Case study of a new carpet and a 15 year old cat.

  • 19 Feb, 2009
[IVRSS_GALLERY:TYPE=gallery1:DISPLAY=1:HEIGHT=225:RANDOM=NO]The included pictures show the damage caused to a brand new carpet and padding by a 15 year old cat who had a urinary tract infection for about 3 months.  The damage was confined to 3 walls in the living room where a new carpet and padding had just been installed. The carpet had been […] The post Case study of a new carpet and a 15 year old cat. appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.
[IVRSS_GALLERY:TYPE=gallery1:DISPLAY=1:HEIGHT=225:RANDOM=NO]The included pictures show the damage caused to a brand new carpet and padding by a 15 year old cat who had a urinary tract infection for about 3 months.  The damage was confined to 3 walls in the living room where a new carpet and padding had just been installed. The carpet had been steam cleaned several times, treated with several enzyme odor eliminators, vinegar, ammonia and baking soda none of which removed the odor.
As can clearly be seen from the first pictures, the carpet had been cleaned and looked as good as new. Picture 3 tells a very different story. The back of the carpet was heavily stained with urine residue and the padding was destroyed.
The coloration on the back of the carpet is a combination of sedimentation in the urine from the infection and urea salt (the stuff that causes the odor, and there was a considerable amount of odor).  Picture 4 shows the damage on the floor and though it is sever, it is completely recoverable from an odor removal standpoint.
Picture 5 is a close up of the base board and the tack stripping. The baseboard is unharmed but the tack strip is beyond recovery and needs to be replaced. Any time tack strip has stains on the top or there are dark rings around the tacks, it needs to be replaces and the floor beneath cleaned with detergent.
Pictures 6, 7 and 8 are diffenent views of the same general area. Because this area had much less traffic the padding is in much better condition though it is heavily contaminated and needs to be replaced along with the carpet and tack strip. The stains on the floor are bad but still easily deodorized with OdorXit Concentrate. The stains are still there but the odor is gone after the carpet, padding and tack strips were removed and the area treated with OdorXit Concentrate.

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.


Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.


5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity


The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.


The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.


The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.


The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.


By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.


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