FAQ

Definitions

1What is the difference between enzymatic products and bacterial products?
Bacteria are living cells and enzymes are 100% biodegradable natural proteins. The bacteria can multiply, produce enzymes and digest the dirt that has been broken down by the enzymes.
2What is so special about cleaning with protective probiotics?
In addition to ensuring continuous cleaning and eliminating bad odors by breaking down and digesting dirt, like other probiotics, protective probiotics create a natural protective microflora.

Product composition

1Which bacteria are used in PolVita®?
The strains used in the PolVita® line were obtained from natural sources and isolated as part of a research project conducted in collaboration with the University of Liège. These are natural strains that have not undergone any genetic modification and that have protective properties.
2Are these bacteria dangerous for people and animals?
These bacteria belong to Class 1 according to the European classification of pathogens. These are bacteria that do not cause diseases in humans or animals.
3What is the bacterial concentration in the PolVita® products?
In a 1 Liter bottle: more than 80 billion probiotic bacteria. In a 20 ml dose for a 5-liter spray bottle or bucket: 1.5 billion probiotic bacteria.
4Are PolVita® products disinfectants?
PolVita® products are not disinfectants (biocides), and they respond negatively to bactericidal tests according to the EN1040 standard.
5Do PolVita® products contain endocrine disruptors?
PolVita® products do not contain substances that disrupt the endocrine system. We can provide a laboratory certificate on this subject upon request.

Mode of action

1Is the effectiveness of protective probiotics scientifically proven?
The research phase was conducted in collaboration with the University of Liège (BE) and the efficacy tests were carried out by internationally recognized independent laboratories.
2What is the mode of action for PolVita® products?
PolVita® products contain: - eco-friendly surfactants that act immediately on the dirt by removing it, - and probiotic protectors that degrade the dirt, digest it and provide ongoing cleaning while installing a natural protective microflora as well as eliminating unpleasant odors and ensuring continuous cleaning.
3How do PolVita® products create a protective microflora?
PolVita® products populate the surfaces with billions of good bacteria that multiply faster than others and that create a natural protective microflora.
4How long does the protective effect last?
How long the protection lasts depends on various factors outside of the product, however, we estimate that it lasts an average of a few days.

Safety

1Are the PolVita® bacteria sensitive to disinfectants?
PolVita® protective probiotics are sensitive to all common disinfectants and their protective effect disappears after using a disinfectant.
2Are the PolVita® bacteria sensitive to antibiotics?
Sensitivity tests for the 5 main classes of antibiotics have been carried out and are positive. All products of the PolVita® line are therefore sensitive to antibiotics.
3Are there any risks associated with inhaling PolVita® probiotics?
There is no risk of inhalation, given that the particles generated by an electrostatic sprayer or a conventional spray are unable to pass through a human’s respiratory tract due to their size.
4Do PolVita® products contain VOCs/OELs?
PolVita® products do not have restrictive OELs (Occupational Exposure Limits) according to European, Belgian and French regulations. The VOC content (volatile organic compounds) is severely limited by the Ecologo specifications.
5What happens if you put the product in your mouth?
The bacteria used in the PolVita® line are harmless to humans and certified by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). However, as with all other detergent products, it is necessary to refer to the product's safety data sheet in case of an accident (they are available on our website www.pollet.eu or via the QR code printed on our product labels).
6Why can probiotic products not be food grade?
PolVita products, as well as any other probiotic-based product, are not suitable for use in a place where food is prepared (kitchen). However, there are no contra-indications for cleaning surfaces in places of consumption (cafeterias, lunchrooms, restaurant dining rooms), since there is no direct contact between the surfaces and the food consumed.

Directions

1How often should PolVita® products be used?
The PolVita® Neutral, Indoors and Sanitary products are used in the same way as traditional detergents. You simply replace your classic cleaners with protective probiotic cleaners. PolVita® Air should be used periodically (at a frequency that can range from 15 days to 1 month, depending on the site).
2Can anyone use protective probiotics?
Yes, there are no restrictions and there is also no need to use protective equipment (gloves, glasses...).
3How will my cleaning protocol change with PolVita®?
Nothing changes, in fact, the methods and frequency of cleaning remain unchanged, even for disinfection cycles or renovations.
4Is using PolVita® products compatible with steam disinfection?
Yes, PolVita® protective probiotic cleaning can be used after steam disinfection.

Ecology

1What is the environmental impact of PolVita® products?
The environmental impact of PolVita® products is extremely limited because the production of these products is 100% carbon neutral. PolVita® products are eco-superior, environmentally friendly and effective at the same time. Their Ecologo ecological certification is in progress.
2Why do PolVita® products not have the Ecocert certification?
The reason we preferred to have our eco-certification under Ecologo, is because it is an eco-certification that is a pioneer in probiotic products, and especially because Ecologo is very strict in terms of product cleaning efficiency. The product must prove its effectiveness in cleaning first, and only then will Ecologo test the ecological quality of the product.
3Why don’t PolVita® products have a European Ecolabel certification?
The European Ecolabel does not allow us to spray products that contain micro-organisms (probiotic bacteria), and not being able to spray makes cleaning and sanitizing surfaces more difficult. PolVita® products are therefore certainly both very effective and ecological, which is proven by their ecological Ecologo certification.

Storage and stability

1What packaging is available?
All 4 products of the PolVita® line are available in 1L dispenser bottles and 5L canisters.
2Are PolVita® products stable?
The products of the PolVita® line are stable, which means that you will not see any phase-shifting or any “flakes” in the bottles related to the bacteria or their activity. However, there might be a slight deposit due to the high concentration of bacteria. Pollet’s expertise in biotechnology lies in the fact that the bacteria stay dormant in the concentrated product and only awaken in the right place and at the right time after it has been diluted.
3Why are there so few probiotic cleaners with acid pH on the market?
Pollet believes that a cleaning program is only complete when the line also includes a real descaling agent. As a general rule, acid is an unfavorable environment for the development of most bacteria, but thanks to its long-standing experience in biotechnology, Pollet has developed a formula for stable detergent products that contain enzymes, particularly in an acid environment.
4What is the shelf life of the pure product and its solution?
The pure product remains valid for 24 months from the date of manufacture under normal storage conditions (dry, dark and at room temperature (between 15°C and 25°C)). The diluted solution remains valid for about 2 weeks at room temperature from the day you dilute it.

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