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What are EatOils
microbial cleaners

How does a microbial cleaner work?


True microbial products contain bacteria which are either in live or spore form rather than merely enzymes. The use of enzymes in cleaning products is well known and the perception of ‘Bio’ cleaning products has been heavily influenced by the washing detergent industry where Bio / Non-Bio are recognized terms. However, again this is primarily the use of enzymes rather than bacteria. The bacteria used within cleaning products has been specifically selected not only for the positive effect they have when degrading soiling but for the positive effect they have on the environment. The living bacteria in EatOils™ products requires specific dosing and application dwell time to be effective. The way bacteria work, very basically, is to produce enzymes. These in turn break down the soiling (substrate) available into an energy source to allow the continued growth or replication of the bacteria.


 

Safe and effective for many applications.

Microbial cleaning takes advantage of naturally occurring microbes to remove a wide variety of contaminants from various surfaces. The method is based on the affinity of microbes for hydrocarbons which are digested, producing harmless carbon dioxide, water and soluble fatty acids. The microbes are nonpathogenic and are safe to handle and dispose.

The process is environmentally friendly and is less expensive than solvent cleaning, but it is not applicable to high precision cleaning applications. Typical applications include parts washing; oil and grease removal from concrete and other floor surfaces, and from drains and grease traps; cleaning and disinfection in healthcare facilities; cleaning of historical artworks and structures; and household and institutional cleaning applications.


How are EatOils™ products different from enzymes?


The breaking down of the substrate is fundamentally what gives bacteria their cleaning efficiency. The use of bacteria rather than enzymes alone is key. Enzymes, although effective initially, only provide a benefit to the product during the initial application if used alone. In this respect they work in a similar manner to the surfactants contained within cleaning products.

Bacteria as used in EatOils™ products, however, provide a very distinct advantage in that they continue to produce enzymes to break down the available substrates. In conclusion the use of selected beneficial bacteria within a product makes the product itself a ‘microbial’, ‘bacterial’, ‘probiotic’ or biological product. EatOils™ products are microbials.

Microbial cleaning takes advantage of naturally occurring microbes to remove a wide variety of contaminants from various surfaces. The method is based on the affinity of microbes for hydrocarbons which are digested, producing harmless carbon dioxide, water and soluble fatty acids. The microbes are nonpathogenic and are safe to handle and dispose.

The process is environmentally friendly and is less expensive than solvent cleaning, but it is not applicable to high precision cleaning applications. Typical applications include parts washing; oil and grease removal from concrete and other floor surfaces, and from drains and grease traps; cleaning and disinfection in healthcare facilities; cleaning of historical artworks and structures; and household and institutional cleaning applications.

Safe Surfaces for EatOils™ Products

Roads & Driveways

Brick & Mortar

Carpet

Concrete

Clothing & Fabric

Animals & Fur

Furniture & Upholstry

Glass & Mirrors

Granite Surfaces

Hardwood Flooring

Wooden Furniture

Marble Surfaces

Paver Tiles

Stainless Appliances

Terrazzo Floors

Tile & Grout