A Whole New Way to Clean and Sanitize with the iClean with Steve Hengsperger

Today, Steve Hengsperger, the founder of Tersano, the company that created the iClean, is joining me as my guest for the show.

Steve started Tersano back in 2002, and they work with ozone technology for water treatment.

Ozone has been used for quite some time in water treatment systems on a large scale. Municipalities use it, bottled water manufacturers use it, and it is also in hot tubs and Olympic swimming pools. Tersano has taken that technology and miniaturized it so that it can purify your water at home for drinking.

In 2003-2004, the EPA, FDA, and USDA all came out with their statements about using ozone to sanitize produce and surfaces, so Tersano came up with a quick prototype for a home cleaning and sanitizing system.

Be sure to stay tuned today to find out all you need to know about the small cleaning device that Tersano created that uses ozone technology for cleaning and sanitizing your home. It is chemical-free, completely non-toxic, and works incredibly well!

People were more interested in their home cleaning system

At the first trade show that they took their appliances to, the retailers were more interested in their home cleaning system than their water purifying system.

A big thing happened in 2006

In 2006, a big thing happened in the company.

Three people died from E. coli on spinach.

Steve was at a food event in New York City, and Time Magazine came by. They asked some questions about their product and what it could do with fresh produce. They then took it and tested it at the University of Florida.

A Time Magazine Best Invention award

The product killed 99.9% of E. coli on spinach, so they got a Time Magazine Best Invention award that year.

Measuring the chemical levels in the air 

A hygienist went to Steve’s home and measured the chemical levels in the air in the cupboard in which he kept his cleaning products. The results that came back were off the charts!

A small cleaning device

So, Tersano created a small cleaning device that is quite different from the way that most people are cleaning right now. It takes water and alters it, chemically, to create ozone. That water works well to clean and disinfect your home.

A paradigm shift

Selling his product through a retailer fifteen years ago was challenging. And it still is because it is a paradigm shift.

The beauty of the technology

The beauty of the technology, from a sustainability standpoint, is that it reverts the water and oxygen. The old system did it within about fifteen minutes, and their new system does it instantaneously. And it leaves no residue so that when you have finished, you do not need to worry about your children or your pets getting affected by any chemicals.

Selling around the world

In the last twelve years, their focus has been on selling the product on the commercial side, around the world.

How the technology in the iClean cleaning device works

There are two diamond electrodes inside the device, and as the water passes by them, they split some of the oxygen molecules. The extra oxygen atoms then re-combine and create O3, which is an oxidizer, like bleach or hydrogen peroxide.

A safe and natural process

It is a simple, safe, and completely natural process, and it can cause you no harm.

From a cleaning standpoint

From a cleaning standpoint, the extra oxygen atom attaches to dirt and breaks down the bonds, making it easier to wipe away.

From a kill standpoint

From a kill standpoint, it attaches to a bacteria, a virus, or a mold and either penetrates the cell wall or explodes it.

The iClean cleaning device

The iClean cleaning device replaces all your everyday cleaning products. You can use it to remove dirt, germs, and odors from your home. You can use it on floors, carpets, glass, stainless steel, and even the toilet. It will kill up to 99.99 percent of all germs, molds, viruses, and bacteria, so the cleaning and disinfecting happen all at once.

Using the iClean mini on plants

Cut flowers last four times as long when they are placed in the ozone solution rather than in water. And plants also survive better when they get watered with the ozone solution.


You can spray the surface of all your fresh produce with the ozone solution. It breaks down the pesticides, and it will prevent problems like E. coli and make the produce taste better and last considerably longer.

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