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Updated: Apr 26



Hygiene and cleanliness should go hand in hand, but adoption and follow-through with disinfection use within commercial facilities were not as consistent prior to the pandemic. Without the widespread threat of infection, cleaning was previously more focused on appearance than protecting public health and deemed not as important as it needs to be today. Consumers are and will demand a cleaner safe environment in which to travel or work, and this new emphasis, especially in places where there is either high traffic or the workplace. Now, business owners, facility managers and operators should learn even more about the effects of chemical agents against germs and the environment and reassure employees and clients by committing to a greener, safer controls and is a must in communicating this approach to everyone.



Confidence and trust through cleanliness


Throughout the last two years or so of uncertainty, many providers have faced the challenge of restoring trust and assuring employees and customers they’re doing everything they can to keep them safe and healthy. As time moves on, we all will expect places where they’re sure of safety and cleanliness and not just about appearance. Therefore, each facility must prioritize cleaning, disinfection, and prevention to give peace of mind and take the necessary steps to reassure everyone that this is the case. Research tells us that there is an increasing number of employees and customers that consider a company’s health and hygiene protocols extremely important in their decision making and now expect to see proof of the cleanliness and cleaning regimes. One such step is in the retracted use of chemical disinfection and a move towards safer, greener alternatives.




The chemical alternative


Enzymes are biocatalysts that speed up chemical reactions and break down complex molecules into simpler forms without undergoing any reaction themselves. This property of enzymes makes it useful for cleaning organic wastes in a variety of applications. The formulations thus prepared are called bio-enzymatic cleaners, enzymatic detergents, and disinfectants.


As our lives become busier, more stressful, and increasingly demanding, it is only natural to reach for the latest items on the shelves that guarantee to make a cleaning regime simpler or safer. When evaluating the next purchase, do consider what is in that bottle of cleaner. Most of these products contain a harsh cocktail of chemical substances, which can be harmful to your wellbeing, that of your customers or cleaning staff.


The cleaning section in a store or from a supplier is constantly loaded up with lines of cleansers, brightly planned with eye-catching packaging to stand out for buyers. They are advertised to assist us with comprehending the entirety of our cleaning essentially by simply applying a cupful of their solution. Before getting excited about the Quick-Fix discovery and purchasing an entire set of items, it is advised to discover what are the “ingredients” inside those containers. Ongoing research has discovered a large portion of these harsh chemical solutions contain destructive substances that can cause skin and eye irritation to those who are regularly in contact with them. To aggravate the situation, the chemical waste from these cleansers is frequently discharged into the environment and leads to damage to flora and fauna. And so, using environmentally friendly items becomes imperative not only for those that use them, but for the planet too.




1. A healthier working environment:

Using green or environmentally friendly items shields from exposure to chemicals. No longer will there be chemical concoctions absorbed into the skin or taken in by the individual either doing the cleaning or working. This means you; your clients and your colleagues will no longer breathe in chemical build-ups left from the chemical disinfectant. Chemical disinfectant use can lead to irritated skin and eyes, a running nose, consistent coughing, trigger asthma, or other serious side effects.


2. Reducing the risks:

There are consistent critical risks when dealing with traditional cleaning items that can conceivably lead to chemical burns to the eyes, and skin. Many users experience skin irritation after hand-washing garments with clothing cleansers, and they need to wear defensive garments so as to secure their skin, eyes, and nose. A typical complaint when using traditional cleaning items is the very strong chemical smell that can frequently trigger migraines for those who have a low resilience to strong-smelling substance. Now and then it is hard to remain or work in such a space since it is hard to breathe or becomes an irritant.


While using eco-friendly cleaning items, you should not experience any of these dangers since they contain gentle ingredients that are safe to your skin or body. Green cleaners are not destructive and satisfy strict guidelines with regards to inhalation toxicity, combustibility, and skin absorption. No additional care is required while handling eco- friendly disinfectants. They are totally safe and environmentally friendly. So much so, that even after mopping the solution can be discharged in any drain with no adverse effects, actually due to the nature of enzymes they will keep working and clean the pipes too.


3. Cost-Effective:

Traditional cleaning items are typically costly as a direct result of the various chemical compounds utilised in making them and their insufficient efficacy meaning that you have to purchase more to get the job done. The cost of eco-friendly disinfectants is substantially less due to the significant reduction in dilution ratios required to do a much superior job, reducing the amount of cleaning required and the time taken. A big plus is a reduction in inventory. All this leading to a saving on the bottom line.


