For all of us who know the joy and comfort of owning a pet, there is also that inevitable downside concerning pet accidents and the odors associated with them.
It’s that moment in time when the family cat won’t look you in the face and the dog keeps smiling and backing away from whatever that steaming stink is on your expensive carpet, all the while pointing an accusing paw at poor Tabby.
In sinking ships there may be no comrades, but in the case of pet accidents, hope springs eternal that all will be forgiven, especially with all of the odor control possibilities we’ve gathered here.
The most obvious odor-producing culprits are vomit, feces and urine. The reason feces smells so badly is due to the bacteria, which comprise about 25% of the weight of the stool.
These pathogens are invisible to the human eye and reproduce at the startling rate of every 10 minutes!
Emesis (vomit) can best be eradicated when it is discovered right away.
While dried vomit can be effectively cleaned as well, stains can ensue, making removal more difficult, but not impossible, with a little help from our industrial strength air freshener and odor control products.
Sometimes vomiting is normal for cats, but pet owners beware because it can also be an indication that your animal may be sick.
Vacuuming first can release pet fur and dander that has gotten trapped in carpets, furniture and even fabric window coverings. It can also help to release them from non-carpeted floors as well. Sprinkle Rug Aroma, which acts a neutralizer over all carpets, rugs, and upholstered surfaces, and let it sit for several hours; then vacuum again.
That old conventional clothes line still works well as a way way to expose items to the wind and avoid bugs. Sunlight and airflow help to eradicate many kinds of odors trapped within fabric fibers. Also, open curtains and windows for several hours a day when possible.
While this quest can never match the fun of hunting for buried treasure, it must be done because urine odors may be the culprit. If the source is still elusive after a search, walk through the room in question after dusk or in the dark while holding a low cost black light with the rest of the room’s lights turned off. (A blacklight, aka a UV-A light, or ultraviolet light, is a lamp that emits long-wave (UV-A) ultraviolet light and very little visible light.) This light will reveal (fluoresce) urine spots (uric acid) and problem areas that require proper cleaning.
Thoroughly wash hard floors, like tile, vinyl and wood, baseboards and walls with a disinfectant cleaning solution (such as Mr. Clean, Fabuloso or Pine Sol) and hot water. Scrub the bare floors and walls where pets have left their mark. After drying, mix diluted Enz-O-Matic (see label) odor neutralizer with a fresh bucket of water and mop the floor surface. Allow to dry.
This can be done by selecting a new scent for the affected areas after it is properly cleaned. The reason behind this is because as long as the pet can smell their personal scent, they will continue to return to the “accident zone.”
The heat from the steam will permanently set the stain and the odor by bonding the protein in urine into any man-made fibers.
Strong chemical odors may encourage your pet to reinforce the urine scent mark in that area.
In some cases, old messes will have dried up and be difficult to locate. To find them, you must use your nose to sniff out soiled areas. You may need to look very closely, and once again, a black light can often help with identification. You can then outline affected areas with chalk.
For hard surfaces use Zorb-It-All instant-acting odor neutralizing pick up gel on wet excrement, vomit, urine and blood. Wait 3-5 minutes and sweep into a dust pan and place into a trash bag. The clean the surface with a disinfectant cleaner.
For newer stains on carpets, soak up as much of the urine as possible: Place a thick layer of paper towels on the wet spot, and cover that with a thick layer of paper towels to remove as much liquid as possible. Place newspaper under the soiled area as well and stand on this padding for about a minute, (blotting up) and repeat until the area is barely damp. Place the urine-soaked paper towels into a trash bag and into your outdoor trash can or dumpster.
Apply an aerosol cleaner such as Spot Shot onto the barely damp surfaces and blot up again. Then apply fresh clean water onto the treated area to moisten heavily and blot up the paper towels again. Dispose of the towels when completed. Spray the wet carpet area with a product such as WalMart’s Great Value Aerosol Disinfectant. Then blot up again.
Carefully insert a scratch all tool or a long sharp nail between the carpet fibers to reach the backing and floor surface. Slowly remove the sharp tool and insert syringe needle, liberally applying Oh No Pet Odor Neutralizer, which neutralizes stubborn odors caused by the dry uric acid salts that penetrated the carpet and dried on the flooring surface.
