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Why Fire Restoration and Clean-Up is Best Left to Professionals

by | Oct 30, 2019

fire restorationWhile the damage caused by fire is devastating, the greatest challenge isn’t always the loss of property, but actually lays in the clean-up process.

If you’re considering cleaning up smoke and fire damage by yourself, think again. Walking into a building after a fire could put your life and health in danger. For instance, fire often causes unseen damage that compromises the structure and stability of a building. That’s why police and fire services spent two days assessing the security and safety of Notre Dame Cathedral after a structural fire broke out in April 2019. Toxic fumes can accumulate in the floors and walls, and can go undetected due to the overwhelming smell of fire. In addition to the health risks, cleaning up after fire damage is an incredibly complex process.

Fire Cleaning is a Job for Professionals

You can’t just walk in with general cleaning equipment and expect to clean up after a fire. Fire restoration and cleaning are tasks best left to professionals. A professional restoration company will send out an experienced crew to quickly remove the ash, water, and smoke residue that poses a threat to everything in the building.

Restoration professionals have access to state-of-the-art tools and techniques that get the job done right the first time. They also know exactly how to assess and avoid the potential for harm while repairing damaged and weakened structures.

Dry Ice Blasting is a Superior Fire Cleaning Technique

After a fire, you don’t necessarily need to replace everything in the building. Dry ice blasting is an effective fire restoration technique that helps prevent you from having to replace structural components such as wood and masonry. Dry ice blasting is a gentle, safe, and non-toxic way to remove fire residue from even the smallest and most difficult to reach areas.

We Can Help with Fire Restoration

If you’re facing the aftermath of a fire, contact us for professional cleanup services. Our team of professionals are experienced in cleaning industrial and commercial structures and production and plant equipment, and our work meets the highest industry standards.

Our mobile fleet is ready to tackle the toughest jobs in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, London, Burlington, Windsor, Barrie, and Northern Ontario. Contact us today to see how we can help with your fire restoration needs.


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!

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Roger White

With over 30 years of experience, Roger White has a comprehensive background in the industrial services sector. He became president of Wickens Dry Ice Blasting in 2007 and built a team of experienced, knowledgeable personnel. Together with key employees, Roger expanded the business into the multifaceted service provider that it is today.
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