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HOW TO USE HOMEBIOTIC
Homebiotic is classed as an environmental probiotic – but what does that mean?
You’ve no doubt heard of probiotics for your gut – well, Homebiotic works similarly. Your gut microbiome is made up of millions of bacteria – recent research suggests that you have one bacteria organism for every cell in your body! Humankind and bacteria have been living in harmony for millennia – the bacteria need you for access to the food you consume, and in return, they make enzymes that are beneficial to your digestion as well as many other hidden benefits for your body. When you consume a probiotic, you’re adding to the colony in your gut, and aiding the friendly bacteria in protecting you from the more harmful species – as well as fungal growth.
Probiotics for Your Home
Unless you’re permanently armed with cleansers, a sponge, and a manic gleam in your eye – your home is covered with bacteria. And that’s a good thing. Because bacteria, on the whole, are not the enemy – sure, there are species that are good to protect against when preparing food or handling basic bodily functions, but there’s absolutely no reason to fear the majority of bacteria in your home. In fact, certain bacteria are your secret defense against mold, as mold is a natural enemy of many strains of bacteria – which is where Homebiotic comes in.
- An all-natural, carefully formulated blend of probiotic soil bacteria suspended in pure water – our proprietary blend of bacteria only includes harmless species, also found in digestive probiotics or fermented foods, that are proven to actively inhibit mold growth.
- Free of artificial scents.
- Free of preservatives, color, and enzymes.
- Third-party laboratory tested to the ASTM D-3273 Protocol – The lab test evaluates how well a product works against mold in an optimal environment for mold. After 28 days there was effectively no mold.
- Safe around humans and pets.
You need Homebiotic when there’s an imbalance in your home microbiome – where you may have used disinfectants, all the bacteria are wiped out – but unfriendly bacteria returns first and takes over. This bad bacteria doesn’t compete with mold, so mold in your home is allowed free rein to grow.
Homebiotic isn’t a fungicide or a cleaning spray – however it’s perfect to use once you’ve identified and fixed the underlying cause and physically removed existing mold.
How to Control Mold Using Homebiotic
You may be excited to start spraying your bottle of Homebiotic around your home, but if you’ve already got a mold problem, there are steps you need to take first. If the mold issue is minor, you can remedy it with the steps below. If it’s more serious, we recommend contacting a local mold remediation service.
- Repair the underlying reason for mold
Mold thrives in a humid environment with enough delicious food around – the cellulose in wood and drywall is a favorite.4 You can reduce the humidity by fixing the source of moisture. If there’s a leaky pipe it needs to be dealt with before you begin cleaning – same goes for leaky windows or condensation issues.
- Clean up the mold
At Homebiotic we favor the use of hydrogen peroxide or borax to clean up mold. We recommend avoiding the use of bleach when tackling mold, as it can’t remove mold from porous surfaces such as wood, and can actually cause mold to become more harmful. Bleach will also kill your home microbiome indiscriminately – including the helpful bacteria that actively help protect against mold.
For hard surfaces:
- Wear gloves, a face mask, and goggles when using hydrogen peroxide to remove mold. A concentration of 3%-7% works just fine, and there isn’t usually a reason to use anything stronger.
- Spot test first, as hydrogen peroxide can cause discoloration on some materials.
- Spray hydrogen peroxide on the moldy area.
- Leave the hydrogen peroxide to work for five minutes or so – you’ll know when it’s time because it stops foaming.
- Use a paper towel or other disposable cloth to wipe the area and remove the remainder of the mold.
- Allow to dry.
- Repeat as many times as necessary.
For soft materials:
- Wear gloves, a face mask, and goggles when using borax to remove mold.
- Dissolve ½ cup borax in 1 gallon hot water.
- Soak the material for two to four hours.
- Wash material as normal
- Repeat if odor or mold spotting remains.
- Apply Homebiotic
After dealing with a mold issue, we recommend spraying Homebiotic on the affected areas of your home once a day for a week, to help the friendly bacteria colony to reestablish and take charge. After this period, a light mist in each area once per week is usually all that’s needed. Most Homebiotic users apply it as the last step of their regular cleaning routine.
Homebiotic can be sprayed in the following areas to prevent mold:
- Around windows and doors
- Under sinks
- Car or other vehicles – even boats
- Carpets near external doors
- Dog or cat beds
- Camping equipment
- Soil of houseplants
- Air conditioner – spray directly on the coils and drip pan, and into the ducts
- Washing machine
If you’re spraying areas in contact with water – like the shower and the washing machine – be aware you have to reapply Homebiotic after every use, as Homebiotic is water-soluble and may be washed away.
Store Homebiotic at room temperature with other cleaning products, out of direct sunlight. Be mindful of the use by date – as Homebiotic is a living probiotic solution, it can become less effective after that point.
How to Prevent Mold from Spreading – Build a healthy home defense with Homebiotic
Homebiotic is a safe and reliable way to keep mold at bay – instead of splashing around chemical-heavy disinfectants. Homebiotic can be sprayed in a wide variety of places to keep your home healthy. Homebiotic is a natural choice to balance your house’s microbiome without compromising your health.
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