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Professional ceiling cleaning and restorationFrom the beginningSince 1987find out the differenceExclusive product and equipmentCeiling cleaning includesgrid cleaning onlygrid cleaning and replacementDon't paint or coat your ceilingsreplace water stained tilescheck out our references

Acoustical Ceiling Cleaning and Restoration since 1987, Nationally Known Ceiling Cleaning and Restoration Experts at NCWLN NETWORK have used their Exclusive Ceiling Ceiling Systems and methods in thousands of facilities, delivering superior results, time after time.

Our techniques, philosphy and procedures, not to mention our Exclusive Ceiling Cleaning Solutions, delivers BETTER RESULTS.

Our Experts have more years of hands on experience and real world application of our specialty cleaning services, providing us a level of expertise that our customers have come to know and trust. One of our Internationally known clients, recently, following a large project for them, presented us with a plaque that reads:

"Quality is never an Accident,

it is always the result of intelligent Effort"


At NCWLN We Guarantee you will see the difference.

Click on one of the links to read more....

When ceiling cleaning was first founded, Scott Caruso's was one of the leaders, he was one of the first to use his exclusive ceiling cleaning solutions to clean and restore acoustical ceilings for top retailers. See Target and Kroger interview in 1993, about Scott Caruso's and the Exclusive Ceiling Cleaning process used.

We have used our exclusive cleaning systems and methods to restore ceilings for the Largest Retail Clients and Property Managers, with letters of testimonials, dating back to when our systems were first proven (see Brian Kimmerling's letter from Target) working for the Big Retailers , traveling from New York to California, from Michigan to Texas.

Today, the NCWLN Network has the Best Trained and Most Knowledgeable Experts throughtout the country, delivering specialty cleaning and lighting services to both large and small clients.

By cleaning your acoustical ceilings you can save your organizations valuable maintenance and remodeling dollars, not only will it save you money over the other methods but, it will prolonging the life of your ceilings, while MAINTAINING A HIGH QUALITY OF CLEANLINESS.


We have saved Millions of Dollars for:

Property Managers, General Contractors, Restaurant Owners, Large Retailers, Health Care Facility Managers, and many other industrial and commercial building owners.

Our Specialty Cleaning Experts have for the past two decades, cleaned some of the most expensive revealed edge glacier and designer tile in the dining rooms, office buildings, corporate headquarters, and just about everywhere. We know how to clean ALL types of acoustical ceilings. If you have an acoustical ceiling, you need to call us toll free 1-877-763-1471, and allow us the opportunity to tell you about our knowledge of the business and our success story's.

We have cleaned millions of square feet of acoustical ceilings all across the country. From New York to California, from Michigan to Texas, from East Coast to West Coast. We have Cleaned all types of Ceilings, from the largest Corporate facilities to both large and small kitchens for Restaurants and other ceilings that have (non-porous) vinyl tile.

The Reason is clear, you can't get our quality workmanship and finished results, from just any company that has little experience, and doesn't have the proper equipment or products.

Over 20 years of continues cleaning, research, development, technique's, and some of the hardest working specialty cleaning services centers and people that have cleaned thousands of facilities and hundreds of different cleaning requirements writing the book on Specialty Cleaning Services, from new Restuarant designs and maintenance requirements, the people at NCWLN can handle all your needs. One thing is for certain, it not only takes years of knowledge and experience, but, it also requires our Exclusive Cleaning products, equipment and systems to deliver the quality results that our customers have come to demand.

Results, that's right, Results, time after time, after time.

Why Us? Simply stated.......The National Ceiling, Wall and Lighting Network Service Centers have been the best since 1987, we have set the standands that others have only strived to meet. Using our exclusive techniques and products has set us apart from the rest. Our competitor's have tried to copy and duplicate us and have failed. Why?

It's like a special recipe (like KFC) that only we have. Our exclusive ceiling cleaning formula's can't be compared, our cleaning methods deliver superior results on the toughest and largest facility cleaning jobs, without any mess, and, with superior results, time after time, after time.

No one can accomplish your Speciality Cleaning and Services needs with more expertise than NCWLN. That's a Fact! And we can prove it.

Don't believe there's a difference? Guess Again! Ask Them !

So, you see from the very begining of the ceiling cleaning industry, we have be a proven leader. Our operational technicians have more, in the field, real world experience than most. And that experience is one of things that makes us Better.

