Sustainability in Public Transportation

Sustainability in the Public Transportation Industry

The Public Transportation Industry and Sustainability

The public transportation industry is often at or near the center of discussions about sustainability. The bottom line is that public transit systems reduce the number of vehicles on the road. This saves fuel and it saves on emissions. For example, compare the emissions of one bus with 50 passengers versus those same passengers driving 50 separate cars. The reduced emissions have a tremendous effect on the air quality of our cities.

A move toward public transportation, then, is already a move toward sustainability. However, the question that the managers and operators of public transportation systems should be asking is, how can we improve further? These can be big problems and solutions or small ones. For example, partnering with cities to implement programs to decrease congestion and promote ridership. On the other hand, actively searching for ways to reduce or recycle waste is a simple and efficient way to help an operation’s bottom line. Below are a few ideas to improve sustainability in the public transportation industry.

Reduce Barriers and Encourage Ridership

Getting more people to use public transportation should be priority number one. Look for ways to increase access to public transportation and incentivize its use.

Lower-Flow Plumbing Fixtures in Facilities

With the sheer number of passengers moving through bus and train stations, public transportation systems can use a tremendous amount of water. By switching to low-flow fixtures in sinks and toilets, public transit systems can reduce water usage by 30%.

LED Lighting

LED lighting fixtures are eight times more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent lighting, with bulbs that last eight times longer. LED lighting is also three times more efficient than fluorescents.

A Greener Option for Clean

Cleaning products are often full of harsh, toxic chemicals like bleach, ammonia, and chlorine. However, environmentally friendly options are available that are botanically derived without losing any cleaning effectiveness. It’s a sustainable move that can also increase your indoor air quality.

A Safer Way to Clean for Sustainability

Bioesque Solutions was founded on one simple principle: there must be a safer way! Little did we know when we first started this journey, safer could also be better. We are a pioneer in the development and distribution of disinfectants and cleaning products. Bioesque Solutions specializes in bringing the benefits of nature to address the demanding and ever-changing needs of commercial customers across various industries, including public transportation, health care, food service, janitorial, and restoration.

Electrostatic Sprayers for Public Transportation

Electrostatic Sprayers for Public Transportation Cleaning

Electrostatic Sprayers for Fast, Efficient Cleaning

Public transportation systems are used by thousands of people daily all across the country. And while the coronavirus pandemic certainly hit this industry hard, the fact remains that people still need to get from point A to point B. Increased cleaning schedules became part of the public transit industry’s response to help curb the spread of pathogens. And initially, it was rough going as companies looked for ways to keep everyone safe while still getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. To do so, many organizations turned to electrostatic sprayers for the application of their disinfectant solutions.

What are Electrostatic Sprayers?

Electrostatic sprayers are machines that actually add a charge to disinfectant solutions. Particles of approved disinfectant solutions receive a positive charge while they’re being sprayed, helping them to quickly and evenly adhere to a large variety of surface types. EPA-run tests of these sprayers found good spray deposition and wrap-around effect when using approved disinfectants according to manufacturers’ directions. That is, the spray quickly and efficiently covered the tested zones and clung to areas that would normally be missed by a conventional sprayer.

Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution

Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is the only ready-to-use botanical disinfectant approved for use in electrostatic sprayers. It’s also on the EPA’s List N and features a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It’s an all-purpose solution capable of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and deodorizing in one step and kills 99.9% of bacteria in two minutes, 99.9% of mold and fungi in three minutes, and 99.9% of viruses in four minutes.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective, but come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. With a formula that is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings.

Steam Clean Car

How to Steam Clean Your Car Carpeting

Get Your Car Carpets Looking Like New with a Steam Clean

It’s all too easy to let the state of our cars’ carpets get away from us. Sure, we’ll run a vacuum over them when we wash our vehicles. But think of all the dirt, grime, grease, and other debris that gets ground into them every day. Over time, that all builds up to a point that no vacuum is going bring it back from. Fortunately, we have other options. This blog will detail how to steam clean your car’s carpets and have them looking factory fresh.

