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Considering Alternatives - Probiotic Cleaning

posted 22/08/2019 - 11:36

A good cleaning contractor is always looking at new systems and techniques to add value for clients. Probiotic cleaning is another instance where a proactive approach will identify a product that improves performance, avoiding chemical products and delivering environmental benefits.

The downside of chemical disinfectants is that they kill all the bacteria, both good and bad, in such a way that it encourages the swift re-colonisation by bad bacteria, and repeated use increases the risk of antibiotic resistance.

A probiotic cleaner uses the fact that good and bad bacteria both depend on the same nutrients and are unable to live in the same space to its advantage. As a result, if an area is populated by good bacteria they will feed off the nutrients (including dead organic matter) and occupy the space that would otherwise have benefitted bad bacteria. They literally starve them out. This not only reduces the bad bacteria but significantly reduces the likelihood of re-colonisation. An additional benefit results from the bad bacteria reacting to the unfavourable conditions by going into an inactive metabolic state.

Andrew Philpot, Managing Director of TemcoUK Facility Services is positive about the results:

“The principle benefits of probiotic cleaners lie in the fact that they promote bacterial balance, are made from naturally occurring substances, are mostly biodegradable and reduce risks from allergens.” He explains, “Conversely, chemicals are toxic, can be corrosive and can encourage antibiotic resistance.”

“At TemcoUK we like to find a solution tailored to the client to enable us offer options which reflect their corporate requirements. Probiotics do not suit every situation, but many clients value them as a chemical free alternative.”

About TemcoUK Facility Services

Since 2001 Temco has been operating in the UK in a wide range of environments, from servicing the meticulous demands of medical clean rooms to daily office cleaning in commercial and industrial environments in both private and public sectors.

Combining professional standards with flexible management structures, the company prides itself on offering consistently high results alongside outstanding client service.  Based in west London, TemcoUK Facility Services employs over 450 staff with a turnover in excess of £5m.


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