Not only do we know ceilings, but we also delivered other specialty cleaning services, like, walls, lights, and high cleaning of beams, pipes, rafters and other specailty cleaning needs of our customer. This will saves even more money by delivering more services for less. For instance, we can clean your ceilings, walls and lights all on one visit. And, at the same time, we could relamp your lighting fixtures, thus saving you the need for an extra visit to that store for relamping. By combining our services, you will experience the same people that you come to trust, can handle several of your specialty cleaning & lighting services needs.


Clean your Ceiling • Don't "Paint" or "Coat" your ceiling.

Read more and find out why our methods of restoring acoustical ceilings not only are rare, but are Exclusive. That's right, just one of the things that makes our network different, not only do we use different products, but we also use a different philosphy when it comes to acoustical ceiling care.

We believe that you should always have your ceiling professionally cleaned, and, maintain them for years to come, and they, the ceiling painters/coating industry, they have a different philosphy, their's is to put paint/coating on your expensive ceiling system, and we THINK this is WRONG....

Why wouldn't you simply call a ceiling cleaning professional and have it cleaned?

You don't call a painter/coater to paint your carpeting, you call a Professional Carpet Cleaner, so why would you paint/coat your ceilings? Imagine the paint/coating after it was sprayed on your carpeting. How long would it stay clean, the same is for the painting/coating, how long do you expect it to say clean. See, the reason we don't paint/coat our carpets is the same reason as our ceilings, because we want to be able to clean them in the future, and since both the carpet and the ceiling are cleanable surfaces, why would you paint/coat them, the same it true, for alot of things, just think about it,

Why would you paint/coat your diffusers, sprinklers, speaker grills?

These items make up you ceiling system and can be professionally cleaned to look like new.

Once you choose to paint/coat your ceilings, in our opinion, you just committed to a process that has a short term solution to a long term problem. The Problem is, that the ceiling, is still going to get dirty at the same rate that it did before the painting/coating of the ceiling, so maintenance of your ceiling should always be a concern.

We can tell you from experience that maintaining a paint/coated ceiling instead of the original acoustical ceiling that the manufacture designed, is going to be a problem, if not impossible. And your only other option is going to be to paint it again, and by that time your ceilings is going to look even more monochromatic and drywall like in appearance.

The most expensive part of the ceiling system is when it is first installed.

And the Grid/Ceiling System, don't ruin the most expensive part, of your ceilings.

If you just put in a new ceiling, why would you coat/paint it. You know that your ceiling is going to get dirty and need some maintenance. Because your ceiling is dirty is no reason to paint or coat your ceiling. Ok lets say your ceiling tiles are really bad, OK, that's still no reason to paint your ceiling. Clean the grids (t-Bar), diffusers, speaker grills, and other items on the ceiling and replace the tile.

Again the answer, is clear, their in the painting/coating business.

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  • Acoustical Ceiling Cleaning & Restoration -

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  • From the Beginning...

Scott Caruso, has been one of the orginators, the developer, the inventor, the first; Scott Caruso and his teams were the first to accommplish it all.

Since 1987, Scott Caruso and his teams of Specialty Cleaning Experts has been the proven leaders in research, developement and manufacturing of their Exclusive cleaning and restoration systems, products and services.

Specializing in acoustical ceilings and ceiling cleaning services enable Mr. Caruso and his teams the ability to servicing large retailers with acoustical ceilings ranging more than 100,000 square feet per location.

Today, Scott Caruso is consider the foremost expert in the Specialty Cleaning and Lighting Services Industry (Combining ceiling, wall and lighting services).

Just think about it, someone had to be first and;

Scott Caruso did it before anyone else, look at some of his accomplishments.

  • Developed the Best National Ceiling Cleaning & Specialty Cleaning Services
  • Developed the Best Ceiling & Wall Cleaner
  • The First Ceiling & Lighting Software
  • The First to Copyright the software and systems
  • The First to clean Ceilings for Larger Retailers (100,000sf)
  • The First to clean Ceilings for Fortune 500 Companies (100,000sf)
  • The First to be Certified by Indiana as an Energy Auditor
  • The First to Combining Ceiling, Wall & Lighting Services

Scott Caruso and The National Ceiling, Wall & Lighting Network have set the standards for Ceiling Cleaning and Restoration from the beginning. I mean, from the start of the ceiling cleaning industry, since 1987. Before, it was, paint it or replace it.

