Late last year, our office received a call for a job cleaning up a home after a fire. The fire had started in the basement, then pressurized and spread throughout the entire house. The basement was the most damaged.
To remove the soot from the surfaces, our crew used a process called Media Blasting.
Media Blasting is a process that uses compressed air to blast mildly abrasive particles out of a nozzle against a surface to remove build up, grease, soot, mold, paint, grime etc. Abrasive material may include sand, baking soda, CO2 or dry ice. For this job, our crew used granite.
We had to soda blast the concrete masonry walls in the basement, the steel I-beam support, all the floor joists and studs in the basement, all the first floor studs, some exterior brick and concrete, and the entire roof and attic area.
The soda blasting technique allowed our team to restore this home and leave it ready for the homeowners to paint, refinish, and reside in comfortably.
In addition to fire damage, soda blasting can also be used to remove old paint from buildings, remove grease build-up from restaurant kitchens, remove unwanted graffiti from public spaces and much more.
About SERVPRO of Catonsville
SERVPRO of Catonsville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. SERVPRO of Catonsville is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here, too and we are proud to be part of the Catonsville community.