This is a process in which sodium bicarbonate is applied against a surface using compressed air.
Unlike sand and grit blasting, Soda blasting is a non-destructive method of cleaning. The particles are non abrasive leaving no damage to the surface it is applied to.
Soda blasting can be used in many areas including: paint stripping, graffiti removal, buildings, vehicles, boats and swimming pools and is very effective for mold and fire/smoke damage cleanup as it cleans and deodorizes.
Soda blasting also breaks down hydrocarbons through a process called, saponification which makes it highly suitable for the cleaning of machine and engine parts and along with its non-toxic properties it can even be used in the cleaning of food-processing equipment and other similar areas. It is also eco friendly as the soda particles are water soluble. When the work is complete the soda can simply be rinsed off and it disappears.
An early use of Soda blasting was to restore the Statue of Liberty in the late 1980s.