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 BlastingAs 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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