Vacuum blasting is an effective cleaning technology for both large and small areas. This system has a three-stage separator including High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to capture small, unwanted particles and contaminants from the air.
Vacuum blasting is ideal for:
The Wickens vacuum system is a dust-free process featuring built-in engineering controls to protect both the technician and the surrounding environment during the entire cleaning process. It offers a safe and eco-friendly procedure: removing, collecting, and packaging the waste in a simple manner.
The vacuum blaster can be used on site and in place without disturbing the surrounding area. Work can be carried out more effectively with fewer interruptions for refilling blasting agents, and the premises do not have to be cleaned after the work is completed.
The Benefits of Vacuum Blasting
- Controlled blasting
- Performed in place
- Minimal interruptions
- No clean up
- Can be performed on lead paint and some materials containing asbestos
Applications of Vacuum Blasting
Vacuum blasting is commonly used for mould remediation, lead-based paint abatement, and asbestos abatement.
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.
For builders in Northern Ontario, winter came all too quickly while constructing a luxury condo building. With snow and wet conditions, mould developed on the building materials and spread throughout the building. Wickens quickly mobilized a team of trained technicians to begin the mould remediation process.
A three-story office building in South Western Ontario had areas of exposed brick on all levels that had been painted with asbestos-containing paint. With extensive experience, specialized processes, and trained technicians, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting was able to safely and quickly remove the asbestos.
The Municipality of Hamilton, Ontario faced a nightmare situation when mould was found in the attics of 90 residential townhouses. Wickens completed the three-month mould remediation project on time, under budget, and with very little disruption to the tenants.
On the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge, visitors are greeted by the Canadian Plaza, which consists of a main administration building for processing arrivals. Wickens used dry ice blasting to clean the wooden structure without disrupting the high volumes of visitor traffic.
Managers of an ice arena in St. Catharine’s, Ontario discovered significant mould growth on the ceiling of the building. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting was able to clean the mould residue and mould spores from the ceiling and support structures within two weeks.