Bathroom Cleaning Is About Solutions Not Problems
ZeroFlush urinals have been Aquatemp's flagship product for a number of years. While we know through constant testing, research and development that ZeroFlush waterless urinals out perform all our competitors we constantly have the integrity of our products adversely effected by commercial cleaning company's that:
- fail to adhere to the manufacturers daily cleaning instructions
- use non compliant cleaning products
- try and mask poor cleaning and servicing practices with urinal mats and or perfume spray dispensors
- use non-compliant parts such as Fresh & Green
- use poor quality chemical cleaning products such as bleach based products
In both Australia and Singapore we constantly are frustrated by the actions of cleaners who use poor quality chemicals on our products and then when issues arise blame the urinal rather than looking at their own practices. For this very reason Aquatemp began supplying the Enzyme Wizard range of commercial and domestic cleaning products that are a guaranteed supply of plant based enzymes and enzyme products. As a result, we are able to guarantee the ingredients that go into the products. By its very nature, Enzyme Wizard products can be used to eliminate odours and organic matter.
Even with a complete range of solutions we still see commercial cleaning contractors ignore everything and create problems where there are none. Creating problems enables short sighted cleaning contractors to supply building owners short term solutions, that are invariably not solutions but very simply masking and blocking agents.
It was refreshing to see a recent report from New Zealand where product testing has revealed the best and the worst bathroom cleaning solutions and in this case specifically used to remove soap scum. After testing 18 different spray, wipe, liquid and gel products, Consumer New Zealand was only able to recommend four commercially available cleaning products plus reveal five poor performing cleaning products.
The top brand cleaning products were:
- Dettol Power
- Pure Bathroom
- Oz Kleen Shower Power
- Ecostore Bathroom & Shower Cleaner
Conversely the poor performing cleaning products they tested were:
- Domestos Thick Original Liquid
- Easy-off Bam Active Foam Soap Scum & Shower Spray
- Exit Mould Spray
- White King Power Clean Bathroom Gel
- Select Scrub & Wipe Multi-Purpose Wipes
All of the cleaning products were tested on their effectiveness at removing a "special blend of soap scum" which was baked on to white ceramic tiles. Each cleaner was tested on eight tiles with each tile then being scrubbed 20 times with a mechanical scrubber. This then enabled a "scum-removal rating" to be given to every cleaning product, which was given by measuring light reflection before and after scrubbing.
It is interesting to note that apart from Malcolm Rands, founder and chief executive of ecostore in New Zealand none of the other manufacturers would comment on the results. Malcolm Rands pointed out that the "great" results supported changing perceptions about eco-friendly products which are frequently created by chemical companies. Malcolm Rands pointed out the following after viewing the test results:
- "There's a lot of prejudice from the past that eco products cost too much and don't really work and we are right up against that,"
- "But now lots of companies are looking at plant-based chemicals and there is some fantastic research coming out and we are being looked to as a world leader."
It was positive once again to see independent testing showing up that bleach products were not in reality cleaning agents and once again Malcolm Rand was correct with his comments that, "Bleach isn't the best way to get rid of mould, which feeds off soap scum, because it can discolour mould at lower bleach concentrations. So you think it's done the job when it hasn't," the report said.
Chemical cleaning solutions made up of masking and blocking agents are never the solution. They only ever create more problems. Enzyme Wizard products are:
- plant based sterols
- all natural
- effective at accomplishing the specific job targeted
Enzymes are environmentally friendly and in many instances, actually help the task of cleaning the waste and toxic by-products of manufacturing and everyday life. In contrast, chemicals are not limited to the task intended and often cause harm to the environment.