Painting and redecorating your home is an exciting time, but it does come with some pitfalls. Before you live with that stunning color you’ve so painstakingly chosen, you’ll first have to live with that horrible smell the paint has left behind. How long you’ll have to live with it is up to you, and there are some things that you can try to get rid of paint smell from your home. Generally speaking though, paint odor is one of the strongest odors you could have in your home, especially if you’ve painted more than one room. And because the bad smell is due to fumes, you may have to try something stronger than a home remedy to get eliminate the bad smell, plus the toxins from the fumes.
First, be aware that paint smells its strongest from the time you apply it until the time it’s completely dried. It will still continue to release fumes and smell for about a month afterwards but the smell will only be at its worst for the first week after putting it up on your walls. Lots of people try to lay out bowls of coffee grinds or baking soda to absorb the smell, but paint does smell very strongly, and this will probably not be enough to eliminate the paint odor. The best thing you can do while the paint is being put up is to make sure plenty of ventilation is provided and that as many windows are open as possible.
Also keep in mind that paint dries slowest in humid temperatures. If you’re painting in a very humid climate, invest in a dehumidifier and keep it running while you’re painting. Also, have fans positioned by open windows that can pull fresh air in, and to keep the air flow moving through the room. Try if possible to also paint in the morning and be finished by early or late afternoon. This will give the paint the less amount of exposure to the paint as possible, because it will be able to dry in the cooler night air.
Of course, opening windows and laying out odor neutralizers are probably not going to be enough to completely get rid of paint smell in your house. And that means that until it’s completely dried and aired out, you’re going to have to live with both the smell and those nasty fumes. That is, unless you use a product that can not only deodorize the air, but also sanitize it and get rid of all those nasty fumes at the same time.
Our Room Shocker Quick Release (http://www.biocidesystems.com/roomshocker1.html) product is easy to use and will have your room back to the fresh-smelling space it was before you ever opened a can of paint in it. The amazing Chlorine Dioxide in this product will not only eliminate the paint smell in 24 hours or less, but it will also sanitize the air and get rid of all those fumes the paint’s left behind. And, because this product is so powerful, there’s a good chance you’ll only have to use it once, and get rid of that paint smell once and for all.
No one needs to be reminded about the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001 when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center. Immediately, people around the world knew that history had just occurred, and that this was not something that we were soon to forget. And while we shouldn’t forget about what happened that terrible day and the lives that were lost, there are other reminders of that day that aren’t as honorable or worthy of remembrance. One of those is the toxic air that was left lingering at Ground Zero that day.
Stories soon emerged that the firefighters that worked through the rubble trying to find survivors and clear the debris soon started suffering respiratory problems. Not surprising, considering how much dust, gas fumes, and other poisonous air hung in that space for so long. However, ten years later, those same firefighters are still suffering the harsh effects of working Ground Zero, and the damage that’s been done to their respiratory systems may be permanent.
The news comes from a 7-year study done by New York doctors. The study observed a group of New York City Firefighters that were present at Ground Zero immediately after the planes crashed and studied them and their respiratory functions over a span of 7 years. The doctors would check in with the firefighters periodically, monitoring and recording their respiratory progress. The results showed that respiratory functions slowly declined and that in many cases, the damage that was done during those days and weeks may be a permanent reminder of what happened that terrible day. (Find out more details of the study here (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Asthma/911-firefighters-september-11-rescue-workers-lung-problems/story?id=10314431.)
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot that could be done at the time. The problem was a relatively new one to most, and no one was prepared for it. Even people who lived in the area or needed to walk around the city for the next several weeks also felt the effects of the toxic air. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that can really totally eliminate air that is so toxic, in such a large space – and it certainly can’t happen overnight. However, people can now help prepare themselves better by having products on hand that will actually help clean and sanitize the air. Two such products are our Room Shocker 30-Day Release product (http://www.biocidesystems.com/room-shocker-30-day-timerelea30.html) or our Room Shocker Quick Release product (http://www.biocidesystems.com/roomshocker1.html.) Both of these products release chlorine dioxide into the air that not only take away bad smells in the air that toxins leave behind, but the chlorine dioxide also sanitizes and sterilizes the air. So not only is the air fresher, but it’s healthier and easier to breathe in as well.
