Posted On: Jun 16, '20
Finding a Wasp or Hornets nest around your home or business can be stressful, so removing these nests before they become too large is a large part in keeping your outdoors safe.
Here are some tips to get the best results when removing a wasp/hornet nest yourself.
1. Find a propelled Wasp or Hornet killer. This will allow you to stand at a safer distance when removing them. Check out Doktor Doom's Supercharged jet foam wasp & hornet killer, or wasp & hornet nest annihilator.
2. Choose the best time. Wasps/Hornets are more likely to be back in their nests and inactive an hour after sunset, or an hour before sunrise. These are the best times to apply the spray.
3. Do not spray from a downwind position. Optimal conditions are still air, however in the case of wind it is best to stand up wind.
4. Refer to your spray of choice for appropriate distance to stand away from the nest and shoot the product so it completely covers the opening and outer sides of the nest.
5. Do not go to remove the nest right away, some time may be needed in order for the spray to work it's way through and kill all inhabitants. Additional applications may be required if you notice wasps or hornets still moving around the nest, but once you are confident they are gone, the nest can be destroyed.
Your Summer shouldn't be held back by the threat of angry buzzing, with Doktor Doom you can have the confidence you need to get back outside!
Posted On: Jun 12, '20
Properly fertilizing your grass is essential to avoiding brown spots or dead patches. Using a push spreader can make this process easier and more efficient.
By adjusting the holes at the bottom of the hopper to your fertilizer of choice, you eliminate wasted product and ensure the best coverage for your lawn or green space.
Consult your owner's manual for the best practice when it comes to pattern and amount of fertilizer needed for your green area.
Find the right broadcast spreader for your needs in any of our four sizes:
S010580 - 60lbs
S010583 - 90lbs
S010581 - 100lbs
S010582 - 125lbs
Whether for spreading fertilizer, seed, or even ice melt, these Greenhouse broadcast spreaders will give you the perfect coverage for the perfect results.
Posted On: Jun 9, '20
Effectiveness against mosquitoes doesn't have to come with a harsh smell or sticky feel. Ditch the DEET and grab Doktor Doom's Jungle Juice instead! With a 20% Icaridin formula you can get up to 12 hours of protection.
Approved by the World Health Organization as demonstrating excellent repellent properties comparable and often superior to the use of standard DEET formulas.
When used according to label directions Doktor Doom Jungle Juice Tick and Mosquito Repellant provides protection against West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Dengue Fever, Malaria and the Zika virus.
Find them apart of our Vendor Spotlight for June in our Doktor Doom Flyer
Posted On: Jun 1, '20
AMRE Supply Stores are open again to the public and our old hours are back in place!
We're also happy to announce that Curbside pickups will continue to be available during the weekdays.
UPDATE: Due to staffing concerns, Curbside pickup will be temporarily paused.
Click here to view your local AMRE Supply hours of operation
With this reopening there are a few changes that we are putting in place to help keep you and our team safe.
• In accordance with provincial guidelines, we may limit the number of customers in the store at any one time
• Sanitation Stations have been setup for when you enter and leave our buildings
• Protective shields have been added to our sales counters
• Enhanced cleaning measures will be practiced, including frequently touched surfaces, throughout the day
• Social distancing (6ft) where possible must be practiced by all customers and associates
• Social distancing floor decals and aisle markers will be present throughout showrooms and around sales counters
• Bathroom and kitchen facilities will continue to be closed to the public
• We encourage all customers to wear masks upon entering our facilities
For the safety of our staff and community, we ask that you please refrain from visiting any of our branches:
• If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
• Have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus in the last 14 days
• If you have recently traveled abroad
Anyone not respecting these new requirements may be asked to leave the premises. We will gladly help you by phone or online and will work with you for delivery.
For further information, please see our Customer Communications letter.
Posted On: May 12, '20
Your hands are full enough with everything going on in your kitchen. Let your new Kitchen assistant take over when it comes to your Faucet!
U Smart Faucets by Moen work with your Amazon Alexa or Google Home and give you the power to control your kitchen faucet with just your voice. From precise measurements (from 1tbsp to 15gal) to exact temperatures, all you have to do is ask.
