Top 5 Best Ozone Generators with Reviews

Updated May 2017
Hi its Craig here and welcome to our reviews of the best ozone generators. We review the best commercial ozone generators and also ones suited for home use.
With the incredible amount of uses around the home or office, Ozone is a great solution for odor removal, deodorizing, and sanitizing including  getting rid of cigarette smoke from vehicles.
Its always useful to read several ozone generator reviews before purchasing and get a feel for what is best suited to your purposes. Over the years we have used many different types of Domestic Ozone Generators and Commercial Ozone generators in our business, and as Odor Removal Experts we are happy to share what we have learned. We list our opinions and findings below. We hope you enjoy our ozone machine reviews and as you will notice this page is updated regularly.

There is a difference between a domestic Ozone Generator and a Commercial Ozone Generator
Ozone Generators have never been so easy  and inexpensive to buy as they are right now.
Buying online allows home and pet owners alike to source a reliable machine that will serve them for many years to come if they buy it right. There are of course many machines that we don’t recommend as the parts are inferior.
This Ozone Generator Review page is updated regularly and we don’t hold back if the machine is a dud!!

Our reviews of the best Ozone Generator Machines


Over all we score this Ozone Generator 4.85/5. These represent incredible value for money and have a high output of Ozone

Quality

For the price this machine is constructed well and is durable for normal use. The Ozone Gas output is very satisfactory and for the price you can not beat this machine.

User Friendly

Easy to use controls and handy timer. Excellent carry handle for transporting and a good weight, not too heavy and not too light.

Ozone Output

The Ozone output is the highlight for us along with the construction of this unit and we are blown away by the output and quality of ozone. Its a great machine.

Our review of the Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator
Summary

We own 5 of these machines and have had them for a few years now. We purchased these to do ozone shock treatments in cars, houses, basements and find them very reliable and economical.
The units will also do a whole house if you move it room to room or you can leave it in a central position and place for 24 hours with fans. Its a powerful unit and the Ozone Pump is strong enough to penetrate into the far reaches of a whole house.
The first thing that impressed us about these machines is the solid construction and the amount of small bolts firmly holding the unit together. Some other Ozone machines we have used are very poorly constructed and do not have enough fastenings to handle the rugged life a contractor gives it, but not these units. They are very solid.
The unit is lightweight and easy to transport and a sensible size for storing away and placing in the work vehicle.
Size: 6.75″(H) x 8″(W) x 5.75″(D)
The generator weighs about 5 pounds and comes with US 110 voltage and 55 watts of power for the generator. It uses Corona discharge method of generating ozone which means less maintenance and all in all these are incredible value for the price however quite tricky to clean the corona discharge. But at the price of these units its not a concern as they last for years any way. We have found the slide connectors inside the units to be quite thin however this also is not a big concern and very cheap to replace if required. The Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator has a powerful 3500 mgs/per hour of output, and a very useful timer with max setting of 2 hours. You can run the machine on “continual” and turn on and off manually. This is very helpful when using the machine for Ozone Shock Treatments such as getting rid of cigarette smoke smell in car .
The machine is well constructed and very good value for money.
Over all we love this machine and for the price you won’t beat it.
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Pros

  • Easy to Carry
  • Well built
  • High Ozone Output
  • Very Economical
  • Does the job beautifully
  • Long lasting (years!!)

Cons

  • Power cable could be longer (You will need to use an extension)

Client Comment :
Amazing Machine!
…Does what it says. It got rid of the stale cigarette smell in the car we bought for my daughter. .
Published 2 days ago by Bob


Our Review OP5000 Ozone

Over all we score this Ozone Generator 3/5

Quality

User Friendly

Ozone Output

Our review of the Ozone Power OP5000 Commercial Air Ozone Generator REVISED 2017

Incredible Output of Ozone at 5000mg Per hour.
This was the machine we used when more Ozone is required. This Ozone Generator Machine has 5000mgs per hour of Ozone output (high) and with a 5 year warranty you would think this must be the best value on the net however in late 2016 issues developed with the workmanship and some of the internal parts on this unit and the reliability is now not great. It also led to testing the 5 year warranty and this being a return to base warranty meant most people can not ship it as the postage is too prohibitive. It is still well priced however and the unit has excellent ozone ouput when it does work. . Feedback has been that after 3-4 months of use, the machine parts fail and it is dead. If you are happy to proceed and accept that the life span will be short then this unit has the timer like the Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator and was of solid construction like the Enerzen, (but as pointed out above it now seems some of the parts are only lasting 4-5 months). The unit is bigger, was better constructed and more powerful (does up to 5000 square feet) and for a humble $25-00 more than the Enerzen it makes perfect sense if you need a more powerful unit. The downside is the life expectancy of the unit and the return to base warranty which means you have to ship it back the manufacturer in Canada to get it repaired and that freight for most people shipping the Ozone machine will cost more than buying it. The OP5000 is named due to the 5000mgs per hour of Ozone Output. For a commercial ozone machine we feel this is poor.
The machine is slightly heavier at 6 pounds which is caused by the a heavier outside metal casing. Size: 9 x 9 x 7 inches. It comes with US 110 voltage and 55 watts of power for the generator. The OP5000 is very well constructed using solid 3mm metal casing and it uses the Corona discharge method of generating ozone which means less maintenance and all in all these add up to incredible value for the price when it is working. The Ozone Power OP5000 Commercial Air Ozone Generator & Air Purifier has an even more powerful 5000 mgs/ per hour of Ozone output which is suited for larger areas and stronger odor contamination’s such as cooking smells inside a house, or strong mold odors in a basement area or garage. This unit also has the very handy timers or you can run it continuously as well. These types of units when we first started in 2002 were over $1000 . Not any more, at the price point the ozone machine sells for we say its Amazing!!!

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Pros

  • Easy to Carry
  • High Ozone Output
  • Very Economical
  • Durable but don't drop it.

Cons

  • A bit heavy for domestic purposes
  • Power cable could be longer again!! (You will need to use an extension)
  • Alot of Ozone so be careful
  • Parts failing and life expectancy of unit reduced to 4 months in late 2016

Worth the Money!
Used it to remove cigarette odor from our car and the results were great.
Neighbors couldn’t even believe the results.
Published 10 days ago by RON NICELY


Overall we score this unit 5/5

Quality

User Friendly

Ozone Output

Our review of the Odorstop 2500 Ozone Generator Another great unit from the Odorstop Stable and this one caught our eye due to the ease of servicing the Corona Discharge Plates and the ability to buy spares as shown below, The parts are easy to install and are very well priced.

  • Price: This unit is dearer than the others and the reason for this is it’s a commercial grade machine with the ability to service and replace parts. Most Ozone machines use a Corona Discharge Method where a current is passed between metal plates and the air passing through is oxidized and turns into O3 gas. The plates get build up on them of contaminants and this can affect the Ozone Gas Output This machine allows you to easily remove the Metal Plates and replcae them inexpensively with new ones thus making the unit last for years. The commercial operators or landlords will be interested in this unit as it will last longer than the cheaper ones due to the ability to be serviced and have the Ozone parts replaced. We think for some one working in a business using this machine, this is essential.
  • Design: The machine also has an air inlet filter (albeit thin) but at least it is something to try to keep the dust out. The units are quite pricey but for a commercial operator these come highly recommended for the ability to replace the ceramic plates. With Ozone machines you have two choices really. Buy something cheaper like the Enerzen and when it fails throw it away or invest more and get a commercial unit like this one and service it to make it last for 10 years or more. The machines are well constructed, solidly built and  weighing in at 9.5 pounds she is quite heavy, but if you are a commercial guy weight is good!. It means the machine will be well constructed and have solid parts which is what we need for durability. Odorstop also do a great range of blowers as well as commercial ozone machines Click here for more information

Commercial Ozone Generator Machine Reviews

Overall we score this unit 3.5/5

Quality

User Friendly

Ozone Output

Our Review of The Green Air Purifiers Green Air Classic Plus Alpine Air Purifier Ozone Generator.

The Green Air Purifiers Commercial Ozone Generator and Air Purifier has a powerful 3500 mgs/per hour of output and has the distinct advantage of having washable carbon filters at the air input area to prevent the machine from sucking in debris and dust particles but we feel the extra price and clunky packaging makes this unit not as desirable for commercial operators. The filter makes the machine last longer and guarantees the output of Ozone is not affected by dirty corona discharge plates . Having no dust entering the unit means the ozone output should always be as rated, there won’t be a requirement for servicing and cleaning the inside where as the cheaper units that do not have filters need the production units cleaned to ensure the ozone output is maintained. It has a nice electronic control panel for operating the machine and easy to follow controls . The body however although its well built is very impracticable for commercial use without handles and a wooden styled outer that is scratched easily.

Pros

  • We love the filter, means longer production times for ozone as less contaminants on Corona discharge.
  • Solidly constructed throughout
  • High Ozone Output
  • Very Economical

Cons

  • Quite large
  • Power cable could be longer again!! (You will need to use an extension)
  • No handles to pick it up and the wood finish gets scratched
  • Over complicated control buttons which are unnecessary and prone to failure

Overall we score this unit 4.8/5

Quality

User Friendly

Ozone Output

Our review of the A2Z Ozone MP 8000 Ozone Generator
Summary

This is just one of the commercial ozone machines from the “stable” from A2Z. We have been very impressed by the quality of their units and we love these machines as they have some features that the other commercial machines lack which make them very versatile for the applications they can provide. A2Z are targeting both the commercial operators with Odor removal as well as the health industry who manufacture skin care products with pure Ozone in them.  For example the most noticeable feature is the ability to add an Oxygen Generator to the unit, which in turn will boost the ozone output to very high levels plus remove the Nitric Oxide Component of the O3 gas which is useful in some applications particularly when people are manufacturing health and skincare products that use Ozone as a healing element. The machine also has a external vent to allow a hose to be attached and run into the treatment areas such as the skincare product vat or if doing odor removal then run the hose into the room with odor issues. This is very handy for doing larger areas where the source of the Ozone, i.e the machine is located outside of the treatment areas thus allowing clean air input with no contaminants to jeopardize the quality of the Ozone gas or the machine internal components being damaged by the actual gas itself.
The unit has a very efficient internal pump to push the ozone out if you are not using the Oxygen Generator Option and we feel for the money the pump could be a little bit more powerful however as alot of the commercial operators know, A cheap fan on the floor will push the ozone gas around very well regardless.
These Ozone machines are the real deal and we are impressed by the range put out by A2Z so far. Click here for more information

Pros

  • We love the ability to add a Oxygen Generator, means longer production times for ozone as less contaminants on Corona discharge.
  • Solidly constructed throughout
  • High Ozone Output
  • Very Economical

Cons

  • Nothing

Best Carpet Drying Fan Blower Reviews

Updated February 2017 Hi its Craig here and welcome to our reviews of the best Carpet Drying Fan Blowers. We have noticed over the years that alot of our web traffic are commercial carpet cleaners looking for help with choosing Ozone Machines  and other associated products such as Carpet Air Moving Fans and Blowers. We review here the best commercial carpet drying fan based on our own experiences with carpet cleaning and odor removal. Having a reliable air mover not only assist with Ozone distribution during odor removal treatments but also when carpets are cleaned and need to be dried or if a flood has occurred and excess water needs to be air dried also. So as you can see the carpet drying fan or blower as they are called is a useful price of equipment to have if you are a commercial operator or if you are a home owner or landlord. Its always useful to read several carpet blower reviews before purchasing and get a unbiased view on what is good and what is not good. We list our opinions and findings below and we hope you enjoy our machine reviews.

