Happy Holidays from Wickens

Happy Holidays from Wickens


Happy Holidays from Wickens

Happy holidays from the Wickens Dry Ice Blasting team! As the season for celebration arrives, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our clients and colleagues. Your unwavering support in 2023 has been the cornerstone of our success, and we look forward to embarking on another year of shared achievements in 2024.

This holiday season, amidst the joy and celebrations, we encourage you to take a well-deserved break. It’s a time to unwind, reflect on the year’s successes, and recharge for the exciting opportunities that await in the new year.

Holiday Hours & Continued Support

While our offices will be observing the holiday season, we understand that industrial and emergency needs don’t take a break. Our fleet will remain available for contract work through this period to accommodate your requests. Should you require our services, please contact us – our team will respond quickly to provide support.

Holiday Shutdown Initiatives for Factories

As a reminder, the period between Christmas and New Year’s is an opportune time for routine in-depth cleaning, particularly for factories and manufacturing facilities. Our shutdown cleanup services are designed to utilize this downtime effectively. Learn more about how we can assist you in performing annual cleanup, or contact us to learn more.

Our Charitable Contributions

In the spirit of the season, Wickens is proud to announce our holiday donations to Mission Services and the Salvation Army. We believe in giving back to our community and are grateful for the opportunity to support these incredible organizations.

As we wrap up this year, we look forward to continuing our journey with you in 2024. Happy Holidays, and here’s to a prosperous and fulfilling new year!

Roger White

Maximize Your Year-End Shutdown: The Ideal Time for Industrial Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting

Maximize Your Year-End Shutdown: The Ideal Time for Industrial Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting


Maximize Your Year-End Shutdown: The Ideal Time for Industrial Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting

Make the Most of the Holiday Shutdown for a Cleaner, Safer, and More Efficient Workspace

As the year draws to a close, many industrial businesses, including factories, manufacturers, and production facilities, are gearing up for a well-deserved break. The holiday season, particularly the period between Christmas and New Year’s, is an optimal time for businesses to conduct thorough cleaning and maintenance. This is where Wickens Dry Ice Blasting offers a unique and effective solution.

The Challenge of Year-Round Cleanliness in Industrial Environments

Throughout the year, industrial environments accumulate various kinds of residues like dust, grease, and other by-products of production. These residues often settle in hard-to-reach places and on sensitive equipment, creating not only a cleanliness issue but also potential safety hazards and efficiency loss. Regular cleaning methods may tackle surface-level dirt but often fall short in dealing with these intricate and delicate areas.

Why Factory Shutdowns are Ideal for Thorough Cleaning

Shutdown periods, especially during the holidays, present an excellent opportunity for deep cleaning. With reduced operations and fewer personnel on-site, professional cleaning services can efficiently tackle areas that are otherwise bustling with activity or are inaccessible during regular operations, like conveyors, production equipment, and electronics.

Introducing Dry Ice Blasting: A Superior Cleaning Technique

Dry Ice Blasting, a technique mastered by Wickens, stands out as a highly effective solution for industrial cleaning. This method involves propelling dry ice pellets at high speed to clean surfaces. The unique properties of dry ice make it an ideal cleaning medium for several reasons:

  1. No Secondary Waste: Dry ice sublimates upon contact, meaning it directly transitions from a solid to a gas without leaving any residual waste. This property significantly reduces cleanup time and environmental impact.
  2. Effective and Efficient: The process effectively removes contaminants, including grease, oil, and production residues, even from hard-to-reach areas. It’s faster than traditional cleaning methods, ensuring minimal downtime.
  3. Non-Abrasive and Safe for Delicate Equipment: Unlike traditional cleaning methods, dry ice blasting is non-abrasive. It safely cleans sensitive equipment without the risk of damage, making it suitable for electronics, conveyor belts, and other precision machinery.
  4. Non-Conductive: As dry ice blasting doesn’t use additional chemicals or liquids to clean, it is safe to use on electronics without powering them down. 
  5. Eco-Friendly and Chemical-Free: Dry ice blasting is environmentally friendly. It doesn’t involve harmful chemicals or solvents, making it a safer choice for workers and the environment.

Start the New Year with a Clean Slate

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting offers a unique opportunity for industrial businesses to start the new year afresh. By scheduling a thorough clean-up during the year-end shutdown, businesses enhance their operational efficiency, ensure the safety of their work environment, and maintain their equipment reliability.

Contact Us Today!

The holiday shutdown period is an ideal time for businesses to invest in deep cleaning and maintenance. With Wickens Dry Ice Blasting, industries can achieve a higher level of cleanliness and efficiency, setting a strong foundation for the year ahead.