Today, the answer should be Clean it, for a fraction of the cost. Save valuable maintenance dollars and the environment at the same time.

Scott Caruso and his company has been on the cutting edge technology as it pertains to, products, services, systems, equipment and software for the acoustical ceiling cleaning and restoration industry, as well as wall cleaning technology and lighting Services. Our Company was the first to handling large facilities like, Grocery and Food Industries, Retail and Shopping Area's, traveling the country, one state at a time, from New York to California, From Michigan to Texas, and we have many success stores to tell you about.

Today our success in developing products, services and systems for servicing large clients nationally provides us a level of expertise, knowledge, and real world life experiences, that not many can boost about.

Scott Caruso and his leadership in this technology, revolutionized the way that facility managers looked at acoustical ceilings and their maintenance.

Thanks to Scott Caruso and his educational materials, leadership and marketing skills, most companies now know more about ceiling services and select the best alternative, Cleaning it, rather than painting or coating the ceiling.

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  • Since 1987

Since 1987, we have delivered premium quality facilities management services to Internationally known clients such as Sears & Roebuck co., Target, Kroger, Kmart, Caterpillar, Clarian Health , Eli Lilly & Company, (AAFES) Army & Air Force Exchange Services, Meijer Department Stores, and many others.

Since 1987, our company has been publisized in National Trade Publications such as:

  • Services (The Offical Magazine of the Building Services Contractors Association);
  • Installation and Cleaning Specialist and;
  • Chain Store Age Executive (The Retails Managers Magazine) interviewing Target and Krogers about our service.


Since 1987, Scott Caruso has written articles for National Trade Publications that view his opinon as a leader in delivering the facts about the acoustical ceiling cleaning industry.

Writing such acticles as:

"If Carpets were White" and "Ceiling Cleaning in the 90's".

In the early 1990's, Chain Store Age Executive Magazine did an interview with Krogers and Target Stores.

In which, both Kroger and Target, talked about how they had spent the last 5 years with Scott Caruso ceiling cleaning company and systems, confirming that Scott Caruso and his company was cleaning ceiling tile and grid to a like new condition with results in the 95% - 98% range, and, that they were vendor of choice for both of these top retailers. From early on Scott Caruso was the leader in Supermarket and Large Retailing Shopping ceiling cleaning and restoration. And still even back then when ceilings were there worst, Caruso's systems of cleaning acoustical ceilings was the best.






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  • Find Out the Difference

Find out for yourself why so many customers trust their Specialty Cleaning and Services needs to NCWLN, we deliver better results time after time. Don't take our word for it, find out for yourself. We know that you will see a difference from the "First" time you call us until the end. Just Ask our customers, Fortune 500 clients, such as Duke-weeks, AAFES, Clarian Health, and great resturants, such as Don Pablo's, KFC, McDonalds and more.

Remember, looking at a tough ceiling, wall or lighting project, give us a call at toll free 1-877-763-1471, or email us at [email protected], you'll be glad you did! "Call the Best" and "Forget the Rest".

Many of our customers have experience other "so called" ceiling cleaners that make, messes, streak the walls, and don't show up.

Just ask them! What makes us Different?

Our customers might spend hours telling you the difference, but see for yourself, let us clean for you and compare the difference, you'll be glad you did.

It's simple,

Since 1987, NCWLN has delivered better results providing, superior products, equipment, service and knowledge.







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  • Ceiling Cleaning includes...

Ceiling Cleaning includes the clean of the acoustical ceiling tile and grid system, diffusers, sprinklers and speaker gills.

By using our exclusive ceiling cleaning products we are able to remove and eliminate nicotine, dirt, grease, dust mites, smells and odor and soot from your acoustical ceilings. We have restored millions of square feet of ceilings, delivering results to thousands of customers. Call and find out Why.

You can also add optional services like, light cleaning or light retrofitting while you have the your ceilings cleaned. Both will help increase the lighting illumination.

As a general rule, nearly all ceilings are restorable through cleaning only. The most common exception to this rule is an acoustical ceiling that has been painted subsequent to original installation.

Restorable: As a general rule, nearly all ceilings are restorable. Rare exceptions would include:

a. Previously painted ceilings wherein the paint condition on the ceiling grid surfaces is peeling.

b. Grossly water-damaged ceilings where a majority of the ceiling surface requires replacement.

c. In some cases, previously "cleaned" ceilings wherein the vendor has, through ineptitude, "embedded" carbons and other pollutants in the ceiling tiles.