Our reviews of the best Air Movers and Carpet Drying Machines


Our Favorite Commercial Unit

Over all we score this Carpet Air Dryer 5/5.
We love the solid construction (see video below for demo), we love the durability and we love the price. Just to be clear if you are a commercial operator that uses drying fans regularly this is the unit for you. If you have a one off application then you may want to consider something more cost effective such as the Conair shown below.
Odorstop is an American company with excellent equipment that is made to last and withstand the knocks a carpet cleaner or flood restoration operators can give them when out in the field or in the van. Their customer service is excellent and they are making some quality cleaning products for commercial carpet cleaners who want mid range products that are affordable and well constructed. These represent incredible value for money and we have no hesitation in rating them at the top of the list. PS Don’t buy from their website as its considerably dearer than the link below

Click here to see more information and save up to 60%

Quality

The manufacturers Odorstop use a very durable method of construction called Roto Moulding for their floor drying fan, which means the plastic casing is in one piece and is very solid. You can see the demo below where the guy stands on it. Most portable carpet dryers have a plastic casing that is split and joined with thin threaded bolts that break apart with vibration or come loose. Carpet Air Blowers usually get knocked about a bit in the back of the van so they need to be made tough to withstand the knocks plus be reliable at the same time so they are cost effective if being used commercially. No one likes call backs.

User Friendly

Easy to use controls and a simple switch for the 3 speed Fan which at full speed will give you unbelievable output and drying abilities. Also suited for pushing air around to improve ventilation and Ozone treatments. The unit is stackable, easy to transport, and is not too heavy and not too light. Just right.

showing quality of the carpet drying machine

Fan Quality

We are very impressed with the machine and in particular the fan . It pushes air for a very long way and has the unique tool of a carpet lock which means you attach the carpet to the machine so it pushes air underneath the carpet making it dry even faster. With out this the carpet will flop over and wont dry as well. We are "blown" away  (sorry could not resist) by the output and quality of ozone. Its a great machine.

Showing the all important feature the carpet clamp. Video shows demo of it below

Our review of the Odorstop OS2800 Air Mover

Summary

Its no doubt these guys are out to impress and take the quality and durability of their floor dryer very seriously. Over the years we have used a number of carpet dryers and the machines varied in quality and price. Its fair to say the price has come down since 2000 as alot of the units are now made in China however the quality on some of them is terrible. Not with Odorstop, these are tough and work brilliantly. With its 3/4HP blower engine the blower can push air out they say to 100 feet. I actually think it is more. The units also can stack

We also love the 30 foot commercial cable (its yellow too!) that gives plenty of coverage and of course the carpet clamp which keeps the carpet above the air when place in the corner of the room or carpet you are drying.

We also are big fans of Odorstops Ozone Machine too

Pros

  • Easy to transport and store
  • Extremely Well built
  • Powerful 3 speed fan
  • Very Economical
  • Does the job beautifully
  • Long lasting (years!!)
  • 30 foot Yellow Power cable

Cons

  • Wish we had this unit years ago, could have saved us heaps of time and money

Client Comment : Amazing Machine!…Stronger fan then I thought it would be, 3 fan speeds made it nice for floating the carpet without flapping . Verified Purchaser by Gavin Green.

 


No 2: Contair FLO800GY Carpet Dryer and Air Blower

carpet air dryer blower

We had to include a good, more economical unit in our review for those that  just need a machine for a one off type application or for the commercial people that don’t use the machine on a day to day basis. From this standpoint the Contair is perfect. It is very inexpensive to buy, has a suitable fan for moving air and drying cleaned carpets very well and at the price it is and a one year warranty its a no brainer to buy it. But if you are a commercial operator then we recommend you invest more and buy the OdorStop Unit shown above.

Our Review Contair FLO800GY Floor Dryer

Over all we score this Ozone Generator 4/5

Quality

The quality of these units is good enough for moderate usage and at the price point these machines are they are well suited for applications such as Kitchen Floods, A fan for moving air around a house in Summer, or where the user is a commercial operator and uses the machine every now and then rater than a Flood Restoration Company as example who would be using it daily.

User Friendly

No problem with any of the controls and the 3 speed fan is easily accessed. The unit comes with a 15 foot power cable which could be classified as a bit short by some. It has a good circuit breaker in it and twin power or daisy chain meaning you can run another machine of this one. We don't recommend this type of usage and prefer a one on one type power source.

Fan Output

The fan is suitable for the price but at 1200 CFM and at only 25 ft reach it is limited compared to the more expensive unit shown above which has 100 ft or more. 25 ft  is considered a bit light for heavy applications or commercial applications. If you are wanting to dry a kitchen or laundry flood then this unit will push the air around just fine, however for under carpet drying we prefer a bigger fan to ensure the carpet is lifted by the air. But at the price point and for uses such as Ozone Treatments it is fine to move air around.

Our review of the Contair FLO800GY Floor Dryer and Air Mover.

REVISED 2017
This is a machine best suited to a one off incident like a laundry flood or for a pushing ozone around in a Ozone Treatment. It is also great for carpet cleaners that want to dry the carpet after a clean. This carpet floor dryer is moderately priced and you definitely get what you pay for but it has a place in the market and has good reviews from the people who purchased it. 
So lets take a look at some of the specification of this air blower and then advise you who it is suitable for.
The air blower is a 1200 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute( which according to the manufacturers provides 25 Feet of air flow)
If you are a home owner or commercial operator and air drying is not  a big part of your business then this unit is perfect for drying a laundry flood, or Kitchen Flood. It is not however suited for placing in the corner of a room and drying UNDER the carpet. The fan is simply not strong enough to lift the carpet. However you will see by the feedback below people who purchased this carpet floor dryer are very happy with the results it provides. Cheaper units like these can be louder than something more expensive but for most people a fan blower noise is something that is not considered to be a problem.
We used to do a lot of work in a Old Peoples Home and having a quiet machine was critical as a lot of our work was in empty rooms at night after a days treatment of urine and feces in the flooring.  To have a noisy engine kept other residents awake.

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Pros

  • Easy to Carry and stack
  • Very well priced so if it lasts a few years its great value
  • Does the job well for moderate floods and carpet cleaning
  • Durable enough for the purpose described above

Cons

  • Poly construction with split casing which is not as strong as Rota Moulding once peice
  • Power cable could be longer again!! (You will need to use an extension)
  • Fan is too weak for heavy duty commercial jobs
  • Return to Base 1 years warranty and unknown where that is.

Worth the Money!
My uncle’s house was damaged by flooding recently and every store in a 50 mile radius was sold out of fans. I sent him two of these w/ Prime shipping and he used them in his basement and was able to salvage the foundation. Great buy.

Renee B Amazon Verified Purchaser


Another more inexpensive but reliable air mover that we wanted to include in our reviews. Overall we score this unit 3.85/5 and the score is reflected by the fact that its is rated high by a lot of commercial users that view the machine as a if it lasts 2 seasons they have got their moneys worth. For some one who is not using the unit every day this machine is perfect also and it then gets down to warranty. This unit is also marked as a "Mini" so it does have a place to play in smaller rooms and lofts etc . Weighing in at only 11 1bs  it is easily transported and handled and the body seems very well constructed although it is  a two piece shell.

Quality

User Friendly

Fan Output

Our review of the Odorstop 2500 Ozone Generator Another great unit from the Odorstop Stable and this one caught our eye due to the ease of servicing the Corona Discharge Plates and the ability to buy spares as shown below, The parts are easy to install and are very well priced.

  • Price: This unit is dearer than the others and the reason for this is it’s a commercial grade machine with the ability to service and replace parts. Most Ozone machines use a Corona Discharge Method where a current is passed between metal plates and the air passing through is oxidized and turns into O3 gas. The plates get build up on them of contaminants and this can affect the Ozone Gas Output This machine allows you to easily remove the Metal Plates and replcae them inexpensively with new ones thus making the unit last for years. The commercial operators or landlords will be interested in this unit as it will last longer than the cheaper ones due to the ability to be serviced and have the Ozone parts replaced. We think for some one working in a business using this machine, this is essential.
  • Design: The machine also has an air inlet filter (albeit thin) but at least it is something to try to keep the dust out. The units are quite pricey but for a commercial operator these come highly recommended for the ability to replace the ceramic plates. With Ozone machines you have two choices really. Buy something cheaper like the Enerzen and when it fails throw it away or invest more and get a commercial unit like this one and service it to make it last for 10 years or more. The machines are well constructed, solidly built and  weighing in at 9.5 pounds she is quite heavy, but if you are a commercial guy weight is good!. It means the machine will be well constructed and have solid parts which is what we need for durability. Odorstop also do a great range of blowers as well as commercial ozone machines Click here for more information

Overall we score this unit 3/5

Quality

User Friendly

Fan Output

Our Review of The Shop-Vac 1032000 Mighty Mini Air Mover.

