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Ice Break: Professional Ice and Snow Remover - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In this blog, we will be profiling our very popular and very effective ice removal and ice melting product, Ice Break.

‘Now is the winter of our discontent’. That’s how some of you might be feeling when the ice and snow hits again this winter. The country has been getting better in preparing for the weather we now seem to get regularly, with increased gritting and early warnings, but there’s only so much local councils can do to make sure you can get around easily and safely. If you live in an isolated area, away from the main roads, you’re usually just left to fend for yourself. And if you own a business that is located on an industrial estate or business park it ends up being your responsibility to clear the way for your workers to get in.

Imagine having the clear this yourself with rock salt?
(Image source - BBC News)
So how do you do this? You could get in early and break out the shovel to dig the snow out yourself, but try using that to chisel away at the compacted ice that will no doubt be underneath all that snow. You could use rock salt, a popular product for ice clearing, but this isn’t always that effective, and you’re still left with the remains of the ice/slush that have to be cleared. So what other option is there? Well, there’s Ice Break.

Ice Break is without a doubt the most effective way to remove hardened and thick ice. It works eight times faster than rock salt and covers twelve times the area. Rock salt lasts around four to five hours, whereas Ice Break lasts an incredible 48 hours, which also prevents the formation of new layers of ice. The 100% pure graded granulated pellets (Ice Break contains no fillers whatsoever) begin reacting and melting the ice upon contact and dissolve completely, meaning there is nothing to clean up afterwards, unlike other ice melting products.

Ice Break can be used wherever it is needed, including stairwells, ramps, pavements, loading bays and cold storage areas. It has been used and trusted for many years by organizations included the MOD, the NHS and the Royal Mint, as well as numerous local council organizations.

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Ice Break comes in various sizes - 8kg, 15kg and 24kg.
If you need more proof that Ice Break really works, click here to see a video of it going up against grit to see which is the best ice melting product (spoiler – it’s Ice Break). If you are interested in our other winter products, please visit our website at


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Magnaclean: All-In-One Kitchen Cleaner - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 In this week’s blog, we will be profiling Magnaclean; our all-in-one anti-bacterial surface cleaner and degreaser.

The cupboard under the sink is usually home to a household’s cleaning products. Sink cleaners, surface cleaners, oven cleaners, drain unblockers; all of these bottles and sprays can take up a lot of room in that little cupboard that is already cramped with the sink’s drainage pipe. But what if you could get rid of all of these and replace them with just one, simple product? You can if you buy Magnaclean.

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Why worry about several different cleaning products when you can just have one?
Magnaclean is an all-in-one, anti-bacterial surface cleaner and degreaser, and is designed for kitchen cleaning. It is highly concentrated and cuts through stubborn, dried-on stains and food deposits easily and quickly, meaning less time spent bent over, scrubbing furiously with a scourer. It is odour-free, making it suitable for enclosed areas, and can even be used as a dishwasher cleaner. Also, because it is highly-concentrated, you can choose how powerful you want it to be by diluting it to suit your needs, whether it be a simple kitchen surface clean or a full, in-depth industrial kitchen clean. Magnaclean kills up to 99.99% of all known bacteria, including MRSA, salmonella and E.coli. 

Magnaclean has been proven to work against the following materials:-

Grease, heavy grease and grime
Nicotine stains 
Food stains
Coffee stains
Ingrained dirt

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Magnaclean cuts through ground-in stains with ease
Choosing Magnaclean means you won’t have to worry about finding and buying a cleaner for a specific job, or rummaging through your under-sink cupboard trying to find a certain product, as Magnaclean can do it all. If you are interested in our product, you can buy it from our website or from our Amazon store.
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Commercial Cleaners Vacancies - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

We have opportunities for Commercial Cleaners to join our company


We are currently looking for Commercial Cleaners to join us at our headquarters in Crown Business Park, Tredegar (Gwent, Wales). The candidate will ideally have an understanding and experience of site work.


