Re: Soda Blasting For Mold Removal???
Posted by RemDude on 9/30/06
David - Fortunately, most indoor air quality professionals,
environmental consultants, and IH’s do not clear structures that have
been soda blasted nor do they spec the process. As many have pointed
out, the concept is not applicable nor wise for bio contamination.
While it might be great for auto parts and metal restoration, it
simply does nothing but magnify mold contamination. Like many
remediation professionals, I have to charge twice as much to clean up
the mess caused by soda blasting,
While the unwitting customer may be wowed and amazed at the process,
the industry is responding. You simply cannot in good conscience clear
a structure that has been blasted. Like all other bad remediation
fads, this too will fade away. The IAQA, the IICRC, and industry
professionals will exert the necessary pressure to ensure this
happens. In the meantime, customers will get taken for an expensive
On 9/28/06, David wrote:
> This process is a chronic problem in the New Orleans area, it's gone
> from one to now a dozen companies and they are getting a lot of
> work. No one is protecting the consumer, not the CDC, the LDEQ, nor
> the State Contractor's Licensing Board.
> A few years from now it'll be a national scandal - "why didn't
> warn the consumer!?" I'm trying but who is going to listen to me
> when the these guys have the support of so many Home Building
> Associations and such.
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