Steam Cleaner Achieves a Greater Kill Rate in 3 Seconds Than a 20-Minute Exposure to Bleach
02/22/2011

When Armed With TANCSĀ®, The Ladybug XL 2300 Steam Cleaner, Sometimes Referred To As The Ladybug XLT Steam Cleaner, Qualifies As A Disinfection Device For The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Online PR News – 22-February-2011 – – A leading nationwide marketer of ā€˜greenā€™ cleaning vapor systems, Chicago-area 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, today explained that the Ladybug XL 2300 steam cleaner, when armed with Ladybugā€™s proprietary patented TANCSĀ® technology, is scientifically proven to achieves a greater kill rate in 3 seconds than a 20-minute exposure to bleach.

According to Chuanwu Xi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Michigan, "Scientific studies have found that biofilms can be up to 1000 times more resistant to biocide inactivation than are suspended microbes. It is extremely difficult to get rid of biofilms and kill them. The efficacy of the steam vapor system is important because even strong chemical disinfectants such as bleach when allowed 20 minutes of dwell time did not achieve the same degree of kill that the TANCSĀ®-equipped unit accomplished in three seconds.ā€

The Ladybug XL 2300 steamer with the TANCSĀ® option, at times incorrectly called the Ladybug XLT 2300 steam cleaner, uses the minerals in ordinary tap water to generate high temperature dry steam for cleaning and killing biofilms without chemicals that harm human health and the environment.

ā€œWhen any Ladybug steam cleaner having the TANCSĀ® option is turned on, the water and minerals pass through the boiler, where the heat converts the water to superheated steam,ā€ says V.K. Dunlop, a vice president at 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com.ā€œBefore the steam exits the boiler, the crystal structure of the decomposing minerals is modified, allowing the steam to carry these ā€˜energized crystalsā€™ to the surface of what is being cleaned. The result is a process that destroys microorganisms almost instantly while inhibiting the growth of new biofilm, or microorganism colonies, as the change in crystal structure combined with the superheated steam leaves no place for biofilms to attach.ā€

Ladybug steam cleaners armed with TANCSĀ® are lab tested to destroy the MRSA superbug within seconds.

According to Benjamin Tanner, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, ā€œThe TANCSĀ® System has shown extraordinary results in laboratory tests. A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve.ā€

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com is moving fast to educate consumers and businesses that finally, there's a feasible, environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals. With customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, the company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and markets Reliable, Vapamore and Ladybug steam cleaners worldwide. For more information, call 1-800-468-2767. 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com is a proud member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a nationwide effort to protect families from toxic chemicals. To stay safe and avoid toxic chemicals, keep abreast of the latest news with 1-800-GO-VAPOR.comā€™s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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