Monday, 8 September 2014

Check Out Our New Blog! The EZ Strip Blog Has What Your Looking For!


Get information on eco-friendly DIY projects at the EZ Strip Blog! Learn about renovation hazards and safer products for your DIY needs. See step by step procedures for removing pop corn ceilings, refinishing furniture and much more!


 Follow the link and get on the DIY train today! http://ezstripblog.blogspot.ca/


Do It Yourselfers rejoice because with EZ Strip life just never has been this EZ!


Monday, 2 June 2014

EcoSolve's New Look EZ Strip for Paint Removal

EcoSolve Americas Inc has re-branded their products for a new look and in anticipation of an in store launch with Home Depot Canada! EZ Strip products are set to hit Home Depot shelves across Canada July 1st of 2014. EcoSolve is so excited to make this happen because they don't just want to make their products EZ to use but also EZ to buy! Visit the new website http://ezstrip.ca/ and see what EZ Strip can do for you.
  EZ Strip products are gentle on the environment and skin safe! Yet tough enough on painted coatings and textures for professional use. DIYers unite we can change the way we strip paint, varnish, and painted textures! No longer will you have to wait for warm weather to do your refinish projects! EZ Strip All Purpose Remover is the ultimate in green cleaning. Clean up graffiti, markers, glue residues, and gum. Tough on grease no matter if its in the kitchen or in the garage EZ Strip tackles tough sticky stuff! Check out our new You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrdG2e9pwkXkZr_s2z5oag/videos see what EZ Strip can do for you! Because life has never been this EZ! 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Anti-Graffiti Initiative Aims to Crack Down on Vandals

 
Anti-graffiti initiatives are popping up all over the country as the warm season picks up. Towns and cities all over North America are feeling the pressure from Municipalities to keep properties and businesses clean and free from graffiti. As the vandalism increases so must the efforts of townships and communities. Here is a report of one such town Carlisle, PA reaching out for community support in combating graffiti vandalism. Follow link for full report http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/cumberland/antigraffiti-initiative-in-carlisle-aims-to-crack-down-on-vandals/24558460 The best way to fight graffiti is to have a zero tolerance policy. Always remove graffiti as soon as possible to discourage returned visits. Take control of the situation here's how you can help.
Get Organized: Community Clean Ups are a great way to clean a large area as a community.
Use Safe Practices: Always use safe graffiti cleaners so everyone can participate and have fun!
Get Motivated: You can make things happen you just have to have the right motivation to get the job done! For safe graffiti removal options visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ Check out our Graffiti Go and only truly safe water based graffiti remover certified as a safe alternative to harsh solvents and completely effective on all types of graffiti from spray paint, to markers, to stickers, to gum and glue Graffiti Go is the solution to safe graffiti removal.       

Friday, 31 January 2014

Methylene Chloride: Hazardous Substance & The Right To Know


      Methylene Chloride is a colorless, volatile, liquid with a sweet odor. It is used as a paint and varnish remover, solvent for plastics, degreasing agents, propellants, and blowing agents. This highly toxic chemical is on the Right to Know Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by OSHA, ACGIH, DOT, NIOSH, NTP, DEP, IARC, IRIS, NFPA and EPA. Methylene chloride is a listed hazardous waste under the California Hazardous Waste Control Act. The law requires hazardous waste to be disposed at a permitted hazardous waste disposal or treatment facility. This means all waste created from using methylene chloride as a stripping agent requires special disposal. Not to mention all the direct health risks associated with using this chemical.  
  • Methylene Chloride can affect you when inhaled and by passing through the skin
  • Methylene Chloride should be handled as a CARCINOGEN and MUTAGEN--WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
  • Contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes with possible eye damage.
  • Inhaling methylene chloride can irritate the nose, throat and lungs.
  • Higher exposure can cause headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, unconsciousness, and even death.
  • Methylene Chloride may damage the liver and affect the kidneys and brain.
Methylene Chloride is found in consumer products such as spray shoe polish, water repellents, spot removers, wood floor and panel cleaners, adhesive removers, lubricants, wood stains, varnishes and finishes, paint strippers and graffiti removal products, rust removers, glass frosting/artificial snow, and some automotive part cleaning products. Follow this link for a hazardous substance fact sheet on methylene chloride http://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1255.pdf The facts are staggering but there are people trying to make changes that will benefit consumers in the end. 
      EcoSolve Americas Inc is a dedicated company that provides a line of paint and coating removal products free of harsh and toxic chemicals like methylene chloride making them completely safe for consumer use. These products are EcoLogo Green Certified as a safe alternative to chemical stripping and eco-preferable for the environment. The waste created from stripping with EcoSolve products is completely safe to dispose of in your regular garbage (provided material does not contain lead). Visit the EcoSolve website http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ to get safe alternatives for your projects! EcoSolve has taken this issue to the next level and created a petition to ban the use of methylene chloride in consumer products. Follow link to show your support and sign https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/federal-minister-of-health-ban-the-use-of-methylene-chloride-in-products-for-consumer-use  Protecting consumers from carcinogenic chemicals like methylene chloride can prevent cancer and save lives! Thanks for reading with your support we can make a difference!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Before Refinishing Furniture