"Hey Google, ask Moen to dispense 1 cup of water"
"Alexa, ask Moen to run water at 100 degrees"
Along with Voice Control, U by Moen can also be controlled with a wave, Smartphone App, or manually!
Find the perfect design for your kitchen here and jump on the newest technologies - all apart of our Vendor Spotlight.
Posted On: May 12, '20
Bring aromatherapy spa treatments home with Moen INLY Showerheads!
Uniquely designed to infuse essential oils directly into the water flow of your shower to create an incredible and sensory shower experience.
Find four Spa-Inspired scents to suit your day:
Zen Time - Relax in soothing waves of lavender field with essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree & Vanilla.
Tropical Day - Escape to a paradise island with essential oils of Lemongrass, Neroli, & Vanilla.
Energetic Morning - Hike through a lush pine forest with essential oils of Lemon, Scots Pine, & Cistus
Sweet Morning - Ease into the day with fresh berries with essential oils of Red Berries, Geranium, & Vanilla
Add them to Moen INLY Showerheads. Featuring Magentix Hand shower technology in either a single hand shower or combination showerhead and hand shower assembly - with two stylish finishes.
Get an incredible shower every day, and an aromatherapy shower when you need it.
Posted On: May 12, '20
Amre Supply Branches and Call Centre will be closed Saturday May 16th to Monday May 18th for Victoria Day.
We look forward to coming back refreshed and ready to serve after the long weekend!
Posted On: May 5, '20
Summer is incoming! The time to beat the rush for cool, comfortable air is now - with Frigidaire's Home Comfort Collection of Air Conditioners. There's something to fit any room of your home, and here's what to watch for when choosing the perfect Air Conditioner.
1. Installation Difficulty:
a. Depending on your handiness with tools and a DIY attitude, you have different options for which Air Conditioner you'll get the most use out of for the least effort.
b. Generally speaking, Built-In Air Conditioners take the most work as these need to be built into a hole in your wall.
c. Window Mounted Air Conditioners are easier to install, but require an appropriately sized window (or window side curtains.)
d. Portable Air Conditioners are the easiest to get going!
2. Choose the Size:
a. Figure out the area that you need to cool. You can do this by measuring the room's width and length in feet, the multiplying those two numbers together to get the square footage. Once you have this, you can shop for the right sized Air Conditioner.
b. You can sort our Air Conditioner category by either BTU or Square Footage. Both of these are directly related to how large your space is.
3. Decide on your Energy Usage:
a. Finding an Air Conditioner that’s Energy Star approved can help keep your energy costs low.
b. Ensuring that you're using the proper sizing will also keep your Air Conditioner from working unnecessarily hard to cool the room.
4. Find a Comfortable Sound Level:
a. You can also sort our categories by Maximum Noise level. Choosing a lower decibel rating will mean a quieter Air Conditioner in your home.
With these in mind, you can choose the perfect Air Conditioner to keep your Summer cool!
Click Here to explore our selection and get a jump on a comfortable home.
Posted On: Apr 27, '20
You care for the planet, and that’s why you try to regulate your energy outputs. But have you switched to LED light bulbs yet? Switching your bulbs can save the average household roughly $300 annually in energy costs, and will last about 20 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
You can even apply for Canada's Energy Savings Rebate Program to get rewarded for making the switch.
AMRE has every shape and size you'll need to fit the fixtures you already have in place, or find brand new styles and fully upgrade your lighting. From common A19's and T8s, to the more obscure R7S mini tubes and CA11 Candelabra in almost every colour temperature available - AMRE wants to help you economically light up your life.
Shop light bulbs today and use our filtering system to pick out the LED you need!
Posted On: Apr 9, '20
Give Meaning to Your Cleaning with Dustbane's 'Buy 1 We Plant 1' Give Meaning to your Cleaning initiative!
For each Ecologo Hard Surface Cleaners Sold, Dustbane will partner with Eden Reforestation Project to Plant a Tree! With over 60,000 trees already planted, AMRE Supply wants to help keep it going and help them reach their goal of 1 Million trees by 2025. Not only are they fighting to combat climate change, but partnering with the Eden Reforestation project provides local villagers in Madagascar with steady, fair-wage jobs to help provide for their families.
