Mold Remediation Blog

How Soda Blasting Works In
Washington D.C. & Northern V.A.
Crawl Spaces, Basements & Attics

Soda Blasting Is The Most Effective Method
Of Removing Mold In Tight Places… Period.

How Does Soda Blasting Work In A Crawl Space, Basement, Or Attic?

If you are a Washington D.C. or Northern VA homeowner who just found mold growing in their crawl space, basement, or attic; don’t fret! 

Sure, it looks and smells gross, can be costly to remove, and poses serious health risks, but the mold nerds have a solution! 

Soda blasting. 

It’s quick, affordable, and the perfect eradication method for areas infested by mold without breaking the bank or dealing with harmful chemicals. 

Let’s talk about exactly how soda blasting works in a crawl space, basement, or attic and if it’s the right solution for your home. 

What Exactly Is Soda Blasting?

Soda blasting is a process that literally blasts a special type of baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, onto a surface to strip away visible mold growths while ripping away the root structures to prevent future growths.

The “baking soda” we use is slightly different from the one you buy in the store while remaining completely 100% harmless to adults, children, and pets. Our special formula is designed to resist moisture, a must-have in our humid part of the country. 

This special formula not only ensures our machines will perform adequately in humid basements, attics, or crawl spaces; but also acts as a moisture-resistant coating on surfaces.

How Does Soda Blasting Work?

If our mold test and assessment have determined that soda blasting is the best action to remove mold from your crawl space, basement, or attic, we get straight to work to prevent mold from spreading to other areas of the home. 

A long hose-type applicator attached to an air compressor is our weapon of choice when it comes to soda blasting residential homes. As the soda grains leave the applicator and fly onto the surface, they explode on impact which creates a sort of shock wave that shakes mold-free of its grasp.  

Because the soda grains explode on impact, the surface beneath the mold is completely safe and can be used on wood, pipes, electrical wires, and concrete. The best part of all? No harmful chemicals floating around your home or making their way into the air vents! 

Soda blasting is extremely effective at removing mold on all surfaces due to its ability to find its way into every nook and cranny without having to manually scrub away. This means you can soda blast over nails, cracks, and corners with a 99.6% effectiveness rate in a fraction of the time it would take to scrub it away by hand!  

What Are The Benefits Of Soda Blasting VS
Other Forms Of Mold Removal?

Lets’ face it, there are seemingly endless mold remediation techniques floating around on the internet making it a bit difficult to weed through the rumors to find the cold hard facts. Soda blasting, above all, is the undisputed champ when it comes to eradicating large areas of mold in basements, attics, and crawl spaces.  Soda Blasting is:
  • Extremely Effective: Our soda blasting methods remove up to 99.6% of mold. 
  • Very Affordable: Soda blasting costs up to 75% less than standard sanding.
  • Environmentally Safe: Soda blasting, unlike dry ice blasting, releases no harmful emissions into the air and creates substantially less waste volume than other mold removal techniques. 
  • Lighting Quick: We can have your basement or crawl space mold removed up to 80% faster than sanding or using a wire brush!
  • Safe For All Surfaces: Treasured antiques, old memorabilia, and basic components of the house are never at risk when your home undergoes soda blasting.
  • A Great Preventative Measure: Even if your home hasn’t shown signs of mold, having your basement, attic, or crawl space soda blasted before encapsulation will greatly reduce the risk of mold from ever growing in the first place.

When Is Soda Blasting Right For My
Basement, Crawl Space, Or Attic?

If mold growth in your basement, crawl space, or attic has started to get out of control, soda blasting may be the best choice. At Valor Mold, we never blindly recommended services based on how easy or profitable the job will be. Instead, we take an open-minded approach and let the home tell us how we should proceed. 

Because the cleanup time after soda blasting is quite long, up to 3 days, it is not always the go-to option for Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia homes. Soda blasting is only recommended for basements, crawl spaces, and attics if mold has infested the majority of the surface area in those spaces. 

If the area of mold growth is reasonably small and manageable, we may suggest other forms of mold removal and remediation in hopes to get your home back in tip-top shape as quickly as possible. After all, they don’t call us the clean freaks for nothing!

Is Soda Blasting The Best Solution For Your Home?
There’s Only One Way To Find Out;
Give Us A Call Today!

We can go on and on about the best mold removal method for your home, but without actually seeing for ourselves it’s impossible to say which method is best for your home! Our full-home mold tests are extremely affordable and up to 99% accurate, with results on the spot

If you are ready to have our certified technicians determine once and for all if soda blasting is the best solution for your basement, attic, or crawl space, give us a call! 

You can reach our Springfield office Monday-Friday at 703-897-7121 or contact us today! 

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