Terrorist attacks certainly don’t happen every day, and hopefully you won’t ever be in a situation where you need to seriously worry about the air you breathe, inside or outside your home. But the fact is that more and more explosions, eruptions, wars, oil spills, and other disasters are making the news every day in some part of the world. And when you’re packing your emergency kit with things you’ll need “just in case”, a product that will clean whatever air is around you is always great to have on hand.
If you’re a smoker, or you live with one that smokes in your home, you’ve no doubt realized that you carry a little something with you wherever you go – that nasty and unpleasant smoke smell. And no matter how long you’ve put up with the smell, there’s no real getting used to it and anyone that you run into is bound to notice it right away. But you don’t have to live with the smell wherever you go. You can get rid of smoke odor on clothes, and you can even keep it off – even if someone’s constantly smoking right next to your closet!
The first thing you have to do is always be mindful of the cigarette smoke smell on your clothes while you’re washing them. Normal detergents, especially those that aren’t the highest quality, often aren’t strong enough to eliminate smoke smell. Always be sure to use an extra-tough detergent, and one that’s designed to combat cigarette odor, if possible. Also, be sure to use fabric softener sheets when you’re tumble drying your clothes. Again, often one is not enough with these so use two or three if you need to. And if you find these irritate your sensitive skin, use ones that don’t come with a fragrance but that will still neutralize odors.
Caring for your clothes of course, will only get rid of smoke odor on your clothes after you’ve worn them, and for a little while when they come out of the drawer. But, if you’re just going to hang them back in a closet that also smells like cigarette smoke, the smell is bound to seep back into your clothes in no time. The key then, is to eliminate the smoke smell in your closet, so your clothes can continue smelling fresh.
A product such as our Room Shocker 30-Day Time Release product (https://www.biocidesystems.com/products/room-shocker-clo2-odor-eliminator-quick-release-vapor) will eliminate the cigarette smell from the space around your clothes, and keep both your closet and your clothes always smelling fresh and clean. Because it’s time-released, the space and your clothes will keep smelling good; and even if you keep your dirty laundry hamper in with your clean clothes, this product will absorb the cigarette smoke from your dirty clothes too.
Room Shocker is a safe and effective product, and allows you to remain within the room the entire time it’s working. You’ll know it’s working because the smell will be gone, but you’ll never even notice that it’s there, because it’s so easy to use. And of course, that cigarette smell also carries with it the noxious fumes that make cigarettes so harmful to people’s health. But Room Shocker completely sanitizes and sterilizes the air in the room where it’s placed. So not only will your clothes smell better, but they’ll be healthier, and so will the air around you too!
One of the greatest things about running a hotel is the rush of different people coming in and out every day. But, all of those different people bring with them their own particular scent, and some are stronger than others. Body odor, whether from one guest or a combination of guests, is never a pleasant smell and could be enough to deter future guests from staying there. And to ensure that any hotel room is ready again for business in no time, you want to remove the body odor quickly, and as easily as possible too. Because when you’re running a hotel, there’s more than one room that you need to worry about!
You’ve probably already started eliminating odor in the hotel room by opening as many windows as possible and allowing as much air as possible to get into the room. And if you haven’t already, you should also remove as many linens from the room as possible and have them thoroughly cleaned in hot water. Things like bedspreads, sheets, and towels can absorb body odor that’s lingering in the air, and can hold onto them, keeping the odor in the room longer. If possible, also try to take down the curtains and drapery and try to clean them as well.
If you have to eliminate odor in more than one hotel room, you might not be able to spend this much time removing the body odor. After all, things like new check-ins and deliveries are waiting – you can only spend so much time removing body odor from hotel rooms. It’s instances just like these where our Room Shocker Quick Release Odor Eliminator (http://www.biocidesystems.com/roomshocker1.html ) comes in handy. This unique product uses chlorine dioxide to remove body odors, and other unpleasant odors in the air, to get your space clean and fresh-smelling again.
Once you’ve removed the initial odor, you might want to consider another product that will continually keep the air clean and smelling nicely, without you having to do a thing. For this, our Room Shocker Time Release product (http://www.biocidesystems.com/room-shocker-30-day-time-release--lar30.html) would work best. This product will clean the air in a large area such as a hotel room, and keep it clean and fresh for 30 days. Because you have guests staying in different rooms every night, and sometimes, there are many odors to continually combat.
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 (https://www.biocidesystems.com/products/room-shocker-clo2-odor-eliminator-quick-release-vapor ) 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.