Monday, 1 August 2016

Introducing Legend Brand cleaning products

Crisp and Brite are pleased to announce our new range of products from Legend brand cleaning products.

The legend brand family is a part of RPM International which is a multinational holding company which has subsidiaries who market and manufacture high performance sealants, coatings and speciality chemicals. Employing over 9,700 people around the globe and operating 82 manufacturing facilities across 20 countries, RPM’s products are sold in an approximate of 150 countries worldwide.

The legend brand has a combined experience of over 185 years of providing accessories, equipment and chemicals for businesses involved in portable environmental control, professional cleaning and water and fire damage restoration and remediation. Legend Brands companies are repeatedly developing new solutions for the maintenance and restoration of healthier indoor environments.

The Legend Brands Family consists of the following:

Dri-Eaz® Products
Dri-Eaz are providers of the world’s best solutions for
portable environmental control, including flood damage restoration, humidity control, microbial remediation and temporary ventilation.

ProRestore® Products
ProRestores antimicrobial and odour chemical products are the market leader when it comes to solutions for mold remediation, fire and water damage restoration and professional cleaning.

Sapphire Scientific®
Sapphire Scientific are developers of a complete, integrated system intended for cleaning professionals. The system was designed for
enhanced workflow efficiencies, ease of use and deep cleaning. Sapphire Scientific have arrange of products to offer for portable extractors, chemicals, truck mounts and tools.

VersaClean™
VersaClean develop systems to aid facilities to effortlessly achieve true, restorative clean quickly and easily. It features versatile application, high volume continuous flow cleaning and proprietary chemistry, leaving upholstery and surfaces restored and brightened, all quicker and cheaper than any other system.

Chemspec®
Chemspec produce well-recognised products that will provide innovative chemical solutions for the professional cleaning of upholstery, carpets, leather and area rugs as well as odour control, stain removal and fire and smoke restoration applications.

Restoration Sciences Academy
RSA deal in engaging and dynamic hands on learning environments, providing real-world restoration training. Managing education centres located in convenient areas in the UK and across North America as well as providing customers with on-site training at their premises and they also have online training courses available which are presented by industry experts.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Get the most out of your pressure washer

We love the summer here at Crisp and Brite, but let’s face it, there’s just no hiding dirt during the summer months! Before you know it, mud, mildew, pollen, and grass clippings can cover everything in sight – which is where a pressure washer comes in very handy!

Making short work of tough cleaning jobs, a pressure washer is a life saver in busy households. So we’ve written this quick blog to make sure you keep yours in the best condition possible!

Here are our very simple ways to get the most out of your pressure washer....


- Use a pump preservative when storing the machine over the winter to protect the pump against freezing and corrosion.

- Add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline before filling the pressure washer's fuel tank.

- When cleaning vertical surfaces, wash from the bottom up, and rinse from the top down.

- Pressure washer nozzles are usually coded to indicate the thinness and power of their spray. Make sure you know which to use for each job. As a general rule, use the broadest, lowest-pressure nozzle that will deliver adequate cleaning, because using too narrow a nozzle may cut into the surface you're trying to clean.

- Spray in a subtle area to test the nozzle before pressure-washing more visible areas. This way, if you are using too narrow a nozzle or find that you need to improve your technique; at least you won't harm a obvious surface.

- Hold the tip of the pressure-washing nozzle at an angle above the surface you are cleaning and at a distance to prevent damage.

- Be careful to avoid spraying water behind or under vertical surfaces such as lap siding, and into light fixtures, electrical outlets or soffit vents etc.

- Always keep the nozzle in motion to prevent the water cutting into and damaging the surface.

If you’re looking to buy a Pressure Washer you can see our range of fantastic models here. Call us on – 01509 881137 | 07949 403046 - for more information. 

Monday, 6 July 2015

Carpet Cleaners Carnival

We will be at the annual Carpet Cleaners Carnival this year! 

There's only three months to go until the next annual Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC). 

The event takes place on September 12th, at Wicksteed Park in Kettering - the ideal setting for a great day out! 

Open to everyone, together with their friends, partners and children, the CCC provides an ideal opportunity to network and learn something new as well as have some fun. 


The event includes an exhibition featuring top industry manufacturers, suppliers and advisors from within and outside the Association... and we already have some excellent companies lined up to exhibit this year! 

There will also be a number of seminars held throughout the day. Speakers from a wide range of relevant fields will be giving presentations on a variety of subjects. From the technical aspects of cleaning, to marketing and improving your business, there will be valuable advice from some of the most recognised and well-respected experts in the industry.
 

To see full information on our fellow exhibitors booked so far click here.
Our slot!