Ready to plan your year-end industrial cleanup? Contact Wickens Dry Ice Blasting today to schedule your service and learn more about how we can help your facility start the new year on the right foot.


Roger White

Introducing the Viking 4000 – A Game Changer in Dry Ice Blasting

Introducing the Viking 4000 – A Game Changer in Dry Ice Blasting


Introducing the Viking 4000 – A Game Changer in Dry Ice Blasting

If you’re a technician battling with ineffective airflow, complex operations, or machines that don’t adapt to your cleaning needs, it’s time to look for a dry ice blaster that will work with you. The new Viking 4000 dry ice blasting machine has been designed by engineers for technicians to ensure that you have the best cleaning performance possible.

Dig into the new features of our latest machine, learn the value of dry ice blasting, and explore the benefits of buying with Wickens today. We can’t wait to show you everything that the Viking 4000 has to offer.

Viking 4000: A Closer Look at the Features

Engineers and field experts designed the Viking 4000 to be the best possible dry ice blasting machine for technicians on the market. Viking and Wickens worked together to understand what values are most important to create a durable tool that performs the best clean with easy operation.

Robust and Tough Design

The Viking 4000 is built to last. Our engineers and field experts have worked closely with operators to design a machine that is strong, reliable, and able to handle tough conditions.

It’s ideal for rough terrain, and up for the challenge every time. Plus, its pneumatic power is perfect for remote locations where electric power is not readily available. With the Viking 4000, you can take on any cleaning job, anywhere.

Improved Versatile Air Flow

The Viking 4000 is all about giving you control. It’s designed to deliver the best dry ice blasting results with smoother, more effective airflow.

Its robust airflow tears through grime and dirt for difficult tasks, making challenging projects easier. And when you need a gentler touch? Lower settings allow you to reduce power for more delicate surfaces.

This level of control makes the Viking 4000 a versatile addition to any cleaning fleet, ready to handle whatever you throw its way.

Constructed of Stainless Steel

We’ve chosen stainless steel to build the Viking 4000 for its unbeatable durability and longevity. This top-quality material stands up to the test of time, resisting rust and oxidation from difficult conditions during operation.

Ease of Operation

The Viking 4000 is built with simplicity in mind. Its user-friendly design means it’s easy to operate for most levels of expertise. This machine is reliable, reducing the risk of complications or failures and ensuring you can focus on the task at hand. The Viking 4000 is all about making your work easier, efficient, and effective.

Experience the Wickens Difference

When you choose Wickens for your Viking 4000, you’re making a wise investment. We provide the products for you and ensure that you’re educated in the use of dry ice blasting equipment.

With every purchase, you’re covered by a 12-month warranty, demonstrating our commitment to quality and your peace of mind. Our dedicated team is highly trained to handle maintenance and repairs, and provide the right accessories to elevate your cleaning services.

For those who need a complete package to get started, we offer Contractor and Factory & Manufacturer packages, both including the Viking 4000 and the tools you need to perform quality dry ice blasting at your business.

We also offer on-site training to help those who are just starting out. Our expert-trained technicians ensure your team understands how to use your equipment safely and effectively, with user guides and training workbooks to refer to after completing our program.

Revolutionize Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting

Are you on the fence about choosing dry ice blasting for your business? Let us help you understand why it’s an absolute game-changer. Beyond being just a cleaning solution, dry ice blasting represents a leap forward in cleaning technology, offering a host of advantages that are hard to match.

Dry ice blasting is an innovative, gentle, yet powerful cleaning method, providing the perfect balance for your varying cleaning needs. It’s non-abrasive, so it cleans without causing damage to delicate areas like electrical panels, wiring, and belts.

The real game-changer? It eliminates the need for chemicals and manual scraping, replacing these methods with the superior blasting power of dry ice. Not only does this save you time, but it also gets into tight spaces with ease, reducing downtime, increasing productivity, and improving efficiency.

Dry ice blasting is non-conductive, making it safe around electrical components, and requires no drying time or disassembly, making your cleaning process smoother. With adjustable blasting power, it’s the versatile cleaning solution you’ve been looking for.

With all these benefits, are you ready to try out the Viking 4000 yourself? Contact our team for a free quote and see how the newest Viking Blast machine can help your business thrive.

Roger White

Happy Holidays from Wickens

Happy Holidays from Wickens


Happy Holidays from Wickens

Happy Holidays from the team at Wickens! We’re grateful for our customers and look forward to creating customized cleaning solutions with existing and new clients in the future!

As we head into this busy time, we hope that you can take some time to enjoy good food, cheer, and time with your loved ones. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year – we can’t wait to see what new projects 2023 holds!

Happy Holidays, we’ll see you in the new year!