Another fancy way of saying that for the most part our competition has no clue how to clean acoustical ceilings to our standards.

We Eliminate these pullutants from your facilties...

We can get rid of the Nicotine....

We can get rid of the Dirt....

We can get rid of the Grease....

We can get rid of the Dust Mites....

We can get rid of the Smells....

We can get rid of the Soot....







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  • Exclusive Products and Equipment

Utilizing our Exclusive Products and equipment, knowledge and expertise has earned us the National reputation as America's Premier Leader in Acoustical Ceiling Restoration.

Exclusive Ceiling & Wall Cleaning Product

Our Exclusive biodegradable, non-toxic and odorless Ceiling and Wall Cleaning Solutions have been nationally tested and used by Fortune 500 companies across the country and around the world since 1987.

Manufacturing only the best specialty cleaning products gives our SERVICE CENTERS the assurance to back-up claims with results. We gaurantee that our ceiling and wall cleaning products will exceed your expectations. This environmental safe user friendly product is the most effective solution to making your ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS AND WALLS brighter, cleaner and healthier, WE GAURANTEE IT!

CEILING CLEANING : Rated NUMBER #1 by our customers.

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Exclusive Ceiling & Wall Cleaning Equipment

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Our Model # 302100 is a tested, reliable Ceiling & Wall Cleaning System with a unparalleled set of features.

The uncompromised performance of our Ceiling & Wall Cleaning System begins with a 30 Gallon self-contained cleaning tank and is accented by a brilliant stainless steel finish and trim.

Features include 2 self-priming 100psi pumps with Viton Seals and concealed brass fluid quick diconnects, allowing either 1 or 2 sprayers. This effectively doubles your square footage production with a single machine.

And, if one pump fails for any reason, your backup is right on board, ready to go. This eliminates downtime and the inconvenience of return trips.

Security and convenience are provided by a stainless steel lockable door panel, with concealed on/off switches and an inside mounted control panel. Other safety features include a concealed drain value and an on-board tool box with a stainless steel lid. A removable quick diconnect 50 foot electrical cord, and 4 faultless casters rated at 2000 pounds each, also insure convenience and reliability.

This unique state-of-the-art cleaning system is protected by a 2 year guarantee on motors, a 10 year quarantee on the cleaning tank, and a 10 year quarantee on stainless steel tanks against leaking.

Model #302100 Ceiling & Wall Cleaning System - performance that saves you money.











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  • References

Check out our References, letters of Testimonial and Case Studies and learn more about why our customers rate us #1 in today's market place.

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Find out for yourself why so many customers trust their Specialty Cleaning and Services needs to NCWLN, we deliver better results time after time. Just Ask our customers, Fortune 500 clients, such as Duke-Weeks, AAFES, REI Construction Services, Herff Jones, and great restaurants, such as Don Pablo's, Hardee's, KFC, McDonald, Burger King, Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze and more. Learn more about featured Testimonials and Case Studies

America's Premier Leader in Acoustical Ceiling Cleaning and Restoration

National Ceiling, Wall & Lighting Network - Expect the Best • From the Best











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  • Grid Cleaning Only -

The National Ceiling, Wall & Lighting Network can clean your ceiling grids (T-bars) to look like new time after time. What does this mean? Well, it means you don't have to replace that very expensive grids system. We can clean your grid system, diffusers, sprinkler heads and speaker grills, and there is absolutely now need or reason to rip out a perfectly good grid system. STOP, DON'T COAT OR PAINT ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS

Clean the Grids (T-bars), (most grid systems can be professionally cleaned by our network to look like new).

Just ask Target, we recently cleaned 88,000 square feet of ceiling grids, in Tennessee, in 18 hours, that's right, 18 hours, they needed it done quickly, so they call the professionals at NCWLN. Take a look at Target Case Study - Grid Cleaning only.

This service also included the diffusers, sprinklers and speaker grills.

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  • Grid Cleaning & Ceiling Replacement -

Well, for those few ceilings, in which, you must replace the ceiling tile because you are changing look/style of the ceiling, or it's an unrestoreable condition, have our ceiling cleaning and restoration experts clean the ceiling grid system, speaker grills, sprinklers and diffusers and replace the tile. STOP, DON'T COAT OR PAINT ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS

The National Ceiling, Wall & Lighting Network can clean the ceiling grid, diffusers, sprinkler heads, speaker grills, and replace the tile, or, We can clean the grids and you replace the tile.

