Baking soda can be an effective cleaner for homes that have mold problems due to flooding, leaks or moisture retention.
How Baking Soda Cleans Mold
Baking soda is used to clean large scale mold contamination through a process called "soda blasting." Soda blasting is similar to sandblasting, but instead of a harsh abrasive, baking soda is used.
The baking soda is delivered through a high-pressure air system that shoots it at high speeds. As the baking soda contacts the surface, it literally explodes. The explosive force loosens the mold and the high-pressure air carries the contaminants away from the surface.
While baking soda won't kill mold, it is a very effective cleaning agent. Soda blasting works on smooth surfaces, but it is particularly effective on porous surfaces like wood and concrete.
Once the contaminated surfaces are cleared of active mold, they must be disinfected and vacuumed with a HEPA-filtered vacuum.
Things To Watch Out For During Soda Blasting
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