Holiday Hours

Our offices will be observing the holidays, but our fleet is available for contract work throughout the holiday season. If you have any cleaning, abatement, or remediation requests, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Holiday Donation

This year, Wickens will be making a holiday donation to Mission Services and the Salvation Army.

Service Shutdown Cleanings

Many factories and other businesses shut down for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. At Wickens, we recommend this as an optimal time for an annual shutdown and turnaround cleaning service. Our team is happy to come in and perform cleaning while your workers are away.

For more information on our service shutdown cleanings, or to book an appointment, please contact us!

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting tackles the toughest jobs across Ontario, offering fire restoration, mould remediation, asbestos abatement, lead paint abatement, and more. Contact us today for a consultation or emergency service!

Roger White

How to Utilize Dry Ice Blasting in the Cannabis Industry

How to Utilize Dry Ice Blasting in the Cannabis Industry


How to Utilize Dry Ice Blasting in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis farms and greenhouses require an eco-friendly and easy-to-manage cleaning method. The chemicals used during the cannabis cultivation process require detailed cleaning, slowing down production and cutting into the bottom line.

Imagine a cleaning method that removes all those problems: an all-natural, non-toxic cleaning method that can be used while production is moving, with no residue to clean up? It exists, and it’s the perfect method for cannabis production: dry ice blasting.

Dry ice blasting uses carbon dioxide (CO2) in the form of solid dry ice pellets. Dry ice pellets sublimate to a vapour form once they hit the surface, leaving a clean, dry surface without any residue.

Using dry ice blasting in your cannabis production facilities can simplify your cleaning process, assist in managing pests, and promote sustainability. Introducing these factors can optimize and promote your business as efficient and forward-thinking.

Cleaning Simplified

Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-conductive. Machines don’t need to be turned off to be cleaned, keeping your cannabis farm’s production lines, dryers, and extraction equipment on schedule.

Oils, resins, and debris can often be difficult to remove on equipment and tools, but dry ice blasting uses CO2 at such a cold temperature that these materials are immediately frozen and blasted from surfaces. It makes a challenging process easy while avoiding any chemical residue or water cleanup.

Dry ice blasting also makes difficult to scrub areas easy to clean – the pressure utilized by the blasting methods ensures detailed areas and hard-to-reach ceilings of cannabis production facilities are cleaned effectively and quickly.

Pest and Bacteria Removal

Dry ice blasting sanitizes passive air filtration systems, ensuring structures are consistently clean and that no mould, pests, or bacteria are left behind to grow and contaminate any production areas.

Blasting can be used to remove debris of different forms and manage pests like spider mites. This method can quickly remove these contagious contaminants from all tools and equipment, meaning you can return to normal production practices faster than you would with other cleaning techniques.

Sustainable Practices

Sustainability in business practices is coming to new heights, and customers are now looking for companies to utilize environmentally friendly methods in their everyday practices.

By promoting dry ice blasting as a cleaning method, you can enthuse your customers that you are using all-natural methods in your process and qualify yourself as a more eco-conscious cannabis farm.

Dry ice blasting is an effective, swift cleaning method that can ensure a proper clean and a good name in your customer’s books.

Reach out to Wickens Dry Ice Blasting today to learn how you can purchase or rent a blaster to use at your cannabis facility, or hire us to assist you with your blasting needs.

Roger White

Get A Quote for Restoration Services Within 48 Hours

Get A Quote for Restoration Services Within 48 Hours


Get A Quote for Restoration Services Within 48 Hours

Getting an estimate for restoration services has never been easier with the new quoting tool launched by Wickens. Fill out the form on our website and get a free quote within 48 hours. For quotes on complex projects, the Wickens assessment team will require a site visit.

Wickens has the expertise and workforce to handle large loss restoration projects from start to finish across Ontario. With a mobile fleet always at work and a wide range of specialized cleaning and abatement techniques, the Wickens team can respond to emergencies with the quickest turnaround time.

Why Choose Wickens?

Wickens is the ideal subcontractor partner for residential, commercial, and industrial restoration projects. If you work on a large loss project or require support treating damage by fire, smoke, lead paint, asbestos, or mould, our team of experts can work round the clock to quickly restore any facility and make businesses operational with minimal downtime.

Wickens uses eco-friendly techniques such as dry-ice blasting to clean diverse surfaces from metal to wood to brick. You can choose to work with us confidently as we are certified by ISNetworld, Avetta, and IICRC.

Get your free quote for Wickens’ restoration services within 48 hours and discuss your needs with us.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting tackles the toughest jobs across Ontario, offering fire restoration, mould remediation, asbestos abatement, lead paint abatement, and more.

Contact us today to discuss a restoration project or emergency service!

Roger White