Cleaning is a hot topic right now and this is what everyone wants to know about cleaning with ENJO
For the first time in a long time, people are looking seriously at how they clean their homes.
How do we know? ENJO users and people thinking about making the switch to chemical-free cleaning have been in touch.
We get it – now more than ever, creating a healthy home is vital, and in light of the growing news stories of chemical overuse and chemical exposures, more and more Canadians are wondering – is there a better way?
Here are the top 5 questions we’ve been asked recently about ENJO.
1. Is it safe to clean without chemicals during the pandemic?
Yes, but there are things you need to know.
Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are three different things.
What many people don’t realize is that to sanitize or disinfect your home successfully, cleaning is a critical first step in that process.
Cleaning without chemicals is completely safe and effective, however, right now some families wish to sanitize or disinfect in their home – especially if there is illness present.
Cleaning is about removing/reducing the dirt, grime and “unwanted visitors” on surfaces down to a healthy level. Sanitizing or disinfecting involves the killing of bacteria and other pathogens, and requires a chemical process.
Chemicals used to sanitize and disinfect surfaces (such as bleach) don’t work unless the surface is cleaned first. When sanitizing/disinfecting chemicals come in contact with organic matter, they actually become inactive, which could mean that you’re introducing harsh chemicals to your home and family, and they aren’t even working.
ENJO fibres don’t use chemicals, so they don’t kill anything. However, the fibres do effectively lift and remove organic material from surfaces, leaving the surface clean at a pore-deep level.
Cleaning without chemicals means that if you are planning to sanitize or disinfect, you don’t need to worry about mixing chemicals – which has been in the news recently due to the fact that it can be dangerous.
When using chemicals at home, please remember to follow the label instructions and keep your home well-ventilated.
You can read more on the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting HERE.
2. Has ENJO been tested against SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus)?
ENJO does not collect samples of bacteria or viruses to test against.
In the case of SARS-CoV-2, there are no testing samples available – this is a novel virus and not something that has been seen before. Therefore, it is unlikely that any companies are testing their cleaning products against it.
ENJO does not seek to kill any bacteria or other pathogen. With ENJO, the cleaning is mechanical and therefore focuses on removing dirt and other ‘unwanted visitors’, leaving a pore-deep clean behind. ENJO is confident in our ATP Bioluminescence testing that shows the fibres remove 6x more particles from surfaces than traditional cleaning methods.
3. Do I need to replace my ENJO Gloves?
It really depends on how long you’ve been using them. We are proud to provide our clients with a long-lasting, reusable solution for cleaning. It eliminates waste, conserves water and energy, and saves our clients hundreds of dollars over the years.
We also pride ourselves on the effectiveness of our products, but over time, we know that like a car tire, general wear and tear on the fibres may reduce the effectiveness of our products.
To find out how this affected ENJO’s cleaning power, ENJO International conducted a study using ATP Bioluminescence testing to see how effective ENJO fibres are over time.
They found that between 200 washes (around 3 years’ worth of use) and 266 washes (4 years of use, the cleaning performance dropped from 82% to 44%.
So if you’ve been using your fibres regularly for 3 years, it’s time to talk to your ENJOpreneur and discuss whether you need to replace them to get the best, most hygienic clean.
4. How does cleaning with ENJO work?
With ENJO, cleaning is mechanical, not chemical. While you’ve probably followed in your parents’ or grandparents’ footsteps of using the same chemicals and cleaning cloths, ENJO offers a different cleaning process completely.
Unlike disposable cleaning cloths and chemicals, everything about the ENJO fibre is designed to physically remove dirt from surfaces.
When cleaning with chemicals, the chemical itself acts as the solvent to soften/loosen dirt and grime, and then is wiped away with the cloth, leaving behind any unloosened dirt as well as chemical residues.
Each ENJO Fibre is 100 times finer than a single human hair, has a unique wedge-shape and is expertly woven.
The wedge-shape helps loosen dirt that’s stuck to the surface. The superfine fibre reaches into crevices while cold water acts as a natural solvent, so dirt and grime lift from the surface. The weave then traps the dirt in the fibre and removes it.
Our tests and studies show that ENJO does this removal process 6x better than the traditional cleaning methods.
5. What is the difference between ENJO and other fibres?
ENJO has developed its own fibre technology called ENJOtex.
Situated in what’s known as the “Silicon Valley for textile technology”, ENJO International has access to textile technology as its being developed.
Over 30 years, ENJO International has conducted testing, invested in technology and experimented with new fibres and materials to ensure that every fibre in the range is optimal at cleaning the surfaces and dirt commonly found in that area of the home.
All ENJO cleaning products are handmade and human-inspected to ensure only the highest quality of products reach our clients. Old, retired ENJO fibres are returned for shredding and can be up-cycled into home insulation, agricultural sheeting and car seat stuffing.
ENJO works tirelessly to be the green solution when it comes to cleaning. ENJO International has been a member of the Climate Neutral Alliance for 5 years, and endeavours to reduce ALL carbon footprint – from the creation and production of the fibres, to the end up-cycle of the retired products. To offset any carbon footprint generated through business activity, ENJO supports Earth-enhancing activities, such as reforestation projects in Nicaragua.
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