Chemical Energy

Chemical Energy Explained
You can tell the difference between scrubbing hard and barely scrubbing, and the difference between hot water and cold water.  But how does chemical energy vary?

Cleaning formulas provide chemical energy through:

  • Wetting of the surface and soil
  • Emulsification of oils
  • Saponification, or creating water soluble soaps with basic or alkaline compounds
  • Softening of water to neutralize the negative effects of  calcium and magnesium hard water
  • Adding enzymes and/or bleach to attack stains
  • Cleaning with solventsin combination with or in place of water


These factors are often used together to maximize effects.  Before commercial products are released to the public, the final cleaning products are tested extensively for performance, safety, and their impact on the environment.
To learn more about Product Testing, click here.