Monday, 15 June 2015

What’s happening at Chemspec

Here at Crisp & Brite, we supply commercial products to the cleaning industry. One of the brands we specialise in is Chemspec cleaning solutions and products associated with these industry experts.

As experienced suppliers, our knowledge of the cleaning industry enables us to recognise the very best cleaning products and supply them to our clients. Because we specialise in Chemspec products, this blog will offer you their latest Newsletter for you to have a read through...

Chemspec Newsletter
Here at Chemspec Europe at the end of May it is our Financial Year End and we thank our users and customers for making this another successful year.  We hope these Newsletters have been and will continue to be a good technical support and, if there are any topics that you would like to see covered in future issues, we will be very interested to hear from you.

Recently we understand that business for many of you has been picking up and this month we discuss some ways in which you can possibly boost your business and gain more satisfied customers and, we hope, more referrals.

Boosting your Cleaning can boost your business
The most successful carpet and upholstery cleaners are always looking for ways to boost their business and an important part of that is providing really good results.  Some try mixing different products together but this is a risky and often wasteful exercise.  There is, however, one product that will boost a detergent solution with amazing effect but it must be added to the correct base solutions.

Boosting Detergents
Energizer is one of our well established products that will boost the effectiveness of traffic lane cleaners, detergents and some spotters.  It excites the detergent molecule and boosts cleaning by adding oxygen without causing any fading to textiles and does, in fact, brighten the colours.  It should only be added to alkaline products that have a pH of 7 or above as it will neutralize the effects of acidic products like Haitian Cotton Cleaner so cannot be added to that.  So, to offer the best alkaline cleaning ever, add some Energizer to the solution when you clean and you will be amazed at the difference.


Choosing more effective detergents.
The pH of a cleaning product must be correctly selected to suit the fibres being cleaned.  Most Polypropylene and Nylon carpets will benefit from High pH (Alkaline) detergents like Powdered Formula 90 as, for these materials, more neutral or acidic products will require more wetting and more passes of the wand to achieve a lesser result.
More delicate fibres, like wool, can be adversely affected by high pH solutions, so appropriate products like OneClean, with its pH closer to Neutral, will keep the fibres soft and reduce the risk of damage to the stability of the dye colours.
Liquid Formula 90 can satisfy both requirements as its unique buffering qualities allow different dilution levels to significantly vary the pH value.

Improving Spot removal
Whilst a general purpose spot remover, like Professional Spot Lifter, can treat a variety of stains, a large number of spots and stains require the correct, specific products to be used in the right sequence.
To boost your approach to Stain Removal, always have a Professional Spotting Kit which, as well as creating a professional impression, also contains the required range of products needed for the wide variety of spots and stains to be encountered. Some stains need solvent based products, like P.O.G. for Paint, Oil and Grease type stains, others, like food based stains benefit from enzyme products like Liquid Enzyme Spotter and general soiling is often best treated with water based products like Professional Spot Lifter.
An essential part of Spot treatment is to be sure to use the right spotters in the appropriate situation.  Solvent products are far less effective on wet fibres and water based products are less effective on oily or greasy fibres so it pays to understand these issues and treat spots correctly.  A classic example is the need to remove the barrier of sugar and cream from coffee and tea stains with an enzyme product before treating any remaining staining to the fibres with dye removers like DyeGONE and Spray ‘N’ Go.

Stain removal can sometimes be boosted with heat or the use of a poultice and the application of Absorb-a-Stain is a brilliant but simple way to prevent stains like blood or ink from wicking to the surface after treatment appears to be completed.  Absorb-a-Stain is also valuable for body fluid removal.

Another easy way to boost your effectiveness is to always offer Protection to every customer.  Not only does this make your cleaning task easier next time but it is a more profitable use of your time and the material costs are low when using the high dilution possible with our very effective Stainshield products.  Applying Stainshield takes much less time than cleaning but often can be charged at the same price per square metre.

De-foaming
Customers sometimes use shop bought cleaning products and even washing-up liquid which can leave a high foaming residue before seeking a professional service.  Due to popular demand we have now re-introduced Crystal Defoamer which is sprinkled on affected carpets prior to cleaning to prevent machine foaming problems.

There are many ways to boost performance and, as always, knowledge is the key.  Training and study are important and those who strive for ever better results will usually prevail.  Also we are keen to help so please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance at any time.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Grip Soot from Chemspec

Customers tend to favour a company that can handle the cleaning and restoration of not just carpets and soft furnishings but also the hard surfaces in their homes and offices. This is even more true if you happen to have a large open fire in your home. For example, having cleaned the carpets and upholstery in a room with an open fire, it would be useful to be able to then clean the stone or ceramic fireplace or the timber beams that can show the dirt, soot and smoke contamination. In this case, an amazing product called Grip Soot can be used to great effect.

