Thursday, August 27, 2009

EATOILS™ BIO-SOCK™ & BIO-BLOCK™ - Great Answers For Municipal Waste Water Treatment

Oil, grease and other organic contaminants are a constant headache for municipal waste water treatment facilities and for the waste water systems that feed them. The sources of these contaminants include households, restaurants, food plants, hospitals and industrial facilities. Different foods can pose unique challenges when the waste water carrying the food moves through the sewer system. A build-up of greases and oils can attach to the walls and eventually clog even the biggest drain systems.

EATOILS™ has developed a couple of unique, reasonably priced, environmentally friendly approaches to address these problems - the BIO-SOCK™ and the BIO-BLOCK™. These amazing products can eliminate organic build-up in drain lines, sewer lines, lift stations and wet wells, thereby preventing blockages in the flow of waste water to the treatment plant. These products are designed to systematically 'time release' beneficial microbes over a month or so into the waste stream to help to degrade the oils, fats, greases, and other organic matter that can contribute to the development of a clogging mass in the system. By using this approach to pre-treat the waste stream this way, over time the entire system can be cleaned and maintained more effectively.

With the help of WorldWare Enterprises Ltd., located in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, a growing number of waste water management personnel in numerous municipalities around the globe are learning how to optimize their use of organic solutions to address some of the historical problems of running a waste water management system. These clients appreciate that WorldWare manufactures the BIO-SOCK™ in a number of different EATOILS™ blends for specific contaminants and flow rates and that WorldWare provides the technical support to help find the best solution for the client's needs.

WorldWare Enterprises Ltd. also provides a complete line of organic waste water treatment products for municipal, industrial, hospitality, and food service facilities (FOG, BOD & COD reduction, H2S reduction, clarifying, organic reduction, settling ponds, storm water system clean-up, grease trap treatment & maintenance, parts washing, oil/water separation, septic treatment, drain opening & maintenance, etc.)

If you have any questions about this or any other product from WorldWare Enterprises Ltd., please contact our office at 519 621 8244 or drop us an e-mail at

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Removing Mold + Mildew From an Awning - The EATOILS™ Way

 How can you remove mold and mildew from awnings and other exterior surfaces safely and with lasting results? Use EATOILS™ BT200™ to eliminate the mold & mildew and to help prevent re-contamination.
Gary Bailey, our distributor in Mobile, Alabama, wanted to see how well our products would work on his outdoor canvas & vinyl awnings at his home as they were regularly being contaminated with brown mold. In the past, mold & mildew treatments that he tried had only lasted for a month or so and they left his awnings looking discolored for extended periods of time.

Early in February, 2009, Gary applied our EATOILS™ BT200™ in a 5% solution through a foaming system to the awnings, brushed the surface with a soft bristle brush, and allowed it to sit for 20 minutes, and then he lightly power washed the surface with a household pressure washer with a fan nozzle at 1500 psi. The results were amazing! (see the two pictures above) After he was finished cleaning the surfaces of the awning, Gary applied a light spray of the EATOILS™ BT200™ solution to all surfaces to prevent re-contamination.

Since that day in February, Gary has not touched his awnings with any product and he has enjoyed having a mold-free awning. Mobile, Alabama is on the gulf of Mexico and it is always muggy, hot, and humid there in the summertime. Due to the high humidity and the weather in the gulf the climate is quite tropical with warm humid nights and lots of rain. Gary reports that it has been particularly hot and humid this year and that his neighbors are all experiencing mold & mildew problems due to the climate.

It is now August 19, 2009, and Gary took the above video today to show how well the awning is staying clear of mold and mildew. As you can see in the video, there is virtually no recurrence of the mold or mildew on the awning surface and the awning actually looks almost like new.

Seeing is believing - and here is an example of how well our EATOILS™ GREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN products really do work on mold & mildew - in even the worst of conditions. Our products are used daily by restoration contractors and other professionals for some of the toughest cleaning challenges, yet they are safe for you and your family. For more information about BT200 click here

If you know of anyone who is encountering problems with mold & mildew - no matter how good or bad the situation is - please have them contact us toll free in North America at 866 621 8244 or internationally at 519 621 8244 or through our website at and we will be pleased to help and provide technical assistance with the problem.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Value For Money Spent - That's How To Compare Green Cleaning and Traditional Cleaning Products

How can you figure out the true value of Green Cleaning products vs Traditional Cleaning products? The only way to compare is by comparing 'apples to apples' - in other words, let's compare the true cost of each product being compared.

For Green Cleaning products this is a very important concept - the true cost of the product - because most people feel that Green Cleaning products are more expensive than traditional products. How do they come to this conclusion? Because of the price they pay for the container of cleaner!

