Environmentally Friendly

Modern Stone Technologies believes that we all must be stewards of the environment and make an effort to leave behind a cleaner world for the next generation. That’s why for over 15 years, we have offering the cleaning world a better alternative to the harsh cleaning methods that have been traditionally used by companies around the world. In fact, we have been “green” long before “green” was even a concern!

Our grout sealant renews and protects grout from dirt, grease, oils and mold and mildew that are an ever present challenge to the commercial floors. Once applied, the need for on-going harsh chemicals that can negatively impact our lands and waters is almost eliminated. Our product helps reduce the chemical footprint on the environment, and increases the health of a facility. It is endorsed by some of the largest companies around the world as the most permanent solution to these problems.

Better Air Quality

With the sharp rise of allergic reactions to mold, increasing the indoor air quality has now become a top priority. Up to 30% of commercial buildings are thought to have SBS, or sick building syndrome, a condition cause by poor ventilation, improper building, cleaning agents, mold, mildew and other factors. This problem can cause a negative impact on the health of those inside the building.

Biological Contaminants

Biological contaminants include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander and cat saliva, house dust mites, cockroaches, and pollen. There are many sources of these pollutants. Pollens originate from plants; viruses are transmitted by people and animals; bacteria are carried by people, animals, and soil and plant debris; and household pets are sources of saliva and animal dander. The protein in urine from rats and mice is a potent allergen. When it dries, it can become airborne. Contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants and can then distribute these contaminants through the home. (See www.epa.gov/mold)

By controlling the relative humidity level in a home, the growth of some sources of biologicals can be minimized. A relative humidity of 30-50 percent is generally recommended for homes. Standing water, water-damaged materials, or wet surfaces also serve as a breeding ground for molds, mildews, bacteria, and insects. House dust mites, the source of one of the most powerful biological allergens, grow in damp, warm environments.

Health Effects From Biological Contaminants

Some biological contaminants trigger allergic reactions, including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, and some types of asthma. Infectious illnesses, such as influenza, measles, and chicken pox are transmitted through the air. Molds and mildews release disease-causing toxins. Symptoms of health problems caused by biological pollutants include sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy, fever, and digestive problems.

Allergic reactions occur only after repeated exposure to a specific biological allergen. However, that reaction may occur immediately upon re-exposure or after multiple exposures over time. As a result, people who have noticed only mild allergic reactions, or no reactions at all, may suddenly find themselves very sensitive to particular allergens.

Some diseases, like humidifier fever, are associated with exposure to toxins from microorganisms that can grow in large building ventilation systems. However, these diseases can also be traced to microorganisms that grow in home heating and cooling systems and humidifiers. Children, elderly people, and people with breathing problems, allergies, and lung diseases are particularly susceptible to disease-causing biological agents in the indoor air.

Source : The EPA

Internal studies have shown that chemical reduction in tile and grout bathrooms and floors can be as high as 70% to 80% if maintained properly. This couple with the dramatic visual results makes our commercial restoration process an easy decision for any facilities manager.

    Implementation of Modern Stone’s Commercial Process can contribute to:

  • Reduction of toxic chemicals
  • Improved air quality
  • Improved worker productivity
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Competitive market advantage

Endorsed and used by some of the largest companies in the world, Modern Stone’s commercial products are an easy solution to help the problems associated with today’s commercial floor environment.