Do your part and shop EcoLogo certified products here.
Learn more about Dustbane's 'Buy 1 We Plant 1' initiative here!
Posted On: Apr 9, '20
Earth Month April is the perfect time to celebrate the planet we call home by exploring our Green and Eco-Friendly products! It's never too late to upgrade to a more sustainable option, and AMRE is here to help you find the perfect one.
Garbage Bags - Reduce landfill waste with PolyEthics Recycled Material Garbage Bags. Made with 100% Recycled materials to create a fully degradable bag - without sacrificing quality or strength! From regular strength to XXXStrong.
Find them Here!
Water Filters - Why buy a new plastic bottle when you can bring your own? Replacing your Refrigerator's water filter gives you perfectly clear water to keep yourself hydrated and your footprint down. Your filter should be changed every 6 months for the best results, and AMRE wants to make it easy - with free shipping!
Find your filter today!
Biodegradable Disposable Gloves - Regular nitrile disposable gloves can take up to 200 years to decompose. With how important they are for the public health, doesn't it makes sense that they be biodegradable? NEW from Watson Gloves: Green Monkey Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves fully degrade in 10 years while retaining the same superior strength you rely on. Find them in Medium, Large, and Extra Large.
Learn More Here
Posted On: Apr 3, '20
AMRE Supply locations will be closed Good Friday, April 10th, for the Easter long weekend.
Starting April 4th AMRE Supply branches will be closed Saturdays. This gives our employees a chance to rest and maintain their health, while ensuring our cleaning and sanitizing process in AMRE Supply branches is preformed rigorously.
Our Customer Care Centre will be open to take your calls or emails
Shop online 24/7 and have your order shipped directly to your door!
Posted On: Apr 1, '20
While keeping clean and disinfecting regularly used surfaces is important, using your cleaning products to their specifications is crucial.
Using the right chemical for the surface you're looking to clean, observing the dwell times, and most importantly - NOT mixing them.
Especially bleach or chemicals that contain bleach.
Bleach on it's own is already a highly toxic liquid, but mixing it with other chemicals can create dangerous and potentially deadly gases.
Here are some common mistakenly mixed home chemicals:
Bleach + Vinegar = Chlorine Gas
(Can irritate the eyes, skin, and even at low levels - cause permanent lung damage.)
Bleach + Ammonia = Chloramine Vapours
(can cause coughing, nausea, chest pain, or even pneumonia.)
Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol = Chloroform
(damages the nervous system, lungs, kidneys, liver, eyes, and skin. And can cause loss of consciousness)
As an added note:
Vinegar + Hydrogen Peroxide = Parecetic Acid
(Irritate and even damage your skin, eyes, throat, nose, and lungs.)
Posted On: Mar 23, '20
Even as AMRE evolves our policies to protect both our customers and employees, we're still here to help supply you with the parts and products you depend on.
While our store front doors will be closed to the public, our website is still available 24/7! With industry leading resources, quick chat Customer Care, and same-day shipping on orders placed before 4pm - it's the easiest way to order!
Here are some our great features to help you find the part you're looking for:
Model Lookup Index
Have your model number but no idea what the part you need replacing is? Our Model Lookup Index can help! Just enter your model number into the search, or visit the Index linked above. You'll find model listings for Appliances, Faucets, Exhaust Fans, Range Hoods, and more!
Once you find your model, you'll have full access to part listings and diagrams that will guide you to the replacement part needed. You'll be able to see stock levels and even add the part to your cart directly from the part listing.
Not sure where to find your model number? Check here for the most likely spots to look!
On Site Videos
You already know about our YouTube Channel, but did you know many of these videos can be found on the part pages themselves?
You can view how to properly replace the part you're looking for without even leaving the page. Check out ULNMO2 for an example of installation videos and our full view 360 animations. Letting you see all the connections and edges as if you were instore holding it.
