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Hospitality Odor Control Issues
Successfully running a 4 room bread and breakfast or a 12 room motel or a 5000 room hotel all depend on your guests being satisfied with your facilities. Amenities are great but the condition of the sleeping room and the associated bathroom are what really make the difference.
If they smell of mold or urine or any number of other unpleasant odors, you will be lucky if the guest simply demands a different room. If there are alternate accommodations often they will cancel and tell their friends about the incident too.
So, what is there to do? In some cases the situation is due to poorly trained or supervised house keeping staff, but for the most part, the housekeeping staff simply does not have the tools they need to properly solve the problems.
Mold, urine, vomit, body odor, spilled food and drinks and many more odors are very difficult to remove and standard cleaning products (including the new enzyme products) are generally not up to the task. So, spraying the room with perfume of some kind is the solution even if it only temporarily and often offensive to the guest.
OdorXit offers 3 products to solve the very difficult odor problems that housekeeping staffs face nearly daily.
- OdorXit Magic is a very broad spectrum, nearly odor free, ready to use liquid odor absorber that will actually remove malodors gasses right out of the air, and continue this action for at least 2 or 3 days and normally for a 7 to 21 days in the hospitality environment. Because this is an absorption product it does not need to be sprayed directly on the source of the odor and should not be sprayed aimlessly into the air as is normally done with aerosol air fresheners. For best results, it should be sprayed directly onto carpet, flooring, furniture, walls and bedding, though there are situations where spraying OdorXit Magic into the air can be very effective for emergencies applications.
- OdorXit Concentrate is a highly concentrated liquid organic odor source neutralizer. It must be diluted 1 part concentrate to at least 15 parts and as much as 100 parts of fresh water before use. As might be assumed, OdorXit Concentrate must be applied directly on to the source of the malodor so that it can react with the source of the odor directly to neutralize it. OdorXit Concentrate solution can be used to neutralize a wide range of organic odor on most any water tolerant surface. Once the residue causing the odor has been fully treated the odor will stop. Subsequent re-contamination will require re-treatment.
- OdorXit AQM CLO2 product is provided as the components that make chlorine dioxide gas (sodium chlorite and acetic acid safely sealed in a patented Tyvek reactor packet) that, when exposed to water vapor or liquid water, produces pure chlorine dioxide gas in small quantities.
- Small quantities for the AQM product means that used properly in the appropriately sized airspace the packet will normally produce safe levels of chlorine dioxide gas (about .003 to .01 PPM Parts Per Million) for 20 to 30 days in air. As long as the air has more than 40% relative humidity no other action is required to activate the packet. Admittedly, this is a very small amount of CLO2, however, it is quite enough to remove malodors caused by mold, spores, body odor and many other malodors that are otherwise very difficult to remove from the hospitality venue.
Detailed documents explaining in greater detail the proper practices and procedures for using these products are included here for your convenience. Please read General Use of AQM for lots more information.