Hydro-Balance Products
Bruce Air Filter Company carries a variety of Hydro-Balance products. Please see the PDF for a complete product catalog. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to reach us via email or phone.

Hydro-Balance Catalog


Coil Cleaners

4-X Base Non-Acid Condenser Cleaner (BASE)

  • Properly dilute with water according to label instructions before use:
    • 6 to 24 parts water for expanding foam on condenser coils
    • 80 parts water for electronic filters, blowers, registers, and other components
  • Excellent on greasy contamination
  • U.S.D.A accepted
  • Contains hazardous component Potassium Hydroxide
  • Must be thoroughly rinsed with water
  • Good ventilation, protective gloves, and eye protection required
  • 4-X Base Info Sheet
  • 4-X Base Safety Data Sheet

BLACK-MAX
BLACK MAX is a highly concentrated cleaning system that removes a broad range of soils quickly and with minimum effort. Its ingredients act synergistically to penetrate, emulsify and sequester contaminants for easy rinsing away with water. It is specially formulated for the cleaning and brightening of air conditioning condenser coils. It is non-acidic, non-flammable and contains no toxic petroleum or chlorinated solvents. The surfactants used in BLACK MAX are biodegradable.

  • Premium grade alkaline – expanding foam action
  • Brightens better than normal alkaline cleaners
  • Dilution rates from 3 to 40 parts water
  • Must be thoroughly rinsed with water
  • Contains hazardous component Potassium Hydroxide
  • Good ventilation, protective gloves, and eye protection required
  • BLACK-MAX Info Sheet
  • BLACK-MAX Safety Data Sheet

BLUEDACEOUS
BLUEDACEOUS is a highly concentrated sodium-based cleaning system that removes a broad range of soils quickly and with minimum effort. Its ingredients act synergistically to penetrate, emulsify and sequester contaminants that rinses away with water. It is specially formulated for the cleaning and brightening of air conditioning condenser coils. It is non-acidic, non-flammable and contains no toxic petroleum or chlorinated solvents. The surfactants used in BLUEDACEOUS are biodegradable.

ENVIRO-COIL – Cleans Evaporator and Condenser Coils
May irritate eyes and skin – excessive contact should be avoided
Removes Mold, Mildew, Dust, Soot, Greasy Residue, Lint, and Other Particulate
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Reduces Power Consumption

Safely cleans evaporators and condensers without potential damage to equipment, personnel, or the environment. Unlike strong acid or highly alkaline cleaners that attack metal, Enviro-Coil Cleaner attacks only the dirt build up and leaves metal surfaces clean and free of corrosion.

  • No foaming action – only attacks dirt buildup, not metal
  • Environmentally safe – cleans without damage to environment, personnel, or equipment
  • Dilution rates: Condensers – 4 parts water / Evaporators – 8 parts water
  • Rinsing not required on evaporators – normal condensation will carry away dirt and contamination
  • U.S.D.A. Accepted
  • ENVIRO-COIL Info Sheet
  • ENVIRO-COIL Safety Data Sheet

HYDRO-FOAM – Acid-Type, Foaming, Air-Cooled Condenser Cleaner & Brightener

  • Expanding foam action
  • Best for brightening – makes condenser coils look new
  • Dilution rates from 2 to 10 parts water
  • Must be thoroughly rinsed with water
  • Contains hazardous components Hydrofluoric Acid and Phosphoric Acid
  • Outdoor use only, protective gloves, and eye & face protection required
  • HYDRO-FOAM Concentrate Info Sheet
  • HYDRO-FOAM Concentrate Safety Data Sheet

HYDRO-KLEEN – Non-Acid, Foaming, Air-Cooled Condenser Cleaner
HYDRO-KLEEN is specially formulated for the cleaning and brightening of air conditioning condenser coils. It is non-acidic, non-flammable and contains no toxic petroleum or chlorinated solvents. The surfactants used in HYDRO-KLEEN are biodegradable.

ZIP-FOAM – Condenser Coil Cleaner

Evaporator Coil Cleaners

ENVIRO-COIL – Cleans Evaporator and Condenser Coils
May irritate eyes and skin – excessive contact should be avoided
Removes Mold, Mildew, Dust, Soot, Greasy Residue, Lint, and Other Particulate
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Reduces Power Consumption

Safely cleans evaporators and condensers without potential damage to equipment, personnel, or the environment. Unlike strong acid or highly alkaline cleaners that attack metal, Enviro-Coil Cleaner attacks only the dirt build up and leaves metal surfaces clean and free of corrosion.

