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Get to the Root Cause of Stained Ceiling Tiles with these 7 Maintenance Tips

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Water stains on ceilings and discolored acoustical ceiling tiles are often indicative of underlying HVAC issues. While treating the symptoms may provide temporary relief, it is essential to fix the root cause of the problem for a long-term solution. Brodi’s HVAC Starter Pack offers a comprehensive set of resources, equipment, and guidance to help you identify and address the root cause of water stains and prevent further damage.

By following the steps outlined here, which include identifying the source of the problem, repairing or replacing faulty equipment, implementing proper maintenance practices, and utilizing advanced leak detection and prevention tools, you can effectively tackle water-related issues in your facility.

Don’t let water stains on your ceilings be a persistent headache. Embrace Brodi’s HVAC solutions and take control of your facility’s environment. With their expertise and comprehensive offerings, you can fix the root cause of the problem and enjoy a well-maintained and water-stain-free facility.

Fix the root cause of the issue,
rather than just treat the symptoms.

Brodi offers some unique and easy-to-use HVAC solutions to tackle the root of these issues. Check our HVAC Starter Pack, it comes with everything you need to keep your facility running smoothly.


Step 1 – Eliminate sludge buildup in AC condensate pans

AC Gel Pucks (3 oz size) Prevent the buildup of slime, sludge and fungus in your air conditioning unit’s drain line. The pucks dissolve slowly releasing a cleaning agent that removes debris and prevents clogs, maintaining the unit’s efficiency. Prevent system shutdowns, condensation leaks and water damage.


Mini AC Gel Tabs

Mini AC Gel Pucks

These economical-sized 1 oz tabs are great for heat pumps or smaller units.

Step 2 – Unblock your condensate pan drain lines.

MircroFlo, the only product on the market specifically designed to clean condensate drains. It utilizes the water in the drain as a hydraulic ram and doesn’t rely on air pressure or chemicals, providing instant drain opening. Portable and easy to use. For 3/8″ to 7/8″ drains. Focuses on the blockage and won’t shoot up vent pipes. Safe to use, contains no CFCs, acids, or caustics.


Step 3 – Seal any leaks in your condensate pans

Fix A Leak quickly fix leaks with this durable rubberized coating spray. Creates a waterproof, flexible, permanent rubber coating. Can be applied to any surface. Stops leaks and prevents rust and corrosion. Fast drying and will not crack or peel. Use on HVAC condensate pans, PVC drains, gutters, ducting, roofs, flashing, sheds and cement cracks


Step 4 – Fix any cracks on your condensate pans or pipes

Brofix is specially designed to bond to and imitate the properties of copper pipes. Hardens in 5 to 10 minutes and can be tapped, screwed, drilled, sanded, sawed, filed or painted. Permanently repair your cracked copper pipes quickly. 


Step 5 – Stop your pipes from sweating.

Pipewrap – Keep pipes from sweating with our spray-on insulating coating. It dries to a clean, flexible, white finish and adheres to various pipe materials, including stainless steel and PVC. You can use it on cold water pipes, refrigeration lines, valves, and more. The water-resistant coating prevents damage caused by dripping water, making it a must-have for any building. Great for preventing stained ceiling tiles.


Step 6 – Clean your AC and Heat Exchange coils.

Coilean – Say goodbye to harsh vapors and hello to a fresh natural scent as you clean your coils with this water-based foaming spray. Bio-enzymatic action tackles mold and fungus for a deep clean. You can either rinse it off with water or let it be for a hands-free clean. The normal condensation will then rinse away the foam, taking grime and build-up with it!Coilean – Say goodbye to harsh vapors and hello to a fresh natural scent as you clean your coils with this water-based foaming spray. Bio-enzymatic action tackles mold and fungus for a deep clean. You can either rinse it off with water or let it be for a hands-free clean. The normal condensation will then rinse away the foam, taking grime and build-up with it!


Step 7 – Repair your acoustical ceiling tiles.

Renew – Don’t ever use paint to try to get rid of those unsightly stains on your ceiling tiles! Why can’t I use my trusty can of white spray paint instead? Because paint is flammable and also fills in those little holes in the tiles that make them acoustically sound in the first place. This durable white spray-on coating covers unsightly ceiling tile stains caused by water damage, smoke and soil discoloration.


