To verify that the uv light actually works, try looking
at a credit-card with it.
And, for a complete gross-out, clean your bathroom
walls, mirror, etc as much as you can, then turn
off the lights and turn on the uv-light.
If it works, you will be totally grossed out.
agency and child support.. he bolted out with no notice.. the smell is
concentrated in the front room of the basement. its dark, and thats were we
think the cat was going to town. He was always hanging out in the window of that
room, and there is a ton of hair in that area..
As you probably know, you really have to find "ground zero". Nature's
Miracle works very well but it has to be on the exact spot. We have a
stupid cat that "likes" to anoint certain things. Look for plastic
things like grocery bags, etc. Also, rubber that is smelly. BTW, a 6
month old kitten is already a (stupid) cat.
Soak the floor so whatever you use sinks into all the cracks between
the tiles and actually gets under them. You may have to refloor with
a seamless material over the tile, or maybe put down a vapor barrier
ybe the last 6 months of his occupancy. The basement totally reeks of cat p
iss.. we went over the basement with a black light to no avail. we saw mayb
e 1 or 2 suspicious areas. We mopped with Odoban twice. Sprayed Natures Mir
acle 3 times.. The smell is less than it was, but it is still there.. most
of the basement is linoleum tile, and one small area is bare concrete. But,
we can not find the definitive area(s) with the blacklight.. (Unlike the h
ouse we live in.. so it's not like we blind or something) There was urin
e soaked card board boxes when he left, but they have been removed out of t
he basement for weeks.
st pouring straight on the floor and scrubbing it in and covering with plas
tic to keep it working for a day..
its impossible to remove urine odor. or heavy smoke odors from a fire.
or odors of something that died.
what you must do is remove any soft items like carpet etc.
remove and toss the floor tile.... it absorbs bad odors
paint all the walls cielings etc with kilz or bin oil base. then
topcoat with whatever paint you care to use
seal all concrete with outdoor polyurethane, give it 2 or better yet 3
what you do is seal the odor in since its impossible to remove it all.
I ha a home that stank bad, after this procedure which is what fire
restoration companies do, its the ONLY REAL FIX!!
maybe the last 6 months of his occupancy. The basement totally reeks of cat
piss.. we went over the basement with a black light to no avail. we saw ma
ybe 1 or 2 suspicious areas. We mopped with Odoban twice. Sprayed Natures M
iracle 3 times.. The smell is less than it was, but it is still there.. mos
t of the basement is linoleum tile, and one small area is bare concrete. Bu
t, we can not find the definitive area(s) with the blacklight.. (Unlike the
house we live in.. so it's not like we blind or something) There was ur
ine soaked card board boxes when he left, but they have been removed out of
the basement for weeks.
just pouring straight on the floor and scrubbing it in and covering with pl
astic to keep it working for a day..
Yes, do the above. You might also consider steam cleaning the floor
when you have taken up the coverings.
Catpiss was designed by nature to have a lingering smell. Works well
the last 6 months of his occupancy. The basement totally reeks of cat piss.. we
went over the basement with a black light to no avail. we saw maybe 1 or 2
suspicious areas. We mopped with Odoban twice. Sprayed Natures Miracle 3 times..
The smell is less than it was, but it is still there.. most of the basement is
linoleum tile, and one small area is bare concrete. But, we can not find the
definitive area(s) with the blacklight.. (Unlike the house we live in.. so it's
not like we blind or something) There was urine soaked card board boxes when he
left, but they have been removed out of the basement for weeks.
pouring straight on the floor and scrubbing it in and covering with plastic to
keep it working for a day..
My son details cars at a dealership. The get some real interesting
cars on trade.
They've killed cigarette, rotten cheese, dead critter, and pet urine
odors with an overnight [or two] of ozone. They just turn a 'New
Living Alpine Air' ozone generator on high and shut it up in the car
for a day or two.
[there may be others that work as well-- I just know that *this* one
We had a mattress fire in the house and an overnight in a bedroom
'cured' the nasty odor that generated.
There are health concerns about occupying a room where it is running-
so read up on it.
