A New Paradigm of Home Cleaning Without Chemicals
Mar 26, 2012 11:35AM
By Wells Ye
If you think that “green” cleaning is the healthiest, most effective way to clean a home, think again. Traditional cleaning methods utilize chemical action and biochemistry to detach soil from surfaces so we can wipe them away. Green cleaning utilizes the friendliest chemicals to organisms and humans to minimize the negative impact. However, chemicals are chemicals, even the green ones.
Green cleaning leaves visible and invisible chemical residues on surfaces. They make surfaces dull, with less sparkle, and are not absolutely clean. Even though they are friendlier to humans, these cleaning chemicals remain in the home environment, meaning more health risks for kids, pets and everyone else. Another common result of the chemical reaction between cleaners and soils on a surface is airborne toxins, a side effect negatively impacting the health of residents.
The residues from green cleaners are so organic and friendly to bacteria that they may actually provide a rich food source for them, encouraging the growth of the very microorganisms we are trying to eliminate. Cleanliness can no longer be assessed by our senses alone, but also must be augmented by its hygienic health effects.
Fortunately, new 21st-century solutions have arrived, and innovative new physics-based products that introduce ions to tap water (such as the Activeion technology) can do a potentially better job than outdated chemistry-based cleaning approaches. What’s amazing is that the secret ingredient that makes it all possible is ordinary water.
Activeion harnesses the power of two processes: water electrolysis and electroporation. It uses electronically charged water to not only clean, but also to sanitize surfaces effectively when used as instructed.
In water electrolysis, precisely engineered, electronically charged water creates harmless gases that fill nanometer-sized cavities in the water, creating bubbles that attach themselves to dirt particles. As the charges from the bubbles build up on the particles, they separate from one another and break apart. Dirt particles become suspended in the water solution, allowing them to be wiped away.
But it is electroporation that enables the technology’s germ-killing power. This process applies a low-level electrical field to the target cell (for instance, a pathogenic bacteria or virus), which creates holes in the membrane of that cell until it is destroyed, killing it.
Activeion’s EPA-approved cleaning equipment has earned the Good Lab Practice protocol. When used as directed, it kills 99.9 percent of the most harmful bacteria, including the H1N1 Influenza A virus, E. coli and others.
Fresh Tech Maid, an award-winning home cleaning company in Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs, tested this technology last year and the results were so overwhelming that the company fully implemented this technology in all their home and office cleaning services and chemical exposure for clients and cleaning technicians is reduced by 95 to 99 percent.
Customers report that everything seems cleaner and brighter without the chemical residues from even the greenest cleaners. Harmful agents are measurably reduced to ensure that “clean” does not just mean visually clean, but hygienically clean.
Water, the most important gift from Mother Nature, with a little help from science, can clean much better than chemicals. Activeion allows homeowners to become free of their chemical dependency when it comes to cleaning.
Wells Ye is the founder and president of Fresh Tech Maid, an award-winning premium home cleaning company in Chicagoland. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree and an MBA. For more information, call 847-392-0888.