Common cleaning or disinfecting practices of today often make the same crazy mistake, ignoring the little matter of properly removing or inactivating pathogens and creating large infectious disease problems.
Working may be hazardous to health in unexpected ways. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ten jobs having the highest number of injuries with days away from work to recuperate are nursing aides and orderlies and janitors and cleaners.
Dry steam vapor is high on the list of the best cleaning products, as it removes both common soils plus oils and grease, leaving nothing behind to attract dirt or pollute the air. It kills bacteria and prevents odors.
A study funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, evaluated three carpet cleaning methods and their ability to clean moldy carpet. The goal was to evaluate the growth of fungi and its removal over time using the selected methods: high-flow, hot-water extraction; hot water and detergent; and steam vapor. The results achieved with the three cleaning methods showed that Steam vapor with TANCS® technology emerged as the superior alternative to eliminating mold.
A growing number of Americans are seeking so-called green cleaners -- products made with natural, nontoxic, and biodegradable ingredients. Some of these cleaners promise that they contain natural (instead of synthetic) agents, break down quickly in the environment, or pose less of a toxic threat to humans and ecosystems. But critics caution that just because the ingredients in green cleaners are plant-based or natural doesn‘t necessarily mean they‘re safe.
Dr. Gerba, what is your experience with the TANCS Dry Steam Vapor System and its efficacy as a disinfectant. What are the limitations of chemical disinfectants and how does TANCS Steam Vapor provide solutions?
Protect your family from any possible contact with Ebola virus. The Ladybug® with TANCS® is an EPA regulated disinfection device and can kill the enveloped viruses - probably better than any chemical disinfectant. As an enveloped virus, Ebola is sensitive to heat and it is the heat of the Ladybug® that does the work.
Recent scientific literature suggests that portable steam vapor systems are capable of rapid, chemical-free surface disinfection in controlled laboratory studies. This study evaluated the efficacy of a portable steam vapor system in a hospital setting.
Using cleaning chemicals not only requires a Ph.D. to use properly because if you don't use them as directed, they don't work. If you spray and wipe, the chemical doesn't have time to kill any bacteria.
Why Steam Vacs Don't Work - When many of you hear the product category “Steam Vac” you probably think of the steam vacs being sold everywhere that actually have no steam at all, but are really inexpensive extraction vacuums. In this case we are speaking of an all inclusive steam vapor system and vacuum incorporated into one unit.