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Kitchen Degreaser, Kitchen Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Super Citrus Cleaner.

by Barbara 3. May 2016 09:14

Question about the product: Super Citrus Cleaner Concentrate, One Gallon from Natural Soy Products.

Q: "Can this product be used on glass?"- Sam

Answer: Yes, remover grease safely with Super Citrus Cleaner by Natural Soy Product. This is a naturally derived cleaner: safer for the environment and humans than traditional cleaners. Biodegrades rapidly without needing sewage treatment facilities. Ready-to-use cleaner: non- alkaline: replaces corrosive, caustic, and butyl based degreasers that can instantly burn skin or permanently damage internal organs. Outperforms traditional water-soluble degreasers. Spray and wipe type cleaner. No solvent fumes that can irritate lungs. Special processing of naturally derived ingredients yields an outstanding product with instant penetration to remove soil, oils and grease.

Easy to use, Super Citrus Cleaner is non-corrosive and actually inhibits corrosion when used on bare metals. Use safely on glass, aluminum and most plastics. Breaks down soils, oils and grease without letting them reattach to the surfaces being cleaned.

Super Citrus Cleaner Specifications:

    COLOR: Clear to Orange Liquid
    ODOR: Natural Citrus
    pH RANGE: 7.2 – 7.9
    USAGE TEMPERATURE: Between 32 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit
    STORAGE: Cool area is best
    SHELF LIFE: 1 to 2 years when stored between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit
    FREEZE/THAW STABILITY: Stable: Passes 3 cycles
    TOXICITY: Non-toxic
    BIODEGRADABILITY: Completely Biodegradable
    CAUTIONS: Avoid direct eye contact. Do not take internally. Avoid prolonged skin contact. Wash skin with soap and water after use
    PACKAGING: All package components are recyclable
    STANDARD PACKAGING: Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallons, 15 Gallons, 55 Gallons

Note: Super Citrus Cleaner contains natural citrus solvents, vegetable derived detergents and food grade water conditioners. Minimally hazardous to humans, animals, the environment or areas being treated when compared to traditional highly caustic degreasers. Free of phosphates and fuming solvents and EDTA found in most other citrus cleaners. Pleasant natural deodorizing action leaves a fresh scent. Lower in alkalinity than almost all heavy-duty degreaser/cleaners. One product cleans many surfaces and may be used through many application systems.Non-corrosive and actually inhibits corrosion when used on bare metals. Safe for use on glass, aluminum and most plastics. Extremely easy to use. Very free rinsing: less labor, no residues. Breaks down oils, soils, and greases without letting them reattach to the surface being cleaned. Immediate odor control plus non-toxic, biodegradable, non-combustible,dilutes with cold, warm or hot water. Equally effective in hard or soft water Works on contact thus eliminating customary waiting times for the product to work.

Dilution Ratios for Manual Cleaning:

    Light Duty Use 2 to 4 ounces per gallon of water
    Medium Duty Use 6 to 8 ounces per gallon of water
    Heavy Duty Use 12 to 16 ounces per gallon of water
    Severe Duty Use 24 to 48 ounces per gallon of water

Dilution Ratios for Spray and Wipe Cleaning:

    Medium Duty Use 4 ounces per quart of water
    Heavy Duty Use 8 ounces per quart of water

Dilution Ratios for High Pressure Cleaning:

    Light Duty Dilute with 256 parts water
    Medium Duty Dilute with 128 parts water
    Heavy Duty Dilute with 64 parts water

Other Applications include Automotive Engine and Parts Degreaser,
Laundry Degreaser, After Fire Cleaner and Carbon Remover, Grill, Deep Fat Fryer, and Oven Cleaner, Pot and Pan Presoak, Metal Cleaner,Pre-paint Metal Conditioner,Concrete and Stone Floor Cleaner.

Super Citrus cleaner is primarily used as an all purpose degreaser and cleaner, a spray and wipe cleaner/degreaser and a kitchen degreaser and cleaner.
    100% all natural ingredients
    Soy based formula
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-toxic
    No caustic fumes
    Biodegradable
    Non flammable
    Non abrasive
    Made in  USA.

