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Non-Toxic Steam Cleaners Wipe Out MRSA Superbug

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) August 10, 2012

Chemical-free TANCS®-equipped Ladybug steam cleaners are scientifically proven to produce better results than traditional disinfectants a leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaners announced today.

“Steam cleaners equipped with Ladybug’s proprietary patented Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation technology, called TANCS®, qualify as disinfection devices for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” says V. K. Dunlop of

According to Dunlop, the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner, which comes standard with TANCS®, is especially suitable for schools, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, casinos, contract cleaning, offices and many healthcare locations like hospitals, physician and dental offices, animal and outpatient clinics, laboratories, nursing homes and ambulances, yet it remains light and compact for easy use around the home.

Testing conducted by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories demonstrated rapid destruction of the NDM-1 strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria using TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners.

According to Benjamin Tanner, PhD, president of Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, "The studies we conducted show that the steam vapor device can eradicate NDM-1 Klebsiella on a hard surface within just 2 seconds of contact—much faster than traditional disinfectants.”

Earlier testing by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories found that TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners wipe out the MRSA superbug in seconds.

"A 99.9999% reduction of MRSA and VRE on surfaces within 5 seconds is a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve," explained Tanner.

When a steamer with TANCS® 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.

TANCS® technology comes standard with the top-selling Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner and is available as an option with the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaner, sometimes referred to as the Ladybug XLT2300 steam cleaner, and the Ladybug 2200S steam cleaner. All TANCS®-equipped steamers achieve a greater kill rate in 3 seconds than a 20-minute exposure to bleach.

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

“It’s a double plus,” adds Dunlop. “Because no residues are left behind to attract new dirt, whatever is cleaned with TANCS® stays clean longer. Plus, unlike repeated exposure to a bleach solution, TANCS®-equipped steam cleaners preserve and prolong the life of expensive equipment preventing surface degradation.”

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, Ladybug and Vapamore 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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