Case Study: Toronto Condominium Fire Restoration

Case Study: Toronto Condo Fire Restoration

condo fire restrorationTechnique Used: Dry Ice Blasting

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Service: Fire Restoration

Condo fire damage quickly spreads to nearby units as well as the building exterior, displacing residents from their homes until the building can be safely restored. That’s why a restoration company called the professionals at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting after a Toronto condo building experienced serious fire damage.

The Situation

The fire occurred on the 26th floor of the building, leaving the condo’s contents and interior finishing damaged beyond repair. The unit required a full tear out, down to the concrete floor, walls, and ceiling.

The unit’s patio door and a nearby window were partially blown out by the fire, resulting in extensive smoke damage to the building exterior. Damage rose to the balconies of the 27th and 28th floors, leaving black stain marks on the front of the building. Surrounding units were also damaged, with smoke stains on the windows and balconies of the condos above.

The Solution

Wickens dry ice blasted the entire inside of the unit, removing all trace of smoke damage from the floor, walls, and ceiling.

The exterior of the building required installation of a swing stage to soda blast clean the balcony panels and brick to remove all soot and smoke damage. Wickens blasted the balcony floor, walls and underside of upper balconies affected.

Windows adjacent to the balconies were cleaned using a bosun’s chair.

before and after condo fire restorationA high-pressure air supply from the ground to the 28th floor was required to power the dry ice blasting and soda blasting equipment without interruption to building operation.

The Result

The condo interior was thoroughly cleaned, with all traces of smoke odor removed and ready for reconstruction.

On the building exterior, all traces of soot and smoke stains were removed and restored to blend in with the original façade. The insides of the balconies were left spotless and ready for painting.

For more information on our fire restoration process, contact Wickens today!


Roger White