  • No foaming action – only attacks dirt buildup, not metal
  • Environmentally safe – cleans without damage to environment, personnel, or equipment
  • Dilution rates: Condensers – 4 parts water / Evaporators – 8 parts water
  • Rinsing not required on evaporators – normal condensation will carry away dirt and contamination
  • U.S.D.A. Accepted
  • ENVIRO-COIL Info Sheet
  • ENVIRO-COIL Safety Data Sheet

HYDRO-COIL – Self-Rinsing Evaporator Coil Cleaner

  • No foaming action – only attacks dirt buildup, not metal
  • Dilution rates from 4 to 6 parts water
  • U.S.D.A. accepted
  • Rinsing not required – normal condensation will carry away dirt and contamination
  • May irritate eyes and skin – excessive contact should be avoided
  • HYDRO-COIL Info Sheet
  • HYDRO-COIL Concentrate Safety Data Sheet

BASE – Indoor, self-rinsing Evaporator Coil Cleaner

  • No foaming action – only attacks dirt buildup, not metal
  • Dilute Self Rinsing Base with 24 parts water – 1 quart makes over 6 gallons evaporator cleaner
  • Rinsing not required – normal condensation will carry away dirt and contamination
  • May irritate eyes and skin – excessive contact should be avoided
  • BASE Info Sheet
  • BASE Safety Data Sheet

ZIP CLEAN – No rinsing required for evaporator coils
Dirty coils reduce efficiency, INCREASE electricity usage, cause equipment wear, and contribute to poor indoor air quality. ZIP CLEAN (Green) will remove greasy film, lint, and other foul smelling contaminants in one simple step.

  • Easy to use aerosol spray cans
  • No mixing, no sprayer, no mess
  • Ready-to-use
  • For evaporator coils – no rinsing required
  • ZIP CLEAN Safety Data Sheet

IAQ

CDC ANTI-CLOG – Safe Functional Design
Has been proven to control the growth of, or inactivate, Legionnaire’s Disease. Bacteria in experimental laboratory conditions for (2) months when approximately 15 gallons of water flow over CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units per day.

  • Sealed, tamper-proof housing prevents skin contact with biocide
  • Filter pad controls biocide for consistent, perfectly timed chemical release over three months
  • Weighted, so pieces stay in position, never float away
  • Does not clog drain ports
  • Low profile – fits most cooling equipment
  • CDC Anti-Clog Info Sheet
  • CDC Anti-Clog Safety Sheet

COIL & DUCT SPRAY

  • EPA registered fungistat, bacteriostat, and germistat for use in HVAC systems
  • For use on ductwork, evaporator coils, drip pans and associated air conditioning parts
  • Controls microbiological growth and associated odors
  • Clean the area, spray thoroughly, and allow to dry
  • COIL & DUCT Spray Info Sheet
  • COIL & DUCT Spray Safety Data Sheet

NEUTRONIC – Neutronic Odor Neutralizer Gel, Original and Citrus plus filter treatment and odor eliminating spray
Unlike regular deodorizers that mask odors with heavy perfumes or oils, Neutronic quickly eliminates odors by oxidation. It leaves no lingering perfume or antiseptic smell and is designed for use in homes, schools, hospitals–anywhere foul odors are a problem.

PRE-CLEAN – Coil & Component Parts Cleaner

STA-CLEAN STRIPS – Drain Pan Treatment

Ice Machine & Water Maintenance

ULTRA-MAX – pH Indicated Super Scale Remover
ULTRA-MAX is a blend of hydrochloric acid and special inhibitors with a unique color system built in. It eliminates the tedious and time consuming necessity of constantly checking the activity of the cleaning solution with pH paper. If the circulating solution is red, it is active, if it is yellow, add more ULTRA-MAX to again attain a red circulating solution. Red is active; yellow is not. It’s as simple as that.

  • Heavily inhibited Hydrochloric acid scale remover with pH indicator built in – red is active, yellow is spent
  • Descales condensers that have been isolated for cleaning
  • Highly concentrated
  • When color change does not occur for 1 hour, all possible scale has been removed
  • ULTRA-MAX Info Sheet
  • ULTRA-MAX Safety Data Sheet

H.B. 30 – Ice Machine Cleaner

  • Removes slime and scale buildup and restores efficiency of ice machines
  • Fast acting, non-foaming
  • Nickel Safe
  • Meets Manitowoc spec. GES-6 for ice machine cleaner
  • All food-grade ingredients
  • H.B. 30 Info Sheet
  • H.B. 30 Safety Data Sheet

