Although not new, a lot of cleaning specialists and facility managers are taking a closer look at bio-enzymatic cleansers.
According to Mike Sawchuk, vice president of Enviro-Solutions and Charlotte Products, two major chemical producers, “this is because they [can] complement a Green cleaning program.” In fact, a few of these cleaners have been recognized as Green and certified.
However, many are unclear about the operation of bio-enzymatic cleaners. Some of these difficulties are addressed in the following:
- Bio-enzymatic cleansers essentially breakdown chemical and organic waste by containing specific volumes and types of bacteria, enzymes, and microbial nutrients (soils).
- A protein with the ability to disassemble complicated compounds into simpler ones is called an enzyme. Enzymes are not living organisms, unlike what many people think.
- These microbes “eat” bacteria that produce odors.
- Bio-enzymatic cleansers frequently offer quick odor alleviation.
- Water and carbon dioxide are produced from the microorganisms that the bio-enzymatic cleansers devour.
- A few bio-enzymatic cleansers are made to function for up to 80 hours after application.
- Overall, compared to conventional cleaning chemicals, bio-enzymatic cleaners may be safer for people and the environment, especially if they have been Green Certified
- In addition to odor control, bio-enzymatic cleansers are frequently used for kitchen and food prep area cleaning, restroom cleaning, and carpet spot and stain removal.
The effectiveness of the bio-enzymatic cleaner as well as the antimicrobial efficacy of the bleach or disinfectant may be diminished or eliminated when using bio-enzymatic cleaners with them, says Sawchuk.
According to Sawchuk, “Bio-enzymatic cleansers won’t replace Green cleaning solutions.” “However, we can expect them to play an even greater part in Green cleaning in the future because many newer bio-enzymatic cleaners function well, are environmentally preferred, and cost effective.”