Sunday, December 12, 2010

Using Non Pathogenic Bacteria to Clean

We are currently see a surge in non pathogenic bacteria to clean, should I look at this option? Are there real benefits? And where do these products fit in with a green cleaning program?

Non Pathogenic bacteria is a great option, consider some of the reasons.

-Some of these products use bacteria that is found naturally in our stomach and so can digest almost anything we can digest. If in a nursing home think of what items bacteria can help you clean.
-Bacteria continues to clean after you are done. Since bacteria releases an enzyme which will break down the organic mater, after which the bacteria will digest it. Once applied the bacteria will continue to digest until one of the following three are removed, Water, Air or the food source.
-Most bacteria based products are made of renewable items such as soy and not petroleum based. Hence they are sustainable as we grow them as required.
-And when it comes to green cleaning many manufacturers have had there products green certified so you know which ones are your greener option.
-Not to forget one more great aspect. If using to control odors since bacteria will digest the organic mater causing the odor, odors will be eliminated rather than just masked.

One caution though. Non pathogenic bacteria is good, but there are manufacturers that are making enzyme cleaners. Enzyme cleaners are good to break down soil loads but require extensive rinsing as there is no bacteria present to digest the enzyme. I would high recommend staying away from these as enzymes tend to be left behind and you results will be amplified with bacteria.

One product I have enjoyed using and recommended to many people is Bio-Bac from Dustbane. The really nice thing with this product is it has been designed to work on floors, carpets, odors and drains so rather then have to buy 3 products for your facility all you need is one ECP certified product.

"Nothing is too filthy for Phil-T"

Friday, December 3, 2010

Making your work easier Part 1

Many are trying to find ways to make their job a little easier and save time. Some find the best way to do this is to cut corners. Usually not the best idea though.

Recently manufacturers have found a need to make smaller floor scrubber, one such is called DB-Do-All from Dustbane. Consider, a good swing buffer will cost between 1000-1500$ and a good wet dry vac with a front squeegee will run you between 700-900$. With DB-Do-All, you have a autoscrubber which will do both jobs for 3000$ give or take. Your floor work will be cut easily by 25%. And the nice thing with DB-Do-All is that when you're done at one location, take apart load him into your car and away you go. He's small enough that I loaded into the backseat of a Hyundai Accent. And on thing for sure I would have a hard time loading a swing buffer and wet vac into the same car.

Yes there all types of tools available to save us time and money without cutting corners stay tuned for more such options.

"Nothings too filthy for Phil-T"