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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

Reduce Risks for Employees and Customers from Slippery Floors and Keep Insurance Premiums Lower

by Barbara 31. October 2012 08:39

Question about the need to apply an anti-slip formula like Grip On on concrete and tile floors that are slippery when wet.

Q; " Why do I need to apply an anti-slip formula on the ceramic tile in my auto showroom? I have some indoor outdoor rug strips at the door for people to wipe their feet." Thanks. Warren

Answer: First, common sense says that preventing possible accidents is the best way to act when you have a floor that gets slippery either from moisture from beneath or from floor cleaning machines or feet. Having just returned from a trip to China, I will share my experience in a toll road restroom area. Imagine a huge, as in at least 75 feet by 50 feet area that includes a large tiled entrance plus tile in all the Asian and "American" toilets and in front of all of them. Imagine that all this area is wet with a cleaning solution. Shall I add that I walked very carefully because my feet were sliding? And I was concerned I might slide right into the Asian toilet (at least it was a flush one!).  Secondly, Grip On makes concrete, ceramic, marble, granite, terrazzo, quarry tile, slate, and porcelain tile and bathtubs safer by increasing the coefficient of resistance to slipping and sliding. Yet the treatment is invisible.

Third, read what Safety Seal Products, the manufacturer of Grip On writes:

"Slip/fall accidents are a major problem. The statistics are substantial. After auto accidents, SLIP/FALL ACCIDENTS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF INSURANCE LIABILITY PAYMENTS. In addition, slip/fall accidents, paid for by workerscompensation claims, have greatly increased over the last 10 years.A

As a general rule of law, if an owner or possessor of a premises is aware of a dangerous condition, which could foresee ably harm an invitee and if he has been put on notice that there is a means to prevent such harm, then it could be inferred that should an accident result in an invitee being harmed, the possessor, owner of the property, would be charged with having the knowledge to correct the defective or accident-causing condition. As a result, the owner may be held to a higher standard of care and his probabilities of being held liable, and for damage against him are likely to be greater.

This partial description of negligence is an excerpt from a letter from our corporate attorneys explaining in simple language, if the owner or processor of a building has a dangerous situation (i.e., a floor that is slippery when wet) and is aware that there is a product available at a reasonable cost that can deter that accident-causing condition and he fails to use it, he has a greater chance of being held liable."

So if you want to keep employees and customers safe and keep your insurance premiums down, we suggest you treat that flooring and any other unsealed concrete flooring in bathrooms, work areas, etc. with Grip On.  Application is fast. You need a clean floor, grease free that is unsealed. You need a mop, a bucket and clean water plus the Grip On. The application lasts for 1 to 3 years or more depending upon the location. Never wax that floor or seal it.

Grip on is inexpensive. Buy in 4 ounce, 16 ounce, gallon, 5 gallon or barrel containers.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

SoyClean Adhesive and Mastic Remover to Clean Food Packaging Line

by Barbara 17. July 2012 09:52

Question about the Natural Soy Products (SoyClean) Adhesive and Mastic Remover 22 oz.-6 Bottles

Question: "We need this product quickly as we are going to change a packaging line tomorrow. Can it be sent Next Day Air? What sizes does it come in? We are a leading packaging company of such products as plastic wrap, foil and plastic bags. One of our other locations was extremely pleased with the results.  Thanks. Maria."

Answer: We can have the SoyClean shipped to you yet today.

This effective, safe cleaning product removes residue from labels, stickers, decals, grease, crayons, shoe polish, floor mastic and asbestos-based mastic. SoyClean's Adhesive and Mastic Remover is a natural soy based, non toxic product that effectively removes adhesives and mastics from almost any surface. The Adhesive and Mastic Remover's Bio-based content is 61% as tested by Iowa State University using conventional radiocarbon analytical methods.

Soy Clean Adhesive and Mastic Remover Product Details:

    100% all natural ingredients
    Soy based formula
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-toxic
    No caustic fumes
    Biodegradable
    Non flammable
    Non abrasive
    Made in USA.

You can also purchase this eco friendly, green product Natural Soy Products Adhesive and Mastic Remover in a one gallon bottle or a SoyClean Adhesive and Mastic Remover 5 Gallon Pail.. Please phone or email for pricing on the 55 gallon drum.

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

Thanks for your business.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

 

Lambswool Dusters Made in Canada Are Fully Washable and Attract Dust

by Barbara 9. June 2011 08:30

Question about the lambswool dusters, the Lambswool Duster, 10 inch Head, with Standard Handle and the Lambswool Duster w/ Telescope Handle, Assorted Colors

Q: "Are these made in China? I prefer to buy products either Made in USA or Made in Canada. Also are these washable? And are they sturdy enough for a cleaning service? Thanks. Sue."

