Odor absorbers & air fresheners

Ecomomic troubles creates a need for odor control.

Perhaps we all have gone home to spend less money, to watch the new fall line up or just try to cut back from the go go of the past 8 years. What I have noticed for the past few weeks is we are staying close to home, we are eating as a family at family meals, unheard of… at least at our house. 

I have developed an urge to clean and sort and gain control back in my life.  If I cannot control the economics around me than I can do something to control what is around me, which is clutter and odor.

With that urge to clean comes odors that I have not encounterd in a long time.  I have cleaned closets with the need to get rid of the musty smell, kitchen cabinets to get rid of the smell of the wood that has always bothered me. The trash can, it needed a good washing and a change of odor absorber.  I have cleaned out the refrigerator, and freezer and added a new charcoal odor absorber to neutralize the odors.  I have cleaned the camping equipment and placed them away for the season with odor absorbers to help absorb the fire smell from our last camp out.

I sorted out the excesses of clothes that the kids have outgrown, that my waist line has out grown, or that I bought and never wore and now think it was a waste. I have aired out my closets, but more space to let the odors absorbers work in the closets. 

 I have washed my car and cleaned the inside, getting a new lilac scented air freshener for the car. My husband likes fragrance free, so he got an auto odor eliminator.

 I have cleaned out the pet crabs cage and the crab still smells, so I am back to 4 pet odor absorbers that keep the critters world and mine smelling clean.

I have cleaned my summer shoes and sneakers and placed a charcoal foot odor absorber for each shoe, so it will be fresh smelling all winter and when I need them again. 

I have teen age sons with “boy smell’ issues, I guess they had not been around much, but now I have added a larger sized odor absorber in each of their rooms and bathroom.  I cleaned out their gym bags and put new odor absorbers in each bag.

 I guess if I cannot control the economic troubles these days, I can sure get rid of my clutter and odors, that I chose to ignore and now are front and center. In these times I can control odor in my home and with my odor absorbers keeping my house and fairly odor free…  I am home…and home smells good.

Top ways to eliminate pet odors in the air.

We all love our pets, but there are odor issues that come with your aminals no matter what pet you have.

How to get rid of pet odor in the air is often searched for answers on my blog. So here are the the areas to look for to get rid of the odors. Pet odors have a variety of challenges when it come to clearing the air in your house or car. The first thing is to determine the source of the odor problem.

What is causing the odor?  Look for the source of the odor or see if it is a generalized overall bad smell.  Look at the litter box, does it have litter box odor? Cages or places where the animal lives and goes to the bathroom.  This includes the carpet area since some animals will use a carpet at their potty area. Be sure they are cleaned regularly.  That is the first place to clean to start to gain control of an odor problems.

 How many pets do you have?  One dog has a very different in the odor level than say three.  One cat or five cats will multiply the odors. Pet dander, length of fur, saliva,  animal markings will all add to your pet odor problem.  Use a naturally activated carbon odor absorber for absorbing the smells.

Look to see of the problem is an odor or a smell?  An odor would come from specific area like from urine, poop or the materials you have used to catch the problem, such as a litter box or papers on the floor or in the cage.  These need to be cleaned, washed and removed, before you can get effective odor absorption. Has the animal used your carpet of furniture to go to the bathroom? Does your animal get up on furniture?  Do they use your drapes to rub up against?  All of these activities will keep the odor level high.

An odor will continue to bother you when you are in the house and you do not get use to the specific odor the longer you are in the room.  HINT: Check under the beds, furniture, you pet may have left you a present that you are not aware of. If after you checked for presents, you need to determine if it could be a dead mouse in the wall or mold in the wall.

A smell will come from an overall odor in the house, that is noticeable and then fades as you are in hte room longer and get use to  the smell. If it is a smell and it is noticeable when you enter the house, then not as time goes on.  It is most likely a fur or the carpet smell of the animal that needs to be attended to.

 Does the animal sleep in bed with you?  if so your bed linins and pads need to be washed. If the matress has been stained, then you will need to replace the mattress.

Does the animal get up on your furniture. If so then a fabric odor remover or an odor absorber like innofresh will do the job.

What type of pet is it?  If the pet is a dog  then you must use different odor treatments than a cat.  If it is a cat or other type of per like , reptiles such as snake, or mice or gerbils.  Birds and fish require yet another type of treatment.  A fragrance free non toxic odor absorber will do the trick to get the odors out.  However, dogs will try to eat the odor absorbers, so it is not recommended for dogs, unless you can keep it our of their reach.

A scented air freshener will do a short term cover up to make the room smell better, I prefer the Natural charcoal odor absorbers, such as Fridge it or Innofresh to have the odors absorbers, instead of covered up.  You can contact www.innofresh.com or email:  customerservice@innofresh.com , or call 602-866-0411 to find a place to buy the charcoal odor absorbers near you.

Getting rid of pet and litter box odor

I have a hermit crab as a pet, now it is a family pet and we love the little critter, but boy does it smell! The issue is you need to put something non toxic near my pet that is going to eliminate the odor .

I have tried cleaning out the tank, but I am sorry, it did not pass the no smell sniff test that I was looking for.

So I tried Innofresh Pet Odor Absorber is get out pet smells and pet odors. The key to me was it is fragrance free.  It says it is for litter box odor for cats, gerbils, hamsters rabbits and other small animal cages like for birds or lizards and snakes. So OK looks like an option to try.

It is a flat activated charcoal filter that is in a plastic case that hooks onto the pets tank.

Well,  Yes it worked!!!!  It says it will work for 4 months.  Time will tell, but the cost of 4 was under $20 bucks, so that is good.  My friends have tried it on thier cat odor and place it next to the litter box and for smelly dog odor and both have been very pleased.

 The  pet odors and animal smells are gone and so I am a fan of this product also.  I found it on-line at www.innofresh.com Also check out great litter trays at: Forever Litter Tray® (permanent replacement for Scoop Free® disposable cartridges)