|Cleaning & De-Coating in One Step
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. Recycled abrasives compound this problem by loading increasing amounts of contaminants into the substrate.
SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media effectively de-coats and cleans the substrate in one step; producing a level of cleanliness not seen with most
processes. The media is not reusable thus eliminating the issue of blasting with re-used media. Coating adhesion relies heavily on surface cleanliness
and a surface profile has been used to offset this lack of cleanliness.
Unique Cutting Action
SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media offers the unique properties of sodium bicarbonate, the primary ingredient. The softness (Mohs hardness scale
of 2.4) and friable nature of this crystal produces a unique cutting action with little or no effect on most substrates. For example, thick coatings can be
removed from glass without any etching effect. With proper care, delicate substrates can be cleaned without damage.
The same odor absorbing effect seen in the refrigerator at home is present when blasting with SodaClean Maintenance Plus media. It not only removes
the contaminates, it also reduces the unfriendly odors.
No Pre-Cleaning Required
For projects where the coating is covered with grease, carbon, salt or other contaminates, the more traditional methods require the coating to be fully
cleaned before blasting. This is required so that the contaminants on the surface of the coating not be driven through the coating and into the surface of
the substrate, causing future coating failure.
No Need to Re-Profile Steel
SodaClean Maintenance Plus will not profile steel. When an operator removes a coating from a metal surface, he or she exposes the existing anchor
pattern under the coating. Unless corrosion has occurred, there is no need to re-profile the surface.
Reduced Solid Waste
SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media can be dissolved in fresh water. By dissolving the media and filtering out the contaminates, the solution can
generally be discharged to POTW treatment systems or open waterways, with proper discharge permits. Waste volume is generally reduced to less than
5% of the original waste volume. With increasing landfill costs and liabilities, this advantage becomes more important every day.
Natural Rust Inhibitor
As long as SodaClean Maintenance Plus is on a ferrous metal surface, rust will not form. For rust to form, free moisture and an acidic condition must
exist. In most cases, free moisture combines with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form carbonic acid. This acid releases a free metal (ferrous) ion,
which combines with oxygen (oxidizes) to form rust. SodaClean Maintenance Plus buffers the acids, prevents the release of free metal ions and prevents
Reduced Clean-Up costs
SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media performs roughly the same level of work (somewhat slower) as sand blasting while producing 1/5 to 1/7 of the
total waste volume. Although media costs per square foot are higher, site clean up and residue disposal are significantly lower. The net balance is that
total cost per square foot are about the same for both approaches.
Benefits In Waste Disposal
In most non-hazardous applications, the residue from blasting with SodaClean Maintenance Plus can be rinsed into sanitary drains or sewers, which
flush the residue to a water treatment facility, greatly reducing the clean up time. Sodium bicarbonate is actually beneficial to waste water treatment
systems. For industrial treatment systems, where chemical neutralization is a major cost in water treatment, SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media
can often save significant dollars in waste treatment.
Increased Worker Safety
The safety of sodium bicarbonate to workers is well understood, since it has been in use for some 160 years. The bicarbonate buffer system is the major
extracellular buffer for the human body, thus sodium bicarbonate is part of the body's normal chemistry. 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 to workers is
primarily the contaminate or coating removed during the blasting process.
Replaces Dangerous Solvents
Soda Clean Maintenance Plus blast media when applied wet is an excellent de-greasing medium that eliminates the use of solvents in most cleaning
processes. SodaClean Maintenance Plus does not "dissolve" or "emulsify" grease or oils, it simply coats them causing the grease or oil to release from
the surface. It also eliminates the translocation of oil and grease.
Does Not Produce Sparks
SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media will not produce thermal sparks and is suitable for use in explosion proof areas; including refineries, chemical
plants and grain elevators as long as proper grounding techniques are used to prevent a static charge build up.
Improved Crack Detection
When cleaning metal surfaces for crack detection, standard abrasive blasting tends to peen the crack closed or pack the crack with abrasive, making
crack detection more difficult. SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media actually cleans out the crack, leaving it exposed and easy to see.
No Residue Problems In Small Passageways
SodaClean Maintenance Plus blast media is 100% water soluble. It can be used to clean critical engine components including those with small
passageways. Once cleaned, the baking soda residue can be thoroughly rinsed off by dissolving in water. Traditional blast material are not water soluble
and if left after cleaning, can pack into small passageways and possibly damage an engine while on operation
Reduce Surface Acids
As a strong buffer for acids and alkalis, SodaClean Maintenance Plus eliminates acidic conditions on the surface of the substrate. For conditions with
high acid levels, acid rain or boiler fly ash, blasting with SodaClean Maintenance Plus will reduce coating failures.
|First of all, make sure you are getting the company with the quality equipment.
Don't be fooled by the smaller pod blasters that are supplied by a separate
compressor. The original Soda Blaster is built as a single industrial unit, and
has the power to out preform other separate pod systems. Western Soda
Blasting uses the real deal which does a faster, better job.
|Western Soda Blasting does not use the harmful soda mixes sold by some distributors. We only use
100% pure sodium bicarbonate
| WSB Cost Break down No hidden charges !
WSB is a Net 30 Company, pay your bill, and receive
* Test Shoot $90 Minimum plus travel, with options
* $135 per hr discount rate, materials and labor included for NET 30 payments
* Service call ($1 per mile up to 40 miles). Minimum $25 service call
*Jobs estimated $5000 or higher require a 50% deposit.
* Residential jobs pay upon completion.
* Minimum job 1 hr or, equal to not less then full travel time
* Street work minimum 3 hrs, plus travel
* $155 per hour non discount rate or for payments made over 30 days from job completion.
* If a roll off is not available, a waste haul off fee of $50-$150 may apply.
* Late charges every 30 days after 60 days. (15%) per month
* Ask about Dec through Feb discounts
* The better you prepare for the job, the more you will save
WSB accepts Credit cards, Apple Pay, Google pay and NFC payment forms. Discount rates are not
offered for these payment options
*WSB is not a hazardous material abatement company and does not accept jobs requiring