Answer: These are made in Canada with Canadian wool. Our  primary customers are large hotel and motel chains, cleaning and janitorial services and private companies who have their own cleaning and maintenance personnel. Individuals often purchase these dusters along with our Bona Kemi and Sh-Mop products if they do their own housecleaning.

The standard handle duster has a sturdy plastic handle that is 16 inches long, 26 inches with the 10 inch lambswool dusting head. We buy these in cartons of assorted colors as we do the lambswool duster with telescoping handle. Each has an end loop for hanging or you can thread a cord through for hanging if you choose.

The extended length, telescoping duster has the same 10 inch long lambswool duster head. The handle locks at the length you prefer. The handle extends to 42 inches from 32 inches.

Before using, spin the duster between your hands to open up the wool. Repeat after cleaning to shake out dust after use. When necessary, wash in warm, soapy water. When dry, spin duster handle to regain fullness. Lambswool attracts and retains dust: synthetics often do not.

Thanks for your question.
Sincerely,
Barbara

Replacement Covers for 24 Inch Bona Commercial Microfiber Mops.

by Barbara 13. June 2010 07:42

Question about the MicroMax Microfiber Wet Mop Cover, 24 In., BLUE

Q: "I bought a 24 inch BonaKemi microfiber mop last year. I need more covers. I understand the mop was discontinued. Will the MicroMax covers fit? How are they different? They are much less expensive. Thanks. Mary."

Answer: The MicroMax covers are made by Medline, one of the nation's leading manufacturer's and resellers of medical products. Medline MicroMax are super absorbent microfiber mop covers that fit all 24 inch long commercial mops that are 24 inches long by 4 inches wide. The actual size is a rectangle 25.5 inches by 5.5 inches. These are double layered covers.

Superior to standard commercial mop covers for microfiber mop bases, these wet mop pads are double layered. The outer layer is 100 percent twisted microfiber and is made from 100 percent polyester and 80 percent polyester/20 percent polyamide fibers. The inner layer is made of high-density foam for increased absorption. Wash these micromop pads in detergent and hot water up to 140 degrees F. Lasts through 250-300 washes. They are available in quantities with discounted prices. For example, a box of 12 coverscan save you a lot of money.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

What Mop Covers Work with the Sh-Mop?

by Barbara 22. June 2008 06:49

Question about the product Product Code: SH-MOP Original Floor Mop w/4 Cotton Covers

Q: "What other mop heads do you have for the mop?" -Emily

Answer: This Sh-Mop kit includes one platform base (15 x 8 inches), one extending mop pole and 4 cotton covers that are elasticized to fit tightly on the base.

We offer 5 different covers for the Sh-Mop. These covers also fit the larger Bona Mop, the similar O'Cedar mops, etc. In other words, they fit any platform based mop with a 15 inch by 8 inch base.

  1. Sh-Micro Dusting Head for 15x8 Mops, Yellow. This is a 100% microfiber cover. Use wet or dry for hardwood floor, tile or laminate floor cleaning. This thinner flat woven micro fiber mop cover glides easily whether wet or dry. Elasticized.
  2. SH-Duster (Natural Cotton Loop) Cover . This is a 100% natural cotton loop dust cover for the Sh-Mop and all 15 x 8 inch based platform mops. Use wet to clean satillo and other irregular tile or dry for dusting. This cover is not elasticized but slips over both ends of the mop.
  3. Sh-Duster Synthetic Looped Dust Mop Cover This is a yellow acrylic looped dust cover. This is not elasticized but slips over both ends of the mop head.
  4. Sh-Wooly Plush Duster Cover This cover is a synthetic lambs wool duster. Use the Sh-wooly wet to wash cars, RV's, trailers, boats, etc. Highly absorbent, retains water.
  5. Sh-Wipes, the original cotton mop covers.

Thank you for your question. Remember we also offer packages of these covers in 3's, 12', 36's and 100's.

Sincerely, Barbara

Soy-Based, Non-Toxic Graffiti Remover and Paint Remover Made in USA

by Barbara 22. June 2008 06:40

Question about the product: SoyClean Graffiti Remover 22 oz.

Q: "Can this product be used on automobiles without harming the car finish?"- Geraldine

Answer: Natural Soy Products, formerly Soy Clean, does not recommend use of this product on a car as damage may occur to the finish. If your car was spray painted, we suggest you take the car to an auto body/paint shop for their evaluation.

