The global pandemic has affected how we work, socialize, and strategize to reduce the Corona Virus spread. We all have educated ourselves about transmission and prevention and practice social distancing, hand washing, disinfecting, sanitizing, mask-wearing, self-quarantine and canceling unnecessary travel. The cleaning industry has benefited from increased awareness. Early on, we saw 1 oz. pocket hand sanitizer selling 3 for $9. That’s about three dollars an ounce. There are 128 ounces in one gallon, imagine paying the same price for gasoline or milk. Today’s national average gas price is $2.72 per gallon just think if Gas prices skyrocketed to $384 per gallon. That would be outrageous!
The significant shortage is in cleaning wipes was reported in this NBC interview. Recently Clorox reported sales are up 500%. Factories are working around the clock. The materials for the cloth, canister, and chemicals are not always readily available, making it challenging to meet the increased demand, so much that Clorox predicted stores wouldn’t return to the typical stock until Mid 2021. This is the same case for other cleaning products is the reason for high priced products be sold today.
Powerizer is a safer-choice All In One Cleaner that is an excellent alternative for cleaning hard surfaces and washing fibers. Our Powerizer Complete 1 lb. bag retails for $12.99 and clean be used for laundry, dishes, bathrooms, carpets, floors, appliances and hard surfaces.
Powerizer Complete is a USDA Biobased Product approved for cleaning in 4 categories, Laundry, Dish, Carpet & Upholstery, and Multipurpose Cleaning. Safer choice ingredients don’t always mean less effective. When using minimal ingredients, the formulation leaves no room for fillers, dyes, or phosphates. It contains essential ingredients and nothing else. It’s the cliff notes for passing chores. Powerizer Complete makes it effortless to clean, then disappears with just plain water.
The chemicals found in the Clorox formula are water, sodium hypochlorite, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, sodium chlorate, sodium hydroxide, and sodium polyacrylate. To effectively disinfect, you must first clean to remove dirt. Cleaning surfaces doesn't require toxic chemicals. Just like the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC recommend washing your hands with soap and water to deactivate the Corona Virus effectively the same applies for cleaning hard surfaces.
Most wipes were created for convenience but during this shortage other alternatives maybe necessary. Powerizer Complete is a great alternative to bleach because it contains Sodium Percarbonate, which is an adduct that reacts with water to create Soda Ash and 32.5% Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide is a liquid that decomposes with light and breaks down into oxygen and water which is why it is considered a color-safe bleach. When used as a pre-treat it won’t damage fibers or bleach them out like hypochlorite would. It reacts best when mixed with hot water. However, for washing laundry in cold water which is best for reducing dye cast-off, TAED is a bleach activator that supercharges Hydrogen Peroxide in cold water temperatures. Sodium Percarbonate is considered stable and non-hazardous which makes it easier to ship.
Removing dirt, debris, grease, and tough stains from surfaces is the first step; next is to Mechanical Clean the surface. This process includes cleaning with an instrument and water.
A Pizza employee uses extra fine-grit sandpaper to clean a Pizza paddle used to insert and remove pies from the oven. The instrument involves sandpaper and a damp cloth moist with water to rinse the sawdust and flour away. The three combined safely removes dried flour and pizza dough from the wooden paddle. Dropping the paddle into water promotes warping and possibly splintering, which would not be safe for consumer consumption.
Many studies conducted share how to safely clean surfaces in hospitals and daycares, which today could be the difference between life and death. One concern is eliminating the use of toxic chemicals that can trigger allergens to patients, children, and janitorial staff. Cleaning with a microfiber cloth and water is a safer-choice, however the key is knowing which cloth to purchase.
Most microfiber towels for cleaning contain fibers that measure one denier or less. Silk is 1/5 the size of a human hair. Microfibers fabric materials are about 100x smaller than human hair. The smaller the fiber, the more efficient they are at trapping microscopic organisms like, pollen, dust, and grease. A split fiber microfiber cloth will absorb the liquid on a surface rather than push the water away. Microfiber towels are superior at scrubbing, even on a microscopic level. The best cloth, regardless if it's a blend of 70/30 or 80/20 (Polyester to Polyamide), has a 12-16 count split per fiber. A split fiber microfiber cloth can absorb 7x more liquid than the weight when dry.
A microfiber's microscopic image takes on an asterisk-shape or sliced like a pie. Also, one fiber under a microscope resembles a mini dust feather. Polyester and Polyamide spun blend will separate with surface tension and create sharp edges, gullies, and grooves, which trap dirt into the channels using a hook and scoop scrape. When dry, dust is attracted to the two fibers. Polyamide must be present to create an electrostatic charge. However, the H-bond electrostatic force attracts the Hydrogen atom and holds more water, making it much more absorbent. The tiny pockets trap particles in the pockets until they are rinsed clean with soap and water. Microfiber cleaning cloths are less likely to stain and are reusable for up to 300 washes. They rinse clean and air dry fast.
Characteristics of a quality microfiber cleaning cloth include:
- 12-16 count splits per microfiber
- 300 GSM (Grams Per Square Meter)
- An 80/20 or 70/30 (80% Polyester and 20% Polyamide blend)
Cleaning wipes aren't reusable nor as effective in attracting, scrubbing, and absorbing dirt. Residues left behind from detergents should be rinsed clean with plain water.
Powerizer Complete's breakthrough detergent is naturally powerful to clean in all applications effectively. When paired with a quality split microfiber cloth and a squeeze bottle applicator, cleaning from one surface to the next becomes effortless. Powerizer's Starter Kit includes the detergent and tools in one bundle to clean fibers and hard surfaces effectively. Orders placed on the powerizerclean.com website ship for free.