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How to protect surfaces from salt water corrosion after the ice melts

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Winter weather is harsh, but it’s not just the cold that you need to look out for. With the onslaught of snow and ice also comes other dangers that can remain even after the ice has melted away. If you’re a homeowner or a business owner, then protecting your property is likely a top priority. Unfortunately, winter can cause serious damage to some of your most expensive possessions including your vehicles or home.

However, by adopting a solid plan for protecting your home, vehicles and business equipment in the winter, you can save yourself the need for many costly repairs. In this article, we’ll be talking about ways that you can stop winter corrosion and other damage in its tracks.

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Removing hard packed snow and ice with a cost effective liquid de-icer

Snow and ice builds up on entrance, sidewalks and driveways around buildings

Winter can be a magical time. Children playing in the snow, families reuniting over the holidays, friends gathering around cozy fireplaces. Of course, along with the colder temperatures comes the sometimes perilous and unpredictable winter weather and piles of snow and ice that never seem to disappear.

If you own a residential property or manage a commercial property, you know how important and difficult it is to keep walkways, entranceways, driveways and sidewalks clear and safe in these conditions. With so many options for granular and liquid de-icers on the market, what’s the best way to remove hard-packed snow and ice?

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Are there pipes leaking or surfaces cracking, looking for emergency repair?

Are there pipes leaking or surfaces cracking?

Leaks and cracks can be devastating to any business. Leaks and cracks mean that your roof and pipes aren’t working properly and can mean many awful things for any business. Water damage, flooding, and chaos, in general, are all in store for businesses who leave leaks and cracks on pipes or roofs unchecked. But is there a way for businesses to fix leaks and cracks efficiently and quickly? Yes, there is, but you’ll have to read on to find out how.

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Preparing your business for Winter

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It seems that the winter season is upon us and as they say, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year”. The snowmaking a beautiful white blanket over our roads and sidewalks, winter storms, cosy fires and quality time indoors, this winter season is bound to be a great one. That is of course if you make sure to keep up on your de-icing. The worst part about this season is how icy and slippery everything can get, and how potentially dangerous that ice can be. However, fear not, because we here at Brodi have a comprehensive guide on how to survive winter, how to get through the treacherous snow and ice. So that you can enjoy all the best parts of winter without having to worry about the dangers.

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Instant de-icer spray – the best to keep windshields from icing up

keep windshield from icing up, using the instant spray deicer Well, it looks like the winter weather is right around the corner. Soon, we’ll have gorgeous white ice and snow-draped all over our respective cities and towns, bringing a brilliant white sheen to the world. Not only do we get beautiful snow, we also get Christmas, cozy fires, skiing and snowmobiles. However, with all these cool and great activities come some hardships– namely, scraping ice that’s covering your windshield. One of the biggest pains in the morning before you have to go to work, this would definitely be the worst part of any winter day. But is there a way to make this process easier? Yes, there is.

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Fixing leaks, cracks and pinholes on cast iron pipes with steel epoxy putty

Cast Iron Pipes repair epoxy puttyThe cast iron pipe. A staple of plumbing for many years, the cast iron has held a special place in the hearts and plumbing systems of people around the world. But what happens when one of those precious pipes breaks? What if it leaks? How could someone possibly fix it by themselves without rigorous plumber training? Is it time to call a plumber and spend money you don’t have? Or is there… ANOTHER way?

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Using wood repair putty to restore small damages on wood structure finish?

stripped screw hole on wood structureWooden supports, beams, floors and other wooden parts can beautify just about any space, whether it be your home or place of business. It gives the place an old-time, rustic, down to earth kind of feel. However, the slow march of time can cause old wood to crack or wear down, making it look rustic but in a bad, trashy way. If this happens to your place of business, do you go out and buy new stuff? Hire a carpenter to tear it all down? Probably not, as some wood supports, beams, floors and other wooden parts are irreplaceable and an integral part of the interior design. So is there another way to restore your wood to it’s former glory?

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Having wood epoxy putty ready for furniture restoration

Antique furniture restoration with it's value, summary imageSo that chair you love is broken, or maybe someone in your place of business cracked some of your wooden furniture. The question that immediately arises after the initial shock is: “shoot, how am I supposed to fix this?” Before you start driving nails into your furniture or before you bust out the handy duct tape, maybe consider taking a look at a wood epoxy putty repair stick.

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