HYDRO-CIDE – Biocide for Algae Control in Cooling Towers

  • Polymeric quaternary ammonium microbiocide
  • Controls algae, iron bacteria, and other slime-forming microorganisms in circulating water systems
  • Highly concentrated — use 1½ to 15 ounces per 1000 gallons (45 to 450mL per 3785L) of circulating water
  • Non-volatile
  • Will not be lost by evaporation
  • Use every 5-7 days or as needed to prevent algae growth
  • HYDRO-CIDE Info Sheet
  • HYDRO-CIDE Safety Data Sheet

HYDRO-THERM – Non-Toxic HVAC Anti-Freeze Solution
HYDRO-THERM™ PG100 is a propylene glycol based heat transfer fluid designed for maximum freeze protection for hydronic heating, chillers, solar heating, and other closed-loop water systems. HYDRO-THERM™ PG100’s food-grade inhibitor package and GRAS (generally regarded as safe) ingredients make it a superior choice over ethylene glycol based fluids.

  • Unique testing procedure
  • PG100 Test Strips determine adequate freeze & corrosion protection
  • 70% propylene glycol based heat transfer fluid for maximum freeze protection
  • Contains a food-grade corrosion inhibitor package specially designed for HVAC systems
  • Burst protection to -100°F (-73°C)
  • Freeze protection to – 60°F (-51°C)
  • HYDRO-THERM Info Sheet
  • HYDRO-THERM Safety Data Sheet

HYDRO-TREAT – Color Coded Cooling Water Treatment
HYDRO-TREAT utilizes polymerphosphonates for scale control; corrosion control is maintained by the formation of a protective molybdenum film on metal surfaces. HYDRO-TREAT also contains dispersants and peptizing agents to keep heat transfer surfaces free of insoluble materials such as silt, sand and airborne particles.
HYDRO-TREAT makes cooling water treatment dosage a simple matter of matching colors. Addition of HYDRO-TREAT will turn circulating water blue. Treatment levels are easily maintained by using HYDRO-TREAT color coded visual test strips.

HYDROX – Scale Remover
HYDROX is an inhibited phosphoric acid descaler which is much safer, and easier to use than other descalers containing hydrochloric or sulfamic acids. HYDROX is non-fuming, safe on paint, wood and commonly used metals. Do not use on galvanized surfaces.

  • Safely removes scale from cooling towers, pipes, and condensers without system shutdown
  • Highly concentrated, use only 3 gallons per 100 gallons of circulating water
  • Reduces head pressure in a matter of hours
  • Ideal for use in systems that cannot be shutdown for descaling
  • Contains no dangerous Hydrochloric acids or Sulfuric acids
  • HYDROX Info Sheet
  • HYDROX Safety Data Sheet

BUBBLE UP – Fluorescent Leak Detector

LEAK SEEK – Blue, Spray-type Leak Reactant
Use to pinpoint both tiny, slow leaks and larger, fast leaks from pressurized air gas systems. Tiny leaks result in large bubbles or cocoons of foam. Larger leaks are indicated by a stream of bubbles. Excellent cohesion—clings to vertical surfaces and the underside of pipes for fast, accurate detection of even the smallest leak.

  • Pinpoints tiny leaks in pressurized gas systems
  • Sprayable, tacky, blue liquid clings to vertical surfaces and the underside of pipes
  • Convenient spray for hard to reach areas
  • Bubbles indicate leaks
  • Non-corrosive, non-clogging
  • Available in 1gal. and 32oz.
  • LEAK SEEK Info Sheet
  • LEAK SEEK Safety Data Sheet

LEAK SEEK(f) – Fluorescent, Low-temp Leak Detector
NON-TOXIC – NON-CLOGGING BIODEGRADABLE
Use to pinpoint both tiny slow leaks and larger faster leaks from any pressurized gas system. Tiny leaks result in large bubbles and faster larger leaks are indicated with a stream of bubbles. Its fluorescent formulation assists with leak detection under black light. Leak Seek(F) is freeze protected with non-toxic, propylene glycol for added safety when compared to products made with ethylene glycol.

  • Pinpoints tiny leaks in pressurized gas systems
  • Sprayable, tacky, blue liquid clings to vertical surfaces and the underside of pipes
  • Convenient spray for hard to reach areas
  • Bubbles indicate leaks
  • Non-corrosive, non-clogging
  • Freeze protected to 0° F
  • LEAK SEEK(f) Info Sheet

Sealants & Miscellaneous

COLD PIPE INSULATING SPRAY – Fluorescent, Low-temp Leak Detector
DURABLE • FLEXIBLE • WATER RESISTANT
ADHERES TO STAINLESS STEEL, BLACK IRON, COPPER, BRASS, GALVANIZED AND PVC MAY BE PAINTED WHEN DRY
Prevents condensation on cold water pipes, refrigeration lines and coils, condensers, valves and fittings. Insulates and prevents moisture build-up on water tanks, metal gutters, ice machines, air conditioning ducts and toilet tanks. Provides a “Quilting” effect by trapping moving air in special air pockets created by the stipple texture. Convenient aerosol spray is easy to apply in hard to reach areas and conforms to irregularly shaped surfaces. Dries quickly to a clean, white insulation which is nonflammable when dry. Excellent for repairing or for use in conjunction with wrap around, sleeve or foam type insulation.