Clean the Grids, (most grids can be professionally cleaned by us to look like new) and replace the ceiling tile.

You can also add optional services like, light cleaning or light retrofitting.

Acoustical Ceiling Tile Replacement: Individual acoustical ceiling tiles may warrant replacement for one of several reasons:

a. Water damaged tile - EPA Indoor Air Facts No. 4, Sick Buildings, reads..."biological contamination may breed in...where water has collected on ceiling tiles..." Both for environmental and aesthetic considerations, water damaged tiles should be removed and replaced.

b. Excessively carbon-stained tile - Poorly maintained acoustical tile adjacent to and surrounding HVAC diffusers eventually reaches a "non-cleanable" state. Such tiles are "counted" during the pre-inspection and estimating stages and included in a requisite replacement tile total.

c. Significantly mis-matched (previous) replacement tiles - Depending on number, these tiles may be either replaced or moved (if in larger amounts). When in large quantities, these type of tiles will be removed, replaced with another existing tile, and re-installed in another area of the facility...perhaps as a border surrounding the perimeter of a shopping area - perhaps in an administrative or storage area - possibly in a restroom or hallway.

The point of removal and relocation of large numbers of mismatched tiles is to avoid a "patchwork" effect that is not uncommon to (especially) the older facility.

Grid/Hardware Cleaning and Tile Replacement: This relatively rare option is applicable only in those instances wherein the ceiling is non-restorable and not painted.

Acoustical ceiling tiles are removed from the grid system. Grid system, diffusers, speaker grills, sprinkler heads and any other "hardware" are cleaned. Replacement ceiling tiles installed in original grid system.

Restorable: As a general rule, nearly all ceilings are restorable. Rare exceptions would include:

a. Previously painted ceilings wherein the paint condition on the ceiling grid surfaces is peeling.

b. Grossly water-damaged ceilings where a majority of the ceiling surface requires replacement.

c. In some cases, previously "cleaned" ceilings wherein the vendor has, through ineptitude, "embedded" carbons and other pollutants in the ceiling tiles.













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  • "Don't" Coat or Paint Your Ceilings

If you are incharge of the acoustical ceilings in your facility you need to read the following information below about painted or coated ceilings.

WARNING - Painters and Coating Companies


NCWLN ACOUSTICAL CEILING EXPERTS, and a Leading Manufacture of coatings agrees that you should NEVER PAINT OR COAT a VINYL TILE CEILING.

And that....Non-Porous Vinyl Tile Acoustical Ceilings installed in Kitchens, Cafeteria's and other clean environments throughout the world should be professionally cleaned to maintain their appearance.

Today it is WRONG to Paint or Coat a Vinyl Tile Ceiling, because of serveral reasons the first and foremost is that it's the law in many area's.

Today, some painting and coatings contractors are still responsible for ruining millions of square feet of acoustical ceilings every year by applying paints or coating to non-porous acoustical ceilings. Our question is, how can they recommend painting or coating to customers when they know that they are ruining your non-porous acoustical ceiling?

They believe, that, if you don't know that their's a better alternative (Ceiling Cleaning) it's your fault.

So we are taking a stand for Customers Everywhere, and Getting the information out....STOP, DON'T COAT OR PAINT ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS.



Negative Effects Associated with

Painting/Coating Acoustical Ceilings

Below explans in detail the negative affect associated with painting/coating ceilings.

Don't Coat or Paint your Ceiling, and we can tell you why?

*Painting...Coating...Resurfacing: A dictionary yields the definition of paint as: "...a liquid or paste consisting of a suspension of a pigment in oil or water, etc....". Some points to consider:

The stating of acoustical ceiling tile "painting" as a process of "coating" or "resurfacing" is an exercise in semantics. Our dictionary defines "coating" as, "...a covering (e.g. of paint, etc.)...". This word-play is exemplified by products (commonly used by so-called "Ceiling Cleaners") in aerosol cans (used to "touch up" acoustical tile) known as "tile restorer" (aka, "spray paint").

Our standard information pack includes a letter from Armstrong warning of very real concerns surrounding the painting of acoustical ceiling tile. From a standpoint of possible violation of fire codes (and the resultant endangering of employees and customers) to the diminution of manufacturer's acoustical values, the painting of acoustical tiles is a practice that simply makes no sense.

