Commercial Fire & Smoke Restoration

For a quick recovery from fire damage or smoke damage, dry ice blasting is the most effective approach. Dry ice blasting is a thorough method for fire cleaning in both residential and commercial projects. It allows for quick recovery from fire damage, saving you money by restoring instead of replacing. Restoring indoor brick, outdoor stone, and even brick paint removal is accomplished with this safe and non-toxic industrial cleaning solution.

Your First-Choice Fire Restoration 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 cleaning 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.

Our fire cleaning services include:

  • De-charring/Blast Cleaning
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Soda blasting
  • Media blasting
  • Manual clean up
  • Vacuuming
  • Fogging
  • Deodorizing
  • Smoke seal

How Dry Ice Blasting Can Help with Fire & Smoke Damage

Dry ice blasting is dry on contact and does not require disassembly or drying time of parts. In cases of commercial fire damage or home fire damage, dry ice blasting gently takes care of smoke odor removal and soot removal from walls. Dry Ice Cleaning conducted by fire repair contractors are able to complete disaster restoration cleaning procedures and techniques with better, cleaner results.

Commercial Fire Damage

In addition to the direct effects of fire, other elements can create harsh environments and further damage. Soot and fire residues can leak toxic chemicals into the air and continue to eat away at the surface materials. Removing these elements can be completed quickly and harmlessly without need for special waste removal, or toxic chemicals. Dry ice pellets sublimate on contact and do not create secondary waste or the need for additional cleanup.

Residential Fire Damage

A house undergoing renovation, construction, or currently occupied can experience any type of fire in any area: kitchen fire, electrical fire, fire from candles, accidents or vandalism. What matters most is recovering from the fire disaster. To safely remove signs of fire and negative effects of fire elements like soot, smoke odors and acidic carbon residues, Dry ice blasting is a gentle, yet industrial strength cleaning solution. No matter the material being blasted (wood beams, electrical wiring, duct work, stucco, outdoor and indoor brick, stone and many other surfaces) Dry Ice can get into the smallest corner to blast away residues of fire. You’ll receive a superior, more thorough clean where traditional cleaning methods fail.

Before & After

Check out these before and after photos of Fire Restoration projects completed by Wickens Dry Ice Blasting.

Fire restoration before and after
Fire Restoration before and after

Saving Money by Restoring Instead of Replacing

There are two main benefits of restoring vs. replacing materials if possible: insurance rates and cost of replacement both offer potential savings. For many contractors and building developers, restoring brick, stone, and other materials can save the cost of reconstruction. The home market’s latest trend of restoring old factories into lofts or buying and flipping houses the cost of renewing and restoring materials Dry ice blasting can work better with your budget, rather than having replacing materials.

After a fire disaster in a commercial environment or home, replacing materials claimed under insurance could raise rates. If materials are not completely destroyed by fire, a great solution to avoid an increase in insurance rates is to use dry ice blasting as your disaster restoration cleaning method.

House on fire

Large Loss

If you have the workers, we have the technology! Wickens Dry ice blasting offers emergency services for disaster restoration of fires, explosions, and impact damage, putting the largest mobile Dry ice blasting fleet at your fingertips.

Our complete dry ice blasting package includes:

  • Technician, equipment, and dry ice provided
  • Short notice, anywhere in Canada
  • No downtime or breakdowns
  • Delivery to your loss location
  • Complete training for your operators
  • Project management on-site
  • Up to 10 blast stations per site

Locations Served

Our mobile fleet offers fire restoration services 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: Fire Restoration on High-Rise Building

Learn how Wickens used DOFF cleaning on soot and fire residue to clean the exterior of a nine-storey high-rise building in our latest case study.

Case Study: Fire Restoration at Hydro Substation

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting helped restore a fire-damaged hydro substation in Ontario with top-down cleaning and careful attention to sensitive components.

Case Study: Fire Restoration at School

Cleaning after a fire with dry ice blasting ensures that soot and odour are eliminated safely. Learn how this environmentally friendly technique restored a utility room.

Case Study: Dry Ice Blasting Used for a Fire Restoration Project

Wickens used dry ice blasting cleaning techniques for the safe handling of food production equipment in a fire restoration project in Toronto, Ontario.

Case Study: Fire Restoration of 10-Storey Office Building

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting worked on a fire restoration project on a 10-storey office building for a client in Ontario. This project required the use of vapour blasting which is an environmentally friendly dustless fire restoration method.

Case Study: DOFF and Dry Ice Blasting Used for Fire Restoration Project

Fires quickly spread from one part of the house to another and require non-destructive cleaning methods that are safe for the environment and effective on a wide variety of surface substrates.

Case Study: Toronto Condominium 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.

Case Study: Fire Restoration in a Subway Restaurant

When a fire leaves a business unable to function, it’s crucial to call in the experts to restore the damaged areas and get back to serving customers as quickly as possible. That’s why a restoration company called the professionals at Wickens after a Subway restaurant in Burlington experienced serious fire damage.

Case Study: Via Rail Fire Restoration & Prevention

Via Rail connects Canada from coast to coast—so it’s crucial to keep trains running safely and efficiently. After an incident involving an exhaust vent that caught fire, Via Rail called in the professionals at Wickens Dry Ice Blasting to restore the area and provide preventive cleaning to avoid similar issues in the future.


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