The Shop-Vac economy unit or Mini as they like to call it has a under powered fan for commercial use  and this machine is most likely suited to someone who just wants to move air within a house. People are buying these because of the price, as in they are really cheap but there is an old saying written in 1824 by John Ruskin that is very true. He said in summary “Its unwise to pay too much but its worse to pay too little” When you pay to much all you lose is money, when you pay to little you sometimes lose everything because the Air Blower you buy can’t do the job you need”  I improvised about the air blower but you get my point.

They have sold 400 of these on Amazon so clearly there is  a need in the market for a cheaper 3 speed air blower, however I can’t see how these would dry carpet with the small fan so in fact they are a glorified house fan made to look like a blower shape to try to tap into the commercial market.

Fro my stand point I would not buy one for our application but you may have a use that they are perfect for.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Can be stacked and is light to carry
  • Can be daisy chained but we don't recommend this
  • Established Company with 1 year warranty

Cons

  • 10 ft Power Cable
  • Fan is too small for commercial use

carpet Dryer

Overall we score this unit 4/5

Quality

User Friendly

Fan Output

Our review of the OdorStop OS1000 Carpet Dryer and Air Mover
Summary

This is just one of the many machines from the “stable” from OdorStop. We have been very impressed by these guys and the attention to detail with the manufacturing of all their machines.  OdorStop are carpet cleaners and ex carpet cleaners so they understand what is needed when evaluating and using a good carpet dryer and air blower machine. They have alot of experience in Odor removal as well as the manufacturing process.  An example is their engines are thermally protected to ensure they have enough air circulating to keep them cool. Most of the issues with smaller air movers are the fans overheating. No so in this case.
The units are lightweight also and weighing in at 12 lbs they are easily moved and stacked also.
The blower is an incredible 1/5HP and 1400 RPM which is fantastic for  a compact unit and totally suitable for drying carpets after cleaning and for small flood work plus in tight corners where using  a big machine is not suited. Overall we love this little machine and it has a very important place in the market for all commercial operators. Ideal for ceilings and other areas where space is limited.

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Pros

  • We love the attention to detail and the durability of this machine. The Roto Moulding is unbreakable
  • Solidly constructed throughout
  • Excellent fan Output for such a small unit
  • Very Economical
  • Ideal for areas that are narrow or when you need to lift a unit into a ceiling space, and other narrow areas where a heavy machine is too hard to use

Cons

  • 15ft power cord

How I made over $100,000 PA Removing Pet Urine Odors

How to remove Dog Odor In a car

craig-transparantHi Its Craig The Odor Dude here. This article details how rescuing a black cat led to a great business opportunity and how you can benefit from this too.

Introduction
It was back in 2002 when we heard about a cat who was on her way to the Vets to be put down by the owner. My wife raced in at the last moment to grab her off death row. Being rescued at the last minute led to a fantastic business opportunity that went on to earn us $100K that year. The rescued cats name was Chrissie and we renamed her to Maria. She was a loving caring cat but she came with a few “issues”. She peed everywhere!

Maria The Cat

Cat Urine Everywhere
Within a few weeks we discovered that Maria had a serious piddling problem. She peed inside our house at every opportunity including peeing on a bowl of fruit one day that was eaten unknowingly. When the fruit reached the bottom of the bowl I wondered what the yellow sticky stuff was in the bowl. mmmmmm  Maria %(&&**!!!!!!.
Maria peed inside cupboards, in the corners of the living room, on stairs, on curtains, on my shoes, my clothes, even on me once as I was going down the stairs. It was a big job cleaning up her mess and I was trying every product on the market to help remove the smell with little success. Eventually I made my own product (which I can teach you how to do it)  and ended up cleaning and removing Maria’s urine odor

If you are interested to learn more about running your own Odor Removal Business then click below as I just launched a Free 7 day Course showing step by step what I did and what you can do to to build a 6 figure business part time.

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 Expert in Cat Urine Odors and Removal
To cut a very long story short, I became bit of an expert at removing Maria’s cat urine odor from our house and before too long we were getting calls from friends and neighbors asking us to help them with their pet urine issues. I became very busy and word spread very fast that our service was removing cat and dog urine odors. We built a business that turned over $100K that first year doing it part time. It was an easy business and very lucrative.

The Opportunity for you
There is strong demand for a cleaning and odor removal service in your area right now and this is a super easy business to run. Here are some of the features and benefits shown below.

  1. The equipment needed to run the business was basic and inexpensive so there was no major capital expense needed to get started.
  2. We could work our own hours so it gave us total freedom in our lives.
  3. The margins were excellent which meant we made good profits quickly
  4. We got alot of referral business which meant less advertising costs
  5. We were able to help alot of home owners, pet owners, vehicle owners, and more and get paid at the same time.

Photo shows me cleaning a dog urine contamination back in 2005  in an apartment (Note I had nearly a full head of hair then)

What does this mean for you?
Odor Removal is a very lucrative and a very enjoyable business. Today I am offering to teach you what I did free but its only for a short time  so don’t miss out. Its Free to join now so click below and sign up.

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I eventually got out of this business and sold it in 2012. I now provide Odor Removal advice online and marketing advice to small business owners. I also do reviews on carpet cleaning equipment and Ozone Machine reviews

This is a very real business opportunity which can be part time or full time.
Click the link above and get the Free Training before I pull it down again. This is only available for 1 week

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How to get dog pee smell out of carpet

Remove Dog Pee From carpet

For years now we have been dealing with dog urine odor in carpet and its not a pleasant thing when your dog urinates in the middle of the carpeted floor and you have guests due to arrive that afternoon. So its a common question we get from pet owners on the OdorDude Red Phone asking How to get dog urine smell out of carpet?

We have removed dog urine smells caused by dogs as small as a Chihuahua through to big dogs such as a Great Dane and no matter how big or small the dog is one thing is guaranteed. Puppy or adult dog urine will stink if not removed correctly.
Below are some Step By Step Guides for you to help get rid of the horrible urine odor.

Step by step guides on how to get dog pee out of your carpet

Step One: Soak Up The Urine first

If you are lucky enough to be around at the time your dog urinates then take some toilet tissue or an old thick towel and place over the urine to soak up as much as you can. Press firmly on the carpet to ensure the urine is sucked up well and make sure you have gloves when touching the affected area. Keep changing the towel so the urine is continually soaked up and you leave as little amount of dog pee in the floor as possible. It can be useful to leave your towel beside the exact spot so when you return to treat the odor, its easy to find.

Step Two: Treat the urine with a product designed to break down the salt and acids found in dog urine

We all know that dog urine can smell very strong and smell very bad if it is left to fester in the carpet. This is caused by the acid, alkaline and several other components bonding together to form a hard crystal and then attaching itself to the carpet substrate. The best bet is once you have soaked up the urine use a specialist pet urine remover and apply as below. We recommend this product. You can see a review of it over here in our Pet Odor Neutralizer Reviews

Dog-pee-odor-remover

Step Three: Carry Out The Treatment

Tip the product onto the affected area as shown below.
Depending on how much pee is there will depend on how much product you need to use. Big dogs put more urine out than little dogs, however we have found smaller dog breeds have much stronger urine that can cause carpet bleaching if left untreated. If you have a problem with dog urine stains then this book is excellent.

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Step Four: Soak up the surplus product after 15 minutes as shown below

Pet Pee products need time to work, but you also don’t want to soak the carpet for extended periods either so it is important to soak it up using a wet vac or towels as shown. We find that this product works well if left in the carpet for around 15-30 minutes so the enzymes and salt and acid neutralizers have time to do their work. If you are in a warm climate you still need to get as much of the product out by soaking up the surplus liquid then leave it for  the sun and air to dry the remaining moisture. Its your call really. In winter time, it is critical to get as much of it out as possible.

Step Five: Place some plastic wrap on the area and leave for 1-2 hours as shown below

If you are in a warm climate it can be useful to place some plastic wrap over the area for 1-2 hours to assist the product in working. It will slow down the evaporation and ensure the odor neutralizing agents have time to work. It also shows other household members of where the odor contamination is and where to avoid stepping.

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Step Six: Remove Plastic wrap and leave to air dry

Shown below is straight after the plastic wrap is removed. The carpet is still damp as shown and it is at this stage you can do a quick sniff test to see how effective your urine neutralizing treatment has been.  *Note Some products need up to two weeks to work properly so ensure you read the label on the bottle. If you want more instant results then click here for a DIY odor Neutralizer

the finished product!

That’s it, you done, now just relax with a coffee and let the product do its work.All you need do is leave the area to dry now. If its winter time then use a dehumidifier to remove the moisture. A fan won’t be effective as it will not remove moisture, only move it around. You can place a clean folded towel on the area and stand on it. This will assist the drying and help suck up some of the moisture.

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What If I don’t know where the dog pee is located but I can smell it?

If you have dog urine smells in your home and you are unsure of where the odor is coming from then please follow the instructions below. Not all of us see the dog actually pee on the floor and they can be very sneaky, i.e poo or wee behind the lounge, pee in the corner of the room, or urinate in the middle of the carpet and you don’t see it because the urine has dried.

Step One: Investigate and find the source of the smell (Very important)

It surprises us often when we turn up for a job that the owner has already used a product but has not taken the time to locate where the dog has gone to the toilet. This is a very important part of the job as if you don’t treat all the areas the smell will not go away. Locating the source of the odor is a critical step in how to get rid of dog pee smell in carpet.

Tip One:  Look for obvious dark areas of your carpet as shown below.
Dog urine can intensify the colors in the carpet even when dry so this is the first step. Take some time to observe the carpet and look for staining. Check behind the furniture, and in the middle of the room. 85% of cases we see the dog has peed in the middle of the room yet the dog owner has missed it. Dogs love to pee in the middle for what ever reason we do not know.

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Hot Tip Two. Easy Way To Find The Urine
If you are unsure where the urine contamination is you can spray some of our product around and look for white foaming as shown below. This indicates urine is present. One of the many benefits of using our DIY homemade recipe.

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Tip Three: Use your nose and scan the carpet sniffing the obvious areas.

