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It Doesn’t Matter How It Got In – Remove Skunk Smell From Your Home!

Usually, when you think of something smelling badly of skunk, you think of your pet or an area outside of your home. But when a skunk sprays, the odor is extremely strong, and if it’s particularly strong outside of your home, the smell of skunk can quickly get inside your house too. And, if your pet gets sprayed by a skunk and then comes inside, they may leave that unpleasant odor inside long after they’ve left again.

Skunk smell is different from other unpleasant smells in your home. That’s partly because it is so strong, and so difficult to live with. Skunk smell is also different because you don’t need to find the source of the smell to eliminate the skunk smell. It doesn’t really matter how it got in, once it’s there you need to remove that skunk smell from your house! There are a few things you can do to try and get it out, but you’ll probably need to turn to a professional solution to remove all of the skunk smell.

Start by opening all of the windows that you can and getting as much fresh air as possible into the house. Turning on a few fans will help remove the skunk smell from the home and bring in even more air from outside. But because skunk smell is so strong, you’ll most likely also need to give your walls and furniture a thorough cleaning. Walls can be cleaned with a mixture of either water and bleach or water and vinegar; and furniture can be sprinkled with talcum powder, which can then be vacuumed up afterward. Fabric spray also works very well on furniture and will help to eliminate skunk smell.

Even after you’ve gone to all the trouble of cleaning your furniture and washing your walls, you may find that the skunk smell is still hanging in the air. Or, you might just not want to go to all the time and trouble of thoroughly cleaning your entire house. In these cases, a product such as our Room Shocker Quick Release (http://www.biocidesystems.com/roomshocker1.html) can quickly eliminate skunk odor from your home in as little as 24 hours. You won’t have to do anything more than place a packet in a cup of water and then leave the room for the product to do all the hard work for you!

The best thing about using our Room Shocker Quick Release to eliminate skunk odor from your home is that it gets rid of the smell, and any toxic substances that may have also come into the home through the skunk’s spray. So you can be sure that you’re not only breathing better smelling air, but healthier air too!

Home Cooked Meals Are Wonderful – The Smells They Leave Behind Are Not!

There’s truly nothing better than a home-cooked meal. They are truly one of the most comforting things on earth and cooking and eating at home is becoming more and more popular because of the financial and health benefits that it provides. But even cooking the healthiest meals can leave behind nasty odors in your kitchen. There are a few things you can do to try and remove cooking odor in your home, but if the problem persists or you find yourself often needing to remove cooking odors, you might need to find a better, and more permanent, solution.

If the odor that you’re trying to remove isn’t that heavy, you could try burning aromatic candles. It’s always best to keep in mind however that these aren’t always the safest option and they will only mask the smell instead of eliminating it. By the same token, you could always try spraying air freshener in the air. While definitely a safer option, this will still only mask the smell temporarily.

A better solution is to boil lemon juice or a water and vinegar solution on your stovetop. The fumes from this solution will evaporate into the air and leave the space smelling fresh again. Halving a lemon and running it over the stove and counter surfaces will also have the same effect. But if you cook often at home and are constantly trying to remove cooking odors, then you might need to find a solution that won’t take as much time, and that will continue to work over a longer period of time.

A product such as our Room Shocker 30-Day Time Release (http://www.biocidesystems.com/room-shocker-30-day-time-release--lar30.html ) will slowly and continually release a small amount of chlorine dioxide into your room. This chlorine dioxide finds the odor and destroys it.

Using a more permanent solution won’t only remove the cooking odor from your home, it will also free up more of your time because the product takes no time at all to use. So you can spend more time in your kitchen cooking, rather than worrying about the after-smell!

Solutions for Getting Rid of Odor in your RV

When your RV starts to put more funk in your trip than you expected, with that nasty smell coming from well..., somewhere, it’s time to take action.

If you’re unsure of where the bad odor is coming from, but you need to get it out of your RV, you can use a product called RV Shocker. This product uses chlorine dioxide and will remove all smells such as cigarette smells, pet smells, and other unpleasant odors from your RV in only two to four hours.

One of the biggest odor problems that occurs in an RV is a musty smell. Musty smells come from dark, damp places and so your best bet is to first find any areas where moisture might be coming in. Check the windows and look for any cracks around the doors or other areas. Then give the entire RV a very thorough cleaning. Remember to clean everything including mattresses, cushions, furniture, and anything else that might absorb and hold the odor. Then leave them outside until they are completely dry.

Of course, there are always easier ways to get rid of odors in your RV too. One is our product, RV Shocker. This product is available in both quick-release form and thirty-day release form. Both of these products contain chlorine dioxide, which will be released as soon as it’s placed in water. So whether you need a one-time fix for a smell in your RV, or you’re dealing with a lingering odor problem, RV Shocker will be just the thing to get you back on the road again in style – and in a fresh-smelling space!

