Archive for July, 2011

Green Plumbing

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


In coming years, more emphasis will be placed on “green plumbing”. It is all part of a recent, fast growing trend of sustainability in our homes and communities. Going green in plumbing is a movement to try and save the world’s supply of water, of which, only 1% is usable. The method of obtaining this is by reducing water usage, recycling water and using sustainable products to do it.

If you are a plumber or contractor, consider getting your green plumbing or building certification.

Why do this? More and more cities and governing bodies are requiring all building and plumbing to be LEED certified. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a set of green building standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.

Already, federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State, have LEED initiatives. State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings. In the future it is very possible that all places will require a contractor or plumber to be “green”.

For more information on how to be certified as a green plumber, visit:

For more information in the U.S. Green Building Council, visit:


The Technical Concepts AutoJanitor–24 Hour Toilet Cleaning System

Friday, July 22nd, 2011


Believe it or believe it, but I just sat down and read seven part series on the history of the modern bathroom. The articles documented human bathroom habits from the 13th century to present. And I must say….it was one of the most interesting things I have ever read. Did you know that the there were no running water or inside toilets until 100 years ago? Or that each function of the bathroom, should ideally be performed in separate rooms?

This article went through the various years of the past and transformations of the bathroom. But it didn’t really touch on the FUTURE. And by future, I mean the Technical Concepts AutoJanitor system.

The AutoJanitor by Technical Concepts is an advanced cleaning system that automatically cleans and deodorizes up to two toilets/urinals at one time. The AutoJanitor 24 hour cleaning promotes health in your bathroom. The cleaning action of the Autojanitor refill leaves your toilets brightly cleaned and reduces the need for maintenance. The AutoClean also works as a deodorizer. It works continuously to get rid of odors and give the odor of a clean restroom.

The cleaning system has audio and visual clues to let the user know when it is working properly and when the refill needs to be changed. The yellow blinking LED light indicated that the Autojanitor is working properly and a red flashing LED light lets you know that a refill is needed. A short beeping sound is an supplement to the light.

The optional attachment (TC 401290) lets you connect the device to two different urinals/toilets and double its effectiveness.

autojanitor refill dispenser auto janitor

Construction Jokes

Monday, July 18th, 2011


I’m a pretty funny guy and I love to hear a good joke. And today I heard a doozy and I just had to share it with you guys.

The Construction Engineers and the Lawyers

There are two big conferences in NY, one for construction engineers and one for lawyers. They are both being held in the same building downtown. On the first day of the conference, two groups run into each other at the train station and chat while waiting in line to buy tickets into the city. When they reach the counter, the three lawyers each buy tickets and watch as the three Engineers buy only a single ticket.

“How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?” asks a lawyer. “Watch and you’ll see,” answers an Engineer.

They all board the train. The lawyers take their respective seats, but all three Engineers cram into a restroom and close the door behind them.

Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, “Ticket, please.”

The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on. The lawyers see this and agree it is quite a clever idea. After the conference, the lawyers (recognizing the engineers’ superior intellect) decide to copy the construction engineers on the return trip and save some money . When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip.

To their astonishment, the construction engineers don’t buy a ticket at all. “How are you going to travel without a ticket?” says one perplexed lawyer. “Watch and you’ll see,” answers an engineer.

When they board the train the three lawyers cram into a restroom and the three construction engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs.

Shortly afterward, one of the construction engineers leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the lawyers are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, “Ticket, please.”

For about 100 more hilarious plumbing, contracting and construction jokes go to: . You will be laughing for hours!


Scrubs in a Bucket–hand sanitizer, general purpose cleaner, hand cleaner wipes, disinfectant wipes

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011


In an earlier post, I showed you some ITW Dykem/Dymon industrial strength marking pens. The ITW Dymon company makes a lot more amazing industrial cleaning and chemical products. One of the most popular is the Scrubs in a Bucket. Scrubs are a cleaner and disinfectant that can be used on the hands or for cleaning or polishing furnishings around the office or home. They are an innovative sanitary solution that comes in many different varieties.

Here is a little informercial ITW created to highlight all of the SCRUBS they have

SCRUBS Medaphene Disinfectant Deodorizing Wipes disinfects phones, door handles and counters.

SCRUBS Multi-Surface Wipes clean desks, cubicles, file cabinets and counters.

SCRUBS Hand Sanitizer Wipes quickly sanitizes and conditions hands and removes bio-film.

SCRUBS Graffiti and paint remover removes and dissolves paint and graffiti with a non scratching towel.

There are a lot more varieties of SCRUBS to choose from. For a complete selection choose the SCRUBS six pack of all wipes

scrubs wipes

Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Monday, July 11th, 2011


I always go on and on about how great Rubbermaid/Technical Concepts products are but it is pretty hard to illustrate that fact without a visual aid. I found a pretty awesome video by RCP that quickly goes through some of the Rubbermaid/Technical Concepts touchless restroom products. So click the link below and enjoy.

RCP Tour of Touchless Restroom Products