Ok this is not a fun way to do it and using our product as a locator shown above is an easier way for sure but… your nose is a very accurate odor locator and should be used as such. Below shows sniffing a chair suspected of having urine on it from a leaking dog. The best bet is to use a piece of chalk and mark the areas that you detect urine in so it is easy to come back and treat. Place a chalk mark beside the area with an arrow pointing to the contamination.

Once you locate the area then you can treat it as shown above with one of the products we reviewed or if you want to make your own product (the same one we use) then click here.


How to get rid of old dog pee smell?

Quite often a dog owner may miss the fact that their beloved hound has peed on the carpet or behind their favorite chair and the odor does not surface until spring one the weather starts to warm up. Never fear, The Odor Dude is here to help you.
Old dog urine stains can cause years of odor issues if not treated correctly. The issue can be intensified by the dog urinating in the same area multiple times and this can mean a world of pain when it comes time for treating and removing the urine nine months later. OH OH!!

Step One for Getting Rid of Old Dog Urine. Find the source of the odor.

As mentioned at the start of this article, the most important step on removing old dog pee is to accurately locate the areas where the animal has urinated. If you don’t find the main areas you will never remove the smell.
I insider trick is to use out DIY Pet urine Odor Neutralizer and spray the product on top of the carpet to locate the urine. The product foams white when it comes in contact with old dog urine which makes it very easy to locate where to treat the contamination. Below you can see our product reacting with the old dog pee.

Step Two: Douse the old dog urine with our DIY Old Dog Urine Remover

Using a healthy amount of odor neutralizer douse the area where the old urine is. If you are using our product you should see alot of white foaming. This is a good sign as it means you are exactly on the contamination.

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Step Three: Extract the area using a wet vac with at least 50PSI of suction

You can see our Wet Vacuum reviews here which were tested on pet urine stains and odor

Using the wand of your wet vacuum extract out the chemical and repeat the process again until you have extracted as much as you possible can.

Removing old dog pee odor using wet vac extractor vac

If you don’t want to mix up your own odor removal product then there are alot of wonderful dog pee neutralizer products on the market and many that don’t work. We should know as we tested just about all of them over the years.
in 2005 we came across the X-O Plus Odor Neutralizer and Cleaner. It is a great product and I have found a discounted concentrate for you on Amazon (Economical and works well on dog pee odor.) Click here for more details.


Cat Urine Odor Neutralizer

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Dog Odor Remover Review above (one of 400) and we believe this to be among the top rated and even in the top 10 dog odor removers on the market (apart from ours of course !!)
So once you have located the area pour the dog urine neutralizer on and be generous. Don’t just spray the top of the carpet as this will not penetrate into the all the carpet layers and destroy the acid and salts that are present in dog piss. Give it a generous portion and let the product soak in and do its job.

 


What homemade Urine Neutralizer Product to use (Mix it yourself as shown below)

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It all started for me in 2002 when I was called out to deal with a dog pee in carpet accident with a neighbor. The dog was old and on medication, so the urine was very strong smelling. The issue was this particular dog had been urinating in the same spot for quite some time, so using just a pet urine neutralizer from the pet shop was not enough to remove the stink. The neighbor was looking for better results and asked me to take care of it. He was also wanting the dog urine smell gone fast as he was hosting a 21st birthday party for his daughter.

There are several products on the market that are very good to use and we review those pet odor neutralizers here  however I needed to develop something more powerful and faster acting so we developed our own product that was mixed onsite prior to treatments. We were doing alot of  odor removal and we needed something a bit more economical and powerful to use. It was at this stage of my career that I began my many thousands of hours of testing and tweaking a dog pee neutralizer which we still use today. In fact thousands of people all over the world now use it along with the many other dog urine removal products we recommend throughout the website. In face some of our pet odor product reviews are shown below. We did hundreds of hours of tweaking and testing and perfected our formulation on dog pee odor . You can buy the formula here for $9-99. Thousands of pet owners all around the world have used our homemade recipe successfully. Return to this page after purchase and follow the instructions below

We have solutions for:

Cat Urine in Carpet,
Dog Odor,
Rat Urine In The Attic
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Cigarette Smoke smell in your Vehicle
Weed Smell in your car and much more.
Pet Odor Neutralizer Reviews
If you have heard about Ozone in odor removal then read our Ozone machine reviews and get the best machine first time. We can help you with any odor and make recommendations on which odor removal product to use.
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My odor removal methods are based on thousands of hours in the field testing and retesting different products on extreme dog pee odors. The methods are so easy you will be amazed and surprised at the results. You can now get rid of severe odors in just minutes and I will teach you the insider secrets we use plus show you how, using easy to follow videos, on exactly how to remove dog urine smells and contamination’s the easy way. Since starting in odor removal in early 2002, we get phone-calls on a regular basis asking us how to get dog pee smell out of carpet, so I have put together an article below on the exact steps we use to remove that horrible smell. Craig has cleaned dog pee smell in over 1000 houses where the owners had dog pee issues and these ranged from severe cases through to mild cases, from little dogs through to large dogs, and getting dog wee out of the carpet can be challenging unless you use the correct odor removal product and techniques .

Shown below is a serious contamination and as you can see the white foam is intense. This area needed two treatments die to the amount of urine in the carpet and the age of it.

 

 

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How to remove dog odor from your car

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Hi Its Craig The Odor Dude here

Dog Odor in a vehicle is a common occurrence for dog owners and the smell of a dog can be very stubborn to remove particularly in cloth seats and vehicle carpets.
Different dogs produce different types of odors also and we over the years we have come across most of them.
So this article serves to help you with removing dog odor from your car.
First of all lets look at the different types of dog odor.
How to remove Dog Odor In a car

1. The really strong sour dog butt smell:
The reason for this is dogs have an anal gland that on occasions excretes a foul smelling oil that leaks onto fabrics and fibres and is accentuated when the dog rubs its backside when the area gets itchy . This is the worst kind of dog odor possible and is very tricky to remove due to the oily nature of the contaminant. It is prominent in certain breeds of dogs such as older Dachshunds, Corgis and many others. Poor diet can also contribute to these glands emitting odor.
2. Wet Fur Dog Smell
Most dogs produce oil in their dog hair as a natural protectorate against the elements. Once again certain dog breeds are stronger smelling than others and diet has a place to play in it as well. Different dog shampoos also can impact on oil production and of course alot of dogs do not get washed correctly and therefore have strong smelling dog hair. This is the more common dog odor we run into with dog owners vehicles, and is easier to remove than the anal gland odor. See below for the solution.
3. Dog Slobber Odor
Dog slobber is best summed up by the Medicine.net people here. If a dog has poor teeth this can lead to saliva leaking from the mouth, commonly known as drooling. Drool can also have a very unpleasant odor particularly from old dogs and is often found on windows and on seats. This is very easily cleaned with just a simple detergent and a wet vac for the seats and the window just needs a good quality spray cleaner and a warm damp rag with warm water. Wipe it off and dry thoroughly.
See our wet vac reviews here
Or you could mix up some of our odor neutralizer and apply same to the affected area.
4. Bad Breath Odor
Another smell that can be unpleasant in a car is bad dog breath. You may have been called “Dog Breath” by your partner in the morning and some dogs have a very strong breath. Not much you can do here apart from wind the windows down and get the dog to a dentists for some plaque removal.
5. The Old Poo In Dog Hair Trick
You know the old saying. It sticks like %$#@ to a blanket. Well so does dog poo to dog hair and this can be very unpleasant if some gets onto your car seats or vehicle carpet.
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Solutions for removing the smells.

Strong dog smell caused by the anal glands is usually focused on the most popular spots the dog sits in the car so is easy to find. Because oil is the base cause of the odor the technique for removal involves our odor removal formula being injected into the carpet and then extracted after very hot water is also injected.

The formula and heat is essential to break down the oil and remove the contaminants.

Spray the areas with our odor remover
and then apply warm water on top of the formula.
Extract out the residues and repeat until extraction water runs clear. EASY PEASY

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Best Odor Neutralizer for Pets | The Top Pet Odor Removers Reviewed

Get rid of Pet Urine Odor for Good

Hi its Craig The Odor Dude here . So lets face it guys, we all are passionate about our pets, but they can be frustrating little so and so’s when they discreetly urinate behind the couch and not tell you!!! Annoying to say the least. But don’t worry we have reviewed some of the best odor neutralizers in the industry for pet urine and pet odor for you to save you time and money. See below the top selling odor removers and our reviews.

Quick Review: Best Pet Urine Odor Neutralizers

$ Great Price $$ Medium Price $$$ Higher Price

Urine Neutralizer

Price

Quality

Our Star Rating

XO Plus

$$$

A-

Naturvet

$$

B

BubbasEnzyme

$$

C

Rocco and Roxie

$

A

DogGone Pet Stain Remover

$$

C

What we look for when reviewing odor neutralizing products.

