Screen cleaning made very easy

Remember how good your screens looked when they were new? Screen Magic can return them to that look. It cleans without wiping, scrubbing or rinsing and more importantly doesn’t streak. How much easier can this get?


Screen magic allSpray it on and let it dry.  The only place you might have to wipe would be the frame if you got some drips going on there.

I tried this stuff…personally.  A dirty, dusty sunscreen….removed it from the window….sprayed it on…WOW!  It was perfectly clean and returned to it’s original color.  I didn’t scrub, wipe or rinse it…I didn’t touch it after I sprayed it.  I let it dry…took about 20 minutes and then I replaced it on the window.



screen before and afterIt comes in ready-to-use 24oz spray which should clean approximately 25 screens.  Also available in two concentrates which make either a 2 gallon or 5 gallon dilution.

No more scrubbing with soapy water or dry brushing.  Screen Magic cuts your labor in half if not more.




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C.diff, let’s kill it.

We have a new product that kills C-diff….yes, that’s right! We’ve always had high grade disinfectants that kill MRSA, influenza, ecoli, staph, strep, herpes, parvo and much more but to kill C. diff. was difficult until now.

Canberra logo

Canberra is pleased to offer Husky 815 HCD Disinfectant, a hydrogen-peroxide based disinfectant that is effective in killing a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria and viruses, including C. diff. Clostridium difficile, (C. diff), is a spore forming bacterium that is very difficult to remove and can be transferred to hospital patients via the hands of a healthcare worker or visitor who has touched a contaminated surface or item. Preventing the spread of C. difficile is particularly difficult because its spores are resistant to standard disinfectants and can live on hard surfaces for months. Husky 815 HCD Disinfectant is effective against C. diff. in 2 minutes helping hospitals to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

It is ideal for use in hospital patient rooms, operating rooms, ICU, emergency room and long-term care facilities to disinfect floors, walls, and other non-porous surfaces such as tables, chairs, countertops, bathroom fixtures, carts, handrails and telephones. Husky 815 is EPA Registered as a Broad Spectrum Disinfectant Cleaning Product and is an effective bactericide, fungicide, and virucide.

Disinfectant Claims

Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus CA-MRSA, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, HIV-1 (Aids Virus), Klebsiella pneumonia Carbapenem Resistant BAA-1705, Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Avian Influenza A (H1n1), Eschericia coli, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
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Elegant Countertop Towel Dispensing

Impress your customers or guests in your home with an elegant towel dispenser. The Tork Xpress Countertop dispenser delivers one-at-at-time towel dispensing that offers a cost-effective and hygienic solution to stacked towels in a basket or on the countertop.

Modern towel dispenser

Modern stainless steel towel dispenser

This dispenser is designed as a superior alternative to loose towels stacked in a basket or tray.  This enclosed dispenser will prevent towels from getting wet or damaged, which helps reduce waste.  The one-at-a-time dispensing will improve hygiene and sure a high-end towel dispensing experience.  Modern design and compact size is perfect for countertops.  25% usage reduction when compared to loose stacked towels.  Compatible with most high-end Tork towels providing the best customer/guest experience.  Enclosed housing protects towels inside for improved hygiene and reduced waste.  Level indicator and overfill protection for easy maintenance.  Anti-slip pads for improved dispensing.

Countertop towel disp black

Black plastic

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Cleaning fiberglass shower floors – UGH!

Fiberglass floors in tubs and showers always look grungy no matter what type of product you use and no amount of elbow grease can remove that grey shadow.

H416 Mold & Mildew Stain remover

A new product by Canberra is Husky 416 Mildew Stain Remover.  I know that the bottom of your shower doesn’t necessarily have mildew on it but this stuff really works.  The different types of detergents in this attack those grey, black nasty floors.

I’ve given to friends and customers who are amazed at the results not only on their mold & mildew problems but on the fiberglass bottoms in tubs and showers.

People tell me that the Husky 416 worked the first time.  It didn’t take 2-3 applications and lots of scrubbing.  Spray it on, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, give it some aggitation and rinse.  Wow!




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Why is pH so important in selecting cleaning products?

The pH Scale is a means of measuring the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a cleaning agent or solution, simple, easy-to-understand, numeric terms. The scale itself has a range of 0-14,with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. The mid-point on the scale is 7 and is classed as neutral and this corresponds with the pH measurement for distilled water.

In general terms acidic products (less than pH 7) have descaling properties. Alkaline products (greater than pH 7) have degreasing properties.




Acidic Products

When a pH value of a product or solution decreases below 7, its acidity will start to increase. Most acid based cleaning materials will have a typical pH value of between 0.5 and 5 on the scale. Concentrated pure acids will have a pH value of approximately 0.1, though these would never be used as cleaning as cleaning agents.



