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Industrial Oven Cleaner

Cleaning your oven at the best of times is a cumbersome chore that none of us like to attend to if we’re truly honest with ourselves. Switch that conversation to the setting of an industrial sized oven and food production area, or any commercial kitchen and it becomes less of a chore to bother with than a necessity that could make the difference between a successful and a failing kitchen.

A Clean Kitchen is a Healthy Kitchen

Wherever food is being produced health and safety has to be a priority. You can’t risk your food becoming contaminated due to the industrial ovens becoming clogged up with food, dirt, oils and grease. In a food production environment the heat is always on – so be ready to wipe down surfaces and clean the oven thoroughly so it looks brand new.

Fully Clean Away Tough to Remove Oils and Grease

For people who don’t work in a food production factory or commercial kitchen it can be hard to appreciate just how quickly an industrial oven can become dirty and appear worn down and ineffective. There are so many hot oils and grease in play in a kitchen that all surfaces can quickly become covered. An industrial oven cleaner can cut through all types of oil and grease without you having to scrub hard at it for hours. You need a cleaning product that will make its mark straight away and leave a fully clean surface area and industrial oven that hasn’t got stains and marks of the working day left behind when you clock off at the end of a long, hard shift.

Be Prepared for the Next Working Day

Cleaning away the day’s dirt is an essential part of the end of day task. In a food production environment, whether a kitchen or a factory setting, the best way to start tomorrow and be as effective as possible is to clean today. Much like with any equipment you use, the longer term strategy has to be to keep it at its optimum levels of efficiency for as long as possible.

By thoroughly cleaning your industrial oven each day, with a quality product, it will stay effective for a lot longer. As a financial strategy it is a winner as you’ll pay less out on maintenance calls and new ovens over the years. On a day to production strategy it also works as your work can start straight away without the need for yesterdays cleaning to be completed first.

Industrial Oven Cleaner from APT

The industrial oven cleaners you’ll find with APT have been scientifically developed to deliver. Your average oven cleaner won’t cut it when it comes to the heat of the working kitchen and our products will cut through all types of grease, food deposits, grime and carbon deposits, leaving behind a sparkling oven that looks brand new.

More importantly it will comply with all health and safety regulations; leave you with the ability to cook without having to worry about the contamination of food from hard to remove grease and oils from the day before, and it will do the job effectively. You won’t have to spend hours of your time scrubbing the oven clean, let our industrial oven cleaners do the work and you can just wipe the grime away and put the finishing touches to the job.

The Benefits of Silicone Lubricants in the Food Production Industry

The Benefits of Silicone Lubricants in the Food Production Industry

Within the food industry you’re likely to find silicone lubricants being widely used as a great way to protect equipment and machinery and also for cleaning purposes. A lubricant is required on moving parts of machinery and on surfaces that are more likely to become clogged with grease and oils, such as in the food production industry.

By using a lubricant on your machinery it is more likely to last at a high level of effectiveness and productivity as the lubricant cleans and coats the surfaces, preventing them from wearing out from friction or allowing mould and rust to settle in places, causing degradation of the equipment. 

Why Silicone Lubricants?

Silicone lubricants are a fantastic option in harsh environments such as the food production and chemical industries. There are a number of reasons why this is the case and over a longer period a silicone lubricant will be much more effective than an organic lubricant in your workplace.

At room temperature a silicone lubricant is less likely to be affected by any temperature changes in the immediate environment due to its viscosity and high boiling point, and because of their inertness to most chemicals a silicone lubricant is perfect for the food industry. They are also incredibly versatile and strong, able to withstand huge weight as well as temperature.

It’s resistance to oxidisation means that silicone is always an attractive option for a lubricant when compared to an organic lubricant. The whole reason you need a lubricant for cleaning and as a preventative measure is because you want your equipment and machinery to last as long as possible at the high standard it currently performs at.

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 Silicone Lubricants from APT

If your machinery runs smoothly in your food production area, then your business will too. Silicone lubricants are intended to minimise the impact of friction between multiple moving parts, ensuring that the productivity levels of your company are never at risk of grinding down to a halt due to burnout.

At APT we understand how important that is and have developed silicone lubricants that are perfect for the food industry, especially when compared to the effectiveness of organic lubricants. We only sell the highest quality of products across our whole range and our silicone lubricant is no different.