Customer Care Chat
If you have a question that’s too small for an email, our Chat is the perfect go between for answers. Quickly connect to one of our Customer Care Representatives right from any page on the website.
You have the option between shipping directly to your home, or visiting one of our 12 locations to pick up.
When picking up, please see the Customer Communication Bulletin here for more information on how to get your product.
Posted On: Mar 20, '20
Have you heard about Dwell Times?
They're an important part of sanitation routines that are often overlooked. If you're the type of person that thinks you an wipe bleach over everything and call it good - this may comes as a shock!
Dwell times can range from 10 seconds to up to 10 minutes depending on the chemical and only count for the time that the chemical is wet. Wiping away a disinfectant or sanitizer too soon can render it ineffective, and leave you with a falsely cleaned surface.
Spray Nine has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Get effective killing power with a dwell time under a minute. (30-45 seconds). Get it in 946ml spray bottles or 3.8 Litre jugs.
General Purpose Bleach has a recommended dwell time of 10 minutes for high strength dilutions (1:10), is readily available, and a powerful disinfectant.
Looking for the same bleach killing power but more convenient portioning and handling control? Try Dustbane UniTab tablets. With the same dwell time and power as bleach but a longer shelf life and less corrosion.
Use with the Dustbane Sprayer for full and efficient application power - without a cord to hold you back.
AMRE Supply can help keep your janitorial carts stocked with powerful cleaners and safety products.
Providing your team with the tools they need to keep your business clean and confident.
For a full list of Disinfectants for use against COVID-19 and their Contact (Dwell) Times, see the EPA Government Website.
Posted On: Mar 16, '20
The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our #1 priority. In light of this, AMRE Supply will be implementing new protocols for shopping with us.
We will be temporarily closing our Instore shopping experience at all locations. Our branch staff are still here to serve you via phone and for pickup - and as always, our website is available to you 24/7.
Our warehouses, deliveries, and customer service teams are currently still fully operational.
Please read our full letter for details here.
Posted On: Mar 6, '20
Water damage is 5x more likely than theft, and 6x more likely than a fire to damage your home. With those odds, shouldn't flood prevention be an important part of your home and business?
AMRE Supply makes it easy with our full range of products like water alarms, sump pumps, and the newest in home water control technology - the Moen Flo.
Get the biggest benefit out of you Sump Pump with high quality Little Giant Pumps.
Trying to figure out what size you need, or if you need one at all? Learn everything you need to know with Spec. Sense as Vance walks you through the needs and necessities of a properly working sump pump.
No place for a sump pump but a leak waiting to blow? You don't have to babysit your basement pipes with a Water Leak Detector. Go standard with a Flood Buzz detector for a simple alarm when it comes in contact with water.
Or go a step above with a Honeywell Lyric Wifi water and freeze detector. It connects via Wi-Fi to let you know on your phone as soon as water is detected, whether you hear the alarm or not.
Looking for even higher home protection? Flo by Moen is what you're looking for. An all-in-one security system for your home's water. One valve connects via app to your phone, giving you complete control of your home's water. Whether you're keeping an eye on the shower usage, or staying vigilant with the pipes in your foundation, Moen Flo helps you keep track of any lost or unusual pressures in all; sending you an alert if something doesn't quite look right. In fact, 60% of homeowners immediately discovered a leak they didn't even know they had after installing Flo!
Learn more with Moen and find it here on AMRE
You can find these products and more in our Flood Prevention Flyer!
Posted On: Mar 2, '20
Schlage lost the key, so you never will!
Lock down savings on everything from privacy knobs to battery powered Electronic Keypad Deadbolts!
There's no need to be intimidated with Electronic Keypads, with Schlage there's no wiring required. Just one Phillips screwdriver.
How To Install:
1. Start with the baseplate, rotating the came to the correct position (look for the arrow point to the Top). Note that the Cam must be vertical!
2. Install the bolt. Make sure it stays retracted throughout the installation!
3. Install the keypad and route the single wire over the bolt, and the tailpiece through the slot in the bolt.
4. Take that wire and plug it into the baseplate.
5. Install the baseplate once wire is attached.
6. Connect the wire and 9V battery
7. Place the battery in the holder and tuck in the wires so they won't be pinched by the cover.
8. Install the cover using the provided self-aligning screws.
9. Next the reinforcement plate and strike must be installed into the door jamb. Take note of the arrows and directions on the reinforcement plate.
