This makes it a great addition to any property clean-up project, especially for surfaces for which more aggressive blasting options, such as sandblasting, could prove detrimental.
Soda blasting won’t pit metal surfaces and it can help to prevent future rusting. It won’t create health or safety hazards, making it a good choice for indoor and outdoor use and ensuring that your business operations can continue relatively unimpeded during blasting. You don’t necessarily want to breathe in the dust created by soda blasting or get it in your eyes, but it’s a non-toxic and non-hazardous material, so it will be a mild irritant at worst.
This type of media blasting is also incredibly eco-friendly. Sodium bicarbonate is biodegradable, water soluble, and completely non-toxic. It’s the same stuff used in baked goods and toothpaste. It will dissolve and disperse in the environment, rather than building up and potentially impacting ecosystems.
It cannot be reclaimed, however. This can make materials for a project slightly more expensive, but considering the time you’ll save on prep work (as opposed to shielding adjacent surfaces to protect them from more abrasive blasting materials like sand), costs should even out or trend in your favor, all told. As you may know, sodium bi-carbonate is also a natural deodorizer, which makes it a great choice for treating mold on surfaces or dealing with smoke damage that can leave a lingering scent.
The trained and experienced professionals at Lightning Mobile Services can easily treat surfaces at your location, or you can transport items to our facility for on-site media blasting services. The nice thing about choosing soda blasting when applicable is that it’s so mild, it won’t harm other surfaces, and it’s safe enough that you won’t have to clear the building of personnel while your cleaning and maintenance project is underway.
Soda blasting isn’t the perfect solution for every project, but when used in combination with more abrasive blasting types, it fills an essential function associated with keeping your commercial or industrial property clean and well-maintained. Lightning Mobile Services is pleased to offer a vast array of media blasting services, along with other essential property maintenance options, so you can enjoy the convenience of one-stop shopping.
We’re committed to customer satisfaction, and it shows in everything we do, from the premium services we provide to the friendly and accommodating support we’ve built a reputation on. When you need a service provider that has the expertise to advise you and ensure outstanding results, Lightning Mobile Services is the partner you’re looking for.
For more information about soda blasting or any of our other commercial and industrial maintenance services, contact us today at 303-595-9559 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote and consultation.