Value

Quality

Ease of use

Is it well priced

How effective is the product

is it easy to use

Is the shipping costs reasonable

Did we get a call back to job

Can our clients use it

Size of container

How long did it take to work

Is it safe to animals

How many applications needed

Did we need to reapply

Labeling accuracy

What is the best pet urine odor neutralizer

Here are A few reviews from expert odor remover Craig

X-O PLUS Odor Neutralizer/Cleaner Concentrate Four Star rating Odor Removal from Microwave

Cat urine odor neutralizer We discovered this product in 2005 and have used it many times in our odor removal business. It is a non allergic, botanical enzyme base product, that bonds with odor molecules to neutralize the odor and is dynamite on cat and dog urine. X-O PLUS Odor Neutralizer contains natural essential oils which are great for stains and excellent for neutralizing pet odors. This is our top rated product out of all the reviews and we thoroughly recommend this product. We also love how they sell it in a commercial sized container. Click here to see pricing

Pros

  • Product contains the correct urine neutralizers that degrade acid and alkaline
  • Enzymes degrade bacteria
  • 1000's of positive reviews
  • Nice fragrance in the deodorizer
  • Concentrate means more economy
  • We used it since 2005

Cons

  • Not the cheapest but worth it for the results

NaturVet Yard Odor Killer Review

yard-odor-neutralizer-dog-piss microwave-odor-3-starsWhat we love about this product is the ease of use for the pet owner with the simple to attach hose fitting which means the dog owner can simply hose the yard with the dog odor concentrate attached and remove the odors very fast. The product when we tested it works well however we have scored it lower as heavy contamination of urine and feces could do with a spot treat first and this is not written on the label nor provided in the instructions. However it is still a great product and excellent value for money. If you have serious contaminations use X-O Plus though instead. NOT SUITED FOR CARPET OR FURNITURE
Click here to see pricing information

Pros

  • Excellent value for dog urine in a yard
  • Easy to use
  • Effective on light contaminations
  • Nice fragrance in the deodorizer
  • Concentrate means more economy

Cons

  • Not effective on severe urine cases
  • Limited to Yard Use Only

BUBBAS Super Strength Commercial Enzyme Cleaner-Pet Odor Eliminator

yard-odor-neutralizer-dog-piss microwave-odor-2-starsNot our favourite product for pet odors and did not do so well in our tests. The product is better suited as a deodorizer rather than a odor neutralizer and was not effective on pet urine in our trials. It was however very effective at neutralizing and cleaning odor causing spills in the home such as meat spills, cooking odors and so on. It left the home smelling fresh and clean however we would not use it ourselves for pet urine accidents. Click here for best price

Pros

  • Great carpet deodorizer when heavily diluted

Cons

  • Not effective in our trials
  • Terrible Perfume
  • Customer Service lacking

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Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator

 Four Star rating Odor Removal from Microwave

Now this is an awesome and interesting product and we had some great results with it. It is perfect for Pet Owners with ongoing issues and handy bottle means ease of use when your pet urinates on the carpet. Soak up as much as you can then hit it straight away. The odor neutralizer product has a great selection of urine neutralizers in the formulation that get to work straight away. The product works equally as well on wood, concrete, inside a vehicle and on laminates and in other field trials it neutralized cat urine very well. Click here for pricing

Pros

  • Good stain removing properties when diluted correctly
  • Excellent Neutralizing Capabilities.
  • Spot Remover eliminates stains
  • Mild fragrance
  • Concentrate means more economy
  • Very easy to use and versatile
  • Good customer service

Cons

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Pet urine stain and odor enzymatic cleaner by Doggone Pet Products is an Enzymatic Cleaner and according to the label can can solve all your problems related to foul odor coming from your carpet, rugs, furniture, or curtains. We found it good for “freshening up” all those areas that are soiled due to pet feces, urine, or vomit, however it was not effective on older urine contamination’s. Reviewers on Amazon complained of similar issues with older stains and older accidents. However if you are not completely satisfied with the product then you can return it and get the entire money back. On newer urine contamination’s it seemed to work quite well.

DogGone Petstain and Odor Remover

Click here for pricing

Pros

  • Good stain removing properties when diluted correctly
  • Enzymes degrade waste
  • Spot Remover eliminates stains
  • Nice fragrance in the deodorizer
  • Concentrate means more economy

Cons

  • Not so effective on older stains
  • Quite pricey

Click the Green Product names below for more information

Urine Neutralizer

Price

Quality

Our Star Rating

Naturvet

$$

B

XO Plus

$$$

A-

BubbasEnzyme

$$

C

Rocco and Roxie

$$$

B-

Alot of the call out work we did, started with having to find the urine contamination first before we could treat it. 9 times out of ten the urine was behind couches, tables, and pieces of furniture and in our opinion this is why some pet owners have issues using pet urine neutralizers and removing pet urine smells. They don’t put the time in to find the sources of the odor.

Hot Tip No One: Spend time locating the source of the urine odor if you do not know exactly where it is.
99% of cases we have seen where owners have been unable to remove the odor is cause by odor contamination’s being missed when treated. A simple mistake to make but one that leaves odors in the house.

On other pages of this website, we cover dog urine odor, cat urine smell and much more inside our industry article section however this page is dedicated to reviewing odor removal products that you can buy online.
If you believe you pet is urinating because of an illness then get them checked out with your local vet as soon as possible. Excessive urinating can be a sign of sickness in a pet.

When reviewing Pet Urine Odor Neutralizers we look for some common elements that help us determine if the product is good or bad.
The most obvious one is “Did the odor neutralizer neutralize the urine”  and this goes with out saying that our number one protocol for odor removal is having a product that works.
However other factors need to be considered including how safe the odor killer is for animals and babies after it is applied (they will walk on it right?) and how much of the pet odor neutralizer we had to use to remove the odor in the house being treated.
We look at the instructions for use and how accurate they are for urine contamination’s and dog odor issues in carpet, in other words have the manufacturer really tested this product out on the common issues pet owners and home owners face.

But what is most important to us is the product is easy for our clients to use and it works!!

Best Wet Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Stains

Updated 2017

Check out the Best Pet Urine Neutralizers on our Reviews Page.

Wet/Dry Vacuum machines are the best cleaning tool that you could use for cleaning up pet messes, so we searched high and low for the Best Wet Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Stains to assist you in purchasing one. A Wet/Dry vacuum is ideal for maintaining a clean work space and home and perfect for urine removal and feces removal when combined with a chemical treatment. Most of the machines come with useful tool accessories which are mainly designed to remove sawdust, dust, lint etc but some have a “wand” that can be used for injecting water on top of urine and extracting the whole lot out in one movement. This is a recommended process for urine extraction from carpet and furniture.
Today we have selected 5 wet/dry vacuum cleaners for pet stains and ran them through the testing with cat urine and dog urine both old and new. The machines varied in efficiency and performance so please feel free to research below before buying one for your use.
Also, there are hundreds of brands and models available in the markets and picking the best among them becomes a daunting task. So this article serves to bring you the best wet dry vac for the money

Before we get into it , we know that some of you will be commercial operators, like carpet cleaners, or floor work companies, or professional Odor Removers, so we thought it only fair to give our view on the best commercial carpet extractor as shown below. These are considerably dearer then the domestic machines shown down the page.

2017 Best Commercial Carpet Extractor for Odor Removal 

Mosquito Portable Carpet Extractor

Our Review 5 / 5

These are made in USA, heavy duty, great backup, plenty of spare parts if needed for servicing, exception value for money and comes with a beautifully designed carpet extraction wand for removing the contamination. Now available at a discount rated. Click here to see pricing
These are awesome machines and so good to see something built in the good Ole USA instead of overseas.

Best commercial carpet extractor

If you are a commercial carpet cleaning contractor then the Mosquito Range listed below will serve you well.

2017's Reviews of the Best Wet Vacuums for Odor Removal Domestic

Rank

Product Name

Specs

Price Point

Editor Rating

#1

Workshop WS1600 VA

16 Gallon, 5 Yr Warranty, Excellent Suction

A

#2

Shop-Vac 5951400

14 Gallon, 4 Yr Warranty on Motor , Excellent Suction

A

#3

Craftsman XSP Vac

16 Gallon, 1 Yr Warranty, Good Suction

A

#4

Prolux Lite Vac

4 Gallon, 1 Year, Good suction, Washable Filters, Brittle plastic fittings

B

#5

Ridgid VAC1200

12 Gallon, Lifetime Warranty, Moderate Suction,

A

At a Glance: Our Choices for The Best Wet Vacuum for Carpet

To make your search easier, we have come up with the top 5 wet vacuum cleaners that are reasonably priced and durable to use. We have done a detailed research on the vacuum cleaners based and tested the best wet vac for dog urine, cat urine, rat urine and more. We mention their features, pros, and cons and keep the reviews non biased. Depending on the purpose of use, there are some considerations that you need to keep in mind before purchasing the vacuum cleaner. These have been tested on tile floors, carpet, furniture and more. Read on; and our honest reviews will certainly help you to pick the perfect cleaning machine for your odor removal project.

If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner that will last for years and years without any problems, then the Workshop Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner WS1600VA will be the best choice. The cleaner comes with a 5-year limited warranty and is inbuilt with numerous amazing features.

However, it is a bit louder than the other vacuum cleaners so I usually use ear plugs while running it but this is only caused by the powerful motor that generates the incredible suction in both wet use and dry use. Great for dog urine in carpet once it has been treated. You will however have to purchase some accessories based on the work you are wanting to do, like the wet foam filter and the fine dust filter but if your intended use is removing cat or dog urine odor the machine is good to go. So, depending on the intended use, you can place an order for its accessories which are all easily available online. It is still exceptional value for money even with the added accessories!!  Just saying.

The machine is nicely-designed and a very sturdy product. Installation of the metal casters to the feet will take a few minutes but once done, you can start using the machine instantly. No assembly required (Yay) The Workshop WS1600VA has the added benefit of filters that can be cleaned without any difficulty by removing and tapping it on the side of a waste can or washing. It is easy to empty out liquids in wet mode without removing or unlatching the lid by the valve at the base of the unit. The suction power is excellent and its attachments work amazingly well. Great for a pet owner to treat urine spills with.

Here are some features of the Workshop WS1600VA Vacuum Cleaner:

  • It is easy to setup and has a 2.5” x 7 foot locking hose. The locking tab ensures that the dual flex hose is well-connected to the vacuum machine during use.
  • The filter fastening system will make the entire session of changing filters easy and quick.
  •  Its auto shut-off float mechanism will make sure that there isn’t any kind of spill over during wet cleaning.
  • The vacuum is easy to use for wet cleanups as its drainage port can drain out any liquids.
  • The 16-gallon drum can effortlessly manage large cleaning tasks.
  • Its integrated blowing port enhances the machine’s versatility completely.
  • Operating and maintaining the vacuum cleaner is quite easy.
  • It is accurately designed so that the included accessories have enough space, and there is room to accommodate even more.

Pros

  • Excellent Suction
  • No complex assembly
  • Great range of accessories
  • Washable filters
  • Auto shut off valve for safety
  • Excellent support for manufacturers
  • Exceptional value for money

Cons

  • Quite loud but this you are getting a very powerful motor so its a small sacrifice to make we feel.

If you need a vacuum cleaner with super quiet sound level then the Shop-Vac 5951400 Wet/Dry Vacuum is a good choice.  A dependable machine that can be used to clean variety of surfaces and great suction but...some flaws that made the reviewer score this unit lower. A short power cable, poor instructions for assembly, brittle plastic fittings all added up to a lower score. It is however a powerful and stylish vacuum cleaner with excellent provision for dog urine treatment jobs with the powerful wet suction but a power cable of 6 ft ? and the assembly instructions, plus customer support bring this unit down in ratings.

