Saturday, January 24, 2009

Odor control solution- Consume Ecolizer

Product Recommendation by Ernie @ Lamers

Consume Eco-Lyzer

Consume Eco-Lyzer is a revolutionary quaternary based disinfectant concentrate formulated to destroy pathogenic and odor causing bacteria and viruses, remove soils and leave natural digesters behind for residual control of nuisance odors. The product is teal in color and slightly viscous.

Excellent for controlling smelly restrooms, dumpsters, trash receptacles, animal holding cage, etc.

Odor Problem

Whether it is a persistent issue or just another temporary headache, there are very few facility managers who do not face odor problems of some nature on a regular basis. These odors can emanate from a variety of surfaces in most any area of a facility, but regardless of their location, they almost always share two common traits: a soiled surface and odor causing microorganisms. It’s not that facility managers and their respective teams are not cleaning properly, but rather that current technology does not allow them to thoroughly clean many of the surfaces found in areas commonly associated with odor problems.

If we look at the materials used for floors and walls in typical odor problem areas such as restrooms, kitchens, locker rooms, and many others we find that to one degree or another they all offer surfaces capable of harboring soils and microorganisms. The perfect example of this, and probably the most prevalent in the market, is a grouted tile floor. In most cases, the tiles themselves are not a problem because they usually offer a consistent smooth surface, which lends itself to being easily cleaned with most detergent systems and moderate physical energy. The general lack of surface irregularities allows good cleaner/soil contact and therefore easy emulsification or suspension and removal.

The problem with these surfaces occurs when we start looking at what is in-between those tiles. If glazed ceramic tile is the perfect surface to clean from a hygienic standpoint, then the grout surrounding it is the impossible surface. Grouting, by its very nature, provides an enormous surface area of pits and valleys that are the perfect hiding spot for various soils and microorganisms. To understand this better, look at this type of flooring in a facility with a magnifying glass. Amplifying the irregularities of the grout ten fold allows you to see better the task at hand when trying to clean these surfaces. To truly understand this surface from the perspective of the soil particles and micro-organisms we must imagine magnifying the contours of the grout surface a thousand times or more.

Traditional Odor Control
So how do we clean these floors and other surfaces that provide perfect hiding places for microorganisms and soils? Well, we do the best we can with the current product technology available which means we typically use a cleaner/disinfectant, a biological based product, or a multi-step process incorporating both.

Disinfectants are the most prominent class of products utilized to maintain these types of surfaces. Due to location, health concerns typically dictate their use to help diminish pathogenic microorganisms. Disinfectants kill one hundred percent of the organisms claimed on their label when used according to directions. This should not, however, be interpreted to mean that after use, one hundred percent of the organisms on the surface have been destroyed. All surfaces have a natural population of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms of which the disinfectant kills a portion. It is this remaining population of microorganisms that causes hard surface odors to quickly reappear after cleaning due to their activity on the organic soils still trapped in the surface.

Biological based products, typically labeled wrongly as enzymes, offer an alternative approach to maintaining surfaces in these environments. Products in this category are generally based on a formulation that resembles a general purpose cleaner with reasonable detergency and cleaning activity. The twist here is that the formulas also include naturally occurring bacteria to provide residual odor control and what is referred to as biological cleaning. These bacteria are selected based on such criteria as their lack of any pathogenic activity and ability to degrade common waste materials without generating odors. The use of these products provide true long-term odor control due to the formulation’s bacteria having the ability to not only get to those trapped organic soils but to completely remove them through the natural process of decomposition.

Ultimately, neither of these two types of products solves the problem on an individual basis. Disinfectants provide the sanitary aspect of cleaning, but fall short on complete elimination of the odors and their source. Biological products can take care of the odors and trapped soils, but fail to provide the necessary disinfection activity wanted in most settings. Because of this, facility managers are faced with a labor-intensive, multi-step process of disinfecting and then biologically cleaning to completely control problem areas.

Revolutionary Breakthrough Biotechnology – Step Into the Future Now!
The question becomes then: What if there was a way to combine these two cleaning technologies into one product that both disinfected and provided long-term biological odor control? A singular product that allowed you to effectively and efficiently accomplish numerous tasks in one easy step. What if a product was available that not only killed pathogenic microorganisms, but also those commonly responsible for the odor problems in kitchens, bathrooms, locker rooms, garbage areas and others?
What if that same product would provide billions of hungry beneficial bacteria to devour and remove the sources of odors found trapped in grout, concrete and other building surfaces? What if the use of that product not only resulted in reduced labor, cleaning time and chemical inventory, but also made those odor headaches a thing of the past?