When it comes to cleaning throwing the good microbes out with the bad is not the best approach. Your home is a living organism of sorts and you want to encourage healthy microbes to do their work.
Probiotics are live microorganisms, long incorporated into certain foods and dietary supplements, that are intended to have health benefits. Whether utilized on their own or in tandem with existing cleaning strategies, environmental probiotics can help to ensure that the bacteria levels are kept properly in balance.
The rationale behind the use of probiotics is straightforward. Traditional mold removers and disinfectant sprays indiscriminately kill all bacteria, both harmful and beneficial, causing an imbalanced, sterile environment that could increase the risk of pathogens’ evolving resistance.
In contrast, probiotics offer a natural, chemical-free and environmentally friendly solution to combating “Sick Building Syndrome.” The probiotics in these cleaners consume contaminant waste such as mold spores, dust mite fecal matter, pollen, dead skin cells, and pet dander while maintaining the balance of essential bacteria in the environments where people live and work.
Studies have been done that successfully demonstrate the potential of probiotics, as air and surface purifiers, to control the growth of bad microorganisms while retaining beneficial varieties.
Let’s talk about PureBiotic
Unlike disinfectants, antimicrobial soaps, biocides or other chemicals that destroy all of the microorganisms (good and bad) present, PureBiotic’s probiotic cleaners create a healthy microbial balance, without killing anything.
Following the natural principle of competitive exclusion, millions of tiny probiotic workers flood the surface, consume all of the resources, and crowd out unwanted germs and contaminants. These beneficial bacteria also provide a safe layer of protection, lasting for up to 3 days.
PureBiotic StaBiotics™ are stabilized probiotics. They are stabilized in a spore form in a concentrated solution and need to be mixed with water to activate. The proprietary bacterial strains used in PureBiotic products are all-natural strains and have not been subject to any gene splicing or recombinant technologies (No GMOs). They are beneficial and classified as Type 1 (harmless organisms). All strains are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List and the Association of American Feed Control Official List of Direct Fed Microbials.
PureBiotics and Mold Removal
It is important to stress that probiotics cannot solve a large existing mold. You still need to properly remove the mold or hire a professional mold remediation company. What probiotics can do is help prevent the recurrence of mold once the initial remediation work has been completed. It is an example of “completing the cycle” rather than doing anything permanent on their own.
So how can probiotics be introduced into a home or business, once the mold remediation process has been completed?
The first step involves fogging the indoor space with a relatively large amount of probiotic cleaner. The probiotics will help eliminate any mold-related odors that remain in the air. The probiotics themselves do not remain in the air, however. Instead, they settle onto every surface within the home and begin to colonize it. The probiotics provide a “microbial kick start” to begin rebalancing the levels of microbes in home. They also effectively create an environment that prevents mold as well as allergens and pathogens from overgrowing in these same areas.
The second step is to incorporate PureBiotic probiotic cleaners into your cleaning workflow. An overly sterile, out-of-whack home environment opens up space for toxic mold to flourish, because there’s simply not healthy competition to keep it in check. Cleaning with the PureBiotic probiotic cleaners will keep things in balance.
Can PureBiotics be used on tough to clean items that have been exposed to mold?
Absolutely yes! In fact, they can give you a level of confidence that you wouldn’t have with other mold cleaners since PureBiotics work differently.
Computers and other electronic items with fans for example are harder to decontaminate due to the fact that the fan will pull toxins in and out of the machine. Put the diluted mixture in a small spray bottle that creates a fine spray. Lightly spray the exterior of the computer and other electronic items daily.
To help clean up the interior space of the computer and prevent it from contaminating the surrounding environment put the PureBiotics cleaner on an organic disposable cotton pad like this one and place it over the fan. The pad will act as a filter, and the action of the fan will draw good microorganisms in that will help clean the inside of the computer. After a week or two of running the computer the pad gets quite full of toxins, so repeat the procedure again.
What About PureBiotics Cleaners and Mycotoxins?
When I first learned that mycotoxins would contaminate all items that are kept in an environment where mold is present, it seemed like an insurmountable problem. Mycotoxins are resistant to chemicals, heat, freezing temperatures, and UV light. Basically they are almost impossible to destroy.
If probiotics work to consume mold so to speak then would they work this way on mycotoxins?
I reasoned that just like molds have evolved to produce mycotoxins that harm other living beings and give them an advantage over other life forms there must be microorganisms that evolved to decompose or eat these same mycotoxins. Those microorganisms are very obviously probiotics.
This article on the Role of Probiotics Against Mycotoxins and Their Deleterious Effects does a much better job of explaining how this all works than I ever could.
Will PureBiotics 100% work to eradicate mycotoxins. No. But it will help in ways that other products can’t begin to.
PureBiotics Product Lineup
You can check out the entire line of PureBiotics products here or learn more about my favorite products below.
PureBiotic Chrisal Probiotic All Purpose Cleaner and Foamer (Concentrated)
This Probiotic All Purpose Cleaner is suitable for all water-resistant surfaces. It is highly concentrated and makes up to 100 gallons of cleaner. It ends up as little as 1¢ per ounce!
Benefits of the PureBiotics Chrisal Probiotic All Purpose Cleaner and Foamer
- Cleans surfaces right down to the microscopic level
- Actively combats odors
- Minimizes the risk of germs
- 100% natural active ingredient
- Enriched with active probiotics
This product has a beneficial effect on both people and pets, anti-allergenic and dramatically reduce the risk of allergies and infections. Safe for you, your family, and the environment.