Acidic products are most commonly used to remove limescale deposits from hard surfaces as they will dissolve salts that are not soluble in water.




Alkaline Products

As you can see from the chart, if the pH value rises above 7, the product or solution will become more alkaline. Alkaline products are particularly effective in removing greasy and fatty deposits from hard surfaces. They will typically have a pH value of between 11 and 12.5. Stronger alkaline products such as emulsion floor polish strippers will have a value of around 13. Caustic soda, which is extremely corrosive, will have a pH value of 14.


Neutral Products

As we have pointed out earlier, the pH of distilled water is 7 which is taken as being the purest neutral solution. However, in reality, any product or solution with a pH value of between 6 and 9 is generally considered to be neutral. Neutral products are commonly used for general cleaning procedures and include floor cleaners and carpet cleaning solution.

Understanding the relevance of the pH scale when carrying out cleaning tasks is important




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Cleaning shower curtain liners

There’s no need to throw away your shower curtain liner once it’s dirty.

Shower curtain liner in clear

Shower curtain liner in clear

Simply toss it in your washing machine, set to hot water on a gentle cycle, along with some old towels and a dose of bleach to remove any mildew. Hang it up to dry.




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Dishwasher loading tips


Don’t fall into the habit of jamming items in the dishwasher like in a game of Tetris. Utensils nested together won’t get an even washing, so alternate placing spoons handles up and down, but keep forks tines up for best cleaning. In addition, make sure not to mix silver and stainless steel flatware, as the silver could get pitted if they touch. Never stack items, either, because the water spray won’t be able to reach the dishes on top. Place extra-dirty items on the bottom rack facing the center so they’re near the spray arm. And if you’re using a detergent pod, place it in the dispenser—if tossed in, it’ll dissolve too quickly.

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HydroTube Demo Unit for sale – 20% off!!

This unit is literally brand new. It’s the HT24 2-story package which includes the 25′ carbon fiber composite pole, 5″ Gooseneck and 14″ Speed Brush. Also includes a TDS meter and 50′ of hose.  Our selling price on this unit is $2125 but this demo unit is available for $1700 at our store which is only $25 more than the 12′ unit.


You can clean high windows, solar panels, aluminum siding and roofs.  Read more about this in my previous blog on Oct 17, 2013

Call us @ 480-632-7105 ….this won’t last.


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Microfiber floor cleaning-“green” vs. disposable floor cleaning

Re-usable microfiber, the green, earth friendly method vs. disposable floor cleaning methods (grocery store disposable systems) – not earth friendly.

Microfiber wet pad and velcro frame

Microfiber wet pad and velcro frame

Microfiber pads can be thrown in the washer with your bath mat or throw rugs or even your towels depending on how dirty they are.  Warm water wash (hot water will breakdown the “micro fibers”) no bleach, no fabric softener, hang to dry.

The fibers are actually "micro" in size which catch more dirt and bacteria.

The fibers are actually “micro” in size which catch more dirt and bacteria.





The beauty of microfiber pads is that you can put 4-5, or however many you might need to complete your floor cleaning, in a bucket or the sink with a bit of neutral cleaner. Let the pads soak in there for a minute, take one out, hand wring it, attach to the frame and clean an area until you think the pad is soiled. Take the soiled pad and put it in a dirty pile. Take a fresh pad from the solution bucket/sink and repeat. No cross contamination and no streaking. Streaking is usually due to 1) dirty mop ~ which we’ve just eliminated by using multiple pads, 2) dirty cleaning solution ~ we didn’t put anything dirty into it to contaminate it, or 3) too much neutral clean ~ too much product is never good.

Microfiber pads can also be used to spot clean floors.   Spot cleaning with prepared solution that you makeIf there’s a portion of the floor that needs cleaned up,  like around the stove or sink, simply make up a little solution in a spray bottle, give a few squirts to the floor and run the wet microfiber pad over the area.  Fantastic!



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IPC Eagle HydroTube (Green Glass Cleaning)

The IPC Eagle HydroTube is compact and portable, can be easily moved in and out of vehicles, up and down stairs and across any type of terrain. This system produces a high volume of pure water on normal tap pressure. It has a 4 stage filtration system which includes reverse osmosis and deionization process to produce mineral free water providing incredible cleaning action and spot free windows.



HydroTube In Action

Waterfed Brush

Waterfed Brush

You simply hook the HydroTube up to a normal outside water faucet, connect your poles depending on how high you have to reach, and start scrubbing your windows with the brush.  The brush has a stream of water flowing through it.  When you’re done “scrubbing” the windows with the waterfed brush, pull the brush back from the window to let the stream of water flow from the brush to rinse the window off.


The glass will dry streak free.  No squeegees, no sponges, no rags, no WIPING!


HydroTube used to clean solar panels

HydroTube used to clean solar panels







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