Did you know that hidden toxins are lurking in your traditional cleaning products?
Phthalates, ammonia, and other chemicals may be present in your everyday household cleaners. These substances have been linked to health problems such as asthma, neurotoxicity, and cancer.
Some of these chemicals are also harmful to the environment.
Of course, house cleaning is something that we all have to do. However, instead of using conventional products, have you tried using enzymatic cleaners?
While enzyme cleaners aren’t new, they’re increasingly being recognized by cleaning professionals. So do these bio-enzyme cleaning solutions actually work? Read on to learn more.
You might be thinking that enzymatic cleaning products are nothing but a gimmick. After all, to combat tough stains and strong smells, you need an equally strong product to deal with them. Right?
Nope, this isn’t necessarily true. Take the ingredient triclosan, for example, which was banned by the U.S. FDA. There’s no evidence to show that these ‘antibacterial’ products are better at preventing illness than plain soap and water.
There’s no reason to use strong chemicals that are potentially hazardous to your health.
On the other hand, enzymatic cleaning products use natural plant enzymes to clean. These enzymes are extracted from selected microorganisms and combined with plant extracts. Not only are these cleaning solutions non-toxic and safe, but they’re also eco-friendly and effective.
From basic science class, you know that enzymes are biological molecules. Keep in mind that enzymes aren’t alive but are by-products of organisms. They speed up or serve as ‘catalysts’ for chemical reactions.
In the case of enzyme cleaners, they facilitate the breakdown of various materials. Waste, dirt, stains, and even molds are broken down into smaller, harmless molecules. These molecules are either washed away or consumed by bacteria.
There are four major types of enzymes used in cleaning products:
‘Proteases’ shatter proteins found in organic wastes such as blood and feces.
‘Amylase’ converts starch in foods (rice, bread, etc.) into simple sugars
‘Cellulase’ breaks down the cellulose in fabric.
‘Lipases’ dissolve fat molecules in oil and grease.
Enzyme cleaners are, by far, the safer choice for keeping our homes clean. If you value the health of your family members, pets, and also the environment, enzyme cleaners are your best option.
These cleaning products are very versatile and can be used virtually anywhere in the house. You can use them for clogged sinks and restrooms. They’re great for laundry and carpet stains because they’re gentle on fabric.
You can also clean up after your pets and get rid of odors at the same time. They’re also an effective solution for molds, fungi, and other harmful microbes.
Also, one big advantage that they have over conventional cleaners is that they’re capable of residual cleaning. This means that they’ll continue their cleaning action well after you use the product. These busy enzymes can keep working for up to 80 hours after the initial application.
So to answer the question, “do enzymatic cleaners work?”, the answer is a resounding yes. Yes, and they do it extremely well. For your family, it’s all about making healthy choices and you can’t go wrong with enzyme-based cleaning products.
Want to learn more about our science-based, green products that we offer here at Mold Medics? Then feel free to contact us and we’ll answer all your questions and concerns.
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