While non-bridging coatings that have been designed specifically for application to acoustical ceiling tile are not uniform as to ingredients, many contain titanium as a whitener. As a result, the application of these coatings will normally have the effect of increasing the lumens of illumination beneath the treated ceiling - hence, a brighter shopping area.

In some cases this may be a desired effect; in others, it is typical of store planners and designers to seek a more muted, "intimate" ambiance in shopping areas (especially in more up-scale department stores, for example) and such an increase in brightness may be in direct contradiction to original design imperatives. A retail grocery store would be an example wherein this increase in lighting would probably be a desirable effect.

Although self evident to most facilities managers, it is still worth noting the effect of painting to the overall appearance of a typical acoustical ceiling. In most acoustical ceiling installations, there is an attempt to please the eye with the contrast between the ceiling grid and the acoustical tiles within the grid system. This is often achieved with a grid that is a different color than the acoustical tile or, if both are white, with a grid that is of a different shade or hue than the acoustical tile.

This dynamic can perhaps be best appreciated by asking the (facilities design) question, "Why acoustical ceilings - versus painted drywall?". Why, indeed? Normally, the answer is an easy one - because the acoustical ceiling is more attractive (at a greater initial cost - and greater maintenance cost) and therefore more desirable than the drywall. This being the case, it obviously makes no sense to suffer the expense of the acoustical tile ceiling only to later render its appearance more "drywall-like" by the application of a coating that causes a monochromatic effect.

Think about it, why would ceiling tile manufactures, specify a non-porous ceiling surface (tile) along with non-porous grids, diffusers, etc. only, to have painters/coating company's, ruin your ceiling. Manufactures have spent years worth of research and development as it relates to acoustical ceilings in kitchen and food preparation area's. And we are sure there was a reason they used non-porous Vinyl Clad tile. The reason for us is clear, because if they specified a porous tile, aka the NOW painted or coated tile, it would be a breeding ground for Bacteria and mold. Just think about it.

And to top it off, most of them are using KILT's as a stain blocker so that the stain won't bleed through. So, now the painter/coating companies are going to tell you how great the coating is, that they are using, only to have all the benefits according to them, voided because of the KILT's.

The painting/coating of the ceiling system to include both grids and tiles will obviously cause the integrity of the grid/tile contrast to be lost and a blending of both grid and tile to a monochromatic state that is less pleasing to the eye.

A point of clarification as it relates to cleaning and coating. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to find painting contractors literally painting "everything in sight" when contracted to "coat" an acoustical tile ceiling. Paint is applied to (not only) grids and tiles, but is also applied to diffusers, speaker grills and, in some cases, even sprinkler heads. This painting of diffusers, etc., makes future maintenance more difficult if not impossible, e.g., painted diffusers have a tendency to flake and peel (given time - and heat) if not before, then certainly after attempts at cleaning of same. Today, our kitchens are now starting to use aluminum grids (T-Bars). Certainly your not gong to ruin this expensive ceiling system by putting paint or coating on it. Heavens NO. These componets of the ceiling (grids(T-Bar), diffusers, speaker grills, sprinkler heads, exit signs and lights can all be professional cleaned over and over again and when it comes time for changing your ceiling tile to a newer style during remodel, you haven't ruined your grid system by painting or coating your ceilings. Your ceiling system is the most expensive part of your construction of the ceiling, don't ruin it, by paining/coating it. By Painting or Coating your ceiling system, will cause you to have to remove the entire ceiling, grids and all. With maintaining your ceilings using our methods, your ceiling system including the ceiling tile, will stay clean and bright for years to come, and, if for whatever reason you want to change the tile style/type, the rest of your ceiling system, is ready to go, there's no need to replace the rest of the system, because it looks good. Just think how much money you will save when it comes time to answer that long awaited question, was it worth it to paint/coat your ceiling when you have to pay the bill for the total ceiling system replacement.

Cleaning Versus Coating: Although facilities managers have sometimes been misled to consider a question of cleaning versus coating, the question is fallacious. The more accurate question should be, "Cleaning versus Cleaning and Coating", since in those rare cases where coating is recommended (normally, where a ceiling has been painted/coated since its installation), it is always prudent to professionally clean the acoustical tile surface prior to the application of any coating.