Steam Clean with Bioesque Carpet Cleaner

First, vacuum the area you want to steam, ridding the area of pebbles, clumps of dirt, and other debris. Next, pre-treat the area with a product formulated for use with steam and extractor machines. Bioesque’s Carpet Cleaner is designed for use with these machines and works well as a pre-treatment. It delivers a deep, eco-friendly clean and deodorizes with a bright lemon-mint scent. Once the area is pre-treated, it’s time for the steam machine. A vapor steamer heats water up to 320 degrees and, along with the bristles on the attached brush, will work the pre-treatment into the fibers to break down dirt and grime and bring it to the surface.

Proper Ratios for Extractor Machines

Now that the area has been thoroughly steamed, an extractor machine will finish the job. Fill the extractor’s holding tank with a solution of cleaner and water. For light cleaning, use a ratio of 2 oz. of Bioesque Carpet Cleaner per gallon of water. For medium jobs, use 3 oz., and for a heavy-duty deep clean, use 4 oz. per gallon of water. Make one pass with the extractor and overlap strokes between 1-2 inches. Allow carpet to dry for approximately 4 hours depending upon temperature, humidity, and airflow. With the one-two punch of a steamer and extractor, plus the power of Bioesque Carpet Cleaner, your carpets will look brand new.

Creating a Safer, Better Way to Clean

Bioesque® Solutions was founded on one simple principle: There must be a safer way! Little did we know when we first started this journey, SAFER could also be BETTER. The harsh, toxic, chemicals used in most commercial settings are individually tested and approved for use, however, the effects of use once all chemicals are used together may be extremely harmful. Every Bioesque® Solutions product is designed to work together, harmoniously like in nature, to bring the future of disinfecting and cleaning to our customers today.

Electrostatic Spraying Car

Electrostatic Spraying Your Rideshare Vehicle

Electrostatic Spraying for a Quick, Efficient Clean

The second someone opens a car door or window, that car becomes vulnerable to pathogens. This puts Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare drivers in a tough spot when it comes to customer confidence in post-COVID world. The pandemic has forced us to take a closer look at how germs are spread, leading to increased customer awareness about cleaning practices. A spotless appearance and pleasant smell aren’t enough anymore. However, people still need to get from point A to point B and, fortunately, drivers have options to make their rideshare vehicles safe for their customers. If you drive for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare company, you may want to think about electrostatic spraying your rideshare vehicle.

What is Electrostatic Spraying?

An electrostatic sprayer is a device that adds a positive charge to the particles of approved disinfectant solutions as they’re spraying. Positively-charged particles will cling to negatively-charged surfaces. This ensures better coverage of a variety of surface types. The EPA recently ran a study to determine the efficacy of these sprayers. Their tests showed good spray deposition and wrap-around effect when using approved disinfectants according to manufacturers’ directions. Furthermore, while these machines were once prohibitively expensive, they can now be had for as little as $20.

Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution

Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is the only ready-to-use botanical disinfectant approved for use in electrostatic sprayers. It’s also on the EPA’s List N and features a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It’s an all-purpose solution capable of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and deodorizing in one step. Additionally, it kills 99.9% of bacteria in two minutes, 99.9% of mold and fungi in three minutes, and 99.9% of viruses in four minutes.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective. However, they come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. With a formula that is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings.

Car mold

Getting Rid of Mold in Your Car’s Interior

Removing Mold from Your Car

The appearance of mold in a car’s interior can be a real problem. Left unchecked, it can begin to profligate and creep into unseen and hard-to-reach areas like the air-conditioning ducts. Fortunately, mold cleanup can be much easier than most people think. This article will detail how to remove small spots of mold from your car’s interior. However, if the mold is widespread, or is near air ducts, we recommend taking your vehicle for professional ozone and dehumidifier treatment for the reasons stated above.

Cleaning with an All-Purpose Solution

The first step is to clean the affected and surrounding areas with a good all-purpose cleaner. Bieosque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a ready-to-use, all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant capable of cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing in just one step. It also kills 99.9% of molds within three minutes. Begin by spraying the area and let the solution dwell for the full three minutes. This will ensure the mold is dead at the source and will prevent future outbreaks. Once appropriate dwell time is reached, simply wipe the area dry. The Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a no-rinse formula. However, mold can sometimes leave unsightly stains. In this case, we recommend using our Carpet Cleaner with a steam extractor machine to get rid of those tough stains. It’s important to remember, though, that the Carpet Cleaner will not kill the mold, so make sure this is the second step after disinfecting.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective, but come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. With a formula that is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, Bioesque’s full range of cleaning products is a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings.

