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Green Drain Prevents Odors and Other Floor Drain Problems

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Drainage technology is an area that has evolved very little since the invention of modern plumbing. Pipes haven’t increased in size, yet buildings are getting bigger and the volume of matter we now push through pipes are stressing them out. So, it’s not surprising that drain blockages have increased from things like: solids being flushed by waste disposals and macerators, as well as fats and solids being washed away in commercial kitchens.

To compound the problem, many buildings are going “green” — creating plumbing nightmares. Low-flush toilets, water-saving devices on taps and shower heads, and energy-efficient boilers are all well and good, but they can work against the original design of modern plumbing. Gravity and water are needed to push content through the pipes. The Green Drain™ may just be the solution you need!

Green Drain trap seal 

Water flows down; bugs, odors, and sewer gas stay out.

The Green Drain™ is an economical floor drain trap seal that allows water to flow down the drain while preventing pests, odors, or harmful gasses/pathogens from infiltrating the living or work space. It features a specially designed flap that springs back into place — stopping reverse airflow from escaping into the room. The Green Drain™ is available in four sizes to fit most commercial floor drain pipes.

Green Drain™ solves these problems.

Dry Traps

Airflow can reverse direction due to a dry trap. Instead of airflow going down the drain, it moves into the living/work area—allowing germs to spread. This can lead to pathogen spread. Viruses such as NORO and SARS can spread quickly through pipes and out drains. Green Drain™ eliminates the need for chemical treatments and respecting the “green environment” movement.

Sewer Smells

When the airflow reverses, sewer gas odors travel back into the living/work space through the drains. Sewer gas contains highly toxic substances such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. These gases are extremely flammable and exposure can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, and irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. The Green Drain™ has a one-way valve which eliminates odors, but still allows drains to functional properly.

Pest Infiltration

Flies can appear in restrooms and kitchens from floor drains. These flies originate in filthy conditions that can transmit microbes that are unhealthy. Also, people in restaurants, schools, and other public buildings can experience bronchial asthma by inhaling the dust fragments from dead flies. The Green Drain™ features a silicone skirt that stop pests from infiltrating.

Kid-tested, IAPMO approved!

The eco-friendly Green Drain™ is safe to use around children and pets. It complies with the applicable requirements of ASSE 1072-2007. It’s designed to eliminate odors escaping from drains, fumes wafting from sewage buildup, and pest infiltration. Whether in new construction or retrofitting into commercial or industrial floor drains, Green Drain™ is your solution that will save you time, money, water, and energy.

Here is a partial list of commercial businesses that benefit from the Green Drain™:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Food processing plants
  • Hospitals
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Chemical plants
  • Schools
  • Laboratories

If your business is being negatively affected by odors and bugs caused by your drains, talk to us and see if Green Drain™ is the right solution for you.

Available from your local Aire-Master service representative

Contact your local Aire-Master representative to see how the Green Drain can combat your pest and sewer odors.

Concentrated Cleaner: Super Degreaser

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Aire-Master Super Degreaser

A powerful degreaser that works where others fail. This concentrated cleaner is a super-strength product formulated for extremely tough jobs. Instantly penetrates and emulsifies grease, oil, and a variety of soils.

Dilutable with up to 100 parts water for low end-use cost. Perfect for cleaning machinery, engines, factory floors, tools, trucks, and metal parts. Rust preventatives form a corrosion inhibiting coating when diluted degreaser is not rinsed from metal surfaces.

Use in automatic scrubers, pressure washers, dip tanks, or steam cleaners. Removes rubber tire marks and baked on carbon deposits. Contains no petroleum distillates, is nonflammable, noncor- rosive, and biodegradable.

Features & Uses

Quickly removes grease, oil, wax, tar and dirt. Great for cleaning a variety of water washable surfaces.

  • Spray on floors and concrete to remove soils
  • Spray on tools, metal, equipment and engines
  • Spray on ovens, stoves and grills
  • Pour into carpet and floor cleaning equipment
  • Use only on water washable surfaces
  • Highly concentrated, water dilutable

Usage Directions

General Maintenance

Floors, walls, machinery, engines, conveyors, ducts, kitchen ovens and grills, air filters, shower tile, concrete, terazzo, white side walls, etc. Dilute as follows:

Light soil 1oz. / gallon
Medium soil 3oz. / gallon
Heavy soil 5oz. / gallon
Very heavy soil 26oz. / gallon

Floors

Great for cleaning oil or grease soiled floors. Use 4 oz. to a gallon of water. Can be used in a floor scrubber. For light soiled floors use 1 oz. to a gallon of water.

Machinery

Use to clean oil and gas off machinery. Good for cleaning oil filter in lawn mowers. Spray onto equipment with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution, then spray off with water hose or wipe off.

Vehicles

Spray on the vehicle with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. dilution. Scrub and rinse off.

Playground Equipment

Use to clean playground equipment by using a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Spray on and wipe off.

Carpet

Use as a spot remover for ink, crayon, oil, food or pop stains. Spray on and wipe off. Hard spots may need to be left to soak for a minute or two. A small brush may be used.

Kitchen

Use to clean ovens, grills, outside of stove, and any place where there is heavy grease build up. Use 2 – 3 oz. per 16 oz. of water. Spray on and wipe off. Use to clean grease off kitchen floors.

Shop Areas

Use to clean tools, shop floor, and walls.

