Enzymatic cleaners are a powerful cleaning solution that can remove even the most stubborn stains and foul odors from your home. Enzyme cleaning products are made up of non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients.
They use non-pathogenic “good” bacteria to digest wastes, soils, stains and malodors. This natural process displaces pathogenic disease-causing bacteria, making the environment safer for your family and pets.
1. They’re Non-Toxic
Enzymatic cleaners don’t contain the toxic chemicals found in many traditional cleaning products. Instead, they typically use safe microbes and enzymes to break down organic stains and odors. These non-toxic cleaners are safer for you, your kids, and your pets than harsh chemical cleaners. You can find them in spray bottles or pour bottle varieties, depending on your preference. Spray bottles allow you to directly apply the product to the soiled area. Pour bottles can be hard to control, but they’re usually available in gallon sizes and work well for soaking fabrics or floors.
The good bacteria strains used in these cleaners are non-pathogenic, which means they won’t kill other types of bacteria. This helps keep your home clean and healthy while also removing odors from surfaces and fabrics. These cleaners can be used on their own or mixed with other products. They’re especially effective for tackling pet stains and odors and can help to remove the smell of urine, blood, vomit, or feces from your home.
You can apply an enzymatic cleaner to fabrics or floors and let it soak in for 12 to 24 hours before scrubbing. You can even use them in a carpet cleaner or steamer, but it’s important to spot test first before using these products on any delicate fabric.
2. They’re Effective
When it comes to tough stains and odors, enzyme cleaners are some of the best in the business. These cleaners typically contain strains of safe, natural bacteria mixed with special enzymes that work together to break down hard stains and colors. Certain types of enzymes can also be used without the bacteria—like proteases, which are effective in breaking down protein based molecules like blood and food, or amylases, which break down starch molecules.
Enzymes are particularly helpful for those who live with pets, because they can eliminate pet stains and odors. They can also be effective in removing mud and dirt tracks from indoor surfaces, as well as uric acid odors in restrooms.
For those wishing to prevent a pet stain in the first place, an absorbent door mat can be a great option. In addition to being a simple way to stop pet paw prints from getting tracked on the floors, it can also cut down on how often you need to clean your home.
If you’re looking for a non-toxic way to clean your home, consider scheduling an expert cleaning team. They can lift pet stains and odors, as well as extend the lifespan of your carpets by preventing chemical build-up. Contact your local Enviro Plus Products team today to request a free quote!
3. They’re Eco-Friendly
Often, a bio-enzymatic cleaner will contain a mix of enzymes, each one designed to tackle a specific type of stain. For example, lipases break down fat molecules, proteases tackle protein-based stains, and amylases attack carbohydrates and starches. Generally, these are safer for human health and the environment than traditional chemical cleaners, and they remain active for up to 80 hours once applied, meaning that they can continue to work at their best.
Obviously, the most common use of an enzymatic cleaner is to deal with pet mishaps. Whether it’s urine, feces or drool, they can leave behind unpleasant smells and permanent stains that other cleaners may not be able to eliminate. Enzymatic cleaners, on the other hand, will break down these molecules and eliminate the smell for good.
Enzymatic cleaners can be purchased in supermarkets and online, and can be used for a wide range of surfaces. However, it’s important to remember that they’re a concentrated solution, and should only be applied to the affected area. If you’re dealing with a large area of stain, it’s best to contact a professional cleaning company, who can offer more thorough cleaning services. Contact us today to book a consultation about our products or request a quote. We’re always happy to help!
4. They’re Safe for Pets
Pet parents often use enzyme cleaners to remove urine and feces from carpet, but the multi-purpose cleaners are also good for sweat, vomit, blood, and greasy food stains. The best way to treat these bio-based messes is with a color-safe product that can be sprayed or poured directly onto the stain, such as the Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator or the TriNova Natural Pet Stain and Odor Remover. These products are safe for use on a variety of surfaces and fabrics, including rugs, hard floors, furniture, and clothing.
The secret to enzyme cleaners is that they speed up the natural breakdown process for organic stains and smells. As an added benefit, they’re nontoxic and safer for your pets than other cleaning chemicals.
The proteases used in enzymatic cleaners target the bacteria found in pee and other bodily waste, which can then be eaten by other living organisms. The result is a clean surface without the odor of animal waste, which makes these products popular for pet owners. Enzymatic cleaners are also effective for uric acid odors and urine-based stains, such as those caused by senior or young pets that forget to mark their territory. They’re able to penetrate deep into soft surfaces like rugs and carpets and break down the organic molecules that cause those tough, persistent marks.