As you can read, this is a versatile cleaner with few warningsfor use.

Also available in 5 gallon pails, 22 oz spray bottles and 55 gallon drums.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Bio-SOY ISO-32 Hydraulic Fluid, Bio-Degradable, Safer for Farms and Maritime Operations

by Barbara 30. April 2016 09:12

Question about Bio-SOY ISO-32 Hydraulic Fluids

Q: "What advantages are there to using a bio-based hydraulic fluid?" Thanks. Harry.

Answer: BioSOY All Season Hydraulic Oil ISO-32 by Natural Soy Products, formely SoyClean and Environmentally Preferred, meets or exceeds performance requirements for high-pressure hydraulic systems.  This biodegradable hydraulic oil is bio-based: the natural seed oils surpass lubricity of most conventional oils. This formulation combines anti-wear properties with oxidation stability for prolonged oil effectiveness and protection of hydraulic components.  Can help reduce liability for oil cleanup from spills and leaks. Not only protects against wear but has a high flash point for safety.

There are environmentally sensitive applications for hydraulic fluids. For example, farming equipment and marine dredging equipment uses hydraulic fluids. Oil lines can rupture. Using biodegradable hydraulic fluids saves money when oil leaks. Bio-SOY from Natural Soy PRoducts has a higher flash point, too. 100% all natural ingredients with soy-based formula. Environmentally friendly, Non-toxic, No caustic fumes, Biodegradable. Non flammable, Non abrasive. Made in USA .

Available in 16 oz, cases of 18 bottles, each 16 ounces, economical 5 gallon containers, case of 6 bottles, each one gallon and 55 gallon drums.

Thanks for your question,

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Non-Toxic Paint Stripper and Paint Remover for Wood and Hard Surfaces

by Barbara 26. April 2016 17:04

Question about the Natural Soy Products Paint Stripper 22 oz.

Question: "How does this product work? We are concerned about product safety. Thanks. Stan"

Answer: Removes lead and oil based paints, varnish, shellac and acrylic lacquer from almost any surface. Removes multiple layers with one application.The soybean oil gives the Paint Stripper an Extra long wet time. So while, it isn’t designed to work immediately, it is VERY effective when it is allowed time to work. The longer you let it set, the less scrubbing you will have to do. With only one application, you will be able to remove multiple layers of paint. SoyClean Graffiti Remover and Adhesive and Mastic Remover work the same way – even when removing tough carpet glue or tile mastic!

Natural Soy Products Paint Stripping Product Features:

    Removes paint overspray, wood stains, water based sealers, linseed oils, latex stains, laquer overspray, and stencil paints
    No caustic alkalis to darken wood and raise grain or burn skin and eyes.
    Soy-based cleaner
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-Toxic
    Biodegradable
    High flash point
    Contains no cancer-causing methylene chloride (DCM)
    Made in Iowa, USA by Natural Soy Products.

Available also in a one gallon bottle or a 5 Gallon Pail. and 55 gallon drum.

Please keep Safe Home in mind the next time you need to purchase green products.

Thanks for your business.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

 

BBQ Grill Cleaner, All Natural, Soy-Based,Effective, No Noxious Odor

by Barbara 26. April 2016 14:10

Question about the product: Natural Soy Products BBQ Grill Cleaner,22 oz.Spray

Q: "We have a restaurant with electric grills. We need an effective cleaner whose fumes won't make our employees ill. I read about the soy based all natural cleaners. Just wanted to know how effective this one is. Thanks. Carl."

Answer: Natural Soy Products makes this BBQ grill cleaner in the Midwest. Formerly Soy Clean, this "green" cleaning product softens and loosens the soiled surfaces for removal of char, grease and burnt residue. Simply spray on and wipe away the grease and grime! The Barbeque Grill Cleaner's Bio-based content is 91% as tested by Iowa State University using conventional radiocarbon analytical methods. BBQ Grill Cleaner was tested by the Wall Street Journal and determined to be the most effective product, even compared to traditional, toxic products. “In a recent test, we found the most natural product [Natural Soy Products BBQ Grill Cleaner] worked the best. This soy-based product cleaned just as well or better than the less-natural ones, and didn’t have the noxious odor.” Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2007

All Natural Soy Products cleaners, lubricants and degreasers are soy-based. The natural characteristics of soy make an excellent solvent with a kauri-butanol (KB) value of 58. Soy is also compatible with other organic solvents and can be used to formulate many types of productsoy..