Take a look at https://www.aptcommercialchemicals.co.uk/silicone-lubricant

You can use it on any number of surfaces – saving you on your budget as you’ll be able to use one for all aspects of your cleaning and machinery protection. If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about silicone lubricants for your specific industry and machinery, we’ll be more than happy to offer advice and guidance.  Give us a call and we can talk you through the benefits for your productivity, long term budgets and machinery maintenance.

 

 

 

Brick Cleaner – How to Effectively Clean Brickwork

If left for a long period without any cleaning being undertaken the brickwork to your property can start to become dirty and covered in moss. Of course the longer you leave it like this, the harder it will become to effectively remove.

What are your main options when it comes to cleaning brick without damaging the surface and the appearance of your property? Each of the options below can be used in conjunction with a cleaning fluid; there are so many options available on the market that it can hard to know which one is most suited to your property, type of brickwork and situation.

Hand Washing

Using a stiff brush to scrub away with and a bucket full of hot soapy water you can manually clean the brickwork on the exterior wall of your home or business premises. Of course, by scrubbing away at the brickwork you will remove some of the dirt, and some of the moss which is growing there but it will take a huge amount of time and effort on your part.

 It won’t however give you a deep, penetrative clean which if you are in a position where the brickwork requires cleaning is probably what you were hoping for come the end of the task. Cleaning brickwork can be difficult to judge and dependent on the type of cleaning fluid you are using and the surface itself, washing by hand could potentially leave you unsatisfied with the end result.

Pressure Washing

The pressure washer is the go to piece of equipment when any large surface area needs a deep cleanse it seems. It will give you the power and efficiency from high water pressure that allows you to get into the nooks and crannies and really blast away not just the excess dirt and marks from your brickwork.

Once you’ve blasted off the excess dirt and got into all areas of the brickwork and mortar there is a danger that by blasting at the surface you are in fact damaging the surface for good and leaving behind not just a surface that looks brand new, but a new surface itself – not the one you originally had when you turned on the pressure washer.

Industrial Cleaner from APT

At APT we develop our products over many years to ensure that they not only effectively perform the cleaning tasks they say they do, but that they are safe to use and leave no lasting damage at all to the surfaces being treated. We’ve taken this approach with our Extreme Wash 80 product, which is perfect for the tricky surface to clean – brickwork. https://www.aptcommercialchemicals.co.uk/extreme-wash-80-acid-brick-cleaner-2

You won’t have to worry about trying many different methods of cleaning your bricks once you’ve used Extreme Wash 80 as it is a product that works no matter the surface or the methods you use to clean with it.

It is a concentrated cleaning fluid which works perfectly on brickwork and also functions as a highly effective industrial descaler, so if you require the exterior of your premises to be fully cleaned and looking brand new, and your pipe work is struggling to function to its full potential due to limescale build-up, this product is definitely for you. It’s fast acting, doesn’t require too much elbow grease and will save you time and money testing out all the other, less effective, brick cleaners on the market. For more information visit our online catalogue or call the customer service team today and we’ll be happy to offer guidance on your specific situation regarding brick cleaning and exterior work.

If its algae remover you need then try - https://www.aptcommercialchemicals.co.uk/algae-free-moss-and-algae-remover

Or if your project is too big and you need property services company why not try our sister company www.apt-icc.co.uk 

Case Study - K Rend Cleaning and Algae Removal at Garnteg Primary School

Case Study

K Rend Cleaning and Algae Removal at Garnteg Primary School

Client: Torfaen County Borough Council, Garnteg Primary School  

Project: The client’s school building was in a very bad state with over 15 years of red and black algae growth, moss, lichen build up and staining which was very off putting to new potential children and parents wishing to come to the school. The school had an excellent record for teaching and a fantastic range of facilities, but the external façade was in need of attention. The local authority called APT after the head of the school requested help to find an algae removal solution or to enhance the visual impact of the school.

The Challenge

Several companies had already quoted for cleaning and re-painting the k render surface and some commercial cleaning companies did not respond after seeing the extent of the algae problem. There were several issues with the cleaning programme, the school was built over three levels and some with very limited access, and the school would remain open whilst the cleaning took place which included very young children, teachers and parents to be considered. This was all taken in to account during the consultation with the client and allowances were scheduled into the working plan for approval with the client and managed vigorously on a day to day basis with flexibility and allowances for any programme changes.