We sell Chemspec products because with over 40 years of experience, they have become market leaders in the provision of Professional Cleaning Products, Carpet Cleaning Equipment, Carpet Cleaning Training Courses and Carpet Cleaning Technical Advice & Aftercare to the Professional Cleaning and Restoration Industries.

A professional low odour latex restorer for most stone, wood and delicate surfaces, Grip Soot is a remarkable product from Chemspec Europe. It is perfect for restoring porous surfaces such as wooden beams or stone lintels that are ingrained with unsightly black soot staining. It is simply painted on to smoke damaged surfaces, left to dry and then peeled off by hand taking any ingrained soot with it.

Simply applied using a disposable brush, Grip Soot creates no spray or dust. The treated surfaces are then left for between 24 and 48 hours, depending upon conditions, before the latex is easily removed, by hand, a little like removing old wallpaper prior to redecorating. As it is a water based product it has no strong smell, unlike early types of latex restorer which used a strong ammoniated formula with a harshly strong smell.

Grip Soot is also excellent at removing environmental pollution and industrial contamination. Conventional cleaning methods are not all that effective in such situations and extreme measures such as high pressure washers or vigorous brushing can cause damage the surface. Even less destructive techniques, likes soda or dry ice blasting, can erode the surface.

Many professional restorers have already used Grip Soot with incredible results! With no mess and strong ammonia smell, Grip Soot can be used this on a variety of surfaces, from delicate limestone to bricks and wood surfaces.

This unique and remarkable product is available from us here. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to call us on - 01509 881137 or 07949 403046 for more information and advice

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Introducing KleenRite

Known as the best in the domestic and commercial cleaning industries for their performance and reliability, our range of KleenRite machines boasts spectacular performance, unrivalled innovation and service and superb quality.

As an American company, based in Madeira in California, USA, KleenRite began making equipment in 1973, establishing a firm commitment to the professional cleaning and carpet cleaning industry through the form of strong and durable equipment solutions.

Their thorough research and development techniques is a staple of the company’s foundations which allow them to provide consistent and constantly developing technologies which are far more advanced than those offered by inferior cleaning equipment manufacturers.

Production, quality control and their excellent service all work in combination to reflect their commitment to consumers both in the cleaning industry and their clients through years of engineering, refinement, quality control methods and product design developments.

Not only do the machines we stock from the brand produce sparking results, but they are also enhanced with unrivalled portability and usability tools which stabilise the effective operation of each machine with all components simply accessed to facilitate a simple service and repair when maintenance is required.

Here we take a look at the varied range and their applications:

KleenRrite Edge

Providing portable carpet cleaning solutions, our range of Edge series machines from the prestigious equipment manufacturer offer various pump, vacuum and heater configurations for maximum performance and control with a preheated ability which enable to user to heat the contained solution tank prior to cleaning. A silencing option also makes the Edge model one of the quietest to use.

Available in varied PSI sizes with a stainless steel carpet wand, 25 foot hose and power cord as standard.



KleenRite Sphere

Designed for the purpose of cleaning upholstery this range can also be applied within vehicles, offices and on smaller areas of carpet. A convenient lift out vacuum tank is available within various units which can double as a wastage bucket. Choose between various components including pump, vacuum, heater, pre heater and power cords. 

KleenRite Horizon

If you are looking for a hard surface cleaner that combines the innovation of KleenRite with the power and versatility of a 1200 PSI adjustable chemical pump, then the Horizon models could be just what your cleaning company is looking for. Complete with a dual vacuum system and automatic discharge this machine enables you to clean tiles and hard surfaces with even the most tough stains or dirt build ups. Solution and vacuum hoses are all included.



KleenRite Mega

For maximum levels of flood extraction, consider the Mega models which both come complete with dual 2 and 3 stage vacuums with dual cord operations. 

For use with power carpet extraction units or optional flood wands 9sold separately) these machines provide superb cleaning quality, ease of use and come equipped with 25 inches of 2inch vacuum hoses.
  
KleenRite X-VAC

Whether you need to maintain, clean or completely restore a carpet to its former glory, then the X-Vac can provide an excellent solution to the removal of dirt, soil and dry particles that become embedded in textile flooring fibres. When used regularly the vacuum not only helps to boost the aesthetics of a carpet but also promotes a healthier environment in the home and at work. With a variety of functions this machine is perfectly applicable for use in wet or lower moisture environments.


KleenRite Upholstery and Drapery

All of the machines from the KleenRite range are designed for use on heavy duty carpet upholstery and drapery car and have come to shape the carpet cleaning industry and the way that it is undertaken.

This 204 Hx machine has incredible heating capabilities to ensure that it can take on any type of cleaning job well.

if you are looking for a piece of cleaning kit that will serve your carpet or upholstery cleaning company for many years to come, then this is that piece.