In most cases, adding a one-pound box of baking soda to a regular detergent, washing as usual, and air-drying will eliminate many pet odors and stains. If these remain after washing, repeat and use 8 oz. of Enz-O-Matic neutralizer per load, which will effectively break down pet-waste odors.
If your pet soils the sheets or blankets on a bed, cover the bed with a vinyl, flannel-backed tablecloth while you retrain them.
If your pet soils the mattress, while the bedding is being cleaned, apply Spot Shot Aerosol onto the stains it the mattress and blot with paper towels. Dispose of the soiled paper towels in a trash bag. Then apply fresh water to the stains and blot again. Then heavily apply an aerosol disinfectant spray such as WalMart’s Great value brand. Allow to dry before putting the bedding back on. Use of a hair dryer can expedite drying time.
We are your one stop shop to buy affordable, industrial strength air fresheners and odor control products for the home.
The following represent a diverse array of systems and products guaranteed to alleviate any pet odor problem.
The Aroma One Fan Air Freshener neutralizes tough airborne odors while simultaneously providing superior, linear, aroma enhancement for any smaller areas.
Although usually utilized in commercial restrooms, it is versatile and very effective in a myriad of other applications, not the least of which is eliminating pet malodors in private homes, pet hotels and residences.
Some of its advantages include: the ability to cover up to 400 square feet; a modern design with optimal air flow; one “D” battery is used in the dispenser for up to 60 days and it has three smart switch settings which include: Continuous (30-day) operation, Linear (30-days) and Extended (60-day) cycles.
Capable of absorbing more than 100 times its own weight, this odor-neutralizer is a sustainable powder product that is very easy to use and dispose of.
Its power lies in its ability to transform into an instant gel when applied to all water borne animal body fluids on hard surface, including blood, urine and vomit.
This instant forming gel neutralizes and deodorizes with a natural, fresh mint odor and simultaneously controls malodors.
In addition to kennels, zoo facilities, pet stores, veterinary offices and pet care centers, this product is perfect for home use.
Scatter granules are highly effective in controlling animal-related odors, such as fecal matter, and urine.
Scientifically formulated originally for heavy-duty applications to eradicate heavy, powerful odors emanating from trash containers, garbage dumpsters and compactors, a little scatter goes a long way.
The specially formulated granules should be applied liberally into trash cans.
The power of this product lies in its exclusive triple-phase odor control system, which is also laced with Metazene.
Apply 1 or 2 Fresh Strap odor neutralizing air fresheners with a small bungie chord to the outside of your kitty litter boxes.
Highly versatile, our Fresh Straps will dramatically improve odor control in just about any area where malodors persist and provide ambient fragrance enhancement to boot.
Also known as “smell belts,” they are guaranteed to provide consistent air-freshening and neutralization of transient pet-related odors.
For ultimate performance, choose the Extreme scent version.
This product is the most powerful neutralizing additive on the market today and its potency lies in its exclusive triple-phase odor control system, which is laced with Metazene, the most effective eradicator of malodors.
The reason why Metazene is so potent lies in the realm of industrial science.
Most odor neutralizers depend upon surface enzymes and anti-bacterial agents to produce a microbial action that will eliminate foul odors.
While this does occur on a limited level, microbial agents are completely ineffectual when it comes to residual odors.
Metazene effectively destroys malodors in the air.
Follow our professional pet odor reducing tips, oder the most effective package of home pet odor control products and say goodbye to smelly pet odors.
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1) The Aroma One air freshener diffuser
2) Zorb-It-All spill absorber
3) Scatter odor control granules
4) Fresh Strap air fresheners
5) Sani-Air Trash and Dumpster spray
6) Spot Shot Aerosol Spray
1) Never underestimate the power of daily carpet vacuuming
2) Expose fabric covered items to fresh air and sunlight
3) Find the source of the problem (the stench)
4) Wash the floors, baseboards and walls
5)Transform affected areas into an unattractive spot for pets
6) Avoid steam cleaners to eliminate urine odors
7) Avoid cleaning chemicals such as ammonia or vinegar
8) Locate older messes
9) Treating stains that are still wet
10) Machine-wash items and mattresses
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