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Probiotic Cleaners Better Than Chemicals?

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How I Discovered Probiotics for Cleaning

I talk a lot about probiotics. Not so much the dietary supplement, but probiotic cleaners themselves. Some may think I get sponsored by the manufacturer, but I don’t. Probiotics have become my favorite, go to cleaner which I truly believe in. They have changed the way I think about cleaning. After being in an industry for over 10 years, change can be difficult.

Putting myself through college as a janitor many years ago, we used some of the harshest chemicals known to man. For example, to strip floors of wax, we would use a solution of nearly straight ammonia. The burning of my nostrils and upper air way I can still remember today. That couldn’t have been good for my health nor anyone else that encountered those toxic fumes in the ensuing days. Couple experiences like that with my mother’s battle with breast cancer which was likely caused by chemicals in the environment (she is a cosmetologist), and I couldn’t wait to get away from the use of chemicals when I finally started my own cleaning company.

The Search for Probiotic Cleaners

The search for effective nontoxic cleaners was a long and arduous one. From vinegar to “green” and “eco-friendly” cleaners, many of them were not effective enough to service my customers’ demands. Only the customers who understood the benefits of nontoxic cleaning stuck with me. The customers placing more of an emphasis on aesthetics rather than health didn’t last as customers very long. In order to grow my business, I had to find another cleaner that was both nontoxic yet extremely effective at cleaning.

Low and behold a great business associate of mine mentioned something about probiotic cleaners. I likened them to enzymes at the time and wasn’t a full believer until I did the research weeks later. What I learned about probiotics was mind blowing. I was literally up all night reading research studies, whitepapers, definitions, anything I could find about probiotics and how they worked because I was so fascinated. For instance, did you know probiotic bacteria can actually communicate with other microorganisms and influence their behavior (i.e. when to infect or not)? What chemical can do that?


Experimenting with Probiotic Cleaners

After a couple nights of this, I finally bit the bullet and bought some probiotic cleaners to try from Chrisal. Once my package arrived, I couldn’t wait to put the new-found cleaner to the test. I cleaned old cutting boards we had laying around. They had just come out of the dishwasher. After a spray of probiotic cleaner, I could see layers of grime “melting” off the surface. The biofilm protecting all those germs was finally breaking down and exposing them to the cleaning agent and probiotic bacteria and finally being destroyed. I didn’t realize they were so dirty.

I went on to clean the whole house. Of which, the results were amazing. Plus there was no smell of fragrance or chemicals. That brings me back to the best part, for the first time in a long time I was able to breathe freely in my own home.

Introducing Probiotic Cleaners

I had to introduce probiotic cleaners to my customers right away. The ones that stayed for the health benefits before now enjoyed a much cleaner home and office. The customers who placed an importance on appearance stuck around and finally understood and appreciated the benefits of nontoxic, beneficial cleaners. Many of them began looking for alternative methods of their own instead of using chemicals between cleanings.

With probiotics, I now clean for health. The great appearance of things is a mere side effect.

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Healthy Probiotic Cleaning: How To Clean Your Toilet Like A Pro

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In this post and many more to come, I will share with you the knowledge I’ve gained over the past decade so you can clean better, feel better, and live a healthier life. I will always stress the use of nontoxic cleaners, methods and means to achieve great results without the negative side effects from harsh chemicals. Without further adieu, let’s get started with Healthy Probiotic Cleaning.

Tools Needed For Healthy Probiotic Cleaning In Your Bathroom

  • Microfiber cloth (x2) – the thicker, the better. Thicker cloths tend to pick up dirt better and can more easily mold into corner and crannies where fingers can’t go.
  • Chrisal Probiotic Cleaner – by far the best product I’ve ever worked with. It’s organic, hypoallergenic, contains probiotics to clean and reduces ATP, lasts for days rather than seconds, extremely effective and a little goes a long way (dilution ratio 1 part :32 parts water ). Healthy probiotic cleaning at its finest. If you don’t have it, use another natural cleaner or a splash of vinegar in the commode.
  • Toilet brush – nylon bristles or sponge-head brushes work best. Try to stay away from wire brushes as they can scratch surfaces pretty easily.
  • Spray bottle – cheap spray bottles are available, but will break on you after a few uses. Splurge and buy one here or at your local home improvement center for a couple bucks.

Watch my video on how to clean your toilet like a pro

The Healthy Probiotic Cleaning Process

Now that you have your tools:

      • remove the trash from around the toilet and set the bin just outside the bathroom – be sure to empty the trash. A full trashcan next to a clean toilet isn’t a good look. If you’re looking for eco-friendly liners, I recommend Bio-Bags. They don’t rip and tear as easily as some other brands I’ve tried. If you just went shopping, use one of the plastic bags your stuff came in. That way it can at least get reused once before it clogs up the landfill.
        • The reason for setting the trashcan outside of the bathroom is twofold: it gives you space to work and it signals to others in the household that work is being done in the house possibly inspiring a member of the household chip in elsewhere.
      • spray your natural cleaning solution in several places:
        • top of toilet tank
        • front of tank and handle
        • toilet lid and seat
        • toilet rim
        • into toilet water
        • base of toilet
        • onto floor next to toilet especially in the corners
      • use toilet brush to scrub inside of toilet and rim
        • be sure to get the underside of the rim. That’s where a lot of crud lurks.
      • with microfiber cloth #1, wipe down toilet
        • start from the top of the tank working your way down to the bottom hitting the rim and base along the way
      • spray cleaning solution on¬†microfiber cloth #2 and wipe bathroom door handles and floor surrounding toilet
      • hard water stains present? Learn how to remove hard water stains non toxically.

That’s it for the toilet and its surrounding area. Typically, I would reserve the entire bathroom floor for cleaning as the last step of cleaning the house. Knowing the floor around the toilet has already been cleaned makes the ensuing mop up much easier. More on that in a following post.

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