Unfortunately (for the customer), the imprudence of coating (without attendant and prior cleaning of grids and acoustical tile surfaces) as an option becomes evident days, weeks, or months later - when pollutants extant on and in the acoustical tile eventually "bleed through" the coating, creating a problem worse than that which prevailed before coating.

I would like you to think about this, if the ceiling tile manufactures had intended on the ceiling tile in the kitchens and food preparation area's to be a painted/coated tile, why would they specify a vinyl tile to begin with, and why would you paint it or coat it?

The answer is clear, they wouldn't. And you shouldn't paint or coat your ceilings, think of the possiblility of breeding mold and spores on the painted surface. You add water from the dishwashing area, steam from the cooking, moisture from the HVAC, and now paint on the ceiling tile you have the making of bacteria and mold. Otherwise ask yourself why did they, the manufactures, put- specify, a non porous vinyl tile in those area's to begin with?

Don't Coat your Ceiling:

If you Coat your ceiling you will;

  • Spend 3 times more money then cleaning
  • Be sorry, how many times can you coat a ceiling
  • Have Odors and Over Spray
  • Coating is still a paint - eg. Painting
  • Have a Monocromatic Ceiling System
  • Have a hard, if not impossible surface to Clean
  • Have a hard to maintain ceiling
  • Have a ceiling that could breed bacteria
  • Make - The Million Dollar Maintenance Mistake

Don't Paint your Ceiling:

If you Paint your ceiling you will;

  • spend more money then cleaning
  • be sorry, how many times can you paint
  • have Odors
  • have Over Spray
  • have a Monocromatic Ceiling System
  • have a hard to Clean Surface
  • have a ceiling that could breed bacteria
  • ruin the acoustical value
  • distroys fire rating
  • tiles stick to the grid (bridging)
  • Make - The Million Dollar Maintenance Mistake

Clean Your Ceilings:

If you Clean your ceiling you will;

  • save the acoustical value
  • eliminate odors, bacteria, dirt and nicotine
  • save valuable maintenance dollars
  • eliminate downtime VS replacement
  • leave the ceiling cleanable in the future
  • Solve your acoustical problems, grids and all..
  • Increase light reflectivity

The National Ceiling, Wall & Lighting Network can clean the ceiling grid, tile, diffusers, sprinkler heads, speaker grills, to a like new condition, 99% of the time.

Have your ceilings cleaned and restored by experts that know ceiling cleaning & restoration.

Since 1987, we have cleaned ceilings for Fortune 500 Companies, Large Retailers and large facility owners with millions of square feet, and we can tell you, that there has been very few cases, where the ceiling could not be restored through our exclusive ceiling cleaning techniques and products, so call us first and let us help you determine your options.

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WATER STAIN CEILING TILES - Beware of contaminates....


ATTENTION - Painters, Coating and Ceiling Cleaning Companies - For those that are using tile restore in an aerosol can to COVER-UP water damaged ceiling tiles, or, you are a coating company covering up the water stained tiles with stain blocker and then putting your coating over that, you need to Think about this, that according to the EPA the ceiling tile is a possible potential Biological contaminate. See fact finding sheet, from the EPA.

Water damaged tile - EPA Indoor Air Facts No. 4, Sick Buildings, reads..."biological contamination may breed in...where water has collected on ceiling tiles..." Both for environmental and aesthetic considerations, water damaged tiles should be removed and replaced.


If your contractor is recommending anything other than replacing the water stained tile, beware. Cover-up is not the correct procedure to insure environmental health. Lets examine the reasons, First water damage tiles are considered a potential biological contaminate and a breeding ground for bacteria, since the wet/stained tile came from the backside of the tile instead of the front, all your doing is covering up the front part of the stain on the surface of the tile, not addressing the bacteria ramifications on the backside of the tile. At this point, Rather then take a team of experts to examine the damage (LOL), it's much better to be sure your ceiling is save from potential contaminates and a save work place. The correct answer is to replace the damage water stained tile.

Why would you spend your companies money to remodel your ceilings and have YOUR current ceiling vendor, cover up this potential problem, with some kind of stain blocker, then paint over that. Rather than just simply replace the tile with a new one.

The painter/coating contractor uses so much stain block to hide the stain that he could have as easily put in a new ceiling tile. But the true of it is, He not a acoustical ceiling specialist he's a painting contractor.

For all you painting contractors that are not involved with the painting/coating of vinyl tile ceilings found in our kitchens today, WE apologize.







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