After it's been installed you can use Schlage's easy to follow testing instructions and enjoy the freedom of going keyless!
Posted On: Feb 20, '20
Spring cleaning is on it's way and there is plenty to think about when it comes to cleaning up your home. Sure there's the standard scrubbing and mopping, but there are a few simple changes that can really refresh your home to suit your New-Year-New-You mood.
Here are a few ways that AMRE Supply can help you get started:
Dishwasher Safe Floor Registers
- Yeah; cleaning them can be that easy! After gathering all of what your furnace had to throw at them throughout the winter, your floor registers could be carrying a lot you don't realize. Being able to pop them in the dishwasher will not only save you time, but will make the cleaning process far easier! Check out the three colour options here!
Spackle and tools for it
- Your walls go through a lot throughout the year, and most people don't think to repair little dents or marks until they move. But before you can improve the look of your room with a new coat of paint, taking the time to go over old dents and holes will make all your effort stand out! Get Spackling and the Tools you need for it here at AMRE.
- Ever really look at your outlet and light switch plates? Freshening up your home can be done with these simple accents!
- Feeling a little more DIY adventurous? Change our your old light switch for a sleek and modern Decora switch! Find a variety of styles, colours, and even instructional videos here!
Window Screen Repair Kits
- Get your screens fixed BEFORE the bugs! Nothing ruins a beautiful breeze like a broken screen afterall. With Frames, Screening, Tools, and Latches all available at one place, you can fix up your screens to keep your home easy and breezy - without the unwanted guests.
- Follow along with Vance as he shows you how to repair and replace your window screening in two easy to follow Videos found on every Screening Product Page!
Even with just one of these changes, your home can be ready to Spring away from Winter. Check out our Youtube Channel for more instructional videos for Repairing and Replacing around your home.
Posted On: Feb 11, '20
With February bringing in ProFlo as it's Vendor Spotlight you can find what you need to renew your bathroom - especially your toilets.
ProFlo makes it easy to find the right fixture for your home with Complete Toilet Kits. They include the Tank, Bowl, Seat, Closet Bolts, and Wax Ring - so installation is all out of one box.
Choose between a Round Bowl, Elongated bowl or ADA Elongated bowl; each with High Efficiency Gravity Flush Technology.
You can even replace your toilet yourself with these 10 steps.
1. Start by turning off the water and flushing to remove as much water from the insides as you can. You may want to use LiquiLock Gel , The Trunk or a large sponge to ensure there is no extra water that could spill out onto your floor.
2. Disconnect the water supply and remove the old toilet (starting with the tank bolts, tank, then bowl bolts and bowl.) Plug drain with a rag in the meantime to prevent any sewer gases.
3. Clean off the flange and check it for damage. Replace if need be.
4. Turn the new Toilet Bowl upside down on flattened cardboard or towel to prevent damage then place the wax ring evenly around the bowl flange.
5. Carefully life the toilet bowl, using your legs not your back, and align it with the Flange bolts.
6. Apply even pressure on the bowl (sitting on it works) and rock it side to side and front to back. This will ensure the wax seal is firmly in place. The Toilet should be firm to the floor.
7. Install the washers, nuts, and caps over the flange bolts, making them snug but not over tight - this could damage the china.
8. Install the tank-to-bowl-gasket, tank bolts with washers, and place the tank on the bowl. Tighten the tank nuts and make sure they are level.
9. Connect the water supply to the ballcock, hand tightening it. It is highly recommended you do NOT use channel locks.
10. Turn on the water, flush and check for any leaks. You may need to adjust the ballcock to proper water line height.
If you're looking for more deals on quality ProFlo products, you can find them in our Vendor Spotlight Flyer.
Posted On: Jan 31, '20
With the recent Coronavirus outbreak, countries all over the world are preparing to keep themselves and the people around them safe. To protect your home and business, there are several things you can do.
