Soda blasting removes smoke and soot damage from brick, concrete block, concrete, interlocking stone, wood studs, joist, truss, sheathing materials.
Soda blasting not only removes the visual damage during the blasting process, but the natural deodorizing properties of baking soda work to eliminate the "smell" associated with the damage. Fire, smoke and the accompanying ash are typically at the high end of the pH scale (strong bases), where baking soda works quickly in absorbing odor. The longer that the air in the affected area is in contact with the baking soda, the more neutralizing takes place.
The soda residue is not "secondary residue" as the dry ice fellows like to call it.The soda residue is part of the process, as baking soda left to sit for a day or so after the blasting will continue to draw odour and moisture out of the surroundings! No other process does that!
Baking soda blasting in a fire restoration application, will typically be faster, more economical, and a better clean than if the same job was performed by a dry ice blasting company! Reports are that many leading American mold and fire restoration firms have shelved their dry ice equipment and have returned to soda blasting.