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Over the past seven years there has been a growing body of research that has stressed the importance of establishing and maintaining a beneficial, supportive indoor microbiome, (the microorganisms / Bacterial ecosystem that we depend upon), in the buildings (offices, homes, factories), where humans spend up to 90% of our time occupying.

Pathogen bacteria create biofilm, (an extracellular polymeric substance that is a polysaccharide, and can be wet or dry), as soon as they land of surfaces as part of their attachment process. This biofilm has been repeatedly shown to substantially reduce the effectiveness of conventional cleaners and disinfectants. So here is what happens when such chemistry-only agents are applied to surfaces:

 

  • They kill off all the good, and the bad bacteria that are present on the upper layers of the biofilm.

  • This creates a protein source for the predominant pathogen population in the lower levels of the biofilm to feed off, and so promote their ongoing presence.

  • Given that pathogens can replicate their presence on a surface between every five minutes to every few hours, (beneficial bacteria replicate at a much slower rate, usually between two to three days), failure to address the protective presence of pathogen biofilm is a major health concern. The core issue being addressed in any cleaning operation is, therefore “biological” by nature, and we have been using a combination of physics and chemistry to attempt to address it.

Why Choose the Probiotic Cleaning Solution?

  • Probiotic cleaners represent not just a superior cleaning solution, but, are also uniquely aligned to the core principles of lessening our environmental impacts.  They can be disposed of directly into municipal wastewater systems or onto land with no risk.  They may even be remediative to soils and water.

  • All the constituents in the aqueous delivery component meet all the EPA’s requirements for Safe Chemicals.

  • All the probiotic bacteria used fall under the FDA’s “Generally Regarded As Safe”, (GRAS), classification.

  • All the probiotic cleaners we offer are pH neutral, and so not harmful to water tolerant surfaces.

  • When diluted according to label instructions these probiotic cleaning products record ZEROS in all categories of the OSHA Safety Diamond on SDS documents.

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The probiotic cleaners, products, and equipment used in our offerings have been designed to be used around people with chemical sensitivity, children, and pets

 

WHY CHOOSE US:

cleaning agents do not address the presence of biofilm.  We show how to use ATP meters to measure the presence of a biofilm. We measure our results onsite with ATP Meter Measurements. Bacteria and the support system they live in leave a marker – adenosine triphosphate or ATP.  ATP is the energy currency that stores energy and powers cells. Think of it as cellular gasoline. Virtually all cells – including bacteria – contain ATP at different levels. The lower the ATP level, the cleaner the surface and the less likely it is to harbor biofilm and pathogens. As a result, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) endorse ATP metering to measure of surface cleanliness.

 

We work with each client to establish protocols based on their issues, their environment, and how they currently clean.  We want to be sure you get the best out of the products you purchase, financially, and to protect the people, animals, and the environments where you live.

 

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