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To test the effectiveness of Podsy in the removal of SLL Soil 1 Bathroom Soap Scum from various substrates.
Eighteen pre-weighed coupons, three of each substrate per cleaner, were each contaminated with 0.5 grams of bathroom soil (28.6% All-in-one shampoo and conditioner, 21.4% Dry skin lotion, 21.4% Liquid Hand Soap, 14.3% Liquid body wash, 7.2% Deodorant bar soap, 7.1% Water). The coupons were dried for 24 hours at room temperature (68 F). Once dried, the dirty weights of the coupons were recorded. The Podsy solution was then created by placing a solution pod into a spray bottle and filling it with cold water (~50oF). The solution was allowed to sit for 2 minutes and then was shaken to mix the solution parts together. Three coupons of the same substrate were then aligned into a Single Line Washing Unit (SLW) with a Wypall X60 attached to the cleaning sled. Each Wypall X60 cloth and coupon received 2 sprays of the Podsy solution. The Single Line Washing Unit (SLW) was then activated for 20 repetitions, simulating 20 manual wipes. This was repeated for each substrate until all of the coupons were cleaned. The clean coupons were then allowed to dry overnight at room temperature before the final weights were recorded.
|Cleaner||Substrate||Initial wt. of Cont.||Final wt. of Cont||Average||Combined Average||Overall Average|
|Podsy Bathroom (1 pack per spray bottle)||Ceramic||0.5043||0.0015||99.70||99.73||99.04|
|Lysol Power Bathroom Cleaner (RTU)||Ceramic||0.5145||0.0022||99.57||99.53||97.15|
Success Rating:Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
Both cleaners were effective at removing bathroom soil from ceramic, plastic, and chrome. Podsy Bathroom Cleaner was found to be slightly more effective with an overall removal average of 99%, while Lysol Power Bathroom Cleaner had an overall removal average of 97%.