The virus spreads via air by coughing or sneezing, personal contact, or contact with an infected surface or object followed by contact to the mouth, nose, or eyes. With this in mind, Face Masks, avoiding the sick, and ensuring to disinfect hands & surfaces are paramount to avoid contracting the virus.
N95 Rated Respirator Masks offer more protection than traditional disposable masks and are designed to prevent 95% of small particles from entering the nose and mouth - when fit properly to the face. These masks are not designed for children or those with facial hair. Always follow the instructions when using a Particulate Mask for the maximum benefit.
Please Note: AMRE Supply is now SOLD OUT of N95 Masks.
If symptoms appear, it's time to call in for a sick day. Staying home and getting better is the best way to lessen the spread of any sickness, but especially the highly contagious. Ensuring that you are covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing then immediately washing your hands. If you have employees that show up to work sick, be prepared to send them home to avoid spreading any viruses.
Washing your hands with warm water and soap is the best defense against germs. As useful as Hand Sanitizer is - it should only be relied on when soap and water is not available. If you must use hand sanitizer, be sure that it is formulated with at minimum 60% alcohol; anything below 60% is ineffective. See these options for 70% alcohol formulas for higher effectiveness. Keeping surfaces clean is another important aspect to preventing the spread of illnesses, especially if they are frequently used by a multitude of different people / customers.
At the end of the day whether it's the flu, cold, or coronavirus -protecting those around us and maintaining our health should always be a top priority.
Posted On: Jan 23, '20
The slush is coming!
Don't let it turn your entry into a slip-n-slide - with the right floor mat you can control the dirt and slush that makes it's way into your business. With matting, up to 80% of dirt is trapped in a specified location, which makes for easier and quicker clean up. Not only does matting improve the look of your floors, but the longevity as well.
Depending on the amount of foot traffic in your building, there are different stages of matting and different sizes that would work best.
For example, in a heavy traffic area a Multi-Stage system would supply the best results for a high foot traffic area (like schools, malls, major retail locations).
Find our full selection of floor matting here!
Want to learn more and find the right matting system for you? Check out our handy Floor Matting video from our Clean Care series. It will help explain the different materials that could save your floors from the slushy post-winter mess.
Posted On: Jan 20, '20
With new and improved ice management chemicals comes the potential for annoying residue that may ruin your lobbies or entryways.
Featuring a product from our Vendor Spotlight, Betco's pHerfect Floor Neutralizer and Cleaner is the pherfect solution to your ice melt residue blues! With neutralizing agents and surfactants to both penetrate and clean off common ice melt ingredients - like sodium and magnesium chloride. All in one step.
Simply dilute 5 oz. per gallon (1:25) of water, then mop or scrub floor. Follow with a clean water rinse and you're done!
Posted On: Jan 14, '20
The weather is taking a turn for the downright frozen, and it pays to be prepared!
Did you know our Winter Flyer is up until the end of February?
That’s deals on everything you need to survive Winter, including Milwaukee Heated Gear essentials!
Get heated Hoodies, jackets, vests and the battery accessories to go with them before time and stock runs out! Add a cuffed toque and you'll be winning winter.
Looking to stay warm inside too? Find space heaters on sale as well!
Be safe and stay warm, the Winter will be over soon!
Posted On: Jan 6, '20
Getting up on a ladder has enough risks, but when those hard to reach places are above a set of stairs the risks triple. Whether you're painting, repairing, or trying to take down some holiday lights - using a ladder on it's own on stairs is a dangerous game.
Professional or Homeowner alike can feel safer with Ladder-Aide. It's the best solution to keeping your ladder safe and sturdy while working on steps.
It's quick and easy to set up, doesn't require any permanent installation so it's easy to move, and just as safe as solid ground.
The Ladder-Aide works with extension, straight or telescopic ladders with up to a 19" (48cm) base width and 4.5" (11cm) foot size. Got a bigger ladder? No problem! Upgrade to the Ladder-Aide Pro for a 22" (56cm) base width and 7.5" (19cm) foot size.
Before you set up your ladder, set up the Ladder-Aide and Ladder-Aide Pro!