On probiotic cleaners and conventional chemical based cleaners
How do they work?
Probiotic-based cleaners contain beneficial bacteria that penetrate deep into the micropores of surfaces, where stubborn dirt and pathogenic bacteria are hidden. They work for a long time after application on the contaminated surface within 5-7 days.
Chemical or enzymatic cleaners work in the beginning, but do not have a mechanism to ensure long-term effectiveness, more than a few hours (usually 3-4 hours).
How do they affect the environment?
Probiotic-based cleaners have no impact on the environment, keeping the world clean in a safe way.
Chemical cleaners usually rely on unstable raw materials and can release harmful chemicals into the environment during their production.
What are the long-term effects?
Probiotic-based cleaners do not damage surfaces and offer safe and long-lasting protection when cleaning without abrasive action. This means that the surfaces look new for a longer time and do not need to be replaced often.
Chemical cleaners can cause long-term damage (coating damage, corrosion, etc.) to surfaces and pose a danger to humans and pets (allergies, skin irritations, asthma, etc.).
What are the associated costs?
Probiotic-based cleaners provide a much higher return on investment: less frequent cleaning, reduced labor costs, and surface protection.
Chemical cleaners should be diluted to safe levels for use, which may make them less effective. They can cause permanent damage to the cleaned objects and surfaces, imposing additional costs for their replacement with new ones. In the end, you may have to use more expensive human labor and resources to achieve a good result or maintain cleanliness!
What about harmful bacteria?
Probiotic cleansers use beneficial bacteria that naturally compete with harmful bacteria, inhibit them and after 3-4 weeks of use of probiotic products, the level of pathogenic bacteria drops from 5 to 10 times. This trend is maintained with their long-term application, ie. it is not necessary to apply biocides.
If chemicals and biocides are applied, the effect is short-lived – from a few minutes to several hours, after which the surfaces are repopulated with bacteria, including pathogens. Frequent use of biocides can lead to resistance of some bacteria and create resistant pathogenic strains known as “superbacteria” in homes and hospitals.
So which is better?
Probiotic-based cleaners are effective for longer, cost less and protect people, pets and the environment.
Chemical cleaners offer some quick benefits and seem cheaper at first glance, but they can have a hidden effect on costs and labor and be dangerous to humans and the environment.