As a company specializing in Restoration Services, ICI Construction and Custom Home Building, we also have an in-house emergency services team. From fire to water damage and everything in between our BES (Bachly Emergency Services) crew has you covered. Two services we are proud to offer in-house, with staff having the proper training, are Dry Ice and Soda Blasting.

What is Soda and Dry Ice Blasting?

A Diagram showing how dry ice blast cleaning works.

Photo provided by Matt0322 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Similar in nature, soda and dry ice blasting are cleaning methods commonly used in restoration services. But what is the difference? Dry Ice Blasting is a form of carbon monoxide cleaning where the ice is accelerated through a pressurized air stream and directed towards a surface. The method is non-abrasive, non-flammable and non-toxic.




Soda Blasting is similar to dry ice except it uses sodium bicarbonate instead of carbon monoxide. It’s a milder form of abrasive blasting, and also non-destructive to the surfaces it cleans.

Wood Ceiling. Shows the effects of soda blasting compared to the soot damage.

Aftermath of soda blasting, compared to the soot damage. Photo provided by Premier Restoration Hawaii website.

What are the advantages?

Some advantages to these two types of blasting cleaning methods are they are more efficient and effective at removing surface contamination than hand cleaning techniques. Dry Ice produces less waste and/or dust as the media evaporates after hitting the surface. Soda has the added benefit of deodorizing while cleaning. This is because of the baking soda.

What is Dry Ice and Soda Blasting Used for?

  • Cleaning of surfaces which have been subject to fire damage or soot contamination
  • Cleaning surfaces that have mold contamination
  • Used to prepare surfaces to apply smoke sealant
  • Removal of graffiti from surfaces
  • Aids in cleaning stone, brick, concrete, wood framing, wood sheathing and more


The benefit of Bachly Construction offering these services in-house for clients is it allows us flexibility with the scheduling, and we can easily operate around our client’s schedule. We offer competitive pricing and we are quick to act when receiving the service request. No matter the time of day, our staff are ready and fully trained to perform these services.


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If you are in need of emergency services, contact us today. For an immediate emergency response, please contact 1-800-363-3473.