Daily Life


Beneficial Micro Organisms, other than contributing to the production of good wine and cheese, are also invaluable help in your daily life.

EM•1® has a wide range of uses in our daily life. It ranges from the elaboration of organic compost to the elimination of bad odors. The use of EM•1® technology is simple and totally adaptable to existing conditions.  In continuation, we will inform you about how to use EM•1® and the benefits that this technology can provide.

Elaboration of organic compost

Treatment of grease traps and septic tanks

General Cleaning

Treatment for domestic animals

 

Elaboration of organic compost


The residues that come from the kitchen and garden can be transformed into a fertile, fermented fertilizer called “bokashi” in a short period of time, usually 2 to 3 weeks.


Mode of use and considerations
•    50 ml of Activated EM•1® for each Kg or bucket of material (total mix of all the residues).
•    Generally, 150 ml is sufficient to spray 1 Kg of material to be composted.  Dilute at least 50 ml of EM•1® activated in 150 ml of water.
•    If the particles are too big, then it must be cut into smaller pieces.  This accelerates the process of fermentation.
•    If possible, add virgin lime (calcium oxide) or gypsum to the mix at a proportion of 100 g/Kg to help the process.
•    When the material is mixed, the Activated EM•1® should be sprayed over the materials so that it can come into contact with the particles.
•    Spray only once.
•    Form piles in the garden or designated area at a dimension of 1 to 1.5 m in height to facilitate manual mixing of the material.  If you prefer use a drum or other type of recipient.
•    To achieve better fermentation, maintain a humidity of 40% (40% of the humidity is optimum when the material is pressed in the palm of the hands and there is no dripping of liquid between the fingers). If possible, cover the material with a plastic canvas to promote better fermentation and avoid contact with excessive water.
•    The temperature must be controlled to avoid that it exceeds 60 °C.  If the temperature exceeds 60 °C, the material must me mixed again to lower the temperature.
•    The fertilizer is ready to use in 2 to 3 weeks.
•    The bokashi can be used at a  dosage of 1 Kg for each m2 in the garden.

Benefits
•    Accelerates the process of fermentation of the organic residues between 2 to 3 weeks.
•    Increases the availability of nutrients that are present in the organic residues, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus.
•    Enriches the material with beneficial microorganisms
•    The process is odorless and there are no presence of insects
•    Helps to avoid environmental pollution since the organic residues is not going to a sanitation landfill.

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Treatment of grease traps and septic tanks


A simple and cheap way of doing a treatment for grease trap boxes and septic tanks is with EM technology™.  The microorganisms in EM™ are capable of accelerating the process of decomposition of grease and oils.  It effectively cleans the grease traps, the tubes and basins avoiding the periodical cleaning of the same.  EM™ inclusively helps to eliminate bad odors of the grease traps and septic tanks.  It reduces the presence of insects and rodents as well.

Mode of use and considerations

•    1 L of Activated EM•1® for each 50 L capacity grease trap or septic tank.
•    Before doing the first application, it is recommended to clean and remove the excess grease that is deposited on the lateral sides of the grease traps and septic tanks.
•    In the first month, do 4 applications distributing it uniformly in the grease trap.
•    Later, maintenance of the grease traps and septic tanks can be done through the kitchen sinks. Apply 1 L /1000 L used during the course of the week.  Maintenance can be done at the beginning of the first month as well.

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General Cleaning


EM•1® can be used for general cleaning of installations (floors, walls, glass, bathrooms, etc.).  It can help to suppress bad odors and/or reduce cost, mainly through the reduce use of chemical products.

Mode of use and considerations

In general cleaning, EM•1® can be used in 4 ways:

1.    Direct application in bathrooms, urinals, bowls, etc.
•    Dosage of Activated EM•1®: 100 ml/ toilet bowl, urinal, the tubes and basins.  Apply daily during the first three months then, one time per month only after the first three months.
•    Form of application: After routine cleaning, apply directly into the toilet bowls, urinals, the tubes and basins.
•    If necessary, add natural deodorizing essences.  In this case, the essence must be added to Activated EM•1® BEFORE use.

2.    Spray over surface area
•    Dosage of Activated EM•1®: prepare a solution of 1 L of Activated EM•1® in 19 L of clean water with NO Chlorine.  Add natural deodorizing essence. This is the same as adding 5% Activated EM•1® in solution and deodorizing essence.
•    Yield/Output: 20 L of solution for 300 m2 of surface area.
•    Frequency of Application: Daily.
•    Form of Application: After routine cleaning, spray the prepared solution on n all the surface areas of the bathrooms, walls, floors, murals and tables including toilet bowls, basins, urinals, garbage cans, etc.

3.    Application in water and general cleaning
•    Dosage of Activated EM•1®: 1 L Activated EM•1® / 50 L of clean water with NO chlorine.
•    Frequency of Application: Daily.
•    Form of Application: Dilute Activated EM•1® in the dosage indicated in the water to be used for cleaning.

4.    Application in cleaning water of external areas
•    Dosage of Activated EM•1®: 1 L / 100 L of clean water without chlorine.
•    Frequency of application: Daily.
•    Form of Application: Dilute Activated EM•1® in the dosage indicated in the water to be used for cleaning garages, pathways, cemented areas, side walks, etc.

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Treatment for domestic animals


EM•1® acts as an excellent eliminator for bad odors and its use is totally safe and healthy for pets. It is composed of well known microorganisms like yeasts and lactobacillus that are many times used as probiotics in foods and supplements.

In reality, EM•1® can also be used as a probiotic mainly in dogs and cats.

Mode of use and considerations

1.    Cleaning of the pet installations
•    Dosage of Activated EM•1®: prepare a solution of 1 L of the solution in 19 L of clean water with NO chlorine.  You can also add a natural deodorizing essence. The solution should be 5% of Activated EM•1® and the deodorizing essence.
•    Apply it everyday for one week, then only 2 or 3 times per week thereafter. Spray the prepared solution on the surfaces, walls, floors and especially over the excrements of the animals.

2.    Diluted in water offered to pets
•    To place in water consumed by pets, dilute the solution at a proportion of 0.05% (0.5 to 1 ml) per liter of water. This way, the bad odors caused by the excretions and urine disappears and at the same time, helps to replace the intestinal flora.

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