Applying OdorXit Concentrate
With Carpet Cleaning Machines
OdorXit Concentrate's unique chemistry makes applying it to contaminated
carpeting with a carpet cleaning machine a natural match but there is some finesse involved.
Unlike most odor control products, OdorXit can be
mixed with the carpet shampoo and take benefit from the surfactants (wetting
agents) in most shampoo.
Using even with the best and most powerful carpet cleaning machines, only
the carpets nap and top of the backing material are affected by the cleaning
process. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that applying OdorXit with
a carpet cleaning machine will only affect the contaminants in the carpets nap
and the top of the backing though most if not all of the backing
is actually treated.
We recommend that you
start your carpet recovery effort with a carpet cleaning machine to apply OdorXit
in combination with the carpet shampoo supplied with the machine (2 to 3 ounces of
OdorXit per gallon)
There are two benefits to this method of application:
- the carpet gets cleaned, and
- the wetting agent in the shampoo helps the OdorXit
penetrate more deeply into the carpet nap and backing
The finesse in the process is to spray a final light coat of shampoo and OdorXit Concentrate on the carpet and not vacuum it back out. Do not make this a heavy coat, you are just trying to leave a fresh coat of OdorXit Concentrate on the carpet so that it can soak in to places it has not already gotten to yet.
After the carpet is cleaned (to the extent it will clean up) it will be
obvious whether the carpet should be replaces. If it is acceptably clean
and odor free, your recovery may be complete though it is unlikely. More often
than not, the padding is harboring the bulk of the urine residue and will need
to be replaced.
We have used the
Hoover Steam & Vac
5 brush home unit and it works very well, but it costs well over $200. We have
not used or priced the
and search for Upright Extractor
upright carpet cleaners, but they too seems to have the right stuff. Renting a
cleaning machines is an alternative but most rentals do not have the agitators or beater
bars needed to work the OdorXit into the carpet especially when working with Berber carpet.
Both Hoover and Dirt Devil carpet cleaning shampoos have surfactant
additives. You will find surfactants listed on the warning label because
it is capable of soaking right through you skin. OdorXit is extremely
safe to use but I don't think injecting it and carpet shampoo under my
skin is something I would want to try. So, when you are using anything
containing surfactants, be aware that there can be serious consequences.