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A guide to portable soda blasting kits, soda blasting hire, and why using a contractor is preferable over DIY soda blasting

If you’re looking for industrial deep cleaning, look no further than soda blasting. Soda blasting is a gentle, environmentally friendly choice… and it’s our newest service offering here at CCUK! As a trusted concrete repairs and rehabilitation contractor, we acknowledge that less professional techniques exist and are used regularly. Ultimately, it’s up to you as to which approach you choose when soda blasting, but we’re here to provide you with the information to make that choice informed. Here is our guide to portable soda blasting kits, soda blasting hire, DIY soda blasting, and why it’s best to use a contractor over dabbling in DIY soda blasting. If you have any questions, get in touch with our expert team here.

What is soda blasting good for?

Much like other blast cleaning techniques, soda blasting is a deeply effective method of removing:

  1. Rust and corrosion
  2. Muck and grime
  3. Paint
  4. Graffiti
  5. Road markings
  6. And more.

But, unlike every other type of blast cleaning, soda blasting is suitable for delicate surfaces and does not damage beyond the corrosion, old paint, or whichever substances you are attempting to remove. Blasting soda uses sodium bicarbonate media (baking soda, or known as soda crystals in the trade) which is environmentally friendly, too. The soda media is water-soluble and easily rinses away after use. At CCUK, we take our footprint very seriously and we are always looking for techniques that are better for our planet. Blasting soda is one of them!

Read more about our values surrounding the environment and our carbon footprint here.

Is soda blasting dangerous?

In short, yes. If done incorrectly or – for example – without the use of protective PPE equipment, soda blasting can be dangerous. Although it uses only baking soda, the hose propels the media at high force. This can cause harm to the skin and eyes, and it’s also possible to inhale blasting soda media. The most advisable way to stay safe while soda blasting is by hiring a contractor who is fully trained and with a wealth of experience.

Link: Is abrasive blast cleaning safe?

Soda blasting hire

Often, clients explore the option of hiring a portable soda blasting kit. These kits can be purchased outright or collected from a provider via soda blasting cleaning equipment hire. The portable soda blasting kits required for industrial cleaning jobs are high-powered. The use of gloves, goggles, nose & mouth mask, and protective ear muffs is absolutely necessary to avoid injury to your skin and eyes and to prevent inhalation of the soda media. As such, you’ll need to purchase or hire PPE alongside a portable soda blasting kit. At CCUK, our specialists use portable soda blasting kits – and we know first-hand that they can be beasts to operate!

Another important aspect to consider is the performance of your soda blasting machine. Although it looks like a simple tank and hose pipe, there is more to the technique than point-and-shoot and you might not get the results you want.

To learn more about the technique behind soda blasting and things to consider, get in touch with our expert team here.

Is soda blasting expensive?

Soda blasting cost in the UK varies depending on the provider you choose. At CCUK, ours are priced uniquely depending on the size, scale, and needs of your project. We offer a free feasibility survey and cost analysis, which involves visiting your site and providing you with an approximate quote without charge. We also offer free phone calls with our concrete repairs and rehabilitation team, and these can be requested any time between Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.

Soda blasting in Leeds and Yorkshire

Our expert team is based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. We extend our concrete repairs and rehabilitation services to businesses in and around Yorkshire – including Leeds! Our services are right on your doorstep.

Read more about soda blasting today

To make an informed decision about whether soda blasting is right for you, we always recommend doing as much research as possible. Read our devoted blogs and pages about soda blasting here:

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