APT’S Solution

APT carried out a full survey of the property and there was over 3000 square meters of k render surface coating on three levels and some with very limited access. We discussed the type of cleaning and method with the client along with the ongoing future maintenance programme.

After receiving approval we arranged the cleaning program and hired the specialised lift access and allocated the materials including the APT k render cleaner and algae remover which would kill algae and remove moss and other surface stains (Algae Free). We carried out a test sample for approval by the property services manager and head of school. We completed the k render cleaning and treatment works over a 10 day period working late evenings and weekends to minimise disruption to the school programme.

Result

The results spoke for themselves and the head of school and all staff and many parents commenting that the school was as good as new. The k render did not need to be painted as first proposed saving thousands of pounds. 

- See more at: https://www.apt-icc.co.uk/case-studies/110/k-rend-cleaning-and-algae-removal-at-garnteg-primary-school#sthash.P5e8sKJI.dpuf

Time is Money – How to Make Effective Cleaning Supply Choices

Time is Money – How to Make Effective Cleaning Supply Choices

When you are in the process of formulating a cleaning plan for your team there are a number of considerations to take; the size and length of the task at hand, the size of the team of cleaning engineers you have working on it and the type of product you’re best utilising for an effective and high quality clean.

At any level of business time = money and in certain industries time is more crucial than others. At the planning stage of a cleaning task it is imperative that you choose the right path ahead, or you could be wasting the time of your staff, your valuable money and potentially damaging the area you are meant to be cleaning up and polishing to look brand new.

So, how can you ensure you run a smooth operation?

Choose the Specific Product for the Task at Hand

General cleaning products just won’t cut the mustard when it comes to certain tough stains and dirt within heavy industry. Choosing the right cleaning supplies is easier when you use an industrial cleaning supplier with a record of providing assistance to a wide range of very specific cleaning tasks.

Let’s take for example our own Engineering section of cleaning products https://www.aptcommercialchemicals.co.uk/engineering . When heavy machinery is involved and hours of grease and dirt clogs up the processes, machinery and your hands and workwear you have to be able to trust the product you’re using.

You will most likely require a different cleaning product to maintain machinery; effectively clean different types of surfaces and your own hands. You’ll also require cleaning products which can 99.999% clean the smallest of areas that are crucial to your production line.

Make Life Easier for Your Staff & Protect Your Investment

By buying industrial cleaning supplies you are making life so much easier for your staff and it ties in with the above point. If you buy general purpose cleaning products to be used everywhere you won’t reach the same conclusion as if you use a specific product for a specific task.

Cleaning shouldn’t always be hard work – a quality industrial cleaning product will cut through the dirt and grease, leaving behind a shine that looks brand new, without you having to scrub away for longer than necessary. You’ll have to use more of a lesser quality product and put harder work into it for it to be as effective. This approach, as well as using the wrong type of chemical on certain surfaces can lead to damaged machinery.

Using high quality industrial cleaning supplies that are specific to your task ensures your staff best utilise their time and your machinery is kept in good condition (they can be really expensive to fix or replace in the event of a cleaning mix-up and damage).

Effective Products Save Time & Money

APT has the knowledge and expertise to assist you in choosing the correct product for your industry, place of work and specific task at hand – whether it is to clean away graffiti, tough grease and oils or a more general purpose clean we will definitely be able to help. Our customer service team has bags of experience and by choosing high quality industrial cleaning supplies from a team you can trust you can guarantee that whatever task is at hand, you’ll finish it with aplomb and leave a surface looking brand new. 

Citrus Degreasers – A Fresh Way to Clean All Parts

Citrus Degreasers – A Fresh Way to Clean All Parts

Industrial cleaning can be tough. We understand this. Especially in factory premises, or industries with heavy machinery and many different types of small mechanical parts, finding a cleaning product to perform the task adequately can sometimes be a struggle.

That’s where we come in – providing high quality industrial cleaning supplies with the knowledge and expertise to offer advice on your specific requirements and exactly which type of cleaning product you would be best to purchase, and how to most effectively use it in your given environment.

