Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ Removes Even The Worst Black Mold Found In Florida

BEFORE   Brown Mold On Awning - Mobile, AL  AFTER  
Enclosed areas where moisture can build up can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew.  Particularly in locations where wood and wallboard are exposed, like: 1) under rafters, 2) in damp basement areas, 3) in bathrooms, 4) below open buildings and 5) in attics.

Mold & Mildew can be harmful to you and your family as the spores can cause allergic reactions and illness.  There are two problems that you need to deal with when you are trying to address mold and mildew: 1) removing the infestation effectively (mold and spores), and 2) preventing it from recurring. 

REMOVAL: -  In the past, most mold removal companies literally had to remove the offensive building materials, address the source of the moisture and rebuild the structure - a very expensive proposition.  If the infestation was small it could be treated with bleach or disinfectant products, however, the problems with bleach & disinfectants can be just as dangerous as the infestation - affecting breathing and damaging the building materials - plus the effects of these products are only momentary and there is no lasting effect.  Recent developments in microbial cleaning products have yielded effective long term results with the added bonus of prevention of recurrence (when the source of the moisture is repaired).  These products remove the infestation and, virtually stand guard, defending the area from re infestation from the spores.

PREVENTION: - Once you remove the source of the moisture you have effectively prevented the mold from recurring however, particularly in areas where there is no resolution to the moisture issue (enclosed bathrooms) the mold will return the next time it is moist.  Microbial cleaning products are particularly effective in these instances as they can protect the area from some of the recurrence and regular, weekly cleaning with the product can actually prevent it completely.

Many mold abatement contractors have discovered the advantages of using microbial cleaning products to treat these mold problems effectively.  Over the past few years WorldWare Enterprises Ltd. of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada has developed a number of green microbial products that work well on mold and mildew.  Depending on the actual mold encountered, we have products that will effectively remove and prevent the recurrence of these infestations for years to come.

The success stories for treating northern grey/black mold and southern brown mold have been impressive as infestations have been stopped and reversed with  as little as one application.  We have written here before about the results for removing brown mold from awnings in Mobile, AL (see picture above, showing before and after) - update: it was over 1-1/2 years ago that the vinyl awning was treated and, as of last week, there is still no recurrence on the awnings (in the same time period neighbors with the same type of awnings have had their awnings treated with harsh chemicals at least 5 times and the mold keeps coming back!).

For some time now the most difficult mold type to resolve has been the black mold that is common in many parts of Florida.  It is a very resistant mold that is very hard to remove with  any success.  Recent trials and actual case studies have proven that EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ is very effective at removing and preventing the recurrence of this black mold in Florida.  For example, our client, William Booth of Tallahassee, FL was having a problem with mold on his exposed wood on the underside of his home.  The smell and spores were affecting his family and he had to do something fast!  He called our technical service personnel and was advised that we had experienced some success with our EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ for this type of application (this product is very good at treating the mold and mildew typically found in damp bathrooms).  He purchased a pail of our EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™ and he set to work on his home - he mixed it as described in the instructions and then he applied it to the exposed wood - and within minutes he noticed a big reduction in the mold.  After a second application it was all gone and there has been no recurrence since he treated the wood in April.  We spoke last week and he confirmed that he is very happy with the results - another fine job by EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™. This product is GREENER-CHOICE APPROVED GREEN.

If you are dealing with a mold or mildew issue in or around your home or business please call us toll free at 866 621 8244 Monday -Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern time and we'll be pleased to look after you or come to our website at www.eatoils.com

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Work Smarter, Not Harder With EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products

Are you tired of endless cleaning, scrubbing, rinsing, polishing, scrubbing, cleaning and neverending work trying to keep your floors bright and clean?  Perhaps it's time to try EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products - you'll save both time and money - and you'll have your cleanest floors ever!

One of the wonderful facts about using EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products is that you only need to wet the floor area with the products for the cleaning action to start working.  This means that you can confidently damp mop a floor area from edge to edge and once the product is in place it starts working!  Billions of tiny scrubbers keep on working for up to 80 hours, deep cleaning and removing all traces of soils, foods, and other deposits, leaving a brighter, cleaner surface for your clients and guests.