ThiGraffiti Remover was formulated to remove graffiti, inks, magic marker and paint from hard surfaces. It works well to remove silver paint, black paint and enamel paints. SoyClean is a 100% natural, soy-based, non-toxic product that rinses away with water. Most other graffiti removers on the market are harsh and even dangerous to users and the environment. SoyClean contains no hazardous ingredients. This cleaner also comes in larger containers. Try the SoyClean Graffiti Remover 1 Gallon size if you have large areas to clean. It is also available in 5 gallon buckets and in 55 gallon drums.

Soy Clean Graffiti Remover and Paint Remover Details:

    100% all natural ingredients
    Soy based formula
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-toxic
    No caustic fumes
    Biodegradable
    Non flammable
    Non abrasive
    Made in Brooklyn, Iowa, USA.


How Do I Use this Graffiti Remover?

    Shake well
    Test an area to see effect on the surface. 5 to 15 minutes is usually the maximum time needed to dissolve the graffiti.
    Remember this is not a "quick" stripper like a VOC based product.
    Graffiti is usually only one layer of paint so dissolving the graffiti is not a long process.
    Spray on graffiti. Following your test above, either gently wipe off with a sharp putty knife or remove with disposable cloths.
    Spray surface with water from a hose or moderate pressure sprayer.
    If desired, neutralize the surface if a mixture of liquid dish soap such as Dawn, Joy, etc. mixed with water.


Cautions on Graffiti Remover:

    Handle in the presence of adequate ventilation.
    Wear safety glasses.
    Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
    Store away from heat, sparks, open flame, strong oxidizing agents and direct sunlight.
    Keep out of reach of children.

Good luck.

Sincerely, Barbara

Which Dust Mop Covers are Best for My Needs?

by Barbara 28. October 2001 12:49
Q: "I wish to purchase a Sh-Mop and several accessories from your company. I would like more information about the Sh-Duster dusting covers and the microfiber mop covers. I have read and understand that one is a yarn-duster and the other is similar to a Swiffer, but what is the functional difference between the two? What aspect of these two items would make one a better choice than the other for a consumer? Thank you for your assistance with this. I look forward to a speedy reply because my dust bunnies are about to revolt. Thanks. Karen"

Answer: The yellow duster cover is long strands of acrylic yarn that can get into corners. The Sh-Micro is more like a Swiffer as is the Bona full sized microfiber cover as they have a static charge as long as you don't use fabric softener. The cotton Sh-Duster won't attract as much of the finer grit but will wash cleaner as cotton lets go of dust and particles more easily than the acrylic.

The cotton Sh-Duster works well wet if you have grooves in tile. You can use the Bona microfiber covers or the Sh-Micro cover wet or dry. Both are woven so they will move well across flooring if it is wet or dry.

Comment from Customer: "Thanks for such a prompt reply! I think I will order the yarn mop for everyday collection of the dust-bunnies (actually, they are dust-beagles, and quite large) and get the micro-fiber cloth cover for thorough dust removal before damp mopping. Does this sound reasonable based on your experience? I have hardwood floors all over my house. I noticed the dustmop comes in both cotton and synthetic fibers. Is there a reason to select one over the other? Thanks again,Karen. P.S. I checked many sites and yours had the best prices by far. It was also one of the more professional-looking sites."

Answer: As I mentioned before, I think the acrylic is better at grabbing the bunnies but the cotton will wash "out" better. For hardwood, I'd probably go with the acrylic.Thanks for the compliments. We try to have it be a practical user-friendly site. Barbara

Which Mop Do I Order?

by Barbara 4. January 2001 04:12

Q: "Which mop do I order that allows me to clean my floors quickly and economically? Thanks Susan."


Answer: My suggestion: buy the starter kit  STARTER SH-Mop 15x8 In. Base, Pad, Pole, 1 Sh-Wipe), the SH-MOP Original Floor Mop w/4 Cotton Covers or the SH-Mop Micro Mop, 1 Cotton and 2 Microfiber Covers depending upon the square footage you need to clean. We currently also sell BonaKemi Pro Series Hardwood Cleaner Concentrate, 4 oz., 8/bx or single bottles. Each bottle dilutes to 32 ounces of non-toxic surfactant floor cleaner for wood, ceramic, marble or vinyl flooring.

Additional covers are available for the Sh-Mop in cotton, microfiber, cotton looped, acrylic looped and synthetic wool.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara