Probiotic disinfectants are innovative cleaning and disinfection solutions that contain live probiotic microorganisms (beneficial bacteria) to clean and disinfect various surfaces. These products are intended as a more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative to traditional disinfectants, which often contain strong chemicals. Probiotic disinfectants help establish a healthy microflora on cleaned surfaces, while simultaneously reducing the spread of pathogenic microbes, such as bacteria and viruses.
How do probiotic disinfectants work?
Probiotic disinfectants contain live probiotic microorganisms, particularly bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These microorganisms function by:
Competing with pathogenic microbes. The probiotic bacteria occupy living space and nutrients on the cleaned surface, thereby reducing the reproduction opportunities for pathogenic microbes.
Breaking down biofilms, which act as protective layers for pathogenic microbes, making their removal challenging.
Remaining on the surface for a long time, providing a continuous protective layer, which helps maintain microfloral balance and prevent the re-emergence of pathogenic microbes.
How to use probiotic disinfectants?
Using probiotic disinfectants is straightforward and similar to using traditional disinfectants. Here are the basic steps:
Choose an appropriate probiotic disinfectant based on the type of surface to be cleaned and its level of contamination.
Apply the disinfectant to the surface: spray or apply the disinfectant just like a regular cleaning agent. You can follow the manufacturer’s instructions for spraying or application. Allow the probiotic bacteria to act and do not immediately wipe the surface with a dry cloth. Let the probiotic bacteria work for a while so they can establish a protective layer. After the probiotic bacteria have acted, thoroughly clean the surface using cloths or brushes. Then rinse or dry the surface. If necessary, the process can be repeated, especially if the surface is heavily soiled or if you want to maintain the effects of the probiotic bacteria for an extended period. The use of probiotic disinfectants offers advantages in the areas of environment, health, and safety. These products combine efficiency, naturalness, and long-term protection, making them an attractive choice for conscious consumers and businesses. Probiotic disinfectants help maintain cleanliness and disinfection while promoting healthy microflora on cleaned surfaces. They are especially beneficial in places where the use of traditional disinfectants may be limited or not recommended, such as at home, on children’s toys, or in pet living spaces.