How Do Biological And Non-Biological Detergents Work

Life is full of choices, isn’t it? Should you take the bus or walk, should you get that shirt it black or white, or should you get biological or non-biological detergent? While they’re all worthy of debate it’s the detergent we’ll be focusing on today.

Browsing the shelves in even a small local shop will show many colourful boxes of detergent these days. They all claim to be effective cleaners and they all more or less are, they might offer different fragrances or be designed for certain types or colours of clothes but they all do the same job, don’t they?

When you get right down to it the answer is yes, they do! But that doesn’t mean they are the same thing, there’s a reason they are identified differently after all. So, what is the difference between biological and non-biological detergent then?

The difference between these detergents is this, biological detergents feature enzymes that are designed to boost their performance. Because of these enzymes, biological detergents will be a lot tougher on stains and are very useful for tackling more stubborn stains.

You might be thinking this sounds like biological detergent offer the best deal, after all, isn’t more cleaning power good when it comes to picking your detergent? While it certainly is a great benefit there is a drawback to biological detergents. While their enzymes give them more cleaning power it also means they might irritate your skin.

This is especially true for people who already suffer from sensitive skin issues, so it can be a little difficult to know which type of laundry detergent to use can’t it? Both have great cleaning power, but it can’t be denied that biological detergent does offer an extra punch. But does that mean it’s always the best option?

Let’s Compare The Two

Compare the laundry detergents

The only way to get to the bottom of whether biological or non-biological is better is to see how they both work but before that let’s look at some main points to consider. We already know about the benefits and disadvantages of enzymes that we find in biological detergents, but what are enzymes?

Enzymes are natural proteins that have many great effects most notably that they boost the reactions and properties of a variety of different products. This gives you better cleaning power, biological detergents will always outperform their non-biological alternatives on lower temperatures washes for one thing.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should always opt for biological detergent because it could very easily irritate your skin. And while a more powerful detergent might seem like a great thing it’s not going to be very useful if it leaves you feeling itchy and irritated.

But the only way you’ll know for sure is if you at least give it a try, so I would recommend you at least try it once but remember it could take several hours for the detergent to affect your skin. So, don’t just try something on and think it’s fine to use because you may end up regretting it later.

How Do These Two Types Of Detergent Work?

So, let’s break it down and look at how these two very different types of detergent work, shall we? Because they feature enzymes biological detergents can work well at a wide range of temperatures which is especially useful for colder washes.

The enzymes are very useful because they break down tough stains very easily, stains that are notoriously tricky like blood and sweat are more easy to wash away with biological detergent. Biological detergent is also very useful if you prefer to use the quick wash cycle.

Nonbiological detergents are still powerful cleaners but you’ll need to set your washing machine to a higher temperature to bring out their best performance. This costs more energy which in turn makes it more expensive, however, it won’t cause any skin irritation problems either.

If you don’t suffer from sensitive skin, then biological detergent can seem like the best option, but you need to remember that skin conditions can flare up in all kinds of ways and at any time. If you have a big family, then going for nonbiological detergent could be the best option because someone in your family could suffer from sensitive skin.

So, what is the best type of detergent is something that is really up to you to decide. You do have some other options available to you as well. Fabric softener is a useful way to combat the problems that come with both kinds of detergent, it will help make clothes softer and can help reduce the irritation caused by the enzymes in biological detergents.

So, that’s a look at the difference between the two main types of washing detergent. They are both powerful cleaners, but each offers their own key benefits and advantages, don’t be afraid to try both and experiment a little either.

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