Citrus degreasers are a fantastic alternative to conventional solvent degreasers, and here’s why:

A Great Parts Cleaner

Sometimes it’s not just simple surfaces which require cleaning. Grease and dirt can become heavy and stuck to every small nook and cranny in your work premises and within the tiniest parts of machinery. Conventional degreasers have always adequately performed the job of cleaning it away, but citrus degreasers do so with real ease.

Our citrus degreasers are versatile and work in a multitude of environments. There’s a reason citrus degreasers are popular with cyclists for instance – they know they can put it to good use in the tightest spaces on their bikes and clean all parts effectively for a smooth and shiny finish without damaging the parts or the overall make-up of the cycle. The same applies to all surfaces and machinery at home and in a working environment.

Cuts Through the Toughest Grease

In an industrial factory or production line grease sticks to everything. If you are in a business where a degreaser is required on a daily basis you have to be able to trust the industrial cleaning product at your disposal. Our citrus degreasers are proven to remove all traces of grease, oils and other contaminants, ensuring that your workplace remains clean, safe for staff and visitors alike from health hazards, and that your machinery remains functioning at a high level at all times.

With citrus degreaser being so effective at working away grease and oils also means that you will save money in the long term as there isn’t as much struggle, and products used, to achieve a high quality finish.

Environmentally Friendly

We take good care that all of our products are developed to be completely up to date with the latest environmental legislation. With conventional solvent degreasers you have to be wary of volatility of the substance and have in mind careful disposal once it has been used.

With APT citrus degreasers however we’ve developed a product which is water soluble and created using eco-friendly natural ingredients. So you can just easily rinse away any spillages and be in control of a much safer environment in which to clean that if you were using older degreaser products.

Leaves a Fresh and Fragrant Smell

And the final beauty of using citrus degreasers – it leaves behind a nice fragrance once you are finished. Of course this isn’t the most important factor when considering which industrial cleaning product or specific heavy degreaser to purchase, but at APT we ally a highly effective degreaser product, made with environmentally friendly ingredients, to a lasting fresh fragrance.

A pleasant smell adds the finishing touches to a cleaning task and leaves your staff and anyone else in the vicinity feeling much cleaner and happier in the process.

Citrus degreasers have become a popular heavy degreaser for a number of reasons, they cut through tough grease and dirt, have been developed to be environmentally friendly, are great for the smallest of machine parts and best of all can leave behind a pleasant smell when you’ve finished cleaning. What more could you ask for?

APT has a range of degreasers and our citrus degreasers come highly recommended for the reasons outlined in this article. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team who have bags of experience in assisting companies of all sizes choose the right industrial supplies for their business.

Help the Environment with Quality & Concentrated Cleaning Products

Help the Environment with Quality & Concentrated Cleaning Products

In the past to ‘go green’ and become a company who not only preaches but practices environmentally friendly procedures it could end up costing you a fair wedge of your budget. When it comes to cleaning products this was especially evident, but luckily there are now a multitude of choices for environmentally friendly cleaning products for commercial, industrial and household use and APT are proud to be one of the leaders in the field.

Why Go Green?

Saving the planet and leaving our children, grandchildren and future generations with a sustainable future is something that the majority of us clearly want. We understand that the big issues can only be solved through everyone pulling their weight in terms of the little things and this isn’t meant as a preachy article telling you you’re wrong if you don’t already purchase green, what we are saying is that it is now possible.

Our cleaning chemicals are highly concentrated which leads to a domino effect of environmentally friendly benefits such as less product leading to less packaging and less overall carbon footprint. 

The Benefits of Buying Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Chemicals

There are a number of benefits to buying environmentally, concentrated cleaning products from APT Chemicals. Here are a few of them:

  • Every product you purchase from APT has been developed using only the highest quality ingredients from a natural source. We achieve this without adding on a large price tag.
  • Our commercial cleaning chemicals are highly concentrated and therefore much better for the environment than traditional cleaning products. With less liquid in the bottle achieving the same, if not a better outcome, you’re using less to do more.
  • Packaging and transport costs are lower for concentrated products as when you add up the difference in size over large quantities it really does add up to being environmentally friendly.
  • Re-usable and recyclable materials are used where possible so you can refill your bottles over and over again, or recycle them after use with ease.
  • As the concentrated products are less toxic than previous incarnations of cleaning chemicals, disposal of leftovers or the clean-up of spillages is also much safer and more environmentally friendly.