You don't need to use much . . . usually 2 oz in a gallon of warm water is all that you'll need to make the best cleaner that you have ever tried.  That's right!  Not just the best GREEN CLEANER, BUT THE BEST CLEANER, PERIOD.

You don't need to scrub corners . . . the billions of tiny scrubbers in the product do the work for you, deep cleaning into the pores of floor surfaces to remove deposits and build-ups that have developed over time.  For faster results on heavy build-up, you could soak the floor using the product in diluted form and let it sit for an hour, then come back and squeegee the entire area - you'll be shocked at how much nasty material is removed.  Then, let it continue to work until the next sceduled cleaning. 

You don't need  to rinse . . . the floor dries bright and clean!  Without the extra level of labor required to rinse every time you save more every time you clean.

You don't need to clean as often . . . our clients report that they can reduce their frequency of cleaning by between 1/3 and 1/2 by using our products.  For properties with multiple cleanings scheduled per day, you'll find that your floors are cleaner and require less actual cleanings per day - you just keep on saving - time and money - every time you clean.

You don't need to disinfect as often . . . for clients who need to disinfect regularly due to health concerns, (hospitals, food service, schools, retirement facilities, institutional accounts) the regular use of EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products in conjunction with sanitizing cleaners can actually provide the best of both worlds - eliminating harmful micro organisms and deep cleaning to remove organic matter and odors.  The regular use of EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products effectively displaces harmful microbe populations from floor surfaces over time.  By incorporating EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products into your cleaning program and reducing the frequency of disinfecting cleanings in less sensitive areas like hallways, cafeterias, etc. the combination of cleaning programs can actually provide the best total care for clients.

EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products for floor cleaning include: 1) BIOBLAST™ for general purpose deep cleaning and deodorizing,  2) SUPERFRESH™ for deep cleaning and deodorizing smelly areas including bathrooms, kitchens, plus garbage bins, and 3) SUPER FLOOR DEGREASER™ for degreasing busy kitchen floor areas.

All EATOILS™ Green Cleaning Products  are considered 'ONE-PASS CLEANING PRODUCTS' and are part of our sustainable green product line.  All EATOILS™ products are GREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN - safe for you and the planet, yet effective for your toughest jobs.

For more information about these products come to our website at www.eatoils.com or call us toll free at 866 621 8244 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time - we have customer service personnel standing by to serve you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™ makes easy work of the difficult job of removing cobwebs and spider infestations.

Our distributor in Houston, Texas, Clean And Green Solutions, runs across these types of jobs in their daily routine as a contract cleaning company that handles the problems that other companies just avoid due to the challenges that they can present.  Here is how they handled a recent job:
"Clean and Green Solutions, the Houston,TX distributor for EATOILS™ GREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN Cleaning products was recently called out to this home in Kingwood, TX. The owner of the property had just listed the home for sale and needed an environmentally safe way to remove the cobwebs and spider infestation. As you see in the 'before' picture there was quite a buildup of spider matter around the window frames  and under the roof line. Most exterior cleaning service companies will use bleach diluted with water to remove cobwebs. The problem with using bleach to remove cob webs is that you have to use way more bleach than water. Usually about 75% bleach to water. Then, when you apply the bleach and water mixture to the exterior of the home the mixture will fall onto all the landscaping & vegetation below the house. Even if you were to cover and protect the landscaping with tarpaulins or plastic sheeting, you could still get bleach damage to the vegetation, as it typically runs off the covering material during the cleaning plus when you remove the covering at the end of the rinsing phase. This is a very unsafe and environmentally unfriendly way to remove cobwebs, both for the user for the surrounding environment.
Here is how Clean and Green Solutions removed the cob webs in an environmentally safe way: They filled a five gallon bucket with water till it was 75% full, and then added 1/2 gallon of EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™ . Using a power washer, (3500 psi, 6gpm) equipped with a DOWNSTREAM chemical injector placed at the first 50 feet of hose, we thoroughly applied the EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™  to the exterior of the home. Then using a zero degree tip and keeping the wand approximately 10 feet from the house, working top to bottom, the cob webs easily fell off the house. As you can see on the 'after' picture, above, the signs of spiders have all been removed from the house, leaving a beautiful exterior that anyone would be proud to own. 

We have used EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™ many times for cob web removal and have always found it to be the most economical and safest way to remove cob webs whether the infestation is heavy or light.  On single story homes the use of a pressure washer is not required. Simply mix the EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™ in a garden type pump up sprayer at 6 ounces to a gallon of water. Spray on the cob webs, then remove with a garden hose or broom.

You will find many more uses for EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™ than just for cob web removal. EATOILS™ BIOBLAST™ will remove the strongest of odors, it's great for kennel areas, farm buildings, it returns tile and grout to it's original color and beauty, and is an excellent environmentally safe drain and septic maintenance treatment."

Doug Rucker is the owner of Clean And Green Solutions.  Thanks for the posting, Doug!
For more information about our products please come to our website at www.eatoils.com or call us toll free at 866 621 8244 from anywhere in North America Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern time.

Sustainability Is The New Catch Phrase For Green Cleaning Products - EATOILS Products Are Sustainable & Green!

Here is a copy of this month's cover story from Housekeeping Solutions Magazine - August 2010 :
A Sustainable Approach To Green
Addressing Today's Cleaning Needs — Without Compromising Future Resources

By Ronnie Garrett

Green equals sustainable, right? Wrong. These are two different ideas with two very distinct definitions. Experts agree that the industry is green, or going green at a rapid pace, but sustainability is its future. In fact, the first step towards greater sustainability requires cleaning operations to fully understand the definitions of these two ideas.

"'Going green' is a marketing phrase that has pretty much run its course," says Patrick Krywko, sustainability director for HP Products, a jan/san distributor in Belleville, Mich. "People will say 'we're going green,' but what does that mean? It means they've bought a neutral cleaner that's green and they're using microfiber. But sustainability is so much more than that. It's looking out for electrical use and the labor force. It's how you clean, what you clean, reducing the stuff you use, watching the packaging that it comes in and more."

The following definitions further clarify these concepts. The Federal government defined "green" in Executive Order 13423 as "products and services that reduce the health and environmental impacts as compared to other products and services used for the same purpose." The definition, originally authored in 1993, specifically focuses on products and services from two angles: health and environmental.

The Brundtland Commission, formally the World Commission on Environment and Development, coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of "sustainable development" in the early 90s. It is defined as development that "meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

"Essentially we want to do things today in a way that doesn't compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs," says Steve Ashkin, CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools.

An easy way to distinguish between the two is that green cleaning involves the products custodial operations use and how they use them, while sustainability encompasses what departments are doing within their own buildings and with their own people to be more sustainable.

Honor The Triple Bottom Line

Any organization seeking greater sustainability should follow the Triple Bottom Line concept, which is defined as "the financial, social and environmental affects of a firm's policies and actions that determine its viability as a sustainable organization," according to Renae Hesselink, CPIM, LEED-AP, vice president of sustainability at Nichols, a distributor based in Muskegon, Mich.

"Balancing these three things is not an easy task," says Hesselink. "But it's something cleaning operations should strive for. When you're making any major decision, you should be asking yourself: How does this affect the environment? How does this affect us economically? How does it affect our community, our customers, our employees and so on?"

Ashkin presents the following example to further explain the concept. If a manufacturer of wood products consumes trees faster than new ones can grow, it won't be sustainable — at some point it will run out of trees. If it operates its business in such a way that its expenses exceed its income, it won't be sustainable — at some point it will run out of money. Finally, if it operates in such a way that people do not want to come to work for it, it won't be sustainable either — at some point it will run out of workers.

"The point of this illustration is that two out of three is not enough," he says. "We need to simultaneously address all three components of the Triple Bottom Line. Imagine a three-legged stool. What happens to the stool if one leg breaks?"

Unfortunately, individuals overseeing each piece of the puzzle often do not agree. Ashkin explains that the business community typically claims they cannot do anything unless it's profitable. All the while, the environmental community believes they have to protect the environment at any cost. And at the same time, the labor community focuses on benefits and pay for the workers.

"They look at the world from their own perspectives and argue about which is the right priority," he says. "The Triple Bottom Line helps us understand that they are all right. For us to have sustainable operations, all three issues must be addressed."

Today the focus often centers on green and profit, which Ashkin believes is in error.

"Yes, departments are using green products. Yes, they are being profitable. But how are they measuring, addressing and reporting on human rights concerns such as wages, training, equal opportunities, opportunities for advancement, nondiscrimination, equity and so on," he asks. "When we think about sustainability, we have to become responsible and account for all these issues, not just focus on profits and going green."

The Path To Sustainability

Becoming more sustainable can seem daunting, when all three considerations are factored in.

Ashkin recommends cleaning operations begin by looking at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), www.globalreporting.org. The GRI is a network-based organization that has pioneered sustainability-reporting framework that sets out principals and indicators organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance.

Hesselink then recommends building a sustainability team comprised of heads from various departments within an organization. Exposing this team to feedback from a mixture of departments will result in well-rounded sustainable initiatives.

But, this team needs to be broken down by function. The accounting department will report on very different things than the human resources staff or the facilities team, and those things will be very different than what the ownership reports on.

"This is an organizational process," Ashkin says. "It's not just about what product you use or the services you offer, this is about how the entire organization operates."

The next step is to identify the data the team collects, as well as the data gaps to begin the reporting function. Here Krywko recommends the team start with a baseline building audit.

"You've got to find out what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong before you can write a policy, otherwise you're flying blind," he says.

This audit should look at everything from the products used and how they are stored, the equipment and how it's maintained, building lighting, energy use, water use, scheduling and more.

Create A Sustainability Roadmap

Policy writing should serve as a roadmap to get the cleaning operation on the path to greater sustainability, says Krywko.

"This policy should be a mission-forward way of thinking that says things like: From now on we'll buy trash can liners that are right sized; we're going to use preferred chemicals and papers; we're going to schedule properly so that we're covering all areas of the building that should be covered in terms of human health," he says. "You need to evaluate your cleaning products, practices and equipment."

When writing such a policy, operations need to think about what the building occupants and management might be looking for. First and foremost, is this organization looking to become more sustainable themselves? If so, what can the custodial department do to help them meet those specific needs?

Custodial managers can begin looking at what they are buying and who they are buying from. Look for suppliers and manufacturers that publish annual sustainability reports, which document that they too are paying attention to their sustainability.

The bottom line is it doesn't matter what these suppliers say they are doing, it matters what they do. Ashkin explains this by talking about greenwashing, a great concern in the custodial industry. Any company can say they are green, but as consumers, it is the custodial manager's responsibility to ask suppliers to prove it. Ask to see the test data that says the products are safer and better for the environment, and look to third-party certifications, adds Hesselink.

"To avoid greenwashing, go with products that have third-party certifications attached to them," she says. "Whether that is Green Seal, Design for the Environment (DfE) or EcoLogo, you can be assured that the products are safer and claims are accurate."

Ask manufactures and distributors to also show that they manage a sustainable operation, says Ashkin. Request their data reports illustrating how they are more sustainable than the next guy.

"Are they doing sustainability tracking? Are they publishing reports and making them public?" he asks.

Green Is In

Managers would be naïve to think green is out, it's not. Green plays a very large role in any sustainability effort.

From an energy perspective, for example, custodial operations can purchase energy efficient equipment. They might begin purchasing vacuums with higher filtration levels and noise levels below 70 decibels. Or they may add auto-scrubbers with chemical dispensing systems on board or newer technology that uses only water to clean. The operation may begin cleaning with cold water to eliminate the energy needed to heat the water they use. Or they may move some cleaning functions to daylight hours.

While green is here to stay, sustainability requires cleaning operations to take a closer look at what they are doing. Managers should ask themselves, what is being done to meet the needs of the present while making sure future generations have the means to meet their own needs?

When a cleaning operation can answer that question, then they will not only be green, but sustainable as well.
Ronnie Garrett is a freelance writer based in Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Sustainability Resources

The following resources can help put cleaning operations on the path to greater sustainability:

• Sustainability Dashboard Tools. Tools and resources to help cleaning operations become more sustainable. www.green2sustainable.com.

• U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping organizations save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. A variety of tools are available at www.energystar.gov.

• U.S. EPA WaterSense. This EPA-sponsored partnership program seeks to protect the future of the nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs and practices. More information can be found at www.epa.gov/watersense/.

• ISSA offers information and events surrounding sustainability issues. Visit http://www.issa.com/.


At WorldWare Enterprises Ltd. we use only sustainable, renewable resources to produce our line of EATOILS™ GREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN PRODUCTS.  THESE PRODUCTS MEET OR EXCEED THE STANDARDS LAID OUT IN THE ARTICLE ABOVE SO YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT YOU, YOUR STAFF, AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE SAFE USING OUR PRODUCTS. When you use our EATOILS™ products in your operation you are recognizing and addressing the 'triple bottom line' referred to above.  Our products have always provided the triple benefits of cost savings, product efficiency and labor efficiency for your operations - when looking at the 'TOTAL COST OF CLEANING', EATOILS™ products deliver your best total value while providing a sustainable solution for you and your business.

For further information about our company and our products please come to our website at www.eatoils.com or call us toll free from anywhere in North America at 866 621 8244 Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM Eastern time.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Asphalt Sealer On Concrete? Not A Problem With EATOILS™ BT200™

concrete driveway before treatment

Here's what our distributor had to say about this situation.  "The customer had hired a kid to seal his driveway for him (a brand new home in a new sub-division of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada).  He gave the young fellow the money to pick up the sealer and rollers - and he assumed the young man knew what he was doing.  Apparently, the young fellow picked up a pail of asphalt driveway sealer by mistake and he had applied it to the majority of the open aggregate driveway before he realized something was terribly wrong.  Needless to say the homeowner was quite upset."

Our local Distributor, Monty Berg of Cleaner Alternatives, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, took the (BEFORE) picture above - for us to see what he was faced with as he tried to address the client's concerns about his driveway.  As Monty had used our products successfully for a number of years, he was pleased and confident to suggest our EATOILS™ BT200™ for the job.  Due to the ongoing cleaning action of EATOILS™ BT200™ Monty knew that the stains would be continually cleaned by the millions of tiny micro-scrubbers in BT200™ and that the deep stains could be effectively reversed in a relatively short timeframe.

"As the driveway was open aggregate concrete and only about a month old, it had absorbed the asphalt sealer quite deeply into the surface so there was a scramble to reverse the process as quickly as possible," Monty says.

First, the entire area was sprayed with mineral spirits to break up the oils in the sealer.  Then the driveway was sprayed with healthy dose of warm water and EATOILS™ BT200™ (in a 3:1 ratio).  The entire area was brushed with a stiff broom to help the product penetrate into the pores of the concrete.  BT200™ cleaned and digested not only the oils that were broken out of the sealer, but also any residue from the mineral spirits.  After an hour or so the driveway was power washed and a light spray of the product was applied to keep on working for the next few days.  After a week the stains had faded but it was still evident that something had gone wrong on the driveway - so the BT200™ treatment was repeated.  It took two more times - a week apart - to get the results that you see here in the second (AFTER) picture.  The driveway is now ready for a proper sealer.

"We now have an extremely happy customer who can't wait to recommend us and our EATOILS™ BT200™ to his friends and neighbours," says Sherry Berg of Cleaner Alternatives.

It always amazes me how some people, when left on their own, can  get into some of the worst situations!  This young fellow didn't ask the right questions in the store - and as a result, he could have caused a very serious problem for the homeowner.  Luckily for this homeowner, he was able to find the right professionals with the right product to virtually reverse the situation at a reasonable cost.

Our EATOILS™ BT200™ is exceptionally good at deep cleaning all types of petroleum oils and greases and it is ideal for cleaning and degreasing driveways, restaurant drive-thrus, garages and parking surfaces. This product is GREENER-CHOICE APPROVED GREEN.

For further information about this product or other items in our EATOILS™ line please come to our website at www.eatoils.com or call us toll free at 866 621 8244 (Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time).