One last thought, RV Shocker is also excellent for removing that strong toxic fresh off the line new RV chemical odor!

How to Remove Pet Odors from Apartment

You know that lingering pet odor?  The one that you can’t escape, especially when you walk into a small apartment where a furry friend has lived.  It can vary from mildly unpleasant to full blown wanting to grab a gas mask to protect your poor nose.

As a pet owner, or someone that is moving into an apartment where there are pet odors, you want to quickly and easily address this situation and be able to breathe clean fresh air.

The first thing most people are going to do is either spend a long time cleaning the apartment or hire a cleaning service.  After a lof of lemon scented cleaning product, a lot of elbow grease and likely some perfumed air freshener, things might be a little better.  But more often that not, round 2 of cleaning is going to be needed.

Depending on how bad the odor is, some people even resort to changing the carpet.

Rather than spend all that time and money, all while keeping your fingers crossed that it will work, you should check out a product that is guaranteed to solve the problem.

Most people don’t realize but scented cleaning products and air fresheners only mask the problem.  What you need is a solution that will eliminate the problem.

You could buy an expensive air purifier and deal with filter replacement and all those issues.

OR

You can check out an amazing (and affordable) solution and save yourself a lot of time and money.

Check out Biocide Room Shocker.  It’s a  quick-release product that can be (easily) applied inside the home and you’ll have a clean and fresh-smelling home in less than 24 hours.

Room Shocker is very easy to use. Just dissolve the packet in the cup provided for you and some water, and this will release the safe and effective chlorine dioxide that’s inside. Once it’s released, the dioxide will destroy and eliminate any unpleasant odor in the apartment, completely and safely. This is definitely a much easier way to eliminate odors from an apartment than repainting and investing in a purifier!

If you want safe odor elimination solutions that are guaranteed to work – for affordable prices – check out Biocide’s website.  We explain the technology behind the product and offer solutions for all odor problems.

Get Skunk Smell off Your Pet, So You can Cuddle with Them Again!

Is your pet banished to the outdoors until you can find a way to remove that horrible skunk smell?

It’s inevitable that your furry friend will have a run-in (and you know he/she will be on the losing side of it!) with a skunk.  It happens all the time.

For your sake and the sake of your pet, you want to quickly remove the odor.  It’s unpleasant for both of you.

If your pet is like most, getting him or her to site still while you apply a homemade solution isn’t going to be easy or fun for either of you.

If  you want to go the homemade route and see if you can get it to work for you, here are the details:

First, you’ll need to mix a liquid solution to apply onto your pet. This solution can drip while it’s being applied so be sure to protect your pet first. Place cotton balls in their ears so that the solution doesn’t get in, which could cause some damage. Also, drop some baby oil or olive oil into your pet’s eyes. This will also protect the sensitive and delicate tissue in there from becoming damaged. Then, protect yourself. Getting rid of skunk smell on your pet can take some time, and during that time, the skunk smell may become absorbed by your hands – which will then smell like skunk if you don’t protect them.

The solution is: 4 cups of hydrogen peroxide; 4 tablespoons of baking soda; and 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Then it’s best to take your pet outside. Not only can cleaning smell skunk off a pet be messy and take some time, but the smell is extremely potent and can easily creep into every crevice of your home, so it’s outdoors for the furry friend until you are done the cleaning process.

Start at the head, and rub the cleansing solution into your pet’s fur and skin. Continue to work your way down their body, making sure you get every piece of fur and skin that you can. Knead and rub the cleaning mixture with the animal’s coat to make sure that you get it as clean as possible. Then just rinse your pet off with cool water and they should smell clean and fresh! If they don’t, just repeat the process again until your beloved pet no longer smells like skunk.  Please note while this product is totally safe for your dog, if your dog has sensitive skin, it could potentially cause dry skin.

If you don’t want to mess with a homemade solution and you want to go to a solution that is guaranteed to work (and safe, good and healthy for the fur and skin not to mention easy to use), check out doggiCLEEN Skunk 911.

It comes in two different packages so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Tip: If your pet was in your car after being sprayed, you may want to try the doggiCLEEN Skunk 911 Rescue package. This includes not only the product to apply onto your pet, but also a car spray, an autoVACCINE, and a liquid deodorizer.

Or, if you’re at home, you might be more interested in the doggiCLEEN Skunk 911 Home Kit. This kit of course includes the pet deodorizer and one of our Room Shockers that will quickly and easily get rid of any odors that your pet may have left in your home.

Getting sprayed by a skunk is no fun for you or your pet, but there are ways you can make the cleanup process easier – and you can be sure you only have to do it once with doggiCLEEN Skunk 911.