The Chain of Infection, from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning

excerpt from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning, by Janice and Tom Stewart © 2011 The Chain of Infection The presence of a pathogenic microorganism does not automatically mean someone will get sick. For sickness to result from a pathogen, several other conditions must be met. The microorganism must get inside the human body, [...]

Profile of the Ideal Chemical Free Cleaner

The healthcare profession has long held a reasonably common set of criteria for the ideal disinfectant: be fast acting, even in the presence of organic substances, such as those in body fluid (resistant to inactivation) be effective against all types of infectious agents without destroying tissues or acting as a poison if ingested (broadly active) [...]

The Importance of Product Testing by Your Home Cleaning Company

We love to talk about the ways to reduce unnecessary additives in our lives and procedures…that’s why we developed the first Chemical Free Cleaning procedure for residential cleaning. But the first thing we do when presented with any new product is to test the claims made by the manufacturer. Product testing doesn’t have to be [...]

Engineered Water Alternatives

As science progresses, chemical-based cleaning is becoming a part of our past.  We are now seeing several chemical free cleaning alternatives becoming available.  Engineered water solutions are among the top on the list.  Ionized water and deionized water are two types of engineered water which utilize ONLY water, whereas, electrolyzed water and aqueous ozone are water based [...]

Scare Tactic or New Status Quo: A Look at How Cleaning Chemicals are Affecting Your Body…and Your Life

It’s one thing for one cleaning company in the US to claim that the ingredients in your cleaning products are harmful, but you’d probably believe it if it was the front page expose in the Chicago Tribune, which is exactly what happened in May when investigative reporters Patricia Callahan and Sam Roe began a week-long series [...]

New Low-Impact Cleaning and Sanitizing Spray: GenEon Trio

As Activeion rocked the Chemical Free Cleaning world late last month, many cleaning companies who have built their low impact or chemical free cleaning methods around the hand-held sprayer began turning to each other asking: what else is there? What the Activeion Ionator brought to the home cleaning world (and to commercial and janitorial cleaning [...]

Video: Biofilm Formation

You know that smell that tells you something is rotten or growing mold? That’s a by-product of biofilm. When biofilm has grown large enough to be seen, it is usually described as a congealed or gelatin-like substance with an unpleasant odor. This video helps to show how biofilms form. Pay careful attention to the segment [...]

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In praise of germs: Why common bugs are necessary for kids

It may seem like we are contradicting ourselves by sharing this article, but, in fact, we completely agree that our bodies require contact with both health-empowering bacteria (like the flora needed for digestion) and immune-building bacteria…the stuff that makes us sick for a little while but stronger in the long run. In general, we agree [...]

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