Soda Blasting Services in Ontario

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Are you looking for soda blasting services in Southern Ontario? Soda blasting can be an effective way to remove graffiti, assist with disaster restoration, or clean debris from a variety of surfaces.

At Strassburger Tile Perfection, we provide professional soda blasting services for our residential and commercial clients. Our experienced team operates across the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario and we use the latest, top-of-the-line soda blasting equipment to get the job done right.

How Does Soda Blasting Work?

Soda blasting is a type of abrasive blasting that is used to clean surfaces and remove dirt, debris, paint, and other unwanted materials. 

Abrasive blasting uses a high pressure air compressor to propel a stream of air, mixed with another substance, against a surface to clean it, smooth it, or otherwise shape it. There are various methods of abrasive blasting, such as sandblasting, shot blasting, bead blasting, water blasting, vapour blasting, and ice blasting.

Soda blasting is a more mild and less destructive type of abrasive blasting that uses sodium bicarbonate, commonly referred to as ‘baking soda’, as the abrasive substance in the compressor. Unlike most other types of abrasive blasting, soda blasting is a one-time use abrasive.

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The Difference Between Soda Blasting vs Sand Blasting

There are a number of differences between soda blasting and sand blasting, the most common type of abrasive blasting. It is important to understand these differences, in order to determine the appropriate method for your specific application.

Since soda is a softer mineral, it is more suitable for cleaning sensitive surfaces, such as wood, plastic, and chrome. The harsher abrasion of sand blasting can etch, score, or otherwise damage these types of surfaces. As soda blasting is unlikely to alter the shape of a surface, it can be used in a wider range of applications, including: 

  • Auto restoration
  • Rust removal
  • Mould cleaning
  • Graffiti removal
  • Fire and smoke damage cleaning
  • Deck, fence, and door cleaning
  • Masonry cleaning and restoration

In addition, sodium bicarbonate is a deodorizer, which makes it ideal for cleaning up mould or removing fire and smoke damage. Using soda blasting in this application will ensure that odours are greatly reduced in the affected areas, which will help return the property to a livable state.

Soda blasting is also a more environmentally-friendly option than sandblasting. Many sand blasting materials are not environmentally degradable (i.e. metal or plastic beads). Conversely, sodium bicarbonate is both biodegradable and water soluble, which means it will not build up in the local ecosystem and cause negative effects. It is edible and does not cause harm if ingested — assuming no paint, oil, or other cleaned compounds are mixed with it. 

Sand blasting also creates more dust than soda blasting, which can lead to respiratory health concerns. However, both types of abrasive blasting will create particles in the air and we recommend always wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) with either method.

Citric Waterblasting

Another milder type of abrasive blasting is biodegradable citric waterblasting. This method of cleaning mixes citric cleaner with high-pressure water to remove graffiti on outdoor surfaces, such as wood, brick, or masonry. 

Similar to soda blasting, citric water blasting is safe for the environment and non-toxic to humans. Water blasting is often referred to as power washing. It is a less effective method for cleaning harder materials, but effective for graffiti removal and other applications.


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