"a federal judge had ordered Alpine to stop claiming that its machines
provide relief from any medical condition or that they effectively
remove or reduce a wide variety of air pollutants from indoor
I've bought a couple on Ebay and though I don't expect any health
benefits-- and don't know *how* they work--- I can say for certain
that they eliminate a wide variety of odors, and I've never noticed
any harm to rubber, paint, or fabrics in the rooms where I've used
They might leave the 'pollutants' that cause the odors, but they take
their smell away, which works for me.<g>
Jim Elbrecht;3056640 Wrote:
> '98 Complaints and Reviews about Ecoquest & Alpine Air'
> (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/ecoquest.html )[/i][/color]
Being a landlord of a small apartment block, I spend more time at my
local Janitorial Supply store than most people.
An ozone generator is the biggest gun in the arsenal when it comes to
eliminating odors. When a person who lives alone dies in their house,
and the body isn't discovered until the neighbors start to complain
about the horrible smell coming from the house, it's an ozone generator
(or several of them) that are used to eliminate the smell before the
house is put up for sale (if that's what the will states or
beneficiaries of the will want.
Ozone generators can be rented from many of the places listed under
"Janitorial Equipment & Supplies" in your yellow pages. It is unhealthy
to breathe ozone in, so it's best to leave the room immediately after
starting the ozone generator, and not to enter the room for several
hours after the ozone generator stops. Often they will have built in
timers, but you can also simply use an extension cord run under the room
door to plug them in and unplug them as necessary.
Ozone is O3, or a three atom oxygen molecule. Ozone is an "oxidizing
bleach" because it works exactly the same way as other oxidizing
bleaches like sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and hydrogen peroxide (HOOH).
That is, they all spontaneously break down to form more stable
molecules, O2, NaCl and H2O, releasing a lone oxygen atom as they do.
Lone oxygen atoms are extremely reactive, and tend to react with large
organic molecules which are inherantly unstable and will break down on
their own given sufficient time (like DNA). Large organic molecules are
often the source of colours, smells and undoubtedly, tastes. The oxygen
atom eliminates the colour, smell or taste by reacting at various sites
on the large organic molecule and thereby breaking it into pieces. The
pieces of the molecules are still present, but since none of them absorb
certain wavelengths of light or affect the olefactory sensors in our
noses or tastebuds on our tongues the same way as the original molecule
did, the colour, smell and taste seem to disappear as those large
organic molecules are broken into pieces.
So, when you bleach the colour out of a cotton T-shirt, it's more
correct to say that you destroyed the dye molecules on it than to say
that you removed the dye. The pieces of dye molecule are still on the
cotton, but they're in pieces which don't absorb any wavelength of light
in the visible range, so the cotton looks the same as it would if those
pieces weren't there. Similarily, ozone destroys the molecules in the
air that cause smells, and the organic substances that produce those
But, ozone will work on ALL large inherently unstable organic molecules.
So, if you have dyed carpeting on the floor, dyed upholstery on your
couch, dyed fabric on your curtains, the ozone will lighten those as
well as it breaks down some of the dye molecules on each. PAINTS use
pigments instead of dyes, and some of those pigments are large organic
molecules whereas others are inorganic, and best described as coloured
rocks that have been pulverized into a very fine powder. The organic
pigments may be damaged by ozone, whereas the pulverized rocks won't be
affected by it. So, whether ozone affects your paint colour depends
largely on what colour your wall paint is.
Undoubtedly, the reason why this ozone generator company was told to
stop advertising that their ozone generators relieve any medical
conditions is that people will breathe in that ozone hoping to cure
themselves of it, and the ozone will attack the tissues in their nose,
throat and lungs as well as irritate their skin.
Isin't it too bad that you now have to spend hundreds of dollars and a
lot of time and effort to get rid of the smell, when for only $100 (at
most) the cat (probably male) could have been neutered and the urine
smell would have been drastically reduced...
all of these issues are why no pets is often in the lease......
pets are fine but can do lots of damage to your property.....
Again you CANT clean the odors out what you do is seal them in. this
is how pros mitigate odors.
while ou might temporarily get rid of the stink, in awhile theres
moist weather and it returns:(
Its far easier to solve the problem permanetely than doing a halfway
fix and have the new tenant complain because the odor returned and
have to work around all their possesions:(
I had a rental property my rule was no pets and no smoking. When the
elderly lady who rented got ill I did let her keep her daughters dog
there for company. the tenant was awesome and i was very sad when she
so exceptions can be made.
because your point is incorrect. neutering can stop marking, but it
isn't 100% effective. i work in a pet shelter, all males are neutered on
entrance, and i can tell you for sure they still mark, along with some
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