Personally, I found the hose to be a bit short so I bought an extension for it, which was easily available online. All in all, it is a reasonably priced product that can solve most of your needs related to cleaning of your home, garage, patios, basement, etc. 

Here are some features of the Shop-Vac 5951400 Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner:​

  • The product arrives with several accessories like the 14” floor nozzle, collection filter bag, 8 feet lock-on hose, cartridge filter, and much more.
  • The filter minder will make sure that your filter system remains protected for longer and provides better performance.
  • The hose length is 8 feet.
  • You will be provided with a 4 year motor warranty.
  • It has a strong suction and is extremely easy to move because of its big wheels.
  • The hose locks well so you can pull the machine without any worries of the hose coming loose.
  • It works amazingly well for wet spillages as the machine has a drain plug so you don’t have to lift it.

Pros

  • Excellent Suction
  • Very quiet
  • Large rear wheels great for moving around
  • Drain plug for water (great for the back!)
  • Warranty of 4 years but hard to contact company

Cons

  • Assembly required and lame instructions
  • Short Power Cable (keeps pulling out)
  • Not supported well in USA

Another amazing vacuum cleaner is the Craftsman XSP, which will be an appropriate tool for those who are looking for a sturdy, powerful, and robust machine. It will help you in vacuuming some of the tough places that are filled with wood chunks, sawdust, broken glasses, metal shards, nails and screws, and much more. Furthermore, water or liquid in a flooded room can be easily cleaned with the help of this machine. The company even provides a gutter kit, which is sold separately online and comes handy for removing debris and leaves from gutters.

However, it is quite big compared to the other cleaners so you will have to think of a place to keep it in your home before purchasing. If you have a garage or basement, then you can keep it there. Overall, the machine is worth every penny and is much better than the other vacuum cleaners that are available online. As it does not require paper filter bags, I personally found this to be quite economical. 

Here are some fantastic features of the Craftsman XSP Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner:

  • It has been designed meticulously to tackle the toughest cleanup projects for home, shop, garage, or jobsite.
  • The tool can easily be converted to a blower for job site.
  • It has an innovative top-tray storage space that can be used for storing power drills, screws, mechanics tools, etc. for easy accessibility.
  • Its secured hose system makes cleaning simpler as it keeps the hose in place when the machine is in use.
  • The huge drain helps in clearing tanks of liquids that is sucked by the cleaner.
  • Mobility of the tool has been enhanced by adding heavy duty 360 degree swivel casters.
  • Transporting the tool from one place to another is easy and comfortable as it has an integrated ergonomic handle.
  • It comes with a 7” hose, 20” power cord and extension wands so that you can reach larger areas effortlessly without unplugging the tool.
  • Pumping out water is fast and effortless with this tool.
  • The on/off switch is easy to use and can quickly control the power.

Pros

  • Excellent Suction
  • Reliable and hard wearing
  • Gutter cleaning kit available as an extra
  • Drain plug for water (great for the back!)
  • 20' Power Cord

Cons

  • Be careful with the castors, they are  a bit brittle

If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner that can help in vacuuming, blowing, inflating, deflating, shampooing upholstery, etc. then the New Prolux Garage Shop Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner will be the right choice. The machine has been designed in such a way that it will help you to complete most of your cleaning jobs and is excellent for urine treatments.

You will receive several accessories with the vacuum cleaner like the floor squeegee, hand held sprayer, upholstery tool, floor tool, shampooer extraction tool, various sized inflators, and much more. These accessories will enable you to vacuum your car, shop, home, or garage easily. Once you purchase this vacuum cleaner, shampooing the upholstery in your car or cleaning the melted snow in winters will be like a cake walk for you.

The instruction booklet provided with the machine has clear and detailed information to mount the cleaner. Also, all of the hardware was provided with the machine so that the entire process of assembling and mounting becomes easy. The amount of accessories provided with the tool is quite impressive. One thing that I liked the most was that the filter can be washed when dirty, which is not possible for most of the vacuum cleaners as they recommend you to change the filter entirely and on a regular basis.

Listed below are some of the wonderful features of the New Prolux Garage Shop Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner:​

  • It is a multipurpose wall mounted vacuum cleaner that can help you to clean water, dust, dirt, snow, and much more.
  • Squeegee hard floor surfaces will become simpler with this tool.
  • The wall mounted tool caddy is extremely handy as each and every tool can easily fit into it.
  • It has a powerful 1500 W 12 Amps of suction so that your vacuuming process is awesome.
  • The cloth filter and the HEPA filter that is provided in the starter pack can be washed effortlessly when it gets filled up with dirt.
  • It is a durable and robust tool that can last for a lifetime.
  • The tool is extremely easy to use and can be quickly mounted to the wall when not in use.
  • It arrives with a 30 feet hose that will let you clean large areas without difficulties.
  • The wet/dry ability of the tool will solve most of your pet urine cleaning worries.

Pros

  • Excellent Suction
  • Reliable and hard wearing
  • Easy To Clean Filters
  • Drain plug for water (great for the back!)
  • 30' Power Cord

Cons

  • Hose is a bit short

Last on our list is the the two in one vacuum cleaner the RIDGID Wet Dry VAC 1200 Vacuum. The tool is equipped with innumerable accessories such as the utility nozzle, 8 foot locking hose, car nozzle, blower wand, two extension wands and much more. Its 12 gallon capacity drum and a powerful motor are perfect for wet pick-ups but there are some challenges with this machine and the company supporting it.

Its innumerable accessories will enable you to effectively clean your house, car, or garage however they are very cheaply made and will break easily so take care!. . Assembling the cleaner is easy as the instructions provided in the booklet are detailed. The machine is larger than expected so you need to plan for a place to keep it in your home or basement and although the fliters are washable they are also very sensitive so make sure you buy spares. Also, you need to clear the filter regularly when it clogs otherwise it will reduce suction and make the cleaning process a long task.

Mentioned below are some of the features of the RIDGID Wet Dry VAC 1200 Vacuum Cleaner:

  •  It is a versatile 2-in-1 tool with wet dry vacuum and a blower that makes the cleaning process effortless.
  • The cord length is 20 feet and the hose length is 8 feet.
  • You can convert the detachable blower into a handheld blower; thus cleaning the house or garage conveniently.
  • The suction is powerful and can easily manage heavy-duty dry and wet vacuum cleanup as it has a 5.0 peak horsepower motor.
  • It has a large drain so liquid disposal becomes quick and simple.
  • The caster feet enable easy rolling movement while it is in use but they break easily.
  • You can store its accessories or attachments at the accessory storage space provided.
  • It has a dual-flex locking hose, which keeps the hose in place while the machine is running.
  • Transporting or carrying the vacuum cleaner is trouble-free as it has comfortable side handles.
  • Changing the filter is quick as it has the Qwik-lock filter system. Also, you will not require any kind of small tools for installing or removing the filter.
  • The utility nozzle makes the cleanup of large areas simple.
  • For cleaning carpets and upholstery, you will be provided with the car/blower nozzle.

Pros

  • Easy Change Filter
  • Good suction
  • Great range of accessories
  • Excellent power cord length (20ft)

Cons

  • Poor quality fittings
  • Customer support questionable

Why should you buy a vacuum cleaner?

A vacuum cleaner is an important cleaning utility that can be used for diverse cleaning chores and can help in making your life easier. However, before picking one for yourself you need to consider two important things – the suction power and the filtration process. Once you are certain about the purpose of using a vacuum cleaner, you will be able to make the purchase accurately.

Also, ensure that your pick requires less maintenance and is durable enough to work for many years. The aforesaid reviews of the top 5 vacuum cleaners will help you in your hunt to find a perfect tool. All these 5 models are quite promising and can fit everyone’s pockets too. So, select the best one for yourself and lead a healthy and clean life.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this Wet Vacuum Review and that the information is useful. All the machines above are budget and suited for domestic uses. We wish you all the ebst with your odor removal. For more tips on removing dog pee from carpet click here. You may also find useful information about Vacuum Cleaners here also.

20 Common Household Odors and How to Remove Them Fast

With our busy lives, hectic work schedules and the thrills and spills of modern living, its no wonder we can end up with some strange odors in the house from time to time. Listed below are the most common odors and some solutions to help you get rid of the smells. If you find this article helpful please consider sharing it with your friends and family. Updated 2017

New Addition Dog Pee Odor In Your Home

Sorry guys I forgot the most common one so I have added it above everything else. Good old stinky dog pee smells. How often have you walked into a dog owners house only to be greeted with that terrible smell of dog urine odor I have written an article dedicated to the topic so hop on over and check it out.

1. Ant Infestation Odor

First lets look at a simple strategy to remove the ants. We need to determine if the ants are sugar ants or protein ants. The best way to do this is to put down some Parmesan cheese and some icing sugar and watch which food gets the most ants, then simply mix that food with some powdered Borac Acid and they will die in a few days back at the nest. The Boric Acid will also kill the other ants inside the nest. After 3 days, simple clean up all the dead ant/food residues and then spray the area with any good kitchen bench top cleaner and the smell will be gone in no time at all.

2. Musty smell in bedrooms

musty-bedroom-odorQuite often the rooms that don’t get any sun inside a home will develop a musty smell which is caused by the mold spores that build up over time. Ozone Gas is a great way to kill mold and the simplest method. They start from $85 and you can see our Ozone Machine reviews here. However we are well aware that not all home owners have an Ozone machine to use therefore we have developed another system for removing the mold and the associated odor.
All you need do is mix up 1/4 teaspoon of oil of cloves into 2 pints of warm water and spray the room generously including the actual mold spores as shown in the photo. The mold will die with in 48 hours and drop off and the odor will disappear in a few days. Best if possible to let fresh air in and keep the room warm while this process is occurring.