Natural Soy Products BBQ Grill Cleaner is a 100% natural, soy-based, non-toxic product that rinses away with water. Most other grill cleaners on the market are harsh and even dangerous to users and the environment. This BBQ Grill cleaner contains no hazardous ingredients. This cleaner also comes in larger containers. Try the One Gallon size if you have large areas to clean. It is also available in 5 gallon buckets and in 55 gallon drums.

BBQ Grill Cleaner Product Details:

    Low volatility with no hazardous vapors or fumes
    Soap and water clean up
    USDA approved for use in meat processing facilities, restaurants, deli's and cafeterias
    Non-toxic and environmentally friendly
    Biodegradable
    Nonflammable
    Non-abrasive
    Effective cleaning for:
        Barbeque cookers
        Smokers
        Grills
        Stoves
        Foreman Grills
        Webber Grills
        Holland Grills
        Utensils
        Pots and pans
    Made in Brooklyn, Iowa, USA by Natural Soy Products 

Thanks for your question,

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Amaircare Portable Air Purifier Replacement HEPA Filters, Moulded or Twist On?

by Barbara 25. April 2016 08:23

Question about changing HEPA Filters in Amaircare Portable Air Purifiers. Amaircare HEPA Filter Air Purifier Model 3000.

Q: "Which HEPA filter fits my Amaircare 3000 portable air cleaner? Thanks." Paul.

Answer: Paul, the date of manufacture is important. All Amaircare 3000 and 2500 air purifiers made in 2016 take a 16 Inch Easy Twist HEPA Filter. Units made prior to 2016 take 16 Inch Moulded HEPA Filter.The other filter kits have changed a little, i.e. the number of filters have changed and the types of filters.

HEPA filters usually are effective for 2 to 3 years if pre-filters are changed regularly. Another variable is the amount of dust, dirt, etc. in the air around the unit. Wipe off the outside of the metal cabinet weekly or more often. Change the outer filter every 3 to 4 months. Change the inner filter every 6 months. You can vacuum dust off the outer filter with a vacuum cleaner. The woven material is a carbon blanket as is the inner filter. Neither are washable. Carbon blanket media removes VOC's (volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde, paint thinner, etc.)

Americair manufactures its own Amaircare® brand HEPA filters in Canada. Filament is bonded to air filter media for structural support and even pleat spacing. After pleating, filters are enclosed in protective screens and cast in food-grade plastisol at both ends for a 100% air seal. 100 square feet of HEPA filtration material captures the smallest particulates. Each Amaircare HEPA filter is then tested for 99.97% efficiency, with a laser particle counter.

The Amaircare 3000 Moulded HEPA filter is a 16 inch cartridge filter that also fits the Amaircare 3050 and and Amaircare 4000. (These units are no longer made.) The same intervals should be followed for the other Amaircare air purifiers which include the Amaircare 2500 and the Roomaid with the VOC canister filter or with the standard HEPA and pre- and post-filters. VOC cartridge filters can be added to all these air purifiers.

The Amaircare 16 Inch Moulded Plus Annual Kit with a Formaldezorb VOC Cartridge and Two Pre-Filters is one of our best sellers. If you are sensitive to volatile organic compounds, this is a great choice. VOC's are emitted from varnish, wood burning, bathroom sprays, cleaning compounds, etc.

Important: Always replace a HEPA air filter if an air purifier is turned off for more than 3 to 5 days. HEPA is a medium in which bacteria, viruses, etc. can grow if moisture collects in the filter media. Constant air flow keeps the HEPA filter media dry and free of such contaminants. Every few weeks, I take my canister vacuum cleaner into the bedroom, remove the outer filter, lay it on the floor and vacuum it off with the floor tool. Then I wipe out the interior with a microfiber cloth.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

How To Choose the Best Furnace Filter for Your HVAC System

by Barbara 4. November 2015 04:56

Question: How do I choose a furnace filter for my HVAC system?

