Sanitation programs can be a great service offering for pest management professionals to provide their commercial customers. The presence of chronic moisture and organic matter creates special challenges for sanitation in commercial facilities. Food and garbage areas are the primary problem spots. Unfortunately, wash downs and wet mopping tends to just push food and other organic debris and moisture into cracks and crevices where it builds up and often makes problems worse.
A bio sanitation program can address these facility problems effectively and in a “green” manner. Bio sanitation products can actually digest organic matter and eliminate odors. Choosing the right bio sanitation products will help ensure optimal results as not all bio sanitations products work the same way. Some products contain microbes (good bacteria) that produce enzymes, while others just contain enzymes. While microbes and enzymes both break down organic debris, they act differently with varying results. So how are microbes and enzymes similar and how are they different?
Microbes (good bacteria) and enzymes are different, but they share a few characteristics. They are both naturally occurring. Microbes, like strains found in our InVade Bio Sanitation products, are derived from soil. Enzymes are produced by microbes. Enzymes and microbes effectively break down organic debris; however, they do this task differently. When compared to other caustic chemical cleaners, microbes and enzymes are safer options.
Enzymes are non-living proteins. Unlike microbes, they don’t consume organic matter. They just break it down into small pieces. Specific strains of enzymes break down FOG (fats, oils, and grease), proteins, carbohydrates, and cellulose. They work faster than microbes, but they don’t reproduce. Different types of enzymes break down different molecules. Proteases break down protein molecules. Lipases break down fat molecules, and amylases break down starch molecules. While enzyme-based products will help to break down organic matter, they won’t eliminate it.
Microbes are living organisms, and bacteria is one type of microbe. These microbes act as tiny enzyme and bacteria producing factories that activate in the presence of their food source. In the Invade product line that source is carbohydrates, proteins, fats, cellulose, and urea. Microbes reproduce quickly, multiplying while a food source is available. Microbial products are more effective than enzyme-based products because they digest organic matter instead of just breaking it down.
Microbes and enzymes can work together to produce an effective bio sanitation product. Since bacteria cannot consume large pieces of organic matter, they need enzymes to break it down. Microbes produce these enzymes, and the enzymes help to speed up the chemical reactions between bacteria and waste. Once the enzymes break down organic matter into smaller pieces, the bacteria can digest it. This eliminates the waste, only leaving behind water and carbon dioxide. Microbes and enzymes work together to ensure organic matter is fully digested, resulting in efficient cleaning and odor elimination, even under the most challenging conditions.
Our InVade Bio Sanitation products utilize the power of microbes and enzymes. They are effective green cleaners that work more effectively than simple chemical cleaners in areas with chronic moisture and organic matter. Our InVade products contain microbe spores that activate when in contact with organic debris, which is their food source. The microbe strains found in the products were selected for their superior enzymatic activity and are effective against proteins, carbohydrates, fats including grease, and cellulose. They work well for a wide range of organic waste-related applications including drain lines, grease traps, hard surface cleaning and deodorizing, septic and waste treatment, as well as carpet and fabric care.
The InVade Bio Sanitation line includes:
Microbes and enzymes are powerful and naturally occurring ingredients. When used together, they effectively break down and fully digest organic build-up, resulting in efficient cleaning and odor elimination. Using the proven power of InVade Bio Sanitation Technology, you will be able to pursue a bio sanitation program with confidence and address your customer’s sanitation issues in a “green” manner.