Soda Blasting Experts in Cheltenham
Cleaning Heritage Buildings in Cheltenham
Soda blasting is a revolutionary cleaning technology that is not only extremely safe and quick to carry out but also is very cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
At the heart of this revolution is APT.
With over a quarter of a century of experience of working on historic buildings, it was only natural that we are at the cutting edge of soda blasting technology. We pioneered and developed soda blasting to the point where it is now the preferred and approved method for cleaning and restoring heritage buildings and monuments in Cheltenham.
With our unrivalled knowledge in the use of this technology, APT soda blasting offers you without doubt the best solution to many difficult cleaning problems in Cheltenham. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 0723 773 with any questions; our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts is on hand to help.
How does Soda Blasting Work?
Blasting soda is an extremely friable and soft material that undergoes micro fragmentation on impact, taking away surface materials without causing damage to the host material. Soda blasting uses compressed air to fire specially manufactured crystals of sodium bicarbonate at the surface to be cleaned. The soda crystals shatter on contact with the surface and the energy from that is transferred to the contamination. This disrupts the bonding, causing it to flake off. Since blasting soda is only as hard as talc (2.4 on Moh’s scale of hardness) sensitive surfaces including soft metals like copper are neither scratched nor damaged.
Why are APT Soda Blast Cleaning
Services the best for Cheltenham?
Experience – We have over 30 years experience in the soda blast cleaning field. We have worked on many Cheltenham historical buildings and monuments, as well as industrial, commercial buildings, bridges and other civil engineering structures.
Respected Clients – APT are chosen by highly respected conservation architects and building surveyors to work on some of the most prestigious historical buildings, not just in Cheltenham but throughout the whole of the UK. Our soda blast cleaning is approved for heritage building and monument restoration projects by Cadw (the Welsh Heritage Trust), the NHS, Carillion and Opus consulting. Many housing associations and local authorities and blue chip engineering companies like BAE Systems also benefit from the best cleaning results using our mobile soda blast cleaning service.
Convenience – We bring a self contained mobile soda blasting system to your site in Cheltenham. In engineering or food processing plants, there is no need to dismantle equipment, machinery can be re-started as soon as the blast cleaning is finished.
Safety – all of our cleaning operations conform to health and safety standards.
Bespoke Solutions – no two cleaning jobs are exactly identical. We listen to your needs, assess your requirements, make recommendations and carry out the cleaning project in a way that best suits your business. You benefit from the minimum disruption to your daily routines.
Passion – We are passionate about providing safe, effective mobile soda blasting solutions for Cheltenham. It is an effective, environmentally friendly, cleaning process using specially formulated blast media (bicarbonate of soda) and controlled amounts of compressed air to produce outstanding cleaning results on virtually any surface.
Contact us now on 0800 0723 773 for a free, no-obligation chat about your specific requirements.
Graffiti Removal in Cheltenham
We appreciate how difficult it is to remove graffiti. Use of chemical methods is is not always safe on heritage buildings and is not always environmentally friendly. Soda blasting is the safe, environmentally sound modern way to rid buildings, monuments, walls, bridges and other structures of graffiti as it will not harm the substrate. No harsh chemicals or water are used.
Other Applications of Soda Blasting
Soda blasting is not just limited to removal of graffiti and cleaning cladding, brick and stone. It is safe to use on:
- All Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals
- Plastics & Nylon Components
- Anodised Aluminium
- Rubber & Neoprene
- Fibre Glass & Plastic Coatings
- Cast Iron & Stainless Steel
Non-toxic so it is perfect for cleaning food processing machinery and equipment, safely and efficiently decarbonising and removing limescale from most surfaces.
Non-sparking so safe around flammable materials. Great for the petroleum industry.
Soda blasting rapidly removes hydrocarbons, making it perfect to degrease and clean plant and equipment without the need to dismantle and move it.
Safe and effective removal of paint from chassis, classic car bodies, airframes as well as rapid removal of fouling on boat hulls and propellers.
Fire and Flood Damage Cleaning
Sodium bicarbonate is a powerful deodouriser and neutralises any residual hazardous toxins.
To get started on your Cheltenham cleaning project, contact the helpful and friendly APT experts on 0800 0723 773 now.