Car Seat Stain

Removing Tough Stains from Your Car Seat

Taking Care of Unsightly Upholstery Stains

We all do what we can to keep our cars looking their very best. However, accidents do happen. Furthermore, a simple coffee stain can leave a previously pristine vehicle looking pretty unsightly pretty quickly. Fortunately, there are ways of taking care of that stain without resorting to buying a brand new cushion. This blog will go over how to remove stains from your car seats using an extractor machine.

Bioesque Carpet Cleaner to Clean Seat Stains

The first step is to vacuum all around the area of the stain to prepare it for soaping. You’ll want to use a soap that’s been designed specifically for steam and extractor machines. Bioesque’s Carpet Cleaner is formulated for use with these machines, delivering an environmentally friendly deep clean while deodorizing with a refreshing lemon-mint fragrance. It’s highly concentrated, with one gallon making up to 35 gallons of cleaning solution, with a formula that will break down the dirt and grime in the car’s seat surface. You’ll want to dilute the solution according to your needs. For light-duty cleaning, use 2 oz. per gallon of water. For medium, use 3 oz. and for heavy-duty cleaning, use 4 oz. per gallon of water.

Using an Extractor Machine

Extractor machines work by warming the solution to a high degree, injecting it into the fabric, and immediately vacuuming back into the recovery tank. First, when using Bioesque’s Carpet Cleaner in your extractor machine, make one pass with the machine, overlapping strokes between one to two inches. Next, allow the seat to dry for approximately four hours depending upon temperature, humidity, and airflow. Additionally, depending upon the severity of the stain, you may want to pre-treat the area with the solution first, working the cleaner in with a utility brush or a steamer.

Creating a Safer, Better Way to Clean

Bioesque® Solutions was founded on one simple principle: There must be a safer way! Little did we know when we first started this journey that SAFER could also be BETTER. The harsh, toxic, chemicals used in most commercial settings are individually tested and approved for use. However, the effects of use once all chemicals are used together may be extremely harmful. Every Bioesque® Solutions product is designed to work together, harmoniously like in nature. We are bringing the future of disinfecting and cleaning to our customers today.

Electrostatic Solutions for Airline Cleaning

Electrostatic Solutions for Airline Cleaning

Rising to the Challenge with Electrostatic Sprayers

Current Harvard University guidelines for cleaning commercial aircraft include disinfection before every flight as well as a daily deep cleaning. The quick turnaround time of flights as well as the varied types of surfaces in aircraft present a particular challenge to airline cleaning crews. As a result, many airlines have turned to electrostatic sprayers for the application of disinfectants. Electrostatic sprayers work by applying a positive charge to the particles of approved disinfectant solutions. This positive charge causes the particles to cling to negatively charged surfaces, efficiently handling a large area of various hard non-porous surface types. Tests run by the EPA showed good spray deposition and “wrap-around” effect – that is, good coverage ­– when using approved disinfectants according to manufacturer’s directions. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is one such approved disinfectant.

Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution

Our Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a ready-to-use all-purpose solution capable of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and deodorizing in one step. In addition to being approved for electrostatic sprayers, the Botanical Disinfectant Solution is on the EPA’s List N. The EPA expects all products on this list to kill all strains and variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to the label directions. Our solution actually features a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It also kills 99.9% of bacteria in two minutes, 99.9% of mold and fungi in three minutes, and 99.9% of viruses in four minutes.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective, but come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. With a formula that is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings. Powered by Thymox technology, it utilizes Thymol, a cutting-edge antimicrobial agent present as a component of Thyme Oil, to quickly power through grime and destroy the germs that it encounters.

Choosing the Right Cleaning Products for Your Airline

Choosing the Right Cleaning Products for Your Airline

Global Standards from the International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, is a trade association that sets technical standards, including cleaning guidelines, for airlines. These cleaning guidelines include “informed selection and the correct use of chemical products” which is “vital in ensuring effective cleaning and disinfection of an aircraft without damaging the aircraft interior, systems, and equipment while minimizing the likelihood of the transmission of COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases.” The IATA’s number one priority is safety, and these guidelines ensure the safety of passengers, crew, and other employees.