Scientific advancements in the production of commercial cleaning chemicals have meant that now more than ever you have the ability to purchase and use products that are environmentally friendly. It has become another key condition to check off the list – budget, effectiveness, short-term or long-term use, environmentally friendly.

At APT Chemicals we have put in a lot of hard work to develop concentrated cleaning chemicals for commercial and industrial use that tick all of the boxes. You’ll find environmentally friendly, concentrated chemicals in recyclable packaging and to suit a any budget over the short or the long term. Speak to a member of our customer service team today to discuss your specific needs and how we can help you go green when it comes to selecting cleaning products for your specific situation, company and industry. 

Drain Cleaners – Choosing the Right Toilet Cleaners to Prevent a Blocked Drain

Drain Cleaners – Choosing the Right Toilet Cleaners to Prevent a Blocked Drain

There’s nothing quite as bad as a blocked drain or pipe in our experience. Whether at home or in a work setting a blocked drain will cause unpleasant smells, hygiene hazards for those in the vicinity and could end up costing quite a bit of money to fix.

Choosing the right products to clean drains is essential, as is choosing the right daily products for your washrooms to ensure an effective level of maintenance for your toilets, pipes and drains. Prevention is far better than cure and if you should set in place an effective cleaning routine using the right products and taking the correct level of care, a blocked drain or pipe should never have to take place.

Here we discuss how keeping your toilet and urinals in good health will lessen the potential future impact of a blocked drain.

The Problems of a Dirty Water System – Keep Your Toilet in Order

If you don’t regularly maintain the pipework linked to your toilets and bathrooms it can quickly become a problem. Urinals in particular often succumb to a build up of hair, uric crystals and limescale in the water. Eventually if the problem isn’t dealt with, this can cause the pipes to become blocked.

Another major problem found in many toilet areas, both public and industrial, is that the odour can become quite powerful in a nauseating way. Limescale and uric acid crystals will build up in a urinal or toilet. They will then only hold on to any lingering smells and bacteria, causing a really unpleasant smell that is difficult to shift.

We have all seen urinal blocks in toilets aimed at sanitising and deodorising the immediate area, but a preventative measure would be much more successful.

Commercial Toilet Cleaners

The first thing you should do to ensure your toilets, bathrooms and drains remain clean is to put in place a regular, daily if possible, cleaning routine. The bathroom is something that everybody needs to use on a daily basis and keeping the area as clean as possible is a priority that must be stuck to.

Our industrial cleaning chemicals and drain cleaners have been developed to kill 80% of bad odours at the source – add to that the quality of product and the inside knowledge of the industry that we have and drain and toilet cleaners from APT will save you time and money. You’ll never have to purchase urinal blocks and deodorisers again as we’ll help you prevent the bad smells in the first place.

Drain Cleaners as an Effective Regular Tool

Sometimes no matter what you try as a preventative measure a blocked drain still becomes a reality and it is good practice however to regularly clean your drains in all circumstances as the long term effects of no maintenance can be horrific for your finances and nostrils, as we’ve discussed.

We have a range of industrial drain cleaners that are concentrated and multi-purpose in many cases. So you can buy a high quality drain cleaner that combats grease, fat and oil, keeps away bad odours and fully cleans your drainage system. For a more in-depth look at how our team can help you, please feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Water Based Degreaser – An Environmentally Friendly Choice of Degreaser

Water Based Degreaser – An Environmentally Friendly Choice of Degreaser

In the not too distant past industrial cleaning supplies, and especially degreasers, would have been solvent based only. This could be quite expensive for companies who required large quantities of products and had to ensure large areas were fully maintained and cleaned on a daily basis. Add to that the environmental impact of the substances used and the packages with which to deliver them and you can see why companies started to move away from them.

The Benefits of Water Based Degreasers

In our time we’ve always looked to continue to develop and improve our product range and our water based degreasers are no different. But why do we believe in water based degreasers to be a high quality choice of industrial cleaning product?

