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Hypochlorous Acid | The Best Mold & Mildew Stain Remover

by | Sep 13, 2021 | Blog

Hypochlorous Acid (HClO) is the Best Way to Remove Mold & Stains

Hypochlorous acid or HClO is a strong but gentle disinfectant created with water, salt and electricity. Combining H²O (water) with Cl² (chlorine) and a charge of electricity creates hypochlorous acid.

HClO is a unique cleaning solution because it’s non-toxic and is extremely gentle on the body. HClO also has a reputation as a powerhouse acid with an impressive ability to fight germs. This potent acid can easily clean the toughest biofilm stains from mold, mildew, and bacteria. Yet, you’ve likely never heard of it. 

In this article, we will discuss what hypochlorous acid is and how it can be used to our benefit. We will also explore the advantages of using hypochlorous acid to clean mold and see how pairing Superstratum’s Mold and Mildew Stain Remover and Mold and Mildew Protectant is a comprehensive method for mold remediation.

Hypochlorous acid was first discovered in the early 19th century by a French chemist named Antoine Jérôme Balard. Today, hypochlorous acid is also referred to as ‘electrolyzed water’, a name that references the process in which it’s created.

Hypochlorous acid is produced by adding electricity to a solution of water and salt. The process of electrolyzing salt and water results in two products: 

    1. Chlorine gas, a familiar solution we know from bleach and swimming pools. 
    2. Hypochlorous acid, which many of us are not so familiar with.

Hypochlorous acid can be created through a chemical process and produced naturally by your body as a component of your immune system. White blood cells produce HClO to fight off infection. When you are sick or have an infection, your first-responder WBCs, known as neutrophils, engulf invasive germs in a process called phagocytosis. During phagocytosis, neutrophils release hypochlorous acid into your bloodstream. It is this acid that helps you recover from sickness like the common cold. HClO is also present in your tears and saliva to combat bacteria.

The HClO in your body can boost your natural immunity and helps your body fight off harmful pathogens. Before antibiotics, HClO was used in World War I to help injured soldiers fight infection. Because hypochlorous acid is gentle and nontoxic, it can be used directly on the skin. At specific concentrations, HClO can even be consumed orally. So when your immune system isn’t functioning at its prime, we can use lab-made electrolyzed water as an alternative to the body’s naturally produced HClO. 

Remember, HClO is just salt, water, and electricity. Hypochlorous acid has many other functions and is safe for use around humans, animals, and plants. As an extremely gentle chemical, it is perfect for green cleaning and removing stains formed by mold, mildew, algae, and odor-causing bacteria.

 

Hypochlorous Acid Formula in Superstratum

HClO, or electrolyzed water, is produced when an electrical current runs through a solution of salt and water. HClO is non-toxic, chemical-free, and 100% safe for human use, yet it’s incredibly effective for removing stains caused by microbes.

HClO is an oxidative agent. This means HClO can penetrate the cell membrane of microbes. Simply put, hypochlorous acid can clean microbes, like mold and bacteria, in a way that other chemicals are not capable of doing. Because of this ability, HClO is the active ingredient in Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover.

HClO’s pH and potency are impacted by sunlight, UV light, temperature, and exposure to air. For these reasons, HClO is not typically a shelf-stable product. Even though other HClO products are easy to purchase, they’re only effective for a short time. The HClO in Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is more potent, safe, and longer-lasting.

Superstratum has developed the most extended shelf life of any HClO formula available. Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is the first hypochlorous acid cleaning product with a guaranteed shelf life of 12 months!

Superior Surface Tension and pH Balance

Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover harnesses HClO’s specific pH to its advantage so that it can penetrate the depths of any surface. Superstratum targets the deep-set mold that lives in areas other products cannot access. Superstratum’s HClO will reach deep into cracks and seams to eliminate both mold roots and spores. 

Ability to Penetrate and Clean Deep

Superstratum HClO cleans the nooks and crannies of surfaces and stops microbes from continually reproducing. Other cleaning products, including bleach, fail to remove microbes entirely. The residual microbes they leave behind evolve to resist cleaning. The microbial residue is especially damaging when you’re dealing with household mold. Mold needs to be removed entirely from a surface to prevent regrowth. Cleaned surfaces also need protection to keep microbes away. This two-part treatment uses Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover, followed by Superstratum Mold & Mildew Protectant.

