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It’s all relative: high relative humidity levels in ice arenas cause mould contamination

Posted On February 6, 2017

Ice rinks are a part of Canada’s national identity. With hockey being our national sport, most Canadians have, at one time or another, sat bundled in warm clothes, watching a hockey game in an arena. Maintaining the ice in an arena requires a cooling system that keeps the ice frozen at a temperature of -5 degrees Celsius. Luckily for spectators, the air temperature in an arena is kept a bit warmer at around 10 degrees Celsius. ...

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When time is of the essence, Wickens can help

Posted On January 19, 2017

Fires can be devastating for business owners and building managers. Even after emergency response crews have ensured the safety of building occupants and quelled the flames, commercial and industrial properties are often left in a terrible state from fire and smoke damage. For many businesses,...

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No Job Too High: Lead abatement on 60-foot sluice gates a success

Posted On December 14, 2016

Lead paint was not only used on the interior and exterior of buildings; because of its ability to protect against corrosion, lead paint was also used extensively on structural steel. Recently, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting completed a lead paint abatement project on the sluice...

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Dry Ice Blasting in the Canadian Oil Sands

Posted On December 1, 2016

Alberta is well known for its oil. The Western province is in fact the largest producer of crude oil in the Canada 1. The source of the oil is bitumen, which is refined into other products, such as petroleum and fuel. The oil extraction...

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Cheers to a meticulous process!

Posted On November 1, 2016

Until as late as 1980, it was common practice to add lead to paint. The heavy metal made paint more durable and moisture resistant, dried quickly, and produced a distinct pigment. It also protected against corrosion, and for this reason lead paint was extensively...

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Mold Removal: Wickens Dry Ice Blasting – Large-scale mould remediation project a success

Posted On August 24, 2016

Home and business owners dread finding mould in their properties. Mould is a serious problem that can deteriorate surfaces and send toxins into the air, leading to health issues. Unfortunately, it spreads quickly - once a mould spore attaches to a surface, it can...

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3 Big Reasons Why Lead Paint is a Serious Problem for Businesses

Posted On June 27, 2016

There’s no doubt about it, lead paint is bad for business. Unfortunately, it’s all too common in older industrial and commercial spaces. The presence of lead paint should be taken seriously, as it can negatively impact the health of your employees and the environment,...

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The Perfect Fit for Any Dry Ice Blasting Job

Posted On June 13, 2016

Introducing the Viking Series Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has recently introduced the new Viking series to its equipment line.  Equal in power and efficiency to other models, but with innovative designs and lower price tags, the Viking 3000 and the Viking Mini offer portability, reliability...

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Why Dry Ice Blasting is the Number 1 Solution for Mould Remediation

Posted On May 3, 2016

The last thing a business wants to discover in their premises is mould. Not only is it a potential danger to employees, but the appearance of mould also means unplanned shut down times in order for the affected areas to be properly cleaned. There...

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Commercial and Industrial High Level Cleaning: 3 Things You Should Know

Posted On February 24, 2016

The ceilings of factories and commercial properties are often overlooked in the cleaning process – but ceilings need some attention too.  Dry ice blasting is a particularly effective method for cleaning commercial and industrial ceilings that have corrugated steal decking and trusses.  ...

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