Fire Restoration


Soda Blasting - Fire Remediation
Even a minor house fire leaves behind a major mess. There is the obvious fire damage plus smoke and water damage in almost all cases. When damage is minor, a repair to the existing structure may be warranted.

When cleaning up after a fire and prepping for reconstruction many challenges will be encountered. Some of the biggest are:

  • The Smell of Smoke
  • Soot and Residues
  • Charred but salvageable rafters, beams, flooring, etc

Soda Blasting is extremely effective in removing toxic residues, soot, and associated smells after a fire. Soda Blast Contractors often work with insurance companies over a large geographic area to quickly clean fire and smoke damaged locations.

Soda Blasting House Fire
Soot is comprised of carbon and other materials which are incompletely burned or oxidized. Although some of the carbon particles have electrical charges that cause them to stick together, most often greases and oils are the adhesives. Some soot particles are dry and can be vacuumed effectively. Other soot particles a more aggressive action to dissolve the greases or oils.

Standard abrasive blasting is a dirty process, often loading and even embedding the surface with contaminants (grease, oil, tar & abrasive particles) in the process of removing the coating. Remediators are limiting their use of these methods for a more modern solution.

Remediation experts are taking an Eco-Friendly approach with The Genuine SodaBlaster™ from SodaBlast Systems.

SodaBlasting Remediation Notes
Our certified Contractors use SodaClean Maintenance Plus (remember, it's Baking Soda!) blast media because it safely & effectively de-coats and cleans the substrate in one step; producing a level of cleanliness not seen with most blast cleaning processes. You should know:

  • No Need to pre-wash the surfaces.
  • The easiest and safest method of removing mold and fire damage, including the odor.
    SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media can be dissolved in fresh water and is actually beneficial to waste water treatment systems.
  • Sodium bicarbonate and thus, SodaClean Maintenance Plus is not toxic via ingestion, inhalation or dermal contact, nor is it a skin or eye irritant as defined by EPA and OSHA. Any risk is primarily from the contaminate removed during the blasting process.

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Brick Fire Damage Before

Brick Fire Damage After

Attic Half Blasted

Close Up Ceiling Beams Half Blasted

Cabin Fire Before

Cabin Fire After