Using OdorXit Products On Baby
Understanding the Urine Odor Problem
Whether it is from a leaky diaper or a little boys missing the toilet or a cat/dog wetting the carpet or anything else for that matter, urine odor can be very difficult to control and eliminate. The piece of the problem that is widely misunderstood is why urine odor is so hard to remove. It turns out that if you wipe and rinse the urine while it is still fresh and liquid, there is a very good chance that there will be absolutely no residual smell, but once it dries, it is a very different story.
The simple truth is; that as urine dries and
decomposes, it goes through several transformations.
- In the first stage of decomposition of the uric acid (which is in all urine) produces ammonia gas and urea salt (urea salt
that has no odor when it is dry). Once all the water has evaporated, any living
organisms die for lack of a hospitable environment in which to live
- In the second stage, further decomposition occurs when the urea salt is exposed to water (or water vapor
or sweat) and materials containing hydrogen and sulfur, (dust mite bodies, dirt, etc.). This
combination produces mercaptin gas (the same basic stuff they put in
propane and natural gas to alert you to a gas leak) that smells really bad. The difference is that the version of mercaptin gas produced by urea salt is much worse smelling.
As the water is evaporating from the urine and the uric acid decomposes into ammonia gas and urea salt, the urea salt becomes more concentrated and starts to precipitate on what ever is in the area. If there is no urea salt already there, it will chemically bond to what ever is available. This bond is permanent. Subsequent urea salt that precipitates will crystallize on the bonded or other crystallized salt already there. The bonded salt is no longer water soluble and can not be washed away, however the crystallized salt is water soluble and can be washed away or spread around by failed attempts to remove or neutralize it.
When the dried urine residue (urea salt) is re-hydrated with sweat or water or just humidity over 50%, the odor we recognize as urine is produced. The odor that is produced by pet urine on hot dry days is scent marking spray odor and it is chemically very different from urine and needs to be treated differently.
Common knowledge says that bacteria is causing the odor problem. And treating it with strong bleach, ammonia, detergents or enzyme products will eliminate the problem. Sorry, it simply is not true and in fact, treating urine odors (contamination) with house hold products generally makes the problem worse by spreading the contamination over a larger area. And if the source of the urine is not sick, the urine is sterile.
OdorXit Concentrate works on both stages to permanently block the production of the
undesirable gasses provided that OdorXit comes in direct contact with the
offending materials. Concentrate can be added to detergent, spray on cleaning product and even disinfectants to eliminate the odors as you clean your baby's toys, potty seat, clothes, bedding, play and sleeping areas as well as flooring, walls, carpet and many other surfaces and materials.
OdorXit Magic, on the other hand, is very easy to use, very fast acting and has a very long residual action measured in days and weeks at which point, the contaminated area needs to be washed anyway, and more Magic applied.
To remove most odors from washable clothing, simply add
several caps full of OdorXit Concentrate to the load of urine contaminated wash and
the normal amount of detergent at the beginning of the wash cycle. Allow the first wash cycle
to complete but delay the first spin cycle for 30 to 60 minutes (This can easily
be accomplished with most top loading washers by leaving the door open). After
the wash/soak time, close the lid and let the machine finish its normal cycles.
In some cases if you use too much OdorXit Concentrate, it may be necessary to run the final rinse twice.
Dry the wash normally and regale in the fact that the urine odor is really gone.
Using OdorXit Products to remove malodors from a wide variety of materials are described elsewhere on this web site in great detail. Use the Odor Wizard on the home page to access them.
Using Detergents and Bleach With OdorXit
OdorXit is not effected by detergent residue or even by mixing OdorXit with detergent
or other non-oxydizing cleaning products. Chlorine and oxygen bleaches
while in their liquid form will neutralize OdorXit and cause it to
not eliminate urine odors. If you have used bleach before it will not
effect OdorXit's action if the bleach has been rinsed out and allowed
to dry completely before using OdorXit.
OdorXit's compatibility with detergent makes it very
affective at neutralizing urine odor after other methods have been tried and
failed on fabric and clothing,
Call our toll free help
line 1-877-odorxit (1-877-636-7948). We really can help you.
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