The EPA List N

The IATA recommends that airlines refer to local authorities for recommendations of products effective against COVID-19 and other contagious pathogens. The EPA maintains List N, a group of products expected to kill all strains and variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to the label directions. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is included on this list. The IATA also advocates referring to the aircraft manufacturers’ guidelines for the most recent recommendations.

SAE International

The IATA also states that “cleaning and disinfection products should comply with and be certified or tested according to OEM standards and/or industry test standards, such as SAE International standards.” Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution has AMS 1452C & BSS7434 approved testing, in accordance with SAE International standards.

A 55-Second Kill-Time

Finally, the IATA directs airlines to “refer to the cleaning and disinfection product manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that the proper application, frequency, quantity, ventilation and personal protection equipment is used.” Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution includes a 55-second dwell time for effective use against coronavirus. Furthermore, it is a ready-to-use all-purpose formula safe for everyday use without the need of personal protective equipment.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective, but come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. With a formula that is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings. Powered by Thymox technology, it utilizes Thymol, a cutting-edge antimicrobial agent present as a component of Thyme Oil, to quickly power through grime and destroy the germs that it encounters.

Airline Cleaning Practices to Halt the Spread of Coronavirus

Airline Cleaning Practices to Halt the Spread of Coronavirus

Harvard-Recommended Cleaning Measures for Airlines

Airlines have always presented a special challenge when it comes to ensuring a clean environment. Passengers are grouped together in close quarters with plenty of high-contact areas and fast turnarounds. Fortunately, a study by Harvard University found that a comprehensive, multi-tiered strategy can effectively reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during air travel. This layered strategy consists of federal masking guidelines as well as enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures. These Harvard-recommended cleaning measures include:

HEPA Filters

High-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters in their ventilation systems. Columbia University professor Faye McNeill explains here that these filters can actually catch the particles that cause coronavirus. Furthermore, these filters refresh cabin air every two to four minutes, offsetting the close quarters that travelers endure during their flights.

Masking Guidelines

Mandatory face coverings for all travelers and staff. Harvard found this to be the number one deterrent for the spread of coronavirus during airline flights.

EPA-Approved Disinfection

Disinfection of all high-touch surfaces with an EPA-approved product before every flight along with a daily deep clean. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is on the EPA’s List N, and features a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19).

Electrostatic sprayers can be especially effective in the application of disinfectants. These sprayers apply a positive charge to approved disinfectant solutions resulting in particles that are attracted to negatively charged surfaces, allowing them to cover a large area and a variety of hard non-porous surfaces. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is one such approved disinfectant.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like chlorine, bleach, and ammonia are harsh and toxic. Bioesque Solution was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power found in these chemicals. Powered by Thymox®, every Bioesque® Solutions product is designed to work together harmoniously like in nature, to bring the future of disinfecting and cleaning to our customers today.

The Benefits of a Greener Clean for Your Airline

The Benefits of a Greener Clean for Your Airline

Green Cleaning Products are a Natural Choice for Airlines

Green cleaning practices were once thought to be a passing fad. Businesses believed they were destined to be forgotten as environmentally conscious consumers moved on to the next cause. It didn’t help that early green cleaning products were often much weaker and more expensive than their traditional counterparts. However, the green cleaning products market accounted for $3.6 billion in 2019. Furthermore, it is expected to reach $11.6 billion by 2029. Clearly, the ecologically friendly market, driven by highly aware and concerned consumers, is here to stay. Industry experts point to this awareness, along with increased efficacy and competitive price points as the major factor. With the close quarters of an aircraft and a rigorous cleaning schedule, green cleaning products are a natural choice for airlines.

Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution

Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is the perfect choice for airlines looking to make the move to a greener clean. Capable of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and deodorizing in a single step, our Botanical Disinfectant Solution is powered by Thymox technology, free from harsh and toxic chemicals. It utilizes Thymol, a cutting-edge antimicrobial agent present as a component of thyme oil, to quickly power through grime and destroy the germs that it encounters. Furthermore, Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution has AMS 1452C & BSS7434 approved testing, in accordance with SAE International standards. It is also included on the EPA’s List N, featuring a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It kills 99.9% of bacteria in two minutes, 99.9% of molds and fungi in three minutes, and 99.9% of viruses in four minutes.

A Safer Way to Clean

Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective. However, they come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. Every Bioesque Solutions product is designed to work together harmoniously like in nature, to bring the future of disinfecting and cleaning to our customers today.

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