Whether a nuisance odor or an odor that could lead to adverse health effects, no one wants to work in or live in a stinky, smelly office or home. Let IDS investigate the source and develop a plan to eliminate the odor. Glycocalyx are created from extracellular polymeric substances excreted by bacteria. These sticky polymers hold the biofilm together and cement it to the pipe wall. The Glycocalyx trap nutrients and protect the underlying bacteria from biocides including bleach. These inert coatings allow for the accmulation of complex, metabolically cooperative bacterial communities that often produce highly pungent odors as well as slime. Biofilms often permeate themselves at all levels throughout pipe, pools or tank systems. Testing conducted by Sandia National Laboratories indicates that the formulation is "extremely effective" for the complete decontamination of biofilms on all test surfaces.