Machine Washable Fabric and Clothing
Removing organic odors including urine, feces, liquid stool, vomit, skunk, spoiled food, fish, mold and mildew odor from machine washable fabric requires that you add several caps full of Odorxit® Concentrate to the washing machine at the beginning of the wash cycle with the normal dose of detergent but no bleach. Allow the wash cycle to complete but delay the first spin cycle for 15 to 30 minutes (This can easily be accomplished with older model top loading washers by leaving the door open during the wash cycle). After the wash/soak time, close the lid and let the machine finish its normal cycles. In some cases, it may be necessary to run the final rinse twice.
Even thought Odorxit® Concentrate
is extremely safe even for babies, when using it on on baby clothing and bedding, use as little as is effective. This will reduce the cost and reduce the very small possibility of reactions on your baby's or your very sensitive skin.
Furniture with Fabric Upholstery
Organic odors in furniture upholstery can be a bit more difficult because much of the fabric used on furniture is not colorfast. Before you attempt a furniture recovery project, test Odorxit® on the back of the piece to see what happens. After all, a nice piece of furniture with water marks and no smell is not acceptable either.
If the furniture fabric is colorfast, remove the bulk of surface material. Wash the stain with a combination of water, mild upholstery cleaner and Odorxit® (Mix 1 ounce of Odorxit® with each quart of upholstery solution). If you have a wand vacuum cleaner attachment, vacuum the area to extract the residual cleaner, water and contaminant. Then sprays on another application of just Odorxit® diluted 1 ounce to 20 or 30 ounces of water and allow it to dry slowly.
If the contamination has soaked deeply into the padding it will be necessary to treat the padding as a separate item. Sometimes this can be accomplished with out removing the upholstery cover, but in many cases, removing the cushion cover will be a better choice because the volume of Odorxit® needed to get to all the contamination will be much larger than is needed for just the covering.. In the cases with foam padding, you may find that it is cheaper and easier to replace the padding.