with EM and EM-A:
You can clean in exactly the same way as when
you use traditional or biological cleaning substances. You will however, see the
effect of EM immediately because it does not create any foam. Rinsing is therefore
not always necessary.
To do this it is best use EM-A (EM - Active) - Making
EM-A is a very acidic solution that re-populates surfaces with
beneficial microbes. The presence of these microbes discourages mould, fungus
and harmful bacteria from taking root.
EM-A is used diluted -1 litre EM-Active
to 10 - 100 litres water
N.B. EM consists of living organisms, so
do not mix with chemicals such as disinfectants, anti-bacterial agents
and fungicides, as these will the render EM innefective.
Uses of EM-A
EM-A helps to eliminate odours from pets, cigarette smoke, and odour-causing bacteria,
- A small squirt bottle filled with straight EM-A is handy to
keep by the kitchen sink.
- It can be used to add to water for washing
vegetables, to pour down the sink to reduce odours, and to spray on sponges to
keep it fresh and reduce harmful bacteria.
- One teaspoon of EM-A can be
added per load as the washing machine fills with water. This is recommended for
light coloured laundry since the microbes love fabric dyes, and dark coloured
articles have a tendency to fade.)
If using EM-A, reduce detergent to 1/3
the usual amount.
If possible, let the clothes pre-soak for 10-15 minutes
before running through the cycle.
- Use 1 Tbsp of EM-A to about 5 litres
of room temperature water for mopping ceramic tile or vinyl floors. No detergent
is needed. For use on wood floors and furniture, dilute 3/4 tsp. to one 5 litres
water. Wipe dry immediately.
- Add 1 tsp. EM-A to a litre of water, and
spray or wipe on tile, porcelain, and Formica. Let is stand on wood or plastic
cutting boards to discourage salmonella and other harmful bacteria. Then rinse.
This dilution must be used within 3 days.
- Diluted EM-A can be sprayed
lightly in shoes to keep them smelling fresh and on shower curtains to discourage
- Clean dustbins & 'wheelie bins' with this mixture
machines and dishwashers
One of the most frequently occurring problems
of washing machines and dishwashers is calcification of the elements. EM ceramics
make water softer and glaze on dishes shinier. You can reduce (by half) the amount
of detergent you use in the washing machine and dishwasher if you use EM-Active
or EM ceramics.
Use 30 - 50 ml undilluted EM-A, a few EM
ceramic pipes in a closed flannel or bag with each wash, or 1 EM ceramic bath
ring stone with each wash.
Cleaning Dirty Objects
or tools that are soiled with deposits or sediment should be soaked in concentrated
EM-Active solution for a number of hours or days. Sometimes the sediment or deposit
will loosen by itself whilst in other cases it will need to be rubbed off after
the soaking process and further rinsed.
- Stubborn stains on floors,
tiles, kitchen and bathroom furniture, should be treated by thoroughly soaking.
Leave for a while then follow by scrubbing and rinsing.
- After a few hours
the deposits left, for example, on coffee and tea cups will loosen and disappear.
Thermos flasks may also be treated in the same way.
- Grey deposits from
mains water that are left on the inside of buckets or water containers will loosen.
Rub gently and rinse off.
- Plastic objects can be easily cleaned after
a few hours of soaking. The objects will be smooth and shiny once more unless
the plastic has been unduly damaged.
- Place a few EM pipes in the kitchen
water kettle. This will help to prevent the formation of 'fur' sediment. Then,
fill the kettle with a solution of EM-Active and leave it to soak for a whole
day. This will easily loosen the sediment.
- Copper and silver objects
will become smoother and shinier following a soaking in a solution of EM-Active.
Extremely soiled objects will probably also need rubbing or brushing and possibly
also a second soaking in EM-Active solution.
- The bottom of pans that
are soiled due to frequent and lengthy use can be cleaned by soaking in a solution
of EM-Active. Sometimes a little cleaning help may be needed to get a better result.
- Mats that have acquired a nasty smell should be thoroughly soaked with
a solution of EM-Active and then left to dry. Scrubbing with a brush and then
rinsing is an alternative.
Smelly drains and septic tanks
smells coming from drain pipes and drains can be removed by using EM-Active regularly.
For this purpose, the EM-A solution should be put undiluted down the sink or toilet.
This also prevents the clogging up of drains and waste pipes.