EVER CLEAN COIL COAT – Cooling Coil Anti-Foulant

EVER-CLEAN TABS – CONDENSATE PAN TABS – Control overflows, odor and water damage

  • Easy to use completely soluble.
  • Will not form any deposits in pan or drain.
  • Safe non-toxic
  • Non-corrosive

FIN PROTECTANT (BLUE TINT AEROSOL) – Condenser Coil Coating
FIN PROTECTANT is a specially formulated coating containing acrylic polymers and anti-corrosion agents designed to protect painted or unpainted metals from rust and corrosion. FIN PROTECTANT seals and protects aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, chrome, galvanized metal, titanium and stainless steel. It is ideally suited for use on air cooled condensers located in corrosive environments such as paper mills, chemical plants, airports, adjacent to freeways and salt air areas.

  • Ideal for use on air-cooled condensers located in corrosive environments such as paper mills, chemical plants, airports, adjacent to freeways, and salt air areas
  • Acrylic polymer coating protects aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, chrome, galvanized metal, titanium, and stainless-steel
  • Economical and easy to apply in the field
  • Easy to use aerosol or 1-gallon can for larger jobs
  • FIN PROTECTANT Info Sheet
  • FIN PROTECTANT Safety Data Sheet

FREE-FLO – HEAVY DUTY DRAIN OPENER

  • Thick formula designed to open clogged drains fast.
  • Pours through standing water directly to the stoppage.
  • Use weekly to maintain clear lines. Will not harm pipes or septic tanks
  • FREE-FLO Info Sheet
  • FREE-FLO Safety Data Sheet

INTERNAL COIL CLEANER

LEAK SEALER – Instant Leak and Patch Spray

  • Rubberized waterproof coating for many applications
  • LEAK SEALER provides a flexible, durable, rubberized coating which adheres to most any surface
  • Excellent for the many sealing applications often encountered by the HVACR service technician
  • LEAK SEALER Info Sheet
  • LEAK SEALER Safety Data Sheet

SRUBBIN’ WIPES! – Easy On-The-Fly Clean
Excellent for the HVAC/R Service Tech. Don’t take all that dirt, grease, grime, oil, gunk, filth, and slime to your next job…or home! It’s easy to stay clean, fresh, and professional for every job. Powerful, waterless cleaning for many uses. Aggressive yet gentle cleaning. Built-in skin conditioners help prevent cracking and drying while leaving your hands clean and smelling fresh. Meets Southern California air quality management district regulations on volatile organic compounds (VOC).

SWAT – WASP & HORNET KILLER SPRAY
Excellent for the HVAC/R Service Tech. Don’t take all that dirt, grease, grime, oil, gunk, filth, and slime to your next job…or home! It’s easy to stay clean, fresh, and professional for every job. Powerful, waterless cleaning for many uses. Aggressive yet gentle cleaning. Built-in skin conditioners help prevent cracking and drying while leaving your hands clean and smelling fresh. Meets Southern California air quality management district regulations on volatile organic compounds (VOC).

  • Quick Kill
  • Kills the Entire Nest
  • Kills with Residual Action as Wasps and Hornets Return to Nest
  • Prevents Nesting
  • Acts as a Barrier that Prevents Insects from Entering the Home
  • JET SPRAY— Will Reach Nests up to 20 Feet Above Ground
  • Drops Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets Instantly
  • Electrically Non-Conducting
  • Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of 49,500 Volts
  • Can Be Used Both Indoors (attics and other places where nests are built) and Outdoors on Wasp & Hornet Nests
  • Triple Action Formula
  • Contains No CFC’s or Other Ozone Depleting Substance
  • SWAT Info Sheet
  • SWAT Safety Data Sheet

