betterair is the innovator of the world’s first and only probiotic air, surface and object purification systems. Pioneering a way to apply probiotics into the environment and using their natural intelligence to bring balance to indoor living and work places. Conventional purification and cleaning methods indiscriminately kill all bacteria- harmful and beneficial alike, causing an imbalanced, sterile environment in which pathogens have the capacity to mutate into resilient superbugs and dominate the environment. Alternatively, betterair’s Environmental Probiotics compete for and deplete the food resources that allergens, pathogens and mold require in order to multiply and propagate, reducing their presence and help in the elimination and prevention of noxious odors due to microbial contamination.
betterair’s patented technology repetitively releases microscopic sized Environmental Probiotics known as Bacillus ferment. Billions of micron-sized probiotics form a protective layer of microflora which coat and shield surfaces and objects, resulting in a healthy microbiome.betterair’sEnvironmental Probiotics also deplete the resources that allergens, pathogens and mold thrive on creating an environment that is abundant in good bacteria and minimizes the pathogens resulting in an environment where your immune system is not over-whelmed by contact with pathogenic organisms.
betterair’s Enviro-Biotics™ ( probiotics blend) have undergone and passed all the required safety tests in complete accordance with EPA standards at our labs and at certified 3rd party GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) labs. Due to their naturally occurring biological nature, all betterair products are safe for human, pet and animal contact. They are also environmentally friendly, 100% natural and organic and biodegradable.
Probiotics should be stored at room temperature and direct sunlight is to be avoided.
The probiotic mist that is dispersed by the Biotica800® is microscopic so you cannot normally see it. When the manual (snowflake) dispersion button is pushed you should feel and hear the high pressure pump cycling. We have also included a test procedure with your Biotica800® insure that your unit is dispersing the environmental probiotics. Please follow the following steps to administer the test. Biotica800® Test Paper is a blue colored paper strip that senses the presence of humidity and turns light pink/white when exposed. It tests the dispersion of the Biotica800’s Environmental Probiotics which use water from the sea of Galilee as a suspension agent. When the test strip is placed over the dispersion vent of the Biotica800® and the manual (snowflake) button is activated you will see the paper turn pinkish or white. All that needs to happen is a slight color change. It makes no difference if the color change is slight or more pronounced as either indicates the probiotics are being dispersed properly. 1. Follow the set up instructions for your Biotica 800 contained in the owner’s manual. 2. After the Biotica800® has finished its initial cycling remove the probiotic cartridge cover. 3. Place a single blue strip of BetterAir Test Paper over the dispersion vent ( where the Environmental Probiotics are dispersed). 4. Push the manual (snowflake) button to cycle the Biotica800®. You should feel the high pressure pump cycling and hear a faint cycling noise. 5. Carefully observe the betteair test paper and confirm the paper covering the dispersion vent has changed color…….the color change can be slight or more pronounced , but any color change indicates the Biotica800® is working properly. If the betterair Test Paper does not display a color change please remove your Probiotic cartridge and reinsert to insure there is a tight seal. If there is no color change upon retesting the unit please contact customer service and they will go over additional steps or authorize a cartridge or Biotica800® replacement.
A UV light purification system may destroy some of the probiotics that get drawn into the UV light as it kills everything…. good bacteria and bad. Most probiotics will land on indoor surfaces and won’t be affected by the UV light purifier. In order to get the most out of your betterair purifier, DO NOT position it near the UV light purification system.
The light on the power converter is normally lit solidly….if it is blinking then please contact customer service as your unit needs replacing.
Under normal operating circumstances the cartridge will last 3 months or 90 days. The cartridge can empty more quickly with the continued use of the manual dispersion (snowflake) button.
You should change the Enviro-Biotic® cartridge every three months or when it is empty. You can check the cartridge fluid level visually or the Biotica800® will have a higher volume cycling sound when the cartridge is empty vs when the cartridge has Enviro-Biotic® solution in it.
Your BIOTICA800® is warrantied to be free from defects in manufacturing for a period of one year. To be eligible for a return/refund or an exchange, you must contact us to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form. To obtain an RMA form please call our Customer Care team at 833-692-3883 to speak with a representative, or you can email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org which will start the process of returning your Biotica800® device directly to betterair Environments, LLC and to receive a full refund or to exchange your unit. Please ensure that your item is in the same condition as you received it in. Please be sure to send it back in the original packaging with all the accessory parts properly packed. If the seal is broken on the probiotic cartridge, you do not need to return it. If the original packaging is no longer available, please pack it in an appropriately sized box with protective bubble wrap to protect the device from any damage that may occur during the return shipment process. You will be responsible for paying return shipping costs. Return shipping costs are non-refundable.
With proper care the BIOTICA800® will last for many years of use.
The proprietary strains of probiotics that comprise our Enviro-Biotics® are naturally occurring and are sourced from the soil and from plants and then cultured in an ISO 9001 certified laboratory located in Israel to insure they are of the highest purity and safety.
Depending on the severity of the pathogenic infestation of the indoor environment individuals begin to experience the positive effects of a rebalanced indoor environment in in approximately three to five weeks. You can’t rush nature.
We recommend placing the BIOTICA800® in your bedroom as that is where most people spend most of their time when home and that is also where dust mite allergens tend to be the most common. Do not place it near an open window as the incoming air can be filled with pathogens (pollen for example) negating the “safe zone” you are creating in the bedroom. Conversely, if you are battling odors or a pet dander allergy for example you should place the unit near the area the odor is emanating from or where the pets are located.
