Commercial Asbestos Removal

If you suspect asbestos in your building, call the experts at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting to have it removed safely and effectively with minimal downtime.

Until as late as the 1990s, asbestos was commonly used in building materials in Canada. Being a strong, fibrous mineral that is resistant to fire, asbestos was incorporated into everything from insulation and shingles to tiles, paint, and cement. When it was discovered that inhaling asbestos fibers causes serious lung disease, the use of asbestos was regulated and banned in many countries.

Your First-Choice Abatement Subcontractor

We work closely with other restoration companies as a subcontractor to provide the most thorough cleaning in the quickest turnaround time. Wickens is committed to providing abatement and restoration services that exceed industry standards. We’re certified by ISNetworld and Avetta, so you can be confident in your decision to work with us.

Check for Asbestos Before Renovating

While asbestos is not considered a significant health risk if properly sealed and left undisturbed, Health Canada warns that building owners need to be careful when undergoing renovations in older buildings and properties. Before starting any kind of renovation work, building owners need to determine if there is asbestos in the property and then take the necessary steps to have it fully and carefully removed so as to not put contractors and occupants at risk.

asbestos abatement in progress - Ontario

The Asbestos Abatement Process

 Wickens follows a thorough process to safely and effectively remove asbestos:

1. Before even removing the asbestos, the affected areas must be safely contained. Special poly tarps are set up to create a full enclosure, along with HEPA filters to create negative air and contain the asbestos fibers so they cannot escape.

2. Once the enclosures are set up, Wickens methodically tackles the asbestos removal one step at a time. Firstly, using special techniques, and then debris and waste materials are bagged for safe disposal. Finally, the area is fully cleaned with industrial HEPA vacuums.

3. An independent consultant tests the area to ensure the property is free from asbestos.

Efficient Processes Mean Minimal Downtime

Asbestos removal projects can be completed in a matter of weeks thanks to Wickens’ efficient processes, enabling building owners to move forward with other renovation work—saving money in the long run.

Locations Served

Our mobile fleet offers asbestos abatement to locations all across Ontario, including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara, St. Catharines, Windsor, Barrie, Sudbury, Sarnia, and more.


Case Studies

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal for Wanda III Steamship Restoration

Learn how we used media blasting to remove lead paint from the historical steamship, Wanda III, helping to prepare for its return to the waters.

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal in Ontario Brewery

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting assisted in the removal and disposal of lead paint in an Ontario brewery, keeping the establishment and its employees safe.

Case Study: Lead Paint Removal for Major Food Processor

Many older industrial and commercial buildings have lead-based paint hazards. These hazards are a major issue, as employees in these buildings are susceptible to exposure to this toxic substance and may be at risk for progressive health problems if the lead paint is not removed safely.

Case Study: Removing Lead Paint from a Historic Lighthouse in Niagara

Marking the entrance to the Niagara River is a lighthouse that once guided boats and ships arriving via Lake Ontario. Recently, Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided it was necessary to refurbish the lighthouse and remove the lead paint that had been applied years ago before federal regulations came into effect.


From Our Clients

Your process using dry ice to blast clean our extruder worked extremely well. We saved on downtime allowing us to get up and running in a fraction of the time it normally takes after cleaning. Thanks to your crew; they did a great job!

Angelo De Bono

Extrudex Aluminum

My wife and I want to send our sincere thanks for the great service. We really enjoyed meeting you and we appreciate the fact that you made it happen as quickly as you did, especially with our renovation in progress. Your team was amazing and they did a superb job. David and his crew were fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and they left the house spotless. Class “A” all the way. I would recommend Wickens to anyone that we know. Thanks again for everything.

Livio and Janis Luchini

Home Owners

David and Philip did an amazing job with the last cleaning work. They accomplished a lot and it was very noticeable.

Joseph Boachie


I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with the service and quality of work provided by Kevin. Kevin went above and beyond. He and his partner removed the asbestos, taking pictures of the completed work that I was able to share with our customer. I was so impressed by his courteous manner, his professionalism, and his quality of work.

Carol Tremblett

First General

Thanks for your help on our latest commercial job. The blasting, SPS, and zinc painting turned out great and you kept us on schedule—great clean up too. We look forward to working with you again.
Ken Kindade

Paul Davis GTA West