Steam Cleaner Wipes Out MRSA and Performs Better than Typical EPA-Registered Chemical Disinfectants

TANCSĀ®-Equipped Ladybug Steam Cleaners Achieve A Greater Kill Rate In 3 Seconds Than A 20-Minute Exposure To Bleach

Online PR News – 23-December-2010 – – A leading nationwide marketer of green cleaning vapor steam systems today explained that Ladybug steam cleaners equipped with Ladybugā€™s proprietary patented TANCSĀ® technology are scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional disinfectants.

According to, TANCSĀ® qualifies as a disinfection device for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01), making TANCSĀ®-equipped Ladybug steam cleaners suitable for many commercial settings such as dental offices, animal clinics, hospitals, restaurants, nursing homes, supermarkets and schools where the highest level of cleanliness is required.

"Scientific studies have found that biofilms can be up to 1000 times more resistant to biocide inactivation than are suspended microbes,ā€ said Chuanwu Xi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Michigan. ā€œIt 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€

TANCSĀ®-equipped Ladybug steam cleaners 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.

ā€œWhen a steamer with TANCSĀ® 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 atā€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€

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€

Ladybugā€™s proprietary patented TANCSĀ® technology comes standard with the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner and is available as an option with the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaner and the Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner.

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 1-800-GO-VAPOR.comā€™s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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