Green Cleaning: Understanding Bio-enzymatic Cleaners & Its Benefits
A vast majority of people today are more conscious of their own health and the environment than before. Therefore, green cleaning has become a buzz word amongst cleaning professionals and facility managers.
In the post-Covid-19 era, commercial spaces like hotels, restaurants, offices, malls and other places are looking for pro-health and eco-friendly cleaning solutions because of the increased necessity to maintain hygiene. Conventional chemical cleaners create unnecessary indoor air pollution which in turn result iin a plethora of short term and long term illnesses. Also, chemical cleaners once washed down the drain reach the environment and pollute water resources. Enzyme-based cleaners are not only effective but also harmless and are therefore fast gaining popularity.
Bio-enzymatic cleaners can be defined as a formulation that use beneficial microbes to act upon and digest wastes and stains. Microbes perform this function by producing enzymes which break down large stubborn waste molecules into smaller ones which can be cleaned off easily. The microbial population multiplies and thrives until all the waste is consumed. These bacteria are beneficial and do not pose any threat to humans and the environment in any way.
It is a common misconception that enzymes are living things. Enzymes act as a catalyst and speed up chemical reactions for the living microbes to operate efficiently. Enzymes are highly specific to the type of surface or material they act upon. A bio-enzymatic cleaner consists of different types of enzymes in free form or produced by live microbes to break down various soils. Some of them are discussed below.
Proteases – It is one of the most widely used enzymes helpful in removing protein-based soils and stains. It includes human sweat, egg, blood, urine, faeces etc.
Lipases – Lipases are those enzymes which are highly capable of decomposing fatty material like oils and grease. Fatty stains from butter, sauces can be easily broken down using this enzyme.
Amylases – It is used to remove starch-based food items like potatoes, eggs, sugar, sauces, chocolate, gravies etc.
Cellulases – Cellulases are used to softening, colour brightening and removal of soil from the fabric made of cotton and cotton blends.
Based on the kind of enzyme utilised, Bio-enzymatic cleaners are therefore very versatile and can be used for a wide variety of applications such as surface cleaning and odour elimination. You can use enzyme-based cleaners for drain maintenance and cleaning glass, urinal drain, toilet bowl, floor etc. They are very helpful in cleaning commercial spaces and keeping them hygienic as they are used again and again by scores of people.
Additionally, the enzyme-based cleaners can reach cracks, crevices and holes and remove hidden stains and bad odour in a given space without any corrosion, fumes etc., unlike their chemical counterparts. Bacteria and enzymes continue to act upon grime deposits and odour after the initial application. This ensures better and sustained cleaning. Moreover, bio-enzymatic cleaners are cost-effective and efficient too.
Organica Biotech is one of the leading companies with natural and safe cleaning solutions. OB Care range of products are organic, natural enzyme-based cleaners designed for commercial spaces. Made up of essential oils, corn, vegetable oils and plant-based ingredients, the cleaning products are completely safe for cleaning purpose. The product range covers washroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, general cleaning and odour control solutions. Use OB Care products for green cleaning.