Some of us have come to accept that funky smelling sponges and drains may just be a normal part of doing the dishes. But that does not have to be the way.
Remaining organic fragments of food and moist conditions are the major causes of bacterial population growth. This results in the formation of biofilm involving bacteria, algae and fungi that cause unwanted bad smells, coloured sludge or lime scale.
Did you know? Common food-borne pathogens found in biofilms are Salmonella, Listeria, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus.
Now imagine washing your dishes with a sponge contaminated with Salmonella or E.coli?? Or worse…. chopping your fruit or vegetables on a contaminated chopping board?
Maybe you’re thinking, that’s fine, I change my sponges often anyways.
But how often can you change them?
According to the Proteomic researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, bacteria are among the fastest reproducing organisms in the world, doubling every 4 to 20 minutes! This does not even take into account the biofilm build up.
Microorganisms attach to surfaces and develop biofilms. Biofilms protect the microorganisms from the outside world. The different microorganisms found in the biofilm microbiological reservoir are adsorbed on the phase borders (solid/liquid, liquid/liquid, and liquid/gas). Biofilms are additionally stabilised by an extracellular secretion of metabolic by-products from the microorganism populations. It can contain polysaccharides, proteins, phospholipids and nucleic acids that make impurities even more difficult to remove even with harsh chemical cleaning agents. However, probiotics are able to penetrate these pathogenic biofilms and break them down, making the cleaning process easier and more effective.
The use of probiotics has become a mainstream application in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and cleaning technologies. Probiotic microorganisms seem to be a remedy for the problem of undesired, persistent microbiological contamination or uncontrolled biofilm formation.
Probiotics are environmentally-friendly microorganism that can be infused in cleaning products. These amazing beneficial bacteria are the number one solution for a natural and eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemical dish soaps. It works just as well at breaking down grease and grime with the added benefit of millions of live good microbes that fight off bad bacteria from multiplying and reduce the risk of contamination. Plus, scientifically proven to be effective in removing biofilms compared to traditional chemical cleaners!
A true clean, unlike anything you’ve seen.
- Banaszczyk, J., Jędrzejczak, G., Zarzeczańska, D., Ramotowska, S., Fiutak, M., Skowron, M., Ossowski, T., Skowron, P. and Jeżewska-Frąckowiak, J., 2017. Probiotic Bacillus sp. environmental strains as a component of improved dishwasher cleaning product. World Scientific News, 72, pp.141-149.
- Carvalho, F.M., Teixeira-Santos, R., Mergulhão, F.J. and Gomes, L.C., 2021. The Use of Probiotics to Fight Biofilms in Medical Devices: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Microorganisms, 9(1), p.27.