4. Environmental Impact:

Conventional cleaning products are ruinous to nature in various ways. For instance, the fumes that are discharged from commercial office cleaning taint the air through evaporation. This may lead to health issues for individuals that are in closed environments such as offices. Typical cleaning methods lead to the disposal and blend with water circuits, they pollute it and jeopardise the environment; therefore, changing to greener disinfectants lessens contamination to our surroundings. At the point when the use of green products becomes the norm, more organizations are compelled to follow environmentally-friendly guidelines to deliver green policies such as the health and wellbeing of employees and customers.


5. Antibacterial:

Do you truly need to search for items that state “antibacterial”? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that washing with antibacterial cleansers is not any more superior to ordinary cleansers, while the American Medical Association (AMA) says the successive utilisation of antibacterial ingredients can elevate bacterial resistance to antibiotics Triclosan, a typical antibacterial specialist found in numerous cleansers, which [may] meddle with your hormonal system and thyroid.


As worries for wellbeing become progressively common and individuals become increasingly mindful of the harsh impacts cleaning chemicals have, they are returning to the basics and searching for greener approaches to cleaning.




Enzymatic Disinfectants


Enzymatic formulations speed up the breakdown of organic wastes also referred to as ‘soils’ into smaller particles at a much lower temperature and a neutral pH ranging from 6 to 8. These formulations contain different types of enzymes, notable among them proteases, lipases, and amylases.


Enzymatic formulations clean and disinfect a wide array of applications whilst providing safe and effective solutions. Given below are some of the important enzymes used for these purposes.


a. Protease

Protease enzymes help break down hard-to-clean organic proteins like bodily wastes, mucus, egg, and stains such as wine, coffee, and other beverages. They break down these complex particles into smaller ones that are water-soluble and easier to clean. Protease formulations are used to clean and disinfect utensils, surgical instruments, and hard-to-clean objects like carpets and drapes.


b. Amylase

The amylase family of enzymes work on starchy substances like gravies, sauces, egg stains, and sugars. These are used for cleaning and disinfecting utensils and furniture of fast-food outlets and restaurants.


c. Lipase

Lipase enzymes hydrolyze and break down water-insoluble fatty deposits like lipids, oils, and grease. These are broken down into smaller particles that are water-soluble and make it easier to clean, such as range hood filters.




Enzymatic Disinfectants - Different Uses


Enzymatic disinfectants are used for surface disinfection, restroom & bathroom cleaning, carpets and as disinfectants in toilets and many other surfaces where there is a potential risk of germ build up (Public transport, schools, offices) etc. Given below are some of the uses of enzymatic disinfectants.


1. Drain cleaning

Enzymatic disinfectants and cleaners break down oils, greases, and other organic materials and thus clean and unclog drains, pipes, and traps.

2. Urine and Uric Acid Stains and Odors

Enzymatic disinfectants clean and help remove urine spots and foul odours from restrooms.

3. Carpet Cleaning and Disinfection

Enzymatic formulations are used for carpet cleaning and disinfection as they can easily penetrate soft surfaces. Enzymes near-neutral pH does not discolour, fade, or damage soft surfaces thus ensuring that carpets are safely cleaned.

4. Floors and Walls

Enzymes work on a wide variety of surfaces. Most chemical cleaners state they are not suitable for certain floor types, this is not the case for enzyme-based cleaners.

5. Livestock storage

Enzyme disinfection is highly effective in the cleaning of livestock sheds or stables that ensure the animals remain safe and germ-free.

6. Food processing

Enzymatic disinfectants clean and help remove the build-up of bacteria and biofilm whilst reducing wastewater contamination.



Benefits of Using Enzymatic Disinfectants

Enzymatic cleaners have several advantages and benefits if used in cleaning solutions. Some of these areas are listed below.


a. Help in breaking down and removal of organic waste and soils at neutral pH and thus reducing bioburden and odour

b. Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces and hard-to-reach areas like small cracks

c. Effective disinfection, cleaning, and protection of delicate medical instruments and devices

d. Used at lower temperatures and concentrations than chemical detergents. Can be stored and shipped in ergonomic and smaller packaging

e. Environmentally sustainable and much safer to use than other chemical disinfectants

f. Once applied, can work for up to 80 hours for effective and complete cleaning and disinfection




Conclusion

Enzymatic disinfectants are highly effective for cleaning virtually anything where germs are present and remove their ability to multiply leading to a safe environment for all.


To know more about enzymatic disinfectants please contact us at:

wecare@customenzymes.com



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