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Soda Blasting Revitalizes the Damaged Brick of this Spokane Home

Soda blasting is one of the most innovative approaches that our IICRC-certified professionals of our SERVPRO team use to clean surfaces and structural elements. While this practice can often get used for mold removal on structural materials that our professionals aim to preserve in place, mold colonization removal is only the beginning of the possibilities for applications for commercial and residential properties throughout Spokane and the surrounding areas.

As you can see in this short video clip, soda blasting is a very effective approach for cleaning mold from surfaces like masonry without damaging the substrate. The blasting happening in this video utilized baking soda (bicarbonate), but the process can get done with various types of media as well including silicates, walnut shells, and other abrasives.

The purpose of using baking soda instead of the other potential media for the cleaning gets determined based on the surface to get cleaned. With brickwork, mortar joints can become susceptible to harsh cleansing approaches and their integrity can become damaged with harder or more forceful abrasives. Damaging these joints compromises the entire brickwork and requires professional tuckpointing that not only reseals these vulnerabilities, but that has gotten color-matched using buffing to blend in with the age of the existing mortar on the wall.

Even though this process has always gotten recognized as an abrasive cleaning method, professional restoration teams like our certified professionals use this as a less invasive and destructive cleaning method compared to approaches like sandblasting. Both of these cleaning methods have their place in mold remediation and our premier cleaning services for both residences and commercial properties.

Our SERVPRO professionals have the personal protective equipment to perform this advanced, modern cleaning techniques right away, and not just outside of your home. For extensive mold colonization in your house, we can utilize our physical barriers to utilize this same approach and clean interior structural elements to preserve them from further degradation that would require removal and replacement.

With our advanced remediation and premier cleaning techniques for Spokane and the surrounding areas, you never have to wait to recover your damaged property. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane team a call anytime that you need us at (509) 474-9144.