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Condensate Drain Pan Treatment 101

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

Got biofilm, algae, mold, sediment & deposits in your pan?

Air conditioning (HVAC) units and other machinery that cools air, work by moving warm air over a coil, containing the refrigerant.  The process causes water vapor to condensate into a liquid (in the form of water droplets), which is then collected in your condensate pan.  If you have a window AC unit, you’ve probably seen this process in action, as water drips from the outside of the unit. 

The larger the unit, the more condensation is produced—for example, a 6,000 pound AC unit can produce as much as two gallons of liquid per hour.  All of that condensate must be piped away through a drain, to prevent an overflow.  Often, materials such as rust and slime (as well as bacteria) can build up in the condensate drain pan, clogging the drain and causing a subsequent overflow. For this reason, condensate drain pans must be effectively treated & maintained with condensate drain line cleaner to dissolve the rust and slime, in order to permit the draining process to move smoothly and to prevent potentially dangerous bacteria from being introduced into the environment, via air ducts.

Facilities which require large air conditioning units are most at risk of slime (biofilm) build-up and most in need of an effective drain pan treatment. These include commercial properties, health care facilities, hotels, senior living facilities, supermarkets, office buildings, apartment complexes, among others.

Condensate drain pan treatment is essential to eliminate the hazards, as outlined.


See Technical Data HEREcondensate drain line treatment, geltabs, sticky tabs     A number of commercially-available products, such as tablets, gels and drain pads, will dissolve slime and rust to maintain efficient drainage action.  Each product contains a different combination of chemicals, such as biocides and chemicals which neutralize pH, and each works in a slightly different way—for example, some include a time release mechanism.  Products are designed to work with AC units of different sizes.  Finally, some products are more environmentally safe than others. 


Advantages of Slime-Away Sticky Geltabs

Of the several available products, Slime-Away Sticky geltabs provide a number of important advantages.  They lock in place, to prevent movement, which can otherwise clog the drain. Slime Away Sticky Geltabs start to work as soon as they placed in the drain pan. They have a time-release action to ensure treatment is constant and continual.  And they prevent odors associated with stagnated/standing water.

To be sure you’re purchasing the correct product to maintain uninterrupted and free flowing drainage, team with Chemex, with 30 + years experience, providing specialty chemicals, safety supplies and equipment..

 We can answer your questions and provide the level of customer service you deserve.

For more information, contact us today. 


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F-2002 Safely Dissolves Uratic Salts In Urinals, Without Harmful Fumes

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

F-2002 Safely Dissolves Uratic Salts In Urinals, Without Harmful Fumes

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Nobody enjoys dealing with problems related to industrial bathrooms. The smell of the urinals is often overpowering, and the chemicals prescribed to clean them are generally harsh, toxic, and underwhelming in their ability to get the job done. All to often, multiple products are required to tackle the different kinds of encrusted buildup, and the mixing of these products causes harmful fumes, that is apparent with many industrial cleaners.



F-2002, an Acid Replacement Cleaner Does the Job Of Multiple Cleaners

Most maintenance personnel currently use various products to tackle uratic salts (uric salts), that encrust urinals and cause blockages. Mold and mildew, that get in grout and other bathroom fixtures, as well as rust stains, also heighten the concern.  All of these chemicals are typically corrosive and produce harmful fumes, that can be unhealthy for workers. F-2002 safely and effectively accomplishes all of these jobs and more. This makes F-2002 a cost effective option, with the added benefits for workers health.


F-2002 Is Non-Toxic, An Acid Replacement Cleaner

F-2002 safely dissolves uratic salts in urinals with a non-toxic and biodegradable formula. This descaler effectively tackles large accumulations of odorous uratic salt buildup, safely without the corrosive properties. It works effectively on all bathroom cleaning jobs including difficult soap scum and various stains, including rust, without emitting vapors. F-2002 is also a great cleaning agent in food service environments, because of its non-toxic formula. It is safe to use on stainless steel equipment, tile floors, walls, and grouting in commercial kitchens.


Opens Blocked Urinals...




A non corrosive acid replacement cleaner for numerous surfaces.

Additionally, F-2002's application as a floor cleaner/degreaser, on ceramic or quarry tile will increase the slip resistance factor.

If you would like more information on using this non-toxic alternative, for your industrial/commercial  applications, please contact us today.


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Prevent overflows by plugged condensate drain lines

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 @ 23:07 PM


When you have your A/C unit running, you create condensation. The A/C motor (warm), a dark-enclosed environment and condensation, provide the ideal opportunity for disease causing bacteria to thrive.

Without regular maintenance, condensate pans will provide a breeding ground for the build-up of algae, sludge, scum and other messy and odorous organisms. This build-up can cause plugged drains and overflows, which in turn result in water damage. "Pan-Gel" is formulated with ingredients proven effective in cleaning and preventing these deposits, and its use will eliminate the extra maintenance costs associated with odors, plugged drains and overflows.