If you would like more information about any of the KleenRite machines from our ranges of stock, then please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Crisp and Brite who are trained and skilled in the use of these products and can help you to make an informed decision about the right model for your requirements.

We also offer finance options and additional training courses where required.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Introducing Chemspec – produce the sparkling results your clients desire

Our industry is immersed with time saving tools, lotions and potions to ensure maximum hygiene for all of our clients. However, one of the most universal solvents of the cleaning industry, water can be even more vital to our industry, particularly when it is used correctly in conjunction with some of the best cleaning products out there.

With European renowned brand, Chemspec, your cleaning company is guaranteed the best results ensuring that there are no customer call backs, unless they want you to perform the perfect clean again and again.

From Oriental rug cleaning apparatus, right through to stain removers and odour killers, our range from Chemspec provides a comprehensive solution so that you can satisfy all of your customers’ cleaning requirements ensuring that they don’t go anywhere else for their cleaning needs.

Here’s our short guide to some of the products that you may wish to invest in and why.

Stain remover

Chemspec Paint, Oil and Grease remover
Fragrance: banana
This specialist stain remover is extremely effective in the removal of paint, oil, grease, contaminants and spillages resulting from shoe polish, pens, marking ink, nail polish, make-up and more.

After all, cleaning companies aren’t just employed for the everyday jobs, so you need to ensure that you’re ready to tackle the expert cleaning roles too.

It is fairly rare to find such a product within the cleaning industry at such a cheap price because it performs the role of exhibiting the grease present in solvency or dry solvents without the costs usually associated with other professional stain removal.

The slow-drying formula means it works steadily and can dissolve a wide variety of stains.
It is even effective when used with the universal solvent of water, when diluted in 4 parts to 1.

The product can also be used as a preventative measure against re-soiling, ensuring maximum client satisfaction.

Odour killer

Chemspec Kill Odor
Fragrance: Citrus
As a rule, as experienced cleaners, we all know that there is not one general deodoriser that is made to tackle every task which is why it is critical to select the correct product and technique for the right situation. Our Air neutralizer is formulated completely different to our Kill Odour  as an example, so ensure that your job to tackle is appropriate for the products you have got.
We can advise you on this as knowledgeable Chemspec distributors.
Our Chemspec Kill Odor is great for all purpose deodorising and can be used as a non-cationic to be applied on mould, funghi and to tackle vomit, off foods, perspirations, and similar problem odours.

Hard Floor cleaner

Floor finish
Fragrance: Characteristic of the formula
Hard floors are becoming increasingly popular in workplaces and home living spaces, but most vary in expense and materials – it is difficult to find a one product suits all product however the Floor Finish 25 can be used on most hard floors with low, high and ultra-speed buffers to provide a long lasting finish.

We would highly recommend pre-testing the surface to be worked on before application however to ensure optimum results and compatibility.

Providing a wet look gloss finish this durable floor finish stands up to even the heaviest foot traffic and has drying times which are dependent upon the environmental conditions in which you are using them.

Infection Control

Formula 429
Fragrance: Unperfumed
Infection control is necessary not only in hospital and hospitality and catering environments but also commercial office blocks and living spaces, so it is vital that you always have a universal infection control option on hand to resolve any issues that may crop up with your clients.

As a water based anti-microbial that is odour free, with multi-surface applications in spectrum kills and residual control Formula 429 is suitable for use in a variety of areas and can be applied as a spray, foam or ULV fogging solution.

The main attractions of numerous cleaning companies to this product are its patented technology from Chemspec which extends kill capacity that can last anything from weeks to months. Non-corrosive and economical due to its residual efficacy this means it only requires single application in most instances. This is a professional product which creates the results that your client will consistently want.

Carpet Cleaner

All Fiber Textile Rinse
Fragrance: Spice
Different materials of carpet can require various treatments and with our All Fiber Textile Rinse you have a comprehensive solution which incorporates oriental rugs and metallic dyes in rugs leaving fibres soft and safe, even where colour bleeding may be a problem. Mildly acidic it neutralises high alkaline detergents so is great for stabilising unstable dyes present in all varieties of carpet. Browning is also reduced when alkaline residues need removing, meaning that it is a combined treatment for staining and cleaning carpets.

This is an ideal treatment when soiling is at its most severe, particularly on wool or dyed fabrics although pre-testing is advised before full treatment is carried out.

If you want to clean upholstery, this Chemspec product can also be applied as a spray. For further advice, please just ask as well-informed distributors of this product we are informed about its most suitable applications.


We stock a comprehensive range of cleaning products and ask that if there is anything that you are unable to find you simply contact us and we will be more than happy to help.