Biodegradable Cleaners - What are they and how do they work?

When it comes to cleaning your new composting loo, you want to make sure you’re not using any products that can potentially harm or kill all the good bacteria, actinobacteria, fungi and moulds that help to break down all the waste you put into your composting toilet. 

Harsh chemicals will kill your pile – a biodegradable toilet cleaner is a better option. 

What is an enzymatic cleaner?

All cleaning products need to break down certain elements to have an effect on the surface they’re cleaning. Enzymatic cleaners break down dirt, fats, oils, salts and other elements that build up in and around your toilet system. 

 They do this by using a range of different proteins like proteases, amylases, and lipases to break down elements. Because these enzymes are all-natural, you can use them to clean your composting toilet without potentially harming the different bacterias in your composting pile.  

How do enzymatic cleaners differ from chemical cleaners? 

Chemical cleaners come in a few different formats from liquids and powders through to gels and pastes. Chemical cleaners rely on chemical reactions to move dirt, grime, fats and oils, etc from surfaces you wish to clean. 

They use a variety of different chemicals from lye, potash, bleach, peroxide, nitrates and even acids to break down dirt and grime. These ingredients will quickly kill all the good bacteria and actinobacteria in your composting pile (it’s like filling your car's petrol tank with water). 

What are the benefits of using an enzymatic cleaner?

When it comes to cleaning composting toilets, you really don’t want to be using anything other than a natural cleaner. Here are just a few of the benefits of using our Nature Flush Enzymes:- 

  • High-performance cleaner
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Breaks down oils, grease and sludge
  • Can be used in:-
    • Composting toilets
    • Grease traps
    • Septic tanks
    • Greywater systems 
    • Floors
    • Pipes
    • Drains
  • Eliminates odours
  • Fresh vanilla fragrance
  • Up to 1 year shelf life

Another great benefit of enzymatic cleaners is they continue cleaning even after the product has been applied. Because of the enzyme-based process, even after you’ve sprayed the top or seat of your toilet and gone, the cleaner is still working, breaking down odour sources and other organisms in micro-abrasions in plastic or porcelain. 

If you would like some more information about our Nature Flush Enzymes product, please feel free to call us on 1300 138 182 or visit our contact page.