Project Name: Baking Soda Blasting Building

Project Industry: Disaster Restoration, Disaster Recovery, Fire Restoration

Client: Servpro of Olathe/Lenexa

Size: 32,280 Sq Ft

Media Used: Baking Soda

Location: Kansas City, Missouri


scissor lift inside room


Blast It Clean partnered up with Servpro of Olathe/Lenexa, a franchisor of disaster recovery services on a fire restoration project in the state of Missouri. Blast It Clean completed a full containment process before blasting the interior and exterior walls, ceiling decking, and joists of the structure using the baking soda blasting process. The scope of this project covered all areas damaged by soot or char, exterior soot touch-ups around the corrugated steel, the other side of the burnt walls, and studs in the exposed room, in addition to a series of services Servpro performed.

Blast It Clean has a good reputation in disaster restoration as we are capable of reducing business downtime by up to 40%. As a long-time partner of Servpro, Blast It Clean aids clients in making use of our expertise in baking soda blasting and fire damage restoration.

The fire restoration project began on Monday, September 24th. After a site walk-through, our operation professionals separated the job site into three sections: the exterior walls, the main warehouse interior, including burnt walls, ceilings, and an attic. The attic fell into the confined space category, requiring extra caution during handling.


The total square feet of this project summed up to 32,280 and the final time frame was set at fifteen days, whereas our team completed the job in ten days!

Since the restoration of The Statue of Liberty, baking soda abrasive blasting continued to gain popularity in the blasting world, especially when traditional sandblasting gradually exited the stage as sand caused silicosis among blasters.

The baking soda medium effectively removes post-fire residues, soot, and carbon from various surfaces without causing secondary damage to the structure. Baking soda cleaning is also an intensified method that exposes the integrity of the structure for engineering purposes. In this project, we blasted over 30% of the structural surface for an engineer to conduct further testing.

Since this project included exterior work, the operation team set up a filtered air ventilation system to create negative air flow minimizing exposure to the outside elements of the building during the process of baking soda blasting.

To satisfy the safety requirements for this project, all operation members fulfilled confined space training. We also provided ladders, scissor lifts, and harnesses for their protection.

At the end of the project, Blast It Clean provided a final detailed clean to remove all the last traces left over from the cleaning process. These traces include blasted soda, soot and char removed from the surfaces, and other debris produced during baking soda blasting.

“The goal here is to return to this project assuming nothing has ever happened,” said Rick S.

Throughout this project, our operation members displayed proficiency and expertise in baking soda blasting. We appointed members who were most familiar and experienced with fire damage restoration to ensure the quality of our service.

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