Before refinishing furniture, old paint or varnish must be stripped off. Several options are available. You could sand and scrape the paint off, but that would take a very long time. Dry sanding or scraping also has the added mess and dust hazard. Breathing in paint or varnish dust can irritate the lungs or worse especially if the coating is old with potential lead hazards. You could use a strong paint stripper, but you'd need to wear gloves, a respirator, safety glasses and protective clothing. Methylene chloride is a solvent which is commonly used in chemical paint strippers. Exposure to methylene chloride increases risk of developing cancer, adverse effects on the heart, central nervous system and liver, and skin or eye irritation. Exposure may occur through inhalation, by absorption through the skin, or through contact with the skin. A third option is to use an environmentally friendly paint stripper, which may take a little longer to do the job but is much safer for you and the environment. Follow this link for some quick tips on how to use environmentally friendly paint strippers. http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/using-an-environmentally-friendly-paint-stripper/index.html If your looking for an environmentally friendly paint stripper that gives you the performance of a chemical stripper and the added safety of a water based gel stripper then look no further than EcoSolve Americas. We pride ourselves with offering environmentally friendly alternatives to dangerous solvents that are powerful, safe, and effective! EcoSolve's Home Strip Paint and Varnish Remover is the revolution of paint and varnish stripping. What was either extremely difficult or extremely hazardous before now can be a fun DIY project! Visit our website for more great info on EcoSolve and our range of safe coating removal options here http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/   

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Getting The Lead Out


     Humans have mined and used lead for over 6,000 years. Across time, the pliable, soft metal has been fashioned into tools and utensils, used as a sweetener for wines, and even to provide an extra kick to a gallon of gasoline or add a gleaming sheen to a coat of paint. For over 1,000 years we've known that lead is poisonous. But it was not until March 29, 1979 that a pediatrician and child psychiatrist named Herbert Needleman first documented the dangers of even the lowest forms of lead exposure. More than 38 million homes in the United States contain deteriorating lead painted walls. Landlords refuse to abate these homes because it costs so much money and the renting parents have neither the funds nor access to safer housing elsewhere.
     In 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered the acceptable blood lead level to a 5 micrograms/dl, a mere fraction of the acceptable levels only 30 years earlier. In reality, even this seemingly "low" amount represents too high an acceptable level in a child's body and brain.

The only safe lead level is no lead!

     Despite the overwhelming body of science on this danger, millions of American babies and children are at risk to be poisoned on this anniversary of the discovery of just how damaging lead could be to the developing brain. Who will pay to abate such an environmental hazard -- the landlords, the lead paint producers, the government, everyone -- remains to be seen, as the usual subjects duke it out in courtrooms across America. For more info and full article please follow link http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/how-a-doctor-discovered-us-walls-were-poisonous.html
     The cost of lead abatement these days seems to be just as scary as the very real risks lead exposure pose to our health. That's why EcoSolve Americas has dedicated time and resources to providing safe lead paint removal information, practices, and products. Everything from links to EPA lead safe info for families http://www2.epa.gov/lead, prevent lead poisoning during home renovation videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqUssA-PsD0, to providing advanced EcoLogo Certified gel paint strippers with dust free wet working systems for a safer option to chemical stripping products www.ecosolveamericas.com. Whether your a landlord, home owner, or renter there are steps that can be taken to reduce lead exposure in your home. Thanks for reading if you liked this be sure to subscribe to the EcoSolve Blog at http://cfisher-courtneysblog.blogspot.ca/ for more great posts!      

Monday, 30 December 2013

How Indoor Air Pollution Works


Sometimes just looking out your window at all the pollution may be enough to make you shun the outdoors. But what's inside may be even worse. Indoor air pollution, the degradation of indoor air quality by harmful chemicals and other materials, can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution. This is because contained areas enable pollutants to build up more than open spaces do. If you consider that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors and 65% inside their homes in particular, you can see why indoor air pollution is an important issue. Some of the side effects caused by indoor air pollution are little worse than those of the common cold but long-term exposure can lead to a coma, lung cancer, and even death. For full article follow link http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/indoor-air-pollution.htm At EcoSolve we know how important the air quality in your home truly is for you and your family. That's why all EcoSolve products are free from harsh chemicals that can release toxic fumes into your home. Truly fume free paint and coating removal has never been possible until now! Our patented water based technology allows our products to soften and penetrate coatings without chemically reacting or heating the coating releasing harmful fumes into the air. For more info on EcoSolve and our great removal products visit our website  http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ 

We care about your air!
  Tough Not Toxic