Hallways

Spray walls and floor using 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Use a horticulture sprayer for quick application.

Arenas, Gymnasiums

Spray seats, under seats, walk ways, walls, and vents. Use a horticulture sprayer for quick application. Use 1 oz. to 16 oz. water.

Concentrated Liquid Deodorant: Blue Lagoon

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Blue Lagoon Concentrated Liquid Deodorant

Blue Lagoon is a water-based, super-concentrated liquid deodorant that eliminates all types of odors on hard and soft surfaces. This product is extremely cost effective — one concentrated gallon can be mixed with water to make up to 32 ready-to-use gallons.

A true odor neutralizer, Blue Lagoon overcomes unwanted odors rapidly and leaves a light, clean, fragrance

Because it contains citronella oil, a natural insect repellant, Blue Lagoon can help control flies and mosquitos. It is environmentally friendly and safe for use around children, people and pets.

Use Almost Anywhere

Will not harm any water-safe surface

  • Spray on soft surfaces such as carpeting, upholstery, and drapery
  • Spray into trash and garbage containers
  • Add to mop water to clean floors
  • Spray around baseboards in restrooms
  • Spray around doors, windows, pet and trash areas for insect control
  • Add to laundry to eliminate odors in clothing, sheets, and towels
  • Add to carpet cleaning equipment to clean and deodorize
  • Pour into floor drains to prevent sewer gas odors
  • Wash pets that have encountered skunk or offensive odors
  • Spray to clean desktops and chairs
  • Spray to clean counters, food preparation, and eating areas
  • Spray into A/C and heating vents and on air filters

Usage Directions

General Maintenance

Use Blue Lagoon in wash water to mop hard surface floors, using 4 oz. to filled mop bucket. Use a spray, 1 oz. to 16 oz. of water, to clean desktops, chairs, and other surfaces above the floor. Spray into air conditioning and heating vents and filters. Use 1 oz. to 16 oz. of water. Place a shallow pan with undiluted Blue Lagoon in crawl space or basement to eliminate odors caused by rodents, mildew, or animal urine that may have permeated subfloor. Mist carpets, drapes, and furniture to eliminate smoke, food, and pet odors.

Restrooms

Spray and wipe vanity surfaces with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Spray around fixtures during the day and spray into air conditioning vents and heat vents. Mop the floor with a 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water dilution. Pour into floor drains to prevent sewer gas odors.

Carpets

Use Blue Lagoon in place of shampoo to clean the carpets. Use 1 oz. to 1 gallon of water as shampoo in carpet cleaner extraction equipment.

Pet Stains

Clean as much matter from carpet as possible. Apply undiluted Blue Lagoon liberally, allowing it to penetrate to the subfloor. Allow to dry, treat again if necessary. For general control of pet odors, use 2 oz. to 16 oz. of water. Spray in litter boxes, kennels, pet beds, garages, etc. Spray on animals, avoiding eye area.

Flying Insects

Spray undiluted into dumpsters, trash chutes and recepticles to control odor and flying insects.

Laundry

Use Blue Lagoon and laundry detergent to eliminate odors in clothing, sheets, and towels. Mix 2 oz. per 30 lb. load. Mist comforters & sleeping bags to freshen between dry cleanings.

RV, Bus, & Aircraft Toilets

Dilute at rate of 2-4 oz. to each of 5 gallons of water (2 gallons per 400 gallons of water).

Other

Use Blue Lagoon to wash windows, mirrors, and chrome. Use 1⁄2 oz. to 16 oz. of water. Use as a spray for refrigerators, diaper pails, and other surfaces. Use 2 oz. in 16 oz of water.

New: Enzyme Floor Cleaner for Tile and Grout

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Step Safe Enzymatic Floor CleanerAire-Master has just introduced Step Safe, a new enzyme floor cleaner for tile and grout. This concentrated cleaner breaks down grease that builds up on hard surfaces. It is especially effective in kitchen areas around stoves, grills, and fryers.

Step Safe requires no floor equipment to apply — just a mop bucket, a mop, a squeegee, and a stiff brush. This is a no-rinse product; its bio-enzymatic action continues to work long after the floor is dry.

Slips and Falls are Costly

As we have noted before, slips and falls cost US businesses billions of dollars annually. Greasy floors are slippery floors. Step Safe is designed to help restore traction to the greasiest floors and prevent costly accidents.

Keep Your Floors Safe — and Beautiful

When used in conjunction with a floor maintenance program, Step Safe breaks down and removes the toughest grease from tile and grout joints — helping to prolong the life and beauty of your floors. Step Safe is great for high-traffic areas such as lobbies and entryways.

Directions

Before use, make sure the floor is free of loose dirt and debris. Add 1–2 oz. per gallon
of cold or warm water and mix thoroughly in a mop bucket. (Do NOT dilute with hot water.) For heavily greasy floors, use 4 oz. per gallon. Mop and saturate floor with the mixture.

Let the cleaner dwell on the floor 15–30 minutes for penetration. Scrub the floor with a stiff, bristled brush. Squeegee the remaining water into the floor drain. DO NOT RINSE. Allow to air dry. No personal protective equipment (eyewear or gloves) is required to use Step Safe.

Availability

Step Safe is shipping now, so contact your local Aire-Master service representative, and give it a try! For more information, download the Step Safe flyer (PDF).

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