Control and protect your personal micro-environment with every spray of PureBiotic Mist as it immediately goes to work to remove harmful dust mite allergens, irritants, harmful organisms like mold and other contaminants. Just picture billions of friendly little micro “BioBots” keep constantly cleaning your living space for you and protecting you from harmful pathogens!
At the same time, this probiotic formula actually deconstructs the sources of odors – not just cover them up like other deodorizers.
Get long-lasting (up to 3 days) of ongoing protection as this hypoallergenic StaBiotic™ formula actually works and cleans all the way down to the microscopic level, making it safer to touch the world around you again and reduces the risk of infections and other health problems.
PureBiotics is extremely effective and tough on germs, while also gentle and soothing on the skin. It is totally safe, used in drinking water and perfectly environmentally friendly.
Great for all types of surfaces, PureBiotic Mist can be safely used on pillows & bedding and all upholstered surfaces for dust mite and other allergens, and it’s beneficial for all areas of your home, office and virtually anywhere.
PureBiotic Mist is NSF certified, hypoallergenic & odorless.
PureBiotics Chrisal Sanigel Professional Probiotic Spray
PureBiotic Sanigel is highly effective for cleaning and protecting heavily used surfaces such as:
- Bedpans, urinals, toilet seats, residual dirt in toilets
- Polished wood, granite, marble, counter-tops, glass surfaces
- Tiles, oven top, fridge and etc..
SaniGel eliminates stubborn dirt. It also prevents unpleasant odors and introduces beneficial microflora to the cleaned surfaces. Due to its gel form, Sanigel protects the surface for a longer period of time and a more efficient action. It is safe to use on all washable surfaces.
PureBiotics Chrisal Probiotic Green Seal Floor Cleaner – Scent and Colorant Free – Low Foam & Concentrated
Do you want a safe floor for your kids to play? The PureBiotics Chrisal Probiotic Floor Cleaner will work down to the microscopic level to help you in providing your family a safe environment. Suitable for all water-resistant surfaces it will keep your floor shinning while protecting from harmful germs
PureBiotics Probiotic Laundry Detergent – Unscented
This is the solution you have been looking for to wash your clothes without the chemicals that other companies have. The PureBiotics Laundry Detergent has been developed with probiotics that will clean your clothes down to the fibers by acting on the microscopic level. Anti-allergenic Stabiotics® will remove odors and make sure that your sensitive skin stays healthy.
Washing machine cycles should be in cool water for optimal Stabiotic® action. When handwashing use water below 130 degrees F.
Pros of PureBiotics Cleaning Products
- Most PureBiotics products contain a strain of a beneficial bacillus probiotic which has had a LOT of studies done proving it’s effectiveness.
- PureBiotics products guarantee a minimum of 50 million cfu/ml (colony-forming units per ml). When applied to a surface, tens of millions of tiny probiotic workers flood the area, gobble up dirt and contaminants, deconstruct biofilm and claim dominance of the space.
- PureBiotics improve air quality.
- It is used by mold inspectors and mold testing professionals worldwide as a recommended way to improve client’s homes who have minor mold issues that do not require full remediations.
- PureBiotics Chrisal probiotic workers also compete with mold for nutrients, eventually starving out mold. They create dryer conditions, making it much more difficult for mold to thrive.
- Cleans and decreases quickly and thoroughly without a lot of elbow grease needed.
- The PureBiotics products will not interfere with septic systems.
- The probiotics strains in the PureBiotics products can effectively process all kinds of organic matter.
- All of the products are economical beyond belief! Per use the cost is mere pennies due to high dilution rates.
- Completely safe to use without gloves, masks, or other personal safety equipment.
- If the cleaners get on your skin or clothes you don’t need to wash it off.
- Green Seal Certified
- 100% Biodegradable
- Not harmful to children or pets.
Cons of PureBiotics Cleaning Products
- All of the products need to be stored at room temperature between 50°-89° F (10°-30° C). They can never be stored in direct sunlight and must avoid temperatures above 140°F (60°C). The probiotics could be rendered inactive as a result.
- Once you dilute the PureBiotics Chrisal concentrated solution you have to use it within 3 days.
Toxic or Non-Toxic
Non-toxic. PureBiotics is as non-toxic as it gets.
Are There Other Probiotic Mold Removers?
Yes there are! P2 Probiotic Power and HomeBiotic are the other reputable makers of home probiotic cleaners. I have actually used them all and liked them. I personally think that the product variety offered by PureBiotics is superior to the other companies and ordering from one place makes everything easier. However, I do use the P2P I Clean Every Inch exclusively as my face and body wash.
Even though I use and love the EC3 Mold Solution Concentrate, the EC3 Candles, and the EC3 Laundry Additive, I have been quite pleased with the various cleaners and probiotic sprays offered by PureBiotics. I know that in general our immune systems have benefited from these probiotic cleaners as we do not get sick but maybe once a year. I like knowing that I am keeping our household bacteria ecosystem intact while banishing any rogue mold spores that may have settled around the house from normal living.
But don’t take my word for it! Check out these two PDFs to help you understand the true mold cleaning power of PureBiotics!