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

3 Things You Need to Know About Industrial Ceiling Cleaning

3 Things You Need to Know About Industrial Ceiling Cleaning


3 Things You Need to Know About Industrial Ceiling Cleaning

The ceilings of factories and commercial properties are often overlooked in the cleaning process, but ceilings need attention too. Dry ice blasting is a particularly effective method for cleaning commercial and industrial ceilings that have corrugated steel decking and trusses.

Blasting can be done as part of a regular cleaning routine, after a fire, or in instances where paint is flaking off and falling into your production and process areas. Dry ice blasting is also great for cleaning up production residue on these areas, like grease, oil, and dirt.

Before you begin down the road of hiring a team to clean the high ceiling of your commercial or industrial facility, we have a few tips for the process. Here are three things you need to know about high level ceiling cleaning:

Sediment Accumulation Can Turn into Health Hazards

Accumulated dust and sediment on ceilings are more than just an aesthetic problem, though they do make locations look worn out and in poor condition. The dirt and grime that collects on ceilings can also be a potential health hazard, which can lead to dangerous conditions for your employees.

Another issue with accumulated sediment is that the debris can fall into production and process areas, affecting machinery, disrupting production lines, and ultimately affecting product quality.

Dry ice blasting completely removes the buildup of grease, dirt, and even paint to keep your facility as safe and clean as possible. Regular cleanings with dry ice can promote a cleaner, safer, and more productive workplace. Wickens can even repaint your ceilings after cleaning!

High Ceiling Cleaning Can Be Done with Limited Downtime

The biggest barrier to commercial and industrial high-level cleaning is finding the time to get the job done. Businesses understandably hesitate to interrupt production, but with Wickens, you can minimize your factory downtime.

Dry ice blasting is a completely dry method that gets into all the hard to reach nooks and crevices of ceiling decking and trusses. It also produces little to no secondary waste so the disruption to your business’ production is limited. We also offer the flexibility to schedule cleaning around your needs to make the cleaning process as efficient as possible.

Only Work with Verified Professionals

Cleaning at high levels is dangerous. It’s important to ensure that the company you hire to carry out cleaning has had its employees complete a “working at heights” training program, approved by the Chief Prevention Officer and delivered by an approved training provider. If a cleaning company can’t guarantee their team has had this training, they may not know how to safely clean your facilities.

With decades of industrial cleaning experience, our team of technicians is trained to perform safely on high ceilings, ensuring that your cleaning is done safely and effectively.

If your ceilings could use some TLC, contact Wickens to learn more about high ceiling cleaning. We’re happy to help put together a quote to clean your facilities, and even build a high-level cleaning plan for your business!

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

Happy Holidays from Wickens Dry Ice Blasting

Happy Holidays from Wickens Dry Ice Blasting


Happy Holidays from Wickens Dry Ice Blasting

The entire team at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting, wish you a festive holiday season filled with happiness and laughter. Enjoy the downtime and create moments of joy as we wrap up the year.

As the new year approaches, we promise to help you in achieving your business goals and offer you customized cleaning solutions in the days to come!

Happy Holidays and a successful 2022! 

Holiday Hours

  • December 27-28th: Closed
  • January 3rd: Closed

We will be available during holiday hours to provide emergency services.

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