The Difference Lies In Efficiencies - Hello, Spring!

Dry ice blasting has long been trusted by the food and beverage industry as the cleaning solution for production facilities and equipment. But… did you know media blasting can also complete your projects much faster than traditional methods?

Building A Clean Culture in Kansas City - Restoring the Berkley Riverfront Trail

Building A Clean Culture in Kansas City - Restoring the Berkley Riverfront Trail

Blast It Clean is building a clean culture in Kansas City by participating in the restoration of local landscapes. In this project, we teamed up with Port KC and completed a project for the Berkley Riverfront trail - one of Kansas City’s favorite spot.

Turning Abandoned Building Into A Commercial Hub With Elliot Management

Turning Abandoned Building Into A Commercial Hub With Elliot Management

Baking soda blasting and Black Beauty coal slag blasting was used to turn an abandoned building in Sedalia into a commercial hub. Blast It Clean collaborated with Elliot Mangement Services to bring new life to the building.

The Dry Ice Blasting You Needed - Emergency Response Project

Dry ice blasting was used in this emergency fire restoration project. Blast It Clean is known among clients and disaster recovery companies for our 24-hour emergency response capability. Our dry ice blasting service is there when you most need help. In this case, we responded to an emergency fire recovery job.

Restoring Historic Anchor For The Fort Scott National Cemetery

Abrasive blasting is extremely useful in the fields of historic restoration. At the beginning of this year, we blasted and painted a historic anchor from the well-known Fort Scott National Cemetery.

Fort Scott National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Fort Scott, in Bourbon County, Kansas. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 21.8 acres, and as of 2014, had more than 7,000 interments. It is one of three national cemeteries in Kansas (Wikipedia).

Blast It Clean believed in building a clean culture. A large part of this was the restoration and recovery of historic objects. The Midwest region had a profound history of explorers and pioneers and we took it as our responsibility to preserve these historic objects.

After preparing the surface with Black Beauty coal slag blasting, our team applied a three-coat system which included a Zinc Primer, Macro Poxy 646 as an intermediate coat, and Top coating the surface with Acrylon HS 218. Acrylon is a urethane that will help deflect any daily elements the anchor is exposed to such as sun, rain, or snow.  The high gloss finish also gives a great curb appeal to anyone passing through the area.

“This is a special project. By special, we are saying it is culturally and historically valuable. We need to be very careful with the surface, the color we chose and the finish method. We want our coating to last as long as it can and look as good as it should be.” Said Jake Liles, our Project Manager.

To show our support for the preservation of historic sceneries and landmarks, we offered this service free-of-charge, where the Fort Scott National Cemetery was only responsible for the cost of paint.

This historic anchor had special meaning to the cemetery. According to the Fort Scott Tribune, the anchor was built as part of the granite monument which honored United States Navy veterans. The monument located inside the Monument Circle at the Fort Scott National Cemetery.

“The monument honors the service and sacrifice of the many sailors and Navy airmen buried there, as well as those to be interred in future years.” Said Daryl Roller, a U.S. Navy veteran formerly of Fort Scott.

Now that the anchor is blasted and painted with a gloss finish, it will return to the Fort Scott National Cemetery and continue to honor those who gave their lives to the nation. The members of Blast It Clean cannot wait to see the anchor being returned to the monument.

If you have a historic landmark that requires restoration, fill out the contact form here or give us a call at (877) 379-4233.

Baking Soda Blasting Pet Food Mixers at Blast It Clean

Baking Soda Blasting Pet Food Mixers at Blast It Clean

Baking soda blasting is a method approved by the FDA. This time, we used baking soda to clean pet food mixers. Blast It Clean has specialty in soda blasting and can process projects of various scales.

Dry Ice Cleaning Responded to Mold Remediation Needs

Dry ice cleaning provided by Blast It Clean was a much-needed solution when the rain and moisture brought out mold issues in the wood structures. Dry Ice Cleaning is also frequently required by mold remediation projects.

From October 2018 to November 2018, Blast It Clean participated in a restoration project and offered our dry ice cleaning specialty in mold remediation, fully removing the mold leaving the wooden structure in like new condition.

The photo above showed a before/after comparison of the ceiling structure. On the left, we could clearly see the mold between the wood ceiling structures. On the right, we proudly display the successful result of dry ice cleaning.

The restoration team was lead by Jake Liles, one of our experienced project managers.

“Dry ice cleaning is by far the most effective, environmentally-friendly solution for mold removal. It is also the safest way.“ Said Jake.

The project included all surfaces in the structure, including the 2” x 4” studs, decking, Joist, and Joist Decking. Our crew blasted over fifteen thousand sq ft of floor surface using dry ice. The total surface that required mold remediation was more than fifty-six thousand sq ft.

Upon the completion of Dry ice Blasting, the Blast It Clean team carried out a fully detailed cleaning. The cleaning included broom sweeping and a HEPA vacuuming process.

Baking Soda Blasting Played Magic in Recent Fire Restoration Collaboration with ServPro

Baking Soda Blasting Played Magic in Recent Fire Restoration Collaboration with ServPro

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 prior to 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.

Kansas City Interior Commercial Property Restoration

These projects can include a lot of different specifications such as: lead based paint, minimal to zero dust exposure, historical renovation and overall integrity of the existing surfaces.

Kansas City Legends Outlet Brick Restoration

This project detailed blasting the brick walls to remove the existing paint without damaging the brick while also controlling the dust created from the blast process.

Fire Restoration Dry Ice Cleaning Commercial Property

The project totaled over 10,000 square feet of concrete ceiling to be cleaned within a 2 day time frame. We completed the project utilizing a 3 man crew with 2 men performing dry ice cleaning.

The Safest & Quickest Way to Clean Your Food Production Facility: Dry Ice Blasting

Our team uses rice sized pellets of dry ice at temperatures near -109 degrees Fahrenheit, or -78.5 degrees Celsius. These particles are softer than sand meaning they don’t damage the surface they’re cleaning. It’s such a gentle method that it can be used to clean the dust off of books!

Fire Restoration Commercial Property

Dry Ice and Baking Soda were the two blast materials we used for this project. The Baking Soda would act to remove the soot buildup and deodorize the surface. For the areas where dust was a concern or no odor was present, Dry Ice was utilized.