David Bonasera is keeping you aware....

December 2011 

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ESP has been repairing mistakes made by cleaning companies and maids for years. The most common mistake that we see is the use of acidic toilet bowl cleaners around marble and limestone. The use of these acidic products causes etching which results in costly repairs. David has found two great products to keep your toilet bowl clean without damaging your stone. Check out these two non-acid or chemical-free products!




Magic Al's Bowl Magic


This unique NON-ACID bowl cleaner is just as valuable and important to your stone tile floor as it is for your toilet. While transforming a dirty toilet into something you could drink out of (your dog will thank you), Bowl Magic vehemently protects your polished travertine/marble/limestone floor and everything surrounding it from uncontrollable splashing. Dirty drips and leaks will never touch the floor again.








Erase It for Tubs, Toilets and Sinks


We are excited to bring you a 100% chemical-free way to clean your home. Erase It forErase It for Tubs, Toilets and Sinks Tubs, Toilets and Sinks cleans rust, stains, algae, scum lines, dirt and hard water buildup from toilets, sinks, tile, bathtubs and glass shower doors. You will be amazed at how quickly this unique polymer rubber "eraser" removes and surface stain!


Look for the full line of Erase It products to be added to our website soon! Phone orders can be made today.
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Industry News


Granite Countertop Blowouts... 


David is seeing a lot of blowouts in granite countertops. Sometimes fabricators will install rods to strengthen the countertop in order to support a large sink. Unfortunately a lot of times rather than installing fiberglass, stainless steel or epoxy coated rods they choose a cheaper option like steel rods. Over time these steel rods get wet and rust which causes the rod to expand and ultimately cause a blowout. This will start as a hairline crack most often found in the front or in the back of the sink which end up spreading left to right. Cracks like these can weaken the countertop until it can no longer support the weight of the sink.


David is currently working with Gray LaFortune, the head of the CTIOA (Ceramic Tile Institute of America), Greg Mowatt (Advisory board for the Tile Council North America and ANSI) and Chuck Milbauer (head technical director for the MIA) to try and ban the use of metal rodding in wet areas. While there are repairs that we can do to buy a client in this situation a few a extra years on their counter we strongly urge the consume to speak with their fabricators and installers to know that the right material is being put in their homes.




This Month's Recipe


Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels 



1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creation refrigerated seamless dough sheet 


1/2 lb prosciutto or cooked ham, thinly sliced


1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 0z)


1/2 teaspoon pepper


1 tablespoon CRISCO 100% extra virgin olive or pure vegetable oil


6 tablespoons chopped fresh basil




Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with CRISCO original no-stick cooking spray. Separate or cut dough into 4 rectangles; place on lightly floured surface. If using crescent rolls, firmly press perforations to seal. Press or roll each to form 8x5-inch rectangle.


Arrange 1/4 of prosciutto slices evenly on each rectangle. In a small bowl, mix cheese, pepper and oil. Sprinkle with basil.


Starting at short side of each rectangle, roll up; seal long edges. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 5 slices. Place, cut side up, on cookie sheets.


Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Serve warm.





David Bonasera CTC, CSI 


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