Answer: Always check with your HVAC technician prior to replacing your furnace filter. He or she is knowledgable about the air duct capacity and motor capacity of your system. Another option is to match the furnace filter in your system with another that is the same MERV rating or  MPR (Microparticle Performance Rating)‎. Explain that the 1 inch filter has an internal frame, that no air can go around it. Similarly the 4 inch thick unit is made to fit a 4 or 5 inch filter slot.

The buyer of a furnace filter must assume responsibility for his or her choice of furnace filters. No on-line company nor box store knows the age, the air duct capacity, the motor capacity, etc. of your HVAC system. Only your HVAC technician is qualified to determine the density of a filter that will work in your furnace and cause no problems.

Safe Home internal frame filters have two layers of media. The white side must be inserted into the filter panel so that the air flow goes through that part first. With the internal metal frame, this filter fits very tightly into the opening. No air can go around it. Your HVAC technician needs to know that this is an internal frame filter with no air escaping around it.

The Safe Home Duo 4 filters are also made to fit very tightly in the filter holder. This unit is also marked so it must be installed so that the air flow goes through the filter in the correct direction. Again it is important that your HVAC technician be aware of this tight fit. These units replace 4 or 5 inch thick filters. Always insert so that airflow goes first through the white side.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Window Blind or Window Shade Wraps Increase Safety for Children

by Barbara 8. June 2015 07:50

Question: "Please suggest how I can make window blinds and accordian shades more child safe. We cannot afford to have them all replaced. The cords are long. Thanks. Susan

Answer: We sell the Cardinal Gates Window Blind Cord Safety Wrap cord wrap that allows you to shorten exposed cords. We have only animals living in our home. We do have cats. The young Siamese ruined several duet shades by chewing on the cords (and climbing the shades). We installed Cardinal Gates window cord wraps on most of our shades. And opened the shades to the max to keep little Buddy from climbing.

These devices attach to your window glass, the frame or the wall using a very high bond adhesive. Made of clear plastic, the window blind cord wrap is hardly visible. It is a rounded oval shape,35 inches long and 1 inch wide in the middle. The cord wrap on the underside is 2 inches by just under a half inch. This size can handle long and or thick cords. You just wrap the cord around the cleat out of reach of animals and children. The clearness of the plastic and the installed heigh keep  a child's attention from cords. We actually installed ours very high so the cat (not de-clawed) cannot play with the window shade nor the cords. Do not install on non-racheting blinds. To lower or raise the shade unwrap to the desired length and then re-wrap around the holder. I mounted the wraps high on the window glass.

The Cardinal Gates Window Blind Cord Safety Wrap is made in China.

Thank you for your question. We do sell these in a bulk pack to save you money.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Avoid Being a Victim of the Annual Mosquito Invasion

by Barbara 30. May 2015 10:08

Question: "How Can I Reduce My Risk from Mosquito Borne Illnesses?" Thanks. Tom

Answer: Fortunately, according to USA Today, Sunday May 24, 2015, most mosquitoes do not carry disease. The most prevalent diseases that effect humans are West Nile virus, encephalitiis, Dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya. We dog owners give preventative medication for heart worm disease, a disease very expensive to treat. West Nile is transmitted to mosquitoes after a bird eats an infected mosquito and then a mosquito feeds on the infected bird and then feeds on a human.

Steps to take to prevent bites include:

  1. Eliminate standing water near home or business.
  2. Avoid walks and other outdoor activities
  3. Use insect repellent
  4. Wear clothing with long sleeves and long pants.

Now you might be thinking, "Wow, that makes life a bit more difficult. How do I have a backyard BBQ, etc."

Your choices are to kill those mosquitoes in standing water like your koi pond, repel them from your party area or to attract mosquitoes to a location at a distance from your gathering.

To Kill Mosquitoes in Standing Water

  • Mosquito Dunks use BTI, a live bacteria that's deadly to mosquito larvae, harmless to other living things.
  • Mosquito Bits kill larvae, turning water in swampy areas, flower pots, etc. black. Bits are made from Corn cob granules coated in BTI/

To Attract Mosuitoes Away from Your Porch, Patio, etc.


