Maplewood, MN (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
Scientific Biofilm Solutions wants to raise awareness and provide tips on how to properly clean a jetted tub to avoid bathing in high levels of mold and bacteria.
The problem jetted tub users encounter is that if the tub isn't cleaned properly, with the right cleaners, it will have dangerously high levels of mold and bacteria. This poses a serious risk for respiratory problems, along with the risk of E. coli, staph infections, pseudomonas, and legionella (Legionnaire’s Disease).
To clean a jetted tub properly, one must understand the problem. Jetted tubs have about 15-20 feet of plumbing lines that run underneath the tub. These plumbing lines are full of warm, stagnant, leftover bath water. This leftover water full of bather waste is a perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria and biofilm (the slime in the lines). Biofilm is the main problem for jetted tubs. Biofilm is a living organism that houses, protects, and feeds bacteria. If biofilm is present, over time, mold and bacteria will reach very high, possibly dangerous levels. When the user turns on the whirlpool, some of the biofilm breaks loose and enters the bath water, which is then aerated by the jets. Tub users will be bathing in, and breathing, very high levels of mold and bacteria, plus mold and bacteria will be spread throughout the house. If the biofilm is cleaned from the plumbing system, the tub will have low levels of bacteria. In the case of jetted tubs, in order for bacteria to reach high levels, it must live in biofilm.
One of the problems encountered with jetted tubs is that users don’t understand how to properly clean their jetted tub. Or the importance of cleaning the tub to prevent mold, biofilm, and bacteria from forming. Much of the confusion lies from misinformation from many well-known “how to” internet sites that offer dangerous and wrongful advice on how to clean jetted tubs.
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