In addition, the A/C's fan blows & redistributes these microrganisms throughout your facility. - think Legionella... It's not worth the risk of not treating your system.

Inhibit odor causing bacteria, slime and mold on condensate drain pans and drain lines with a single "Pan-Gel" tab. Pan-Gel will last up to six months, so they're very easy & affordable to implement. Moisture in the A/C unit will drip or flow onto the Pan-Gel tab, which creates a gel, which effectively locks the gel tab in place. - That prevents the tab from moving, as other tabs do, which can cause the drain to be blocked.

The unique design formula with AT-8, turns the tab into a very slow gel release, giving it a positive, long lasting ans aggressive cleaning action. The gel tab will clean sludge & other accumulations in your condensate pans & lines, eliminating plugged condensate drain lines and stale water odors. The Pan-Gel tabs last up to six months.

         Pan-Gel are NSF Registered     condensate drain line

Pan Gel, Condensate Pan Treatment is Used by Hospitals, Hotels, Food Plants, Supermarkets, Nursing Homes, etc.

You can prevent the damage caused by the overflow of clogged condensate drain lines, using Pan-Gel tabs. Simply place them into the condensate drain pan and forget about them. When activated by condensation, the tab will turn to a gel and "lock" into place. This ensures that the tab will not move and potentially block the drain. "Pan-Gel" tabs are designed to completely dissolve at an even rate over a 6 month period, leaving nothing to remove when the product is done working.


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A Non Corrosive Acid Replacement Cleaner To Safeguard Your Lungs

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 @ 16:07 PM


Most workers who handle chemical cleaners, especially acid cleaners, know it's not a good idea to inhale the fumes, and some have suffered burns or irritations when these agents have come in contact with their skin. Although the link between acid cleaners and health problems might be obvious, many people aren't aware that scientific research has documented this link for some time.

Studies in recent years -- particularly the report from the "Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2010*" -- have proved that employees who work with or near acid cleaners have developed asthmatic symptoms where none existed previously. Custodians in institutions are particularly at risk because of the frequency and quantity of exposure.

Researchers have known about these problems for much longer, however. In 2003, professor Kenneth D. Rosenman from Michigan State University established that 12 percent of asthmatic conditions documents in cases involving four states were all connected to chemical cleaners. A full four-fifth of these workers had not experienced asthmatic symptoms before.

F-2002, our acid replacement cleaner, safely opens clogged urinals without using harsh chemicals that hurt the health of the worker or damage the environment. F-2002 has the same strength of acid cleaners to remove uratic salts -- and the strong odors and slime build-up associated with clogged urinals -- but with the mildness of liquid dish soap, and without any of the chemicals that have been shown to aggravate asthmatic conditions.

A non corrosive acid replacement cleaner.

For more information about our quality acid replacement cleaners, contact us or browse our site to find the best products for your cleaning needs.

*Zock JP, Vizcaya D, Le Moual N. 2010. Update on asthma and cleaners. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 10(2): 114-120.


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USR Effectively Dissolves Uratic Salts in Urinals

Posted by Barry Greenberg on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

USR Uratic Salts Remover dissolves uratic salts 


When it comes time to clean urinals and maintain them, it is common to find that they drain slowly and give off unpleasant odors. Uratic salts are often the culprit.

Uratic salts are salts that come from the Uratic acid produced in urine. When it builds up in urinals and pipe walls, it can impede water flow and cause slow drainage. Because slow drainage can lead to unpleasant slime buildup, this also becomes a source of foul odor. Treating these odors with deodorizer is simply a mask and fails to address the root cause. Therefore, the stench always returns.



There is an answer for toilets and urinals with uratic salt build up: USR dissolves uratic salts in urinals. USR stands for Uratic Salts Remover, and it does what the name indicates. This concentrated formula is highly effective and easy to use. Simply pour 3 to 4 ounces into the  urinal drain, on a regular basis, to open clogged drains and eliminate odors. Additionally, USR is safe on all plumbing, including all metal pipes, PVC and plastic. Make USR a part of regular scheduled maintenance to keep drains flowing properly and prevent odors.

Public restrooms in high traffic or industrial areas do not have to be a challenge to clean and maintain. USR is an effective, one stop uratic salt solution for custodial and facilities maintenance professionals. In addition to uratic salts, it also removes calcium, rust and lime deposits. USR is safe to use on porcelain. Including USR to your  restroom maintenance program, ensures proper water flow and odor control, making the restroom experience more functional and pleasant for users and easier to service.


Please Contact us for more information on USR and other products in our extensive line of environmentally safe solutions, for all your maintenance needs and safety requirements.


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