Job Title – Commercial Cleaner

Salary – 6.50 an hour (Temporary contract) 
Start Date – October 2013
Job Description – 
Duties include carrying out specialised cleaning, jetting, industrial cleaning, planned maintenance, deep cleaning, factory cleaning, high level cleaning and any other associated duties as required. Training will be provided as specialist equipment and methods will be used. You will be required to assist the site supervisor and you will be aware at all times of health and safety on site. 
Applicant will be required to work throughout the UK and will hold a valid, clean driving license, although the majority of the work is in South Wales. Applicant must be fully flexible as work hours will vary.
The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be reliable and able to undertake duties of a physical nature. You will be able to think on your feet and have an eye for precision. You will be customer focused, have the ability to converse on all levels and be presentable at all times. You must be trustworthy, highly focused in your work and dedicated to the task in hand. You must also be comfortable with heights, as some jobs would involve working with cherry pickers and scissor lifts to access high areas.
The following qualifications would be advantage to your application: Previous work in this type of industry. CSCS card IPAF Operator Training Certificate, PASMA Certificate in Tower construction, Fork Lift Driving License and Asbestos Awareness, First Aid Certificate      
To apply for this position, please email us a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you feel you are right for this role, to (please write ‘Commercial Cleaner Job Application’ clearly in the email subject line).
Good luck with your applications and we at APT-ICC are looking forward to welcoming one of you to the team.
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Graffiti Removal Products - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In this blog, we will be showing you some of the products from our range of graffiti removal products, following on from the how-to guide from our sister site’s own blog.

Graffiti can be a major problem in many areas. It’s unsightly, ruins the look of many old buildings and can encourage more anti-social behaviour if left untreated. Whilst APT-ICC also provide commercial cleaning services, including graffiti removal (see our cleaning services site), it isn’t always practical to call out a professional team, especially if the area affected is quite small.
That’s why we sell a wide range of graffiti removal products that give you the edge you need to remove graffiti yourself. Our sister site’s blog gave you a step-by-step guide on how to prevent graffiti with the Anti-Graffiti Paint, but this post will give you a briefing of some of our other products, starting with…

1. Graffiti Wipeout Liquid

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So someone has sprayed some graffiti on your garden wall, or the side of your house. It’s not too bad, but it’s still graffiti and it’s still an eyesore on your home. All you need is a simple coat of Wipeout Liquid to, well, wipeout the graffiti. The high-strength liquid formula quickly penetrates the paint, meaning one coat is all you need. It has a low odour and is environmentally friendly, making it safe and suitable for enclosed areas. 
Wipeout Liquid isn’t just good for personal home use. It is ideal to use on transport vehicles, signs, bus shelters and roadway structures, and is used by the Swetra Highways Agency.

2. Ghost Buster Graffiti Remover

Who ya gonna call? Unfortunately, this won’t help Ray, Peter, Egon and Winston beat paranormal entities, but it will help you bust the ‘ghosts’ left by graffiti, as in the shadowy outlines and marks left after it has been removed. This is often the hardest part of graffiti removal and usually requires heavy cleaning with harsh, sometimes damaging, methods, but Ghost Buster makes this process easy with its specially-formulated solution that dissolves and cuts through these stubborn marks with ease. 

3. Graffiti Wipes

Not all graffiti is a giant mass of colours, names and gang signs made with spray paints done over a period of time. Sometimes it can just be some kid with a marker pen scribbling some childish smut, or someone spraying a smiley face on a statue. In these cases, the best course of action is to just wipe it off. However, this can’t be done with just any supermarket surface wipes. What you need are Graffiti Wipes. These are specially formulated to rapidly break down and remove a whole range of things, including ink, paints, dyes, glue, wax, crayons and marker pens. They work on a variety of surfaces, such as metal, glass and tiles, and come in a small, portable container, making them perfect of quick graffiti removal jobs, such as ones that occur in the classroom, the train carriage and the office.
To see just how well it works, take a look at the before and after shots of this statue.
For the full range of graffiti removal/treatment products, please go to our 'Home' page and click the 'Graffiti Removal' link on the left-hand side column.
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