When I first place the cartridge into my BIOTICA and plug it in bubbles come out of the top of the unit.
This is normal because some of the probiotics create fermentation in the water and due to that bubbles release, it may happen in the first few minutes of usage. Just wipe the bubbles away. They will subside shortly.
Our 1-year Limited warranty begins from the date of the original purchase and covers any defective product. If repair is not practical, betterair Environments, LLC will replace the defective product with a fully warranted, factory-reconditioned product that is the same or has similar functionality with the exceptions stated below. Does not cover damage caused by misuse or when used other than as intended and described in the product instruction manual. The warranty does not cover loss or damage to removable parts. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other legal rights that vary from state to state.
When illuminated it shows that the voltage conversion from AC to DC is operating and the wall receptacle is active. If the light displays a fast blink please contact customer service.
BetterAir’s Enviro-Biotics® are a proprietary blend of multiple strains of naturally occurring probiotics (found in the soil and on plants) that are cultured (grown in a natural nutrient substance) under ISO 9001 certified laboratory conditions and then suspended in water. They convert to the spore (hibernation) form when denied air and nutrients. Once diffused into the air they come to rest upon surfaces and penetrate objects where they germinate into living organisms (air and nutrients are available) and begin to consume organic allergens and all the food sources required by the pathogenic bacteria in order to multiply and propagate.
Conventional air cleaners either filter contaminants from the air that passes through them (the amount of air they can handle is a limiting factor on their effectiveness) or apply a scorched earth kill technology such as UV lights, Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) or ozone generation to kill all bacteria that are exposed to it indiscriminately both bad and good. The biggest limiting factor of these systems is that they treat the air alone. However, in order to have clean air you need to have clean surfaces and objects. All a containment that is present on a surface or within an object needs to pollute the air is to become airborne thru the wave of a hand across a table or the fall of a foot upon a carpet…..bacteria and germs are microscopic in size so any air movement can launch them into the airways making them available for human inhalation. This is where the BIOTICA800® is different. We purify the air, surfaces and objects within an indoor environment by restricting the growth of bad bacteria and replace it with BetterAir’s probiotics that reset and repopulate the indoor environment to mimic the outdoors where contaminants are naturally limited.
Most conventional cleaning methods, especially antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaners kill 99% of the bacteria or microbes on a surface, but since there are trillions of them there are still many survivors. The survivors tend to be the resistant or super bugs that then are able to take over this environmental wasteland created by the scorched earth cleaning agent where they grow and multiply into concentrations that can overwhelm our immune systems when transmitted to our bodies. Rule of thumb is that bacteria counts double every twenty minutes so a single resistant bacteria left after cleaning can multiply into two million in twenty-four hours. This is where betterair® is different……BetterAir®’s Enviro-Biotics® repopulate the environment with probiotics consuming the food sources that all bacteria require resetting the indoor ecology to be healthier for our bodies.
BetterAir® offers solutions for resetting and rebalancing any size indoor environmental space by harnessing the power of probiotics. BetterAir® offers all-natural, organic, chemical free solutions, to create healthier indoor living and work spaces. BetterAir’s probiotics are the safest, most natural way to achieve a superior indoor air environment mimicking the natural ecological balance found outdoors.
- Offices: A working adult touches as many as 30 contaminated objects a day in the workspace. These objects may be contaminated with disease causing bacteria. You may think your toilet is more contaminated than a keyboard and mouse, but think again. Protect your office space with BetterAir® probiotics by penetrating the hard to reach areas you work with every day.
- Hospitality: 57% of travelers changed their hotel room because it was too dirty. 75% of traveler’s first concern is their room’s bedspread. Travelers come and go, but bacteria remain after thousands of hands transfer and relocate germs. betterair® provides your guest a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.
- Schools and Daycare: 78% of students report that cleanliness has an impact on their health. Cleanliness ranked as the fourth most important building element to impact the students’ personal learning. BetterAir® reduces the amount of allergens within the learning space resulting in better indoor air quality while reducing the potential for the transmission of infectious diseases resulting in a healthier and cleaner environment for students and faculty members. A healthy school is a successful school!
- Marine Industry: Sick Building Syndrome, which affects about 30% of new and remodeled building, is also known to have an effect in the marine industry, commonly known as Sick Yacht Syndrome. A dark, damp atmosphere with wide temperature variances can contribute to poor air quality in your boat. BetterAir® probiotics help reduce foul, musty, mildewy odor and improve air quality, by nourishing your yacht space with billions of beneficial probiotics and reduce the onset of Sick Yacht Syndrome.
- Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers: 1.7 Million Health Facility Acquired Infections occur in the U.S. each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs. Did you know that probiotics are the most effective solution in breaking down biofilm harboring antibiotic-resistant organisms? Conventional cleaning and purification methods inadequately clean and disinfect medical facilities which is one of the leading causes of Health Facility Acquired Infections.
- Gyms & Health Clubs: How Can People Avoid Sharing Pathogens During Their Gym Visits? Impossible (unless all body parts are covered and shielded). Members are breathing the same air and sharing equipment – treadmills, weights, yoga mats and locker rooms. Carpets, towels and sportswear are the most favorable home for dust mites, pet dander, allergens and harmful bacteria to grow and emit bad odor.