So, let's take a serious look at the cost of Cleaning with traditional products (for this example we will use a $40.00 per case ($10.00/gallon) floor cleaner) with Green Cleaning products (for this example we will use GREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ ). What are the components of the cost of cleaning? 1) Product, 2) Labor, 3) Supplies, 4) Overhead cost and 5) Cost of disposal of waste cleaning solution.

Let's start with the cost of the Product. Traditional cleaning products usually sell for a low price compared to Green products for the volume of product purchased, however, many Green products cost much less per use as they are typically more concentrated. The traditional floor cleaner is to be diluted at 8 - 12 oz/gallon or $0.9375 per gallon ($10.00 x 12/128) and the bucket is to be filled to 3 gallons = $2.8125 in product cost. Our EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ sells for approx. $220.00 per case or $55.00 per gallon. The normal dosage for SUPERFRESH™ is 1 - 2 oz/gallon - so let's err on the side of generosity and say 2 oz./gallon and we'll come up with $0.8594/gallon ($55 x 2/128) or $2.5782 in the bucket. Pretty similar costs, wouldn't you say? Well, let's see what happens.

The cost of Labor per hour is the same for both approaches, however, the time consumed is much different. In the grand scheme of things the cost of labor is the biggest cost of cleaning - not the cost of the product as you'll see in a minute. For the sake of argument, let's assume that the fully loaded rate for our staff cleaner(worker) is $15.00 per hour. Once the worker starts to use the products he/she will see a big difference - both products will go dark as the floor is being cleaned and dirt is being picked up off the floor, however, the Green product will continue to clean long after it goes dark, but the traditional product will stop its cleaning action as soon as the solution goes dark and is neutralized by the contaminants from the floor. The worker will be able to tell you how far he/she can go before the floor needs to be re-done with fresh product as the product will begin to streak the floor. This means that the cleaning solution will need to be dumped out more often for the traditional cleaning product and the total labor cost for the Green product will be substantially less.

In studies that we have conducted in schools and large facilities, the difference is quite staggering. Our studies indicate that EATOILS™ Green cleaning products go at least twice as far as the traditional cleaning products. Working at a 70% efficiency rate we have found that a cleaner will get 1-2 hours or less out of a 1/2 bucket of traditional cleaning products vs 3-4 hours or more for our EATOILS™ products on the same floor surfaces. We have also found (in three recent studies) - that given two identical High School girls' washrooms and the same cleaning staff, a washroom cleaned with SUPERFRESH™ can be maintained with half as many cleanings per day vs traditional cleaning products - and yet remain 'cleaner' throughout the study than the one maintained by traditional cleaning products.

So, getting back to our numbers, the per shift cost of labor is $120.00 (8 hours x 15.00). The worker who uses traditional cleaning product uses more product and more time to empty and refill his/her bucket (twice as often), plus he/she usually does extra steps with traditional cleaning products (mop, rinse, buff, and weekly scrub - or 3-4 times the work).

Next come the Supplies - mopheads, cloths, etc. Traditional cleaning products use harsh chemicals - high or low pH - which attack and destroy mopheads & wash cloths. In addition, the mophead will leave marks on the floor and begin to smell like mold as the traditional chemical cleaner attacks the mophead and mold & mildew work on the contaminants in the bucket and on the mophead. Our research indicates that a typical mophead will last a week in a normal, high use janitorial environment, with traditional cleaners. Using EATOILS™ products, the mophead will last up to 12 weeks. Due to the nature of our EATOILS™ products, the mopheads are not destroyed but constantly cleaned by the microbes in the product so the mophead smells like our product at the end of the day. At $12.00 per mophead per mopping area per cleaning staff member per week this could work out to a lot of money by the end of a year.

Overhead cost is next. What does it cost to keep the lights on for your cleaning staff - power for vacuums, cleaning equipment, etc., and for the water that you are using and pouring down the drain? Not a lot per bucket of cleaning fluid, but it does add up at the end of a year. If your cleaning staff can get the job done in less time and for less total cost would you consider turning off the lights and saving some more money? How about the value of re-directing their work to other cleaning activities?

Cost of disposal of Waste cleaning solution - now here's one nobody thinks about! If you are pouring harsh chemicals and dirty cleaning solution down the drain, what does it cost you? Typical traditional cleaners will attack your drains and pipes and soap scum will build up in the lines. You will probably encounter plumbing problems with slow moving drains and the odd blockage due to these products. If you use EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ when you pour the residual cleaning product down the drain, it actually opens the drains and cleans the drainlines!