ENVIRO-SOLV – Non-Chlorinated Degreasing Solvent
Fully complies with (LVP) exemption set by the California Air Resources Board for V.O.C.’s in consumer products. This product does not contain SARA Title III Section 313 reportable ingredients.
ENVIRO-SOLV DEGREASING SOLVENT is ideal for use by technicians in H.V.A.C., refrigeration and electrical industries. It will safely and effectively remove oil, grease and greasy grime from mechanical parts, sheet metal, coils, switches, motor armatures, etc. ENVIRO-SOLV DEGREASING SOLVENT is a unique, full-strength solvent that combines cleaning effectiveness with personal safety and environmental concerns. Unlike commonly used solvents that contain chlorinated hydrocarbons, this product contains no suspected human cancer causing material or toxic substances as defined by SARA Title III, Section 313. Due to its slow evaporation rate, this product is excellent for use in dip tanks. It evaporates completely, residue free, at about the same rate as water. If desired, accelerated evaporation can be achieved by forced air drying or wiping dry with a clean cloth. ENVIRO-SOLV DEGREASING SOLVENT has a flash point of 175° F (minimum) and is classified as a combustible liquid. Do not use near fire or flame. If this product is accidentally spilled, it is not subject to any special reporting under the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

HY-9 – CLEANS-DEGREASES-DEODORIZES
A concentrated all-purpose cleaner, formulated to quickly remove grease and heavy soils. Cleans any washable, non-porous surface. Environmentally friendly, safer to use alternative to bleaches, solvents and toxic cleaners. Excellent in parts washers. Ideal formulation for use on HVAC equipment, appliances, boat, truck, RV exteriors. Easily cleans glass and stainless steel.

  • Concentrated, biodegradable, non-toxic
  • Buffered pH – Gentle to skin
  • Contains no butyl ether
  • Safe for use on HVAC equipment
  • Harmless to painted surfaces
  • Excellent for cleaning coated coils with expensive anti-corrosion coatings
  • Safe on all washable surfaces
  • Use full strength or dilute as needed
  • HY-9 Info Sheet
  • HY-9 Safety Data Sheet

HY-SOL – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Condenser Coil Cleaner
A highly concentrated solvent designed to lift away dirt, grease, oil and grime from refrigeration and air conditioning condenser coils. Cleaning is quick and effective. Ideally suited for use on condenser coils where water clean-up is a problem. NOTE: Do NOT allow HY-SOL to contact polystyrene foam, immediate damage will occur. This product may affect certain plastics commonly used for drain pans and other components. Do not allow HY-SOL to remain in contact with plastics. Wipe immediately with a cloth or paper towel. Test plastics in an inconspicuous area before use.

MP3 – Triple-Action Coil & Filter Cleaner
Condensers & Evaporators / Fan Blades & Blowers / General Parts Cleaner / Metal Safe

POWER-PAC – Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Condenser Cleaner

SLUDGE GUN – LINE SET & SYSTEM COMPONENT FLUSHING TOOL

  • Convenient Reusable Flushing Tool
  • For Flushing Contamination from Line Sets and System Components
  • Use with Sludge Gun Cleaning Fluid H-SG16
  • Built-in Pressure Relief Safety Valve
  • SLUDGE GUN Info Sheet

SLUDGE GUN – LINE SET CLEANING FLUID
FOR USE WITH SLUDGE GUN FLUSHING TOOL

  • Use with Sludge Gun Line Set and System Component Flushing Tool
  • For Flushing Contamination from Line Sets and System Components
  • Zero Ozone
  • Depletion Potential
  • R-410A Conversions
  • Compressor Burnouts
  • Leaves No Residue
  • Non-flammable
  • EPA SNAP Compliant
  • SLUDGE GUN FLUID Info Sheet

SUPER HD – Water Soluble Safety Solvent
CLEANS, DEGREASES, DEODORIZES
NON-FLAMMABLE • BIODEGRADABLE
Easily Removes Grease, Soot, Grime, Oil, Tobacco Tars, Wax, Carbon, Gummy Dust…and Many Other Stubborn Deposits.

  • Removes tobacco tars, grease, grime, soot, and baked-on residues from electronic filters, refrigeration parts, heating parts, fans, vents, blowers, air ducts, and registers
  • Non-flammable
  • Dilution rates from 2 to 10 parts water
  • May irritate eyes and skin – Excessive contact should be avoided
  • SUPER HD Info Sheet
  • SUPER HD Safety Data Sheet

CHAPIN® HAND-HELD PUMP SPRAYER

CHAPIN® SPRAYERS – COMMERCIAL GRADE

  • Heavy duty, poly construction
  • All gaskets and seals made from Viton™ for maximum chemical resistance
  • Built-in pressure relief valve and pressure gauge
  • Adjustable poly-nozzle
  • CHAPIN® SPRAYERS Info Sheet

QUART TRIGGER SPRAYER

SURESPRAY – ECONOMY GRADE SPRAYER