Why is it cool that the BACTERRORIST has Enzymes?
In short - because stains and dirt are made of different types of molecules, and enzymes are very efficient at breaking down the basic components of these stains and dirt. For example, the Enzyme called Proteases break down proteins (e.g. meat, egg, gravy, etc..). Amylases break down starches, Lipases break down fats and grease and Xylanase break down plant cell walls.
What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are long-chain proteins created by living cells and found in all living matter. When added to organic materials like dirt, grease, and oil, enzymes accelerate the natural biodegrading, and immediately go to work breaking down the organic materials within these substances. When activated, enzymes attack, eat, or digest the amino and fatty acids that bond organic materials together. They also emulsify these materials so they can be completely removed from the surface.
Why using enzymes is more Sustainable than using Chemicals?
Small amounts of enzymes can offset larger amounts of conventional chemical ingredients. In other words, you will need less when cleaning using an enzyme cleaner. In addition to high cleaning performance, consumers also benefit with more-compact products, and therefore reduced environmental impact. Besides being an effective cleaning agent, the BACTERRORIST is biodegradable which helps protect our environment as compared to using conventional chemically produced detergents. Through many years of testing, it has been proven that enzymes have a very safe toxicological profile, lending to their sustainability profile. They have no reproductive nor developmental toxicity, and have a low toxicity to aquatic systems. That said, enzymes may have the potential to cause inhalation allergy to certain hypersensitive individuals. Hence, avoid excessive inhalation and/or use a protective mask.
Dilute or not to Dilute
Your BACTERRORIST is a “ready-to-use” concentrated solution – which means that it is concentrated enough to allow for further dilution (1:1) to clean the home -from the floors to the sink. Yet, for tough cleaning – such as clogged drains and stubborn mildew in bathrooms – you should use it as is. Whenever diluting the BACTERRORIST, you can dilute in warm or cold water – but not hot water which could kill off the enzymes. Furthermore, once diluted, the resulting mix must be used in the same day. Furthermore, remember that the dirtier the area (or the worse the smell), the better it is to spray the BACTERRORIST onto the relevant surface – and to leave it to allow time for the enzymes to do their job. It is also not necessary to rinse it thereafter.
Did you know you can use the BACTERRORIST for the following uses?
The BACTERRORIST can be used in almost anywhere in your home – it especially works great for cleaning drains, floors, bathrooms. It also removes foul odours and deters insects in your home. Here are some useful tips for using the BACTERRRORIST:
Pour undiluted solution into clogged drains. It is best to use the enzyme at night or over the weekends to give the enzyme several hours to do its job. Enzymes are not fast acting like acid-type products and they do require a few hours to work properly, but are much safer to use. Remember that strong chemical disinfectants can kill the living organisms of the enzymes – reducing the BACTERRORIST’s effectiveness.
Restrooms / Toilets:
When mopping, mix half of the BACTERRORIST with warm water (not hot water) and mop the floors. No need to rinse the floor, but let it air dry, allowing the enzymes time to react with the bacteria. Regular applications of enzymes will eliminate the sources of bad odour.
References: https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz ; https://www.aboutcleaningproducts.com/science/ezyme-science/ ;
https://dengarden.com/cleaning ; http://www.ursourcellc.com/faq/enzyme.html ; http://www.enzymeassociation.org