What makes these products work differently than traditional cleaning products? Traditional cleaning products use solvents, harsh chemicals(high or low pH), VOC's (volatile organic compounds) and killing agents to do the cleaning work. These products are not efficient cleaning products so the finished product is a somewhat clean surface but it requires multiple cleaning steps plus regular maintenance to stay clean. EATOILS™ products use a blend of natural surfactants (that lift the dirt and grime) plus a consortium of beneficial microbes that actually deep clean all surfaces, right down to the pores and cracks to seek out and remove organic materials that tend to build up there. The microbes in the cleaning solution actually destroy and digest the organic materials from the floor in the solution in the bucket. The cleaning solution is continually cleaning the floor every time it is mopped on. In addition, after you have finished cleaning the surface with your mopping action, the microbes continue to deep clean the floor, tile & grout for up to 80 hours - working while you are sleeping to keep your surfaces clean and free of mold, mildew, oils, greases, food, and other contaminants. As a result, you can clean less often yet maintain your facility at its peak cleanliness.

So, back to our original question, let's look at the costs we have captured and quantified - product & labor, (based on the information above we know that the other areas will be less expensive with EATOILS™ products than traditional cleaners, however you'll need to calculate those for your facilities - water, overhead, supplies, etc.) In an 8 hour cleaning shift labour = $120.00 + traditional cleaner (4 x 2.8125) = 11.25 = 131.25 is the cash cost of the traditional cleaning product vs. $120.00 + (2.5782 x 2) = 5.16= $125.16 for the EATOILS™ product.

So what does this all mean?
1) Labor is the biggest cost in cleaning (over 90%) - not the chemical!

2) In an 8 hour shift you will use 1/2 as much EATOILS™ (product value) as you will for traditional cleaning products, therefore the cost of using EATOILS™ products is about 1/2 of the cost of using traditional cleaning products.

3) In an 8 hour shift you will get much more mileage out of EATOILS™ products - clean less often, save time & money. Based on this example, if you can save even 20 minutes on an 8 hour shift by using EATOILS™ products (that's only 4% more efficient) you will save the entire cost of the product - in reality you will save many times the cost of the product - so why not make the switch to green?

4) Regular use of EATOILS™ cleaning products will effectively deal with organic contaminants, mold & mildew, and maintain grout & tile. For more info about EATOILS SUPERFRESH click here

Come to our website at or call us toll free (from anywhere in North America) Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 Eastern Time at 866 621 8244.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

EATOILS(TM) Products Work 'Hand In Hand' With Green Disinfectants to Keep Your Facility Clean And Green

We are frequently asked, "how do your products work with Green disinfectant products?" This is a great question.

Green Disinfectant products kill germs. Most Green disinfectant products use relatively safe disinfectants like Hydrogen Peroxide in their formulas. These products kill germs on contact, then the products are neutralized and are wiped off. This approach achieves a 'germ kill' rate of near 100% to satisfy the requirements of a 'germ free' facility like a hospital or daycare centre. Disinfecting is a step in the cleaning process - and it is a very important cleaning step in high risk environments. Unfortunately, most traditional disinfecting cleaners do not clean very well and most Green Disinfectant products are great at killing germs, but poor at cleaning and removing organic and other contaminants.

Our EATOILS™ Green products deep clean and remove all kinds of soils and organic contaminants from all surfaces. Deep cleaning is a part of the cleaning process and, unlike disinfectants, our products require some dwell time to do their job well. With EATOILS cleaning products you only need to 'mop and go' - there is no rinsing required. Our products outperform traditional cleaning products at removing organic and other soils. Typically, the longer the cleaned area is left alone after cleaning, the more deep cleaning EATOILS products can do. For up to 80 hours after a surface is cleaned the 'good microbes' in our products keep on working - deep cleaning right down into the pores of tiles, grout, and cracks & crevices where organic materials can accumulate. While our products contain 'good microbes' that do the deep cleaning work, they won't remove any harmful microbes or 'germs' from these surfaces.

The optimal approach to obtain the best 'overall clean facility' is to use the two product categories in tandem or 'hand in hand'. Working together, you can get the 'best of both worlds' when you are looking for a 'Green, Clean & Germ Free environment' - here's how: - 1) Alternate times when each product is used, - 2) As disinfectants work quickly and are devastating to microbial cleaners, allow the EATOILSGREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN products the time they need to deep clean the 'food' from all surfaces (ideally overnight and 30 minutes after each disinfecting cycle) , - and 3) disinfect when necessary for a 'germ free' environment (ideally first thing in the morning and as needed throughout the day when 'GERM' events occur).

We have many clients who use this approach to keep their facilities 'Green, clean, & germ free' and safe for their employees and clients.

For further information about this topic and Best Green Cleaning Practices please come to our website at or call us toll free (in North America - Eastern time) at 866 621 8244