Safe and Non-toxic

Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is harmless to everything except microbes. Superstratum is non-toxic and completely safe for cleaning and stain removal inside and outside the home. You can use Superstratum around humans, pets, and plants. Unlike other chemical cleaners, Superstratum is safe for skin contact and doesn’t require a ventilated environment. 

Other Chemical Cleaners

Bleach and other chemical cleaners are ineffective at safely treating mold. HClO is more effective than other chemical cleaners for combatting a wide range of stains caused by microbes. The HClO in Superstratum completely removes microbial stains with no residual spores to cause regrowth. Superstratum dries clear and won’t bleach or discolor. Superstratum is non-corrosive and will never degrade or damage property.

 

Superstratum’s Hypochlorous Acid Uses For A Clean Life

Is hypochlorous acid the microbe and stain-cleaning miracle you’ve been waiting for? Probably. 

Is it that simple? Not quite. 

It’s important to know that pH and concentration or parts per million (ppm) must be maintained for hypochlorous acid to work effectively. Most of the HClO products that are available cannot do this. These other HClO products need to be used very quickly for them to be both safe and beneficial. 

Superstratum has a proprietary hypochlorous acid formula that delivers the powerful benefits of hypochlorous acid without the concern of instability. Unlike other market-available HClO, Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover contains the best HClO formula. It has a guaranteed shelf life of 12 months!

You can now have a solid but safe solution to microbes – with the smart power of hypochlorous acid.

Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is perfect anywhere that challenging stains dominate. For cleaning bathrooms, grout lines, upholstery, furniture, outdoor surfaces, concrete, siding, boats, and more. With HClO as its active ingredient, Superstratum Stain Remover is superior at removing the stains caused by mold and mildew. 

There are so many ways to utilize the cleaning ability of HClO. Just take a look at how other industries are already taking advantage of this powerful non-toxic acid. Many industries use HClO, including:

  • Farms & Agriculture
  • Optometry & Medicine
  • Veterinarians
  • Transportation & Airplanes 
  • Hospitality & Food Services
  • Janitorial & Cleaners

Within these industries, HClO is used to:

  • Remove microbes from surfaces and equipment
  • Clean confined spaces, i.e., airplanes
  • Preserve and clean produce
  • Protect crops
  • Remove biofilm from irrigation systems
  • Cleanse eyes
  • Clear acne and improve skin conditions
  • Neutralize unpleasant odors caused by bacteria
  • Remove stains from fabrics
  • Clean jewelry

 

Superstratum is the Best Mold Remover and Prevention Solution

Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover allows you to wipe away surface stains with ease. Historically, these microbial stains are difficult to remove because of stubborn biofilm. However, with HClO, Superstratum breaks down this biofilm very quickly. To use Superstratum Stain Remover, spray it on a stained surface, wait a few moments, and then wipe it away using a rag or towel. With Superstratum, you’re accessing the best mold remover available.

Once your surface is cleaned, you can use Superstratum Mold & Mildew Protectant to achieve long-lasting protection from future microbial growth. Superstratum Protectant harnesses Smart Polymer technology to penetrate surfaces that have already been deep-cleaned by Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover. By accessing this depth, Superstratum can prevent more stain-causing microbes from growing on your clean surfaces.

This two-part treatment plan fully protects your home and property from stain-causing mold, mildew, algae, and bacteria for a minimum of 10 weeks. Ten weeks is 10x more protection than the duration of bleach or other chemical cleaners! In low traffic, undisturbed areas, Superstratum Protectant will last for 5 years to prevent all growth of mold and mildew. 

Superstratum is committed to protecting your property from microbes. By formulating shelf-stable HClO, Superstratum is the safest and efficient mold and stain remover available. You’ll marvel at how effortlessly clean surfaces become with just a few sprays of Superstratum.

Are you looking for sustained protection from microbial growth?

Ready to experience the power of hypochlorous acid for yourself? 

Superstratum Mold & Mildew Stain Remover and Superstratum Mold & Mildew Protectant are available now.

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