-          Concentrated and shipped in recyclable packaging to make it environmentally friendly

-          Concentrated products also means you get more for your money in the long term

-          Less invasive odours than from conventional degreasers

-          Gets hard to work instantly on tough grease and stains

-          Perfect to clean small parts, machines and surfaces within heavy industry

-          Can be used on a wide range of surfaces without the potential for damage

Different Water Based Degreasers for Different Surfaces

Thoroughly Clean Small and Important Parts

One of the major areas of cleaning which benefit from water based degreasers is the cleaning of parts. Whether machine parts or within the auto industry it can be difficult to find a cleaning product that will fully deal with grease, oil, dirt and grime in an effective way without ruining the surfaces or causing long term damage to the very thing you’re trying to clean.

Choose the Right Degreaser for the Surface You’re Cleaning

Aside from that you would be looking to purchase a different type of water based degreaser for aluminium surfaces than you would should you be requiring an industrial cleaning chemical which is good at removing rust and maintaining surfaces afterwards to prevent rust from forming. This type of cleaning is so important to certain industries as the problems rust can cause to a production line for instance is incalculable to some companies.

Cut Through Dirt, Grease and Oils with Ease

In food production units or areas where there has been plenty of oil and grease forming over the working hours, you require a cleaning product which can easily cut through the toughest of dirt and stains and leave behind a surface that looks brand new, is safe to use, and won’t hamper the preparations for the next working day.

Choosing the Right Water Based Degreaser

If you would like to talk to a member of our team about our range of water based cleaning products and degreasers, we would be more than happy to help. We appreciate that every person and company has a different outlook, budget, ideals and cleaning requirements and look to offer bespoke guidance and advice from person to person accordingly.

Water based cleaning has many benefits, from a green point of view and for your bank balance. We’ll be happy to talk you through each product and find a suitable water based degreaser that will go the extra mile for you. 

Parts Cleaner – Find the Perfect Range with APT

Parts Cleaner – Find the Perfect Range with APT

Cleaning requires more thinking than you’d first imagine. There are of course the general cleaning duties to contend with, a daily general clean that leaves areas fresh and shiny as if brand new. This is for a cosmetic and hygiene reason – with washrooms being a location on any site that requires a deeper clean, with specific cleaning chemicals to suit. The same can be said of any sort of machinery where you have to purchase parts cleaner.

Within our range of parts cleaners you’ll find something for you. It can be difficult without the knowledge of industrial cleaning products to fully clean the smallest areas and parts of machinery. It can also be a minefield. If you choose the wrong type of cleaning fluid when cleaning small and fiddly parts of machinery you could be in danger of:

-          Damaging surfaces

-          Leaving rust to build-up in hard to reach areas

-          Preventing a fully functioning machine through poor maintenance

-          Costing your company money due to all of the above

At APT we sell parts cleaner in various sizes and for various uses. You might have fiddly parts that require a deep clean. You can achieve that by soaking some parts in our cleaning chemicals. Others can be fully cleaned by using sprays to agitate loose dirt and rust to ensure all surfaces and hidden areas of machine parts are reached and cleaned.

We also understand that depending on what industry you’re in, and what type of parts and surfaces require cleaning, the fluid will change accordingly. Many people look at their budget first and attempt to take a short cut in all types of cleaning. Especially when it comes to parts cleaner this is folly – the wrong chemical could set you and your company back with a whole host of problems relating to the functionality of the machines and systems the parts were from.

By choosing the correct parts cleaner for your needs you are ensuring a smooth running operation and saving time and money in the long run when compared with choosing a general (or downright wrong) product to clean parts from the outset.

We believe in choice of quality products at APT Chemicals – and with our range of parts cleaners you’ll be able to find and purchase the correct cleaning chemical for your specific requirements. Add to that the in-depth knowledge and assistance you’ll receive from our customer service team and you’ll see why buying from a renowned industrial cleaning supplier is much more preferable to buying a general cleaning product in your local shop.

To discover more about our range of parts cleaners and to discuss your own needs and how we can help you, please feel free to contact us today. We’re always happy to guide and advise our customers on how our high quality cleaning chemicals have been developed for various industries and situations. So if you’re after an industrial parts cleaner for use on heavy machinery or something lighter that will clean small parts on your bicycle, we’ll be able to help.