Better than Bleach: TANCS®-Equipped Vapor Steam Cleaners Harmlessly Disinfect Kitchens and Bathrooms

Produce A Level Of Performance Chemical Disinfectants May Never Achieve

Online PR News – 29-June-2011 – – Despite its widespread use, household bleach can be dangerous a leading player in the green cleaning industry explained today.

According to Chicago-area, Ladybug steam cleaners armed with Ladybug’s proprietary patented TANCS® technology are lab tested to produce better results than traditional disinfectants.

“TANCS® qualifies as a disinfection device for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, making TANCS®-equipped vapor steam cleaners suitable for cleaning just about everything around the home, including kitchens and bathrooms where the highest level of cleanliness is required,” says V.K. Dunlop, vice president of

According to Benjamin Tanner, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, “The TANCS® 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.”

TANCS®-equipped vapor steam cleaners like the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner use 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.

“The Tekno is the pinnacle of design and engineering,” says Dunlop.

When the Tekno is turned on, the water and minerals pass through the boiler, where the heat converts the water to superheated steam. Before the steam exits the boiler, the crystal structure of the decomposing minerals is modified, allowing the steam to carry these ‘energized crystals’ 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.

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 TANCS®-equipped unit accomplished in three seconds.”

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, 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. 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’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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