There are other mosquito traps that Safe Home sells like the Bite Shield Indoor or Outdoor Electric Trap that mounts on a wall. Or choose the Biteshield Indoor Flying Insect Trap that attracts mosquitoes if you add Octenol attractant. This is a photo-catalytic indoor flying insect trap that lures moths, gnats, and other household flying insects using white LED lights and mosquitoes with 4bBlue LED UV lights that react with TiO2 (titanium dioxide) emitting soft light waves TiO2 reactions also can reduce harmful microorganisms that are constantly circulating through the air. (See U of Florida Study, 1997.) So the insects dies and dehydrate in the trap.

Use of Citronella/Geraniol candles also help to repel mosquitoes from outdoor activities. Bite Shield Mosquito Repelling Candles in Ceramic Pots repel mosquitoes and add color to your tables.

Browse and make your choice. If you have questions, send us an email to sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone us at 877-358-0900 during business hours. Remember USA Today notes the top 20 mosquito ridden cities include most of the South, Texas, New England and parts of the MidWest including Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, 

Barbara

Converting From Oil Furnaces to Natural Gas In NE USA States Means Adding Gas Safety Devices, Too.

by Barbara 4. December 2014 09:04

Question about safety issues when converting from oil heat to gas heat.

Q: "A natural gas shale line from Marcellus Shale gas in Pennsylvania may extend into the Northeastern states in the next year, if approved (Quote from CBS 12/3/2014) We currently are using oil heat. Replacing the furnace with natural gas will save us a lot of money. How can we avoid the health risks associated with natural gas?"Thanks Tom.

Answer: Continue using carbon monoxide alarms and smoke detectors as you have been doing, remembering to test them monthly and change batteries once a year. I would also suggest you add a Scentry III Gas Shut Off system on your main line into the home as well as Safe-T-Alert Combustible Gas Alarm or a Safety Siren III natural gas alarm near your natural gas appliances such as ranges, fireplaces, etc.

With the Scentry III GFRAB, you can add additional remote sensors, a battery back-up and a connection to a home monitoring system if you have one or plan to get one.

Remember that natural gas is lighter than air and "puddles" at the ceiling above the appliance using it. If near an open stairway, the gas will go to the top of the stairway.

An annual furnace tune up with filter change is needed with gas furnaces as well as with oil. If you want the best disposable furnace filters, use the 4 inch or 1 inch Safe Home filters.

Thanks for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

Bulk Orders on Safe Escape Smoke Hoods Save Money and Protect

by Barbara 3. November 2014 07:50

Recently, Safe Home received multiple requests for large quantities of Safe Escape Smoke Hoods. Most SKU's come in cases of 10 or 20. Let Safe Home be your supplier and save money on larger quantities that are shipped directly from our manufacturer.

Depending upon the quantities orders, Safe Home accepts prepayment by credit card or check. For Federal, State and Municipalities, Safe Home can offer Net 15 or Net 30 terms depending upon quantities ordered. We are a SAM registered woman owned small business located in Iowa City, Iowa.

If your business is located above the second floor of a high rise building, think seriously about how your employees can escape during a fire. Similarly, prisons and jails need to protect their employees during fires. A popular choice is the Safe Escape ASE 30 Smoke Hood in the soft case. For quantities of hard case units that can be hung on the wall or on near fire exits, consider a case of Safe Escape 30 minute hard case smoke hoods in a case of 20. 60 minute smoke hoods are also available as well as oxygen generating smoke hoods that use a chemical process, thus eliminating the risks of oxygen explosions.

SAFETY CODE COMPLIANCES includes:

  • Smoke and Fire safety Hood Mask conforms with USFA-FEMA standards.
  • European Standard EN 403.
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1716:1994.
  • Thailand Disaster Prevention
  • Department of the Interior Ministry. Japanese Standard 248.

 

Please contact us directly regarding your needs. We sell Safe Escape smoke hoods ranging from 30 minutes to oxygen producing respirators. Sales@SafeHomeProducts.com is the best email to use. Please send us your company name, physical address, phone numbers, email and point of contact. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Barbara