Feb 142012

What does fire do to your brick?

You've had a fire, sure, brick doesn't burn, but when it's over, you have a blackened, smoke and fire stained mess.  You'd like it to look original again.

Restoration after a fire

This is another job we completed recently in Silver Springs, Maryland.  Nichols Brothers Construction, located in Fulton Maryland, handled the repairs resulting from a fire at a private residence.  With the work completed, the only thing left was to deal with the scarred brick.

Who do you call?

Matt, from Nichols' Brothers, contacted us to do the clean-up.  We at Green Clean Mobile Soda Blasting, LLC realize that when working at somebody's home we don't want to use anything toxic or hazardous or leave behind a bigger mess than we are cleaning.  Soda blasting is  economical and the obvious choice for all of these reasons.

Job finished in short order

It was a short drive from our office in Westminster to Silver Springs.  In one afternoon we were able to restore the brick to match the original surface.
Feb 032011
We were contacted recently by a Baltimore group that steps in to help local families, similar to the popular TV series "Extreme Home Make-Over". A Baltimore family of 10 recently experienced a fire in an adjacent building that caused extensive fire, smoke and water damage to their home.  Without insurance to help with repairs they were confined to living on one floor of their town home with no heat and a fire damaged, leaking roof.

We Were Asked to Donate Our Time and Talent

"Living Class Rooms" was providing the work force for the structural repairs and "Good Fellas of Baltimore" was helping organize donations of materials and contractor help.

Why Soda Blasting

As repairs were progressing, there were areas that needed to be cleaned of mold and mildew from water damage, before sheet rock could be replaced.  This is where soda blasting comes in.  The damaged area was on the second floor so we had to go in through a window. Soda blasting is effective for mold and mildew removal, but some special equipment is required.  We use a fresh air supplied, full hood and full body protective suit.  The dust and blasted mold is contained as much as possible and removed for disposal.

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Nov 162010
During remodeling or renovation following fire or smoke damage, how can you clean the soot from brick, masonry, or wood surfaces?

How Soda Blasting works to remove smoke and fire damage

This is a fire place we were recently called to clean in Laurel, Maryland.  The (insert name here) contractor had a brick fireplace with a mantle and hearth that had many years of accumulated soot and dirt discoloration.

Why Choose Soda Blasting to remove smoke and fire damage?

Pressure washing obviously would not be an option.  And scrubbing the fireplace with a scrub brush wasn't an appealing option either.  With soda blasting we were able to come in and tent off the work area to contain soot .    We cleaned all exterior surfaces plus the fire brick, completing all work in only two hours.

Soda Blasting is the best solution for extensive smoke and fire damage

In cases of more extensive smoke and fire damage, soda blasting not only removes soot and discoloration but also deodorizes at the same time, removing the smokey smell!  If it is smoke or fire damage to one fireplace, one room or one house, soda blasting is a fast, cost effective method to restore brick and masonry, and even wood surfaces.