3. Smelly Drains

smelly-drain-odorThis is a very common occurrence in most homes and it is generally caused by hair or lint accumulating deep inside a drain pipe and that in turn starts to trap other contaminants which start to produce foul smelling anaerobic bacteria. This typically presents itself as a sulfur type of odor and will fill the whole house with the odor.
The solution for drain odor is very simple, just pour some bleach down the drain ( Sodium Hyperchloride) or if  you don’t have that a toilet cleaner is usually sufficient. The toilet cleaners have Sodium Hydroxide and Sodium Hyperchloride and will do a great job on removing the odor almost instantly. Or buy one of our odor removers from here

4. Teenagers Room

messy-teenager-room-odorUnfortunately a common cause of house odor is a teenagers room. Old pizzas, smelly gym bags and old socks that have been worn 5 times and then stored under the bed for the next wear, all add up to a pungent teenager type of odor. A simple solution here is to use either 1/4 teaspoon of Oil of Cloves in with warm water and a teaspoon of Methylated spirits if available and spray the room including under the bed and in the cupboards. Remove all socks, pizza trays, dirt laundry and sleeping teenager and wash all. The meths and clove in water spray will make the room feel fresh and clean.

5. Smelly Laundry

smelly-laundryThe laundry can be a great source of odors due to the wide range of items that pass through that part of the house. From baby clothes filled with milk and other treats through to the gym gear and of course those wonderful socks. However what we find the most in the laundry that usually causes a bad odor is the drain in the wash tub. A simple solution here is to use a piece of wire and clear the drain pipe as best you can then pour bleach down it. This will kill bacteria and remove the odor instantly. See our review of The Best Odor Removal Laundry Detergents here

6. Stinky Basement

basement-odor-moldBasement odors typically come from items being damp. Shoes, suitcases, back packs etc all stored in the basement will attract mold spores and then start to produce odor. Simple solution here is to use 1/4 teaspoon of Oil of Cloves in with warm water and spray the room and the items. If the mold smell remains then check what is causing it. Quite often a wall can be seeping water and may need proper drainage installed behind it to alleviate the water coming through. Or another simple solution is to Ozone the basement overnight.

7. Smelly Kitchen Extractor fans

oily-extractor-fan-kitchenIf you fry food then no doubt you will have cooking odors in your home from frying fish, steak, browning meats and of course the good old curry cooked on the stove. Alot of odor comes from the oil in the filter and unfortunately alot of the filters in the extractor fans get damaged when washed due to the fine aluminum mesh that starts to break apart when washed. The simple solution here is to remove the filter and replace it with a Kitchen Oil Cotton Filters which are heat resistant and can be washed or thrown away. They are cheap to buy and a much better system for filtering.

8. Burnt Food and Curry Smells in Microwave

how-to-remove-that-horrible-burnt-smell-out-microwave This is an easy one. Simply place a bowl that is half filled with water, 3x 1″ pieces of orange peel, 2 cloves, and 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda. Nuke for 1 minutes then repeat 3 times with a interval of 15 seconds. Wipe the microwave out and odor will be gone. See my demo of Microwave Odor Removal here

 

9. Smelly Plastic Chopping Boards in your cupboard

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Nothing worse than cutting up your favorite apple only to have it taste of onions and garlic. UGH! This is one of my pet hates. Simple spray Bleach onto the chopping board and let sit for 5 minutes then either put through the dishwasher or wash and scrub using dish washing detergent. Easy and a fast result. Never get garlic in your apples again. If you have a wooden board the bleach may make it go white so if this is a concern use detergent and a scrubbing brush, scrub hard then rinse and repeat.

10. Stuffy smelling carpet

carpet-odorCarpet collects food scraps, foot debris including animal droppings, urine etc and can develop a stinky, dingy odor when the house is closed. A professional carpet cleaner will sort it for you but as a temporary measure you can use a box of baking soda that is infused with lemon oil. Sprinkle it over the carpet, and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, vacuum it up and make sure you have it all cleaned. The carpet will smell fresh and clean again.

11. Cat Urine In Carpet

removing cat urine smell from concreteWe have a full page dedicated to this lovely topic.

12. Stale Mattress Odor

stale-mattress-odorA mattress gets a stale odor through the sweat and body fats that we lose when we sleep. They penetrate deep into the fabrics and create a stale musty smell. The best bet to solve this issue is take the mattress off and lay out up against a wall in a sunny position. If you don;t have a space like this then lay the mattress against a bedroom wall and place a dehumidifier in the room for 8 hours then spray a light coating of 1/4 of a teaspoon oil of clove and 1 teaspoon of methylated spirits into a 2 pints of water. Leave for 8 hours again in the dehumidifier room.

13. Stale Clothes Closet Odor

stale-closet-odor Alot of clothes such as coats etc can’t be washed like a Tshirt can, so from time to time they develop a body oil stale type of odor which can build up when multiple clothes are present. There are two things needed for removing stale clothes. The first is the removal of moisture and this can be done inexpensively by hanging a bundle of six sticks of ordinary white school chalk in your cupboard. When they get filled with moisture simply hang them in the sun and re-use them again and again. Brilliant stuff, and the second requirement is to freshen up the clothes using our favorite solution. Yes you guessed it..1/4 of a teaspoon of Oil of Cloves and 2 teaspoons of Methylated spirits into 2 pints of water in a spray bottle. Give the area a good spray and let the sir dry it along with your chalk. the results will surprise you.

14. Stale Cooking Smells

candle-1261303_960_720When frying foods or cooking casseroles the food odor of onions and garlic etc can linger in the house for hours. A simple way to get rid of it fast is to light a scented candle. My favorite is Jasmin and it smells nice plus removes the odor quickly.

 

15. Stale Smelling Bed pillows.

dirty-odor_pillowI love this trick, it works so well it amazes my friends each time. To deodorize the pillow add 1/4 teaspoon of essential oil to 2 cups of white meths in a spray bottle and spray the pillow with it . My favorite is Jasmin and it smells nice plus removes the odor quickly.

16. Onion Smell in The Fridge.

onion-647525_960_720If you store food with onions and garlic in them or you have a cut onion in the fridge then here is a trick to help remove the odor. Place a bowl of baking Soda (no lid) and lemon rind grinds into the fridge. The lemon combined with baking soda removes the odor.

17. Smelly Garbage Disposal.

corroded_garbage_disposal_from_aboveIf you have a foul smelling garbage disposal unit as shown then a simple fix is cut an orange or lemon in quarters and place them in the unit. Flush with boiling hot water while running he garbage disposal. If smell persists wash diluted bleach into the area and flush within 15 seconds with warm water.

18. Paint Odors in the Home.

art-wall-brush-paintingSome of the new water based paints have a disgusting odor when applied. Luckily the odor does not last but the first day or so it can be horrible. If is bothering you fresh air will do the job to help but an Ozone Treatment will also work extremely well to remove the smell. You can see our ozone machine recommendations here

19. Cat Litter Trays.

cat_litter_box Folks there is no real solution here apart from remove the waste daily and buy a quality cat litter with odor absorbents built in. Leaving urine and feces inside the tray for extended periods is going to stink: FACT.

20. Burnt Boiled Egg Odor.

Burnt panWe have all done it. Put eggs on to boil and then the phone rings or the dog wants to go out and before we know it we have boiled the pot dry and the house is filled with the most dreadful smoke odor imaginable. First step is to open the windows and air the room out and next step is to place 4 x fragranced candles all around the house and light these to help absorb the odor.

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5 Easy ways to get burnt smell out of a microwave oven

Here are 5 Simple Steps to get burnt smell out of a microwave

and how to get rid of other Odors in your microwave also.
Introduction:
Quite often certain foods you cook in your microwave leave a nasty odor which can be transferred to other foods, ruining the flavors. In this article we cover off how to remove these odors and we also have a look at a case study on how to get burnt smell out your microwave. In the case study we use burnt popcorn odor and a very strong curry odor as a sample case.
Odors in microwaves usually lasts for weeks sometimes and come back every time the machine is used.
The smell is caused by the steam and oil found in foods and in burnt popcorn situations it is caused by the smoke residues. There are many methods to eliminate the odor from your microwave with the things already available in your house. The best thing about these ingredients are that they are easier to use, obtain and will get rid of the odor.
We tested all the methods below and you can see the best result in the video attached to this page.
I used my microwave as it was smelling terrible (I got distracted when cooking popcorn one day and nuked it!! opps).
Lemon or Orange  Technique (and baking soda as shown in video below)
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Cleaning microwave odor using Lemon or orange is a very old but effective trick. All you have to do is put a lemon or orange slice at the bottom of a cup with half water and for 5 minutes heat it in the microwave, then wipe the microwave to clean it. But we added a special twist which work very well on our problem microwave which had burnt popcorn and curry odor.

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Step One: Cut up an orange into half a bowl of warm water

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Step Two: Microwave the Orange for 8 minutes in 2 minute segments with 15 sec pause in between each one
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Step Three : Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the liquid and microwave for one minute

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Step Four : Wipe the microwave out with warm water and gentle detergent and enjoy a clean smelling microwave.

More techniques for removing burnt smell from microwave

Vanilla in your microwave
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Other easy ways to clean microwave is by placing vanilla extract in a bowl of water and cook it until it boils. Let the solution settle in the microwave for about half hour and then wipe clean the inside of the microwave. This certainly leaves the microwave smelling fresh and “vanillery” like but did not do a great job on remvoing the smoke or curry odor

Baking Soda
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Moreover, a useful remedy to clean microwave is using baking soda. You need to place baking soda in a bowl of water and cook it for 6 minutes on high setting then allow it to settle in for an hour. After letting the solution settle in wipe the insides and then clean the microwave with soap and water.
An alternate way is by dipping a cloth in a solution of water and baking soda, then cleaning the microwave by wiping with the cloth.

Cloves
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Another useful trick is to get burnt smell out microwave is to use cloves for cleaning out the bad smell from your microwave. First you can clean the interior of the microwave with soap and water. And then place ¼ cup of cloves in the microwave till you use the microwave again. The cloves have a natural chemical that absorbs bacteria and helps with a smelly microwave. Not great for smoke but better on fish odors in a icrowave so we gave this one a low score.

