How to eliminate odors using Bio-Enzymatic
Modern cleaning products are evolving to help solve some of the biggest cleaning headaches. The revolution to make cleaning products that work effectively while being safer for people and the environment is fostering innovation. Bio-Enzymatic products are an emerging category of green cleaning products that harness the power of cleaning chemistry with naturally occurring microbes. This green chemistry is capable of doing more than just cleaning surfaces.
What are Bio-Enzymatic Cleaning Products and how do they work?
Bio-Enzymatic products contain effective detergents combined with specially cultivated microbes. These natural microbes seek food sources (they love urine residues, food waste, feces, fats, oils, etc). To consume the food source, the microbes release enzymes that are capable of breaking down complex compounds into simpler compounds that the microbes readily consume. When the food source is fully consumed, they essentially die off. This process of consumption is a natural process. In fact, the biodegradation process of all living things (plant and animal) proceeds by this decomposition process.
Bio-Enzymatic Products….Solving difficult problems
The smell of Pee…
Our bodies manufacture urine and when it is expelled it is sterile. While it may have an odor, the smell we most often associate with urine is really the by-product of odor causing bacteria feeding off the urine residue. These odor causing bacteria not only emit foul smelling by-products, they are incredibly inefficient at consuming the residue.
The right bio-enzymatic product contains carefully cultivated bacteria that are efficient at consuming a variety of organic wastes while not emitting foul smelling by-products. The result, consumption of odor sources with no smell!
Whether human or animal urine, bio-enzymatics can solve challenging urine odor problems on carpet, fabrics, and porous hard surfaces like grout. Learn how to get stubborn urine odors out of carpet by reading the Technical Bulletin titled “How to Remove Urine Odor from Carpet“.
Trash containing food waste is often a source of foul odors. Dumpsters, trash bins, compactors, trash chutes and garbage collection areas all present challenges with the odor of rotting food. This is especially a problem in the summer months, where warmer temperatures help accelerate the rotting process.
Bio-Enzymatic products can be regularly sprayed into and around trash containers to mitigate foul odors.
Those putrid, clogged drains..
Grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, cafeterias, virtually any place where food waste and grease are going down the drain presents problems. The food waste builds up in pipes causing slower draining and foul odors. Any food preparation operation can’t afford to have foul smells emanating from drains that might be detected by customers.
Many restaurants serving fried food have grease traps that help separate grease from water that goes down the drain. These grease traps must be regularly pumped, which is costly.
Bio-Enzymatic products can used to maintain drains and grease traps. Regular dosing helps prevent build up and prevents foul odors. For this type of dosing to be successful, the bio-enzymatic products must be put into the drain/trap at the time of least activity. Using a programmable pump that can dose specific quantities of bio-enzymatic products into drains at time of low usage are available and easy to use.
Those greasy, slippery floors…
Kitchen floors in restaurants and food service operations can become dangerously slippery as grease and oil build up. Tracking this into the public part of the restaurant creates further slip / fall liability.
The traditional method of removing grease and oil from floors was to use a caustic degreaser to remove the oil. While this can be effective, grease can quickly build up between cleanings.
New products that utilize regular detergent compounds that are fortified with cultured enzymes can effectively remove grease and oils from floors and continue to break down grease and oil after the cleaning is done.
Ever extract a carpet where afterwards it smells like “wet dog”? How about carpet where animals or barefooted humans regularly walk. Summertime brings out smells we don’t normally notice.
Using a bio-enzymatic carpet cleaner can help mitigate stubborn odors emanating from carpet. The longer dry time after extraction helps facilitate the microbes, giving them more time to do their job.
Odors that hide from our eyes but not our nose
Our nose can often detect foul odors where the odor source isn’t obvious. Do you know where that urine odor is coming from? The source of bad smells can often be inaccessible or missed by the cleaning process. Bio-Enzymatics can mitigate odors even when they don’t come in direct contact with the offending odor source. For example, on carpet, that means microbes can seek out food sources (urine residue) that have penetrated the backing and gone into the subfloor.
Multi-Clean Bio-Enzymatic Products with links to more information
Bio-Power Plus: Urine Odor Remover, visit our Vet Care webpage for more info
Bio-Power Plus: Drain and Grease Trap Maintainer, Technical Data Sheet
Bio-Pump: Programmable Pump for automatic dosing of traps and drains. Learn More
17 Odorite Fresh: Odor counteractant. Technical Data Sheet
18 Tri-Fecta: Bio-Enzymatic Cleaner, Cleans…Freshens…Consumes. Technical Data Sheet
Enzy-Clean: Enzyme based food service floor degreaser. Technical Data Sheet
Hello I have wood floors the absorb liquids. The previous owner had cats and dogs. I am replacing the floors and want to treat the sub floor. Will this work on wooden/concrete sub floors?
Yes, the key is leaving the surface moist several hours or more. The longer the better. This gives the beneficial bacteria time to grow and begin consuming the odors at the source.