Berries
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Berries are also used for cleaning odor in microwave, you just need put a bowl of mixed berries in a microwave and cover it with cling wrap. Then cook it in microwave for 1-2 minutes and remove from oven. The berries will give a beautiful smell and eliminate the stinky smell. Well that was a fail, the smell came back the next day
Follow these simple, environmental friendly ways to sanitize you microwave and to give them a fresh smell.
Vinegar
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There are various ways in which you can use vinegar to clean your microwave from odor.
Put 4 teaspoons of vinegar in a bowl of water and microwave it for 6 minutes. Then leave the solution in the microwave for an hour and then wipe the insides. The steam collates inside the microwave and this makes it easier to remove the smells. This technique is particularly good for getting fish smell out microwave. After that you can clean the microwave using soap and water as a final process.
Another way to get rid of odor is by placing a bowl of vinegar in the microwave and let it set in the microwave until the odor is eliminated. Then you can clean the insides of the microwave with soap and water.
Moreover, an alternate way to sanitize the microwave’s interior is with soap and water then reverse the process as above and wipe down the interior with a cloth soaked with water and white vinegar. Love it. So in this case the steam is your friend as it helps you clean burnt smell from microwave.

Well we hope you enjoyed that, and it helps you with removing your microwave odors.

Don’t forget to check out our Ozone Machine Reviews also also

How to remove pet urine smell from carpet. My Top 5 tips to ensure you succeed

Hi Guys, Its Craig The Odor Dude here with my Top 5 tips for removing pet urine odor from your carpet and furniture.

These are some of the main things that stood out for me over the 11 years in the business as a Professional Odor Remover and all these ideas can be used to remove pet urine from carpet and furniture.  (Can also be used to remove human urine odor old or new). If you are trying to get rid of dog pee smell out of your carpet, or looking get rid of cat pee stains out of your carpet, then you are in the right place.
Any questions you have please just ask and I will be pleased to help you. Read on below

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Hot Tip No One: You must spend time to locate the urine or odor contamination before you start treating it.

Saying “find the source of the odor” may sound obvious, however in 95% of jobs we did, where the owner had already tried to treat the odors themselves, they had missed contaminated areas and this was why the odor was still remaining in the room.
In fact I think it may well be one of our best kept secrets and it seemed to be a recurring theme on a lot of the calls we did.
So today we are going to give you my best techniques we used to find ALL of the odor contamination’s and thus stop us getting call backs from clients because the smell remained (very expensive in our business, we hate call backs lol)
This applies to fresh or old urine by the way.
Here is a unique yet effective way to locate the source of the odor.
What you will need is a PET DETECTIVE
1. A piece of white chalk for marking the spots on the carpet or concrete
2. A Cat or a Dog
WHAT I hear you cry, Are you serious?
Yes we are, very serious. We have used this technique over and over again and it has made us alot of money. Its very effective!
Cats and Dogs are experts in finding other animals urine spills and they will take you to the exact spot.
They will most likely find areas you did not locate when you were smelling the floor. So all you need do is place a dog or cat in the room and watch where they go. This is a great way for removing dog urine odor from carpet. Make sure you have your piece of chalk ready to go and where ever the cat or dog starts focusing on (It is really obvious when they do so) mark that spot with your chalk for treatment. You can guarantee there will be feces or urine residues there that you may have missed.

Cats detect urine accidents with their acute sense of smell
Cats have a brilliant sense of smell and will find the source of your problem

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Dogs also make great Odor Detectives
Or Use your human senses to detect the urine
Probably the least favourite technique for alot of pet owners, but this technique can be the most effective for some people. Not all peoples olfactory senses are capable of smelling urine close up and of course and this technique is not suited to the squeamish but if you can get the nose to the carpet or furniture then you will benefit from finding the areas better.

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Hot Tip No Two: Make sure you use the Odor Neutralizer Product correctly

Once again this may sound obvious however we did see this very often where by people had used a Pet Odor Neutralizer (See our reviews on Pet Odor Neutralizers here) and not used the product as recommended on the manufacturers label.
Most common Mistake We See:
When using a Pet Odor Remover we see alot of pet owners who typically sprayed the product onto the area that needed treating, when in fact the product either needs to be poured on or a deep spray achieved from a commercial odor sprayer. When spraying a carpet with a domestic sprayer 9 times of out 10 the product is unable to penetrate deep enough into the carpet to neutralize all the urine. This was evident more often when doing cat urine odor removal treatments, where as dog owners typically used more product. (I guess Dog owners are used to seeing their dogs pee more, cats are more discreet right?)
Also we found that a lot of cat owners thought their cats didn’t produce much urine, when in fact we have seen cats produce half a cup of urine on occasions. So if you were treating that accident as an example, just spraying an odor remover onto the carpet that contains half a cup of cat urine….well you can guess it won’t do much at all. That’s not how professional carpet cleaning people do it for pet odor removal!
So here are some tips on how to use a Pet Urine Odor Remover the right way.
Leave the product to soak in and then extract it. The extraction method is an insider secret that works extremely well. Basically you have a wet vacuum with good suction, and some diluted odor removal product.
You flood the area and let it soak in deep to break down the contaminants. Then you extract it with your machine and before leaving pour on some full strength odor removal product (please check manufacturers instructions first) and leave it in the carpet to continue working. You can find out more information about how to extract urine professionally here.
Also please show the carpet some love and don’t rub it.
We all love out carpet right, it keeps us warm at night, provides something soft and squiggly to walk on in bare feet, is a lovely comfy spot for the kids to play on and ideal for “Scamp” to cock his leg and pee on. When treating dog urine pee spills, never ever rub the carpet. Rubbing the carpet will not only push the dog pee contamination in deeper but it will also damage the fibers and make the carpet look like it is stained. Not a good look and once down is impossible to restore.

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Hot Tip No Three: Choosing the correct Pet Urine and Odor Neutralizer is another important step for getting rid of urine smells.

Successful dog urine odor removal depends on the type of product you choose and in this article we will help you with your decision. You can read our pet urine odor neutralizer reviews here by the way.
So what do we mean by the “Right Odor Removal Product”?  Well for instance a lot of pet owners use a general-purpose disinfectant when their animal urinates on the carpet or furniture. This unfortunately is a common practice used in dog odor removal and when cleaning pet odor. A disinfectant does not contain the correct components for removing dog pee smell yet it is the most common mistake we see from dog owners. What disinfectant does serve to do is kill bacteria efficiently, which contrary to popular comment, is not the main issue that causes dog pee to produce a smell. Bacteria forms a part of urine odor but is just one of many complex components found in dog urine smell hence the reason disinfectant on its own is useless.

There is also confusion between a carpet deodorizer for pet urine (also used for cleaning up fecal matter) versus a professional odor neutralizer. Both these products work in different ways. A carpet deodorizer does not contain enzyme based or chemical  based odor neutralizers so therefore will not neutralize urine. It does however typically contain disinfectants and deodorizers which provide a temporary solution for urine smells.   A professional odor neutralizer typically is tested on old urine and is designed to break down the residues.

As is some other home treatments such as applying just vinegar to the carpet. Vinegar will not neutralize the urine completely. It lacks the alkaline component so critical for removing pet pee completely. It also smells horrible!
So its a big NO TO VINEGAR ON ITS OWN

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Along with vinegar there are also theories of using dish washing detergent with water to neutralize dog urine, which not only won’t neutralize the urine but will also most likely cause “browning” to the carpet. Browning is when the carpet backing releases its dyes causing cellulosic browning particularly in older carpets. To avoid this you should not over wet a carpet and use dish washing detergent.

Hot Tip No Four: Look for white foaming to indicate urine contamination

Because dogs tend to pee in several places, identifying the areas is critical to success. Products that foam on contact are very useful for this purpose. All you need do is spray some of the foaming odor neutralizer on the carpet or furniture and look for white fomaing to indicate a contamination. This is how professional dog pee odor removal companies do the work FOAM WHITE indicating where the contamination’s are . Cunning aye?  You can do this on flooring, carpet, wood, concrete, and bedding, including mattresses.
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Once you see where the white foam is you can apply more chemical to that area as shown below. White foam indicates a dog urine contamination. Look for the white foam and it will guide you to where you should be applying your efforts.

The best way to find new or old dog pee smell is to use our formula mix up product and spray the top of the carpet. Leave it for 5 minutes then look for white foaming. If you see white foaming it indicates a cat urine contamination and these are the areas to treat.

The above photos show the formula applied in different circumstances ranging from carpet to concrete and in each photo you will note the white foaming indicating an odor contamination.

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Hot Tip No Five : For Old Urine Contamination’s use a Wet Vac and extract the residues out using our special system shown below

The facts are when urine ages it changes it’s chemical compositions, which in turn makes it harder to remove than fresh urine. You will be familiar no doubt with cat pee making a come back every spring when the weather starts to warm up. This is due to the acid and alkaline crystals being present in old dog pee which attach themselves to a substrate such as carpet. When the warm weather hits these crystals expand and release that wonderful fragrance we so commonly call dog pee. So in order to remove these crystals from the carpet or furniture fibers, you need to break them down with a chemical and then if possible extract them out of the carpet with a wet vac. Wet vacs (wet vacuum) also can come with a wand that injects hot or warm water into the carpet. This water can be applied on top of the chemical and then extracted out in one go with the broken down urine residues. We are currently writing a review for the best wet vacuum for carpet and will release this soon. We will include the best wet vacuum cleaner for pet stains also in this review.
Preferably use a wet vac with a “wand” as shown below to inject warm water on top of the odor neutralizer and then extract he whole lot out.
Sample of a carpet cleaning machine wand below
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Here is a sample video of a wet vac being used in conjunction with our Odor Removal Product to remove 4 month old milk from a Volkswagen. You can see how it injects water into the carpet while extracting the milk (or urine) residues efficiently. Note also the foaming where the product is indicating the main areas of the contamination.  These are great machines also if you are wanting to learn how to remove dog urine smell from a mattress. For mattresses we only use extraction as this is the best solution when urine penetrates deep down into furniture such as a mattress.

To see a foaming odor neutralizing product click here

Well we hope you enjoyed this article on How to Remove Pet Urine From Carpet and you learned the difference between pet odor spray deodorizer and a dog urine odor removal product, plus you found my top 5 dog odor removal tips worthwhile.

Any questions please hit me up and thanks for visiting my Odor Removal website.

Craig The Odor Dude
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