Author: Marybeth Vaughan

How long does the Earth Care Odor Remover Bag Last?

Today’s helpful hint

How long will the Earth Care Odor Remover Bag last?
Typically the bag will last 3 months after it is removed from the plastic.  (It will last indefinitely in the plastic.)
It does depend on the types of odors it is being used on.
For example, for a dead rodent odor it will typically last 3 months, so the bag will typically outlast the stink from the carcass.
If it is being used for strong cigarette odor it may only last a few days or weeks.

How you can I tell if the bag is no longer removing odors?
If you hang a bag and the odor is gone for a time period but returns, that indicates that the bag is “full” and you need to add more bags.   Or if you smell the bag and it has an odor that also indicates the bag is “full”.

What do you mean the bag is “full”?
Think of the bag as a sponge.  Odor is drawn into the bag and the Earth Care Mineral inside absorbs the odor.  The molecular structure of Earth Care consists of billions of microscopic pores, which gives it a large surface area (exceeding the size of a football field). This enables Earth Care to absorb phenomenal amounts of odors.  Once “full” it becomes saturated and can no longer absorb odors.

Add-On Services Help You Retain and Gain Customers

Providing add on services can be significant in both retaining customers and gaining new ones. Some things to consider before offering an add on service:

    • Give customers what they are asking for. Train your technicians to listen to what your customers are complaining about.
    • What are the costs to you to offer the add on service?   What equipment is needed, what are training costs, etc. Complete a small test market to see how viable the new service is.
    • Ideally offer something that not many of your competitors are offering.
    • Market to your existing customer base initially.

Earth Care Odor Eliminators make it easy for you to add Odor Control as an add on service. Here are some suggestions:

    • Dead Rodent Odor: Most PCP’s offer a solution when a rodent dies and stinks up their customer’s place of business or home. You can hang 1-3 Earth Care Bags to eliminate that odor.
    • Flood Odors: After clean up from a flood often the home or business is left with a horrible smell. You can offer to eliminate that odor with the Earth Care Flood Odor Remover Kit.
    • Wild Life Odors and Feral Cat Infestations: Skunk and other animal odors can make buildings uninhabitable. You can use a combination of Earth Care Bags and Granules to eliminate skunk and animal odors.
    • Musty Smells in Old Buildings: Some building just stink, you can cure that problem for your customer.
    • Garbage and Dumpster Rooms: These can be a real problem when the odor infiltrates a place of business especially restaurants. A combination of Earth Care Bags and Granules will eliminate these odors.

Most of these solutions offer the opportunity for you to provide an ongoing service which your customer will appreciate and will create addition cash flow to you.

For more information about how to add odor control to your arsenal of services please contact me.  Bill    BVaughan@cleartheair.com

Also visit our website at www.earthcareproducts.biz

To buy our products contact your distributor.  Here is a list of our distributors.

How to Remove Odors After Floods

Hurricane and tornado victims are hit with many emergencies and challenges in rebuilding their homes and communities.

After their immediate needs are met many will be faced with horrendous lingering odors.  In addition to the pest and wildlife issues, you can help them get relief from those odors.

Click  here to learn from your fellow professionals how well Earth Care Products works to eliminate musty mildew odors.

To eliminate musty mildew odors simply hang bags throughout area with odors.  Hang one bag per every 100-300 square feet.  Odor will be completely gone or greatly reduced in  1-4 days.

Simple, cost effective, long lasting satisfaction for your customers with financial benefits for your company.

To learn more about eliminating odors click here.
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To order contact your distributor. Click here to find your distributor.

If you need help with a specific odor problem contact me.

Bill Vaughan
760 941 5302
email bvaughan@cleartheair.com

 

How to Remove Dumpster and Trash Odors

Add On Service:  Odor Control is a perfect add on service for your commercial accounts.  Dumpster rooms are frequently located in close proximity to stores or restaurants and the foul odors can filter into the store or business.  When you are visiting your customer for pest control, simply add or replace the appropriate odor remover products.  This provides a great service for your customer and additional income for you.

To learn more and see a video on how to manage odor in dumpster rooms click here.

You can also sell the bags to your residential customers.  If they have a stinky garage because of stinky trash cans all they have to do is hang a bag in their trash can.

 

Types of Odor Control Solutions to Consider

Types of odor control solutions to consider:

 Anions
This is a small but very important segment of odor control.  Anions (negatively charged particles) have the ability to attract ions (positively charged particles).  Odor molecules are either ions or ride on ions so there is a natural positive to negative attraction that occurs.  Odor molecules cling to the surface of the anion until an ion exchange takes place which results in the odor molecule giving up an atom of oxygen or nitrogen.  This results in a total elimination of the odor.

Pros:  Not required to come in contact with the odor source in order to work.   Odor free.  Anions last a long time (months).
Cons: Do not work instantly, may take one to 48 hours to work.
Examples:  Earth Care Odor Remover Bags.

Enzymes, Bacteria & Biodegradation
This covers the largest and most popular segments of odor control products on the market.  Many of these products work well to rid odors.  They work by providing enzymes, bacteria or some means of biodegradation applied to an odor source to consume odor causing agents.  They come in liquids or sprays.  Some require mixing a concentrated solution, some come in an aerosol can and can be sprayed directly.  Apply directly to various odor sources to remove odors such as an area where a dead carcass had been, urine areas, skunk spray areas, etc.

Pros:  Some work very fast to rid an odor.  Enzyme class products can be very effective in absorbing odors.
Cons:  Must come in direct contact with source in order to work.  Does not last long in use.  If airborne odors are eliminated and the source is not dealt with odors reappear creating non revenue call backs.  May require frequent spraying over a period of about two or more weeks to be effective.
Examples:  Bac-Azap, Nilodor, Odor Pro

 Masking Agents
These products use a pleasant fragrance to cover up or over power a foul odor.  These are typically used in bathrooms because they are fast and can have a pleasant smell.

Pros:  Work immediately to provide a more pleasant aroma.  If the fragrance outlast the foul odor they are very effective.
Cons:  Do not rid odors, they simply cover them up.  Can be annoying to people with fragrance or chemical sensitivities.  Not long lasting unless a periodic spraying occurs.
Examples:  Purge dual odor eliminator, Aire-mate, T.O.C., Time Mist

Ozone Generators
 Extreme caution should be utilized when operating ozone generation equipment and users should be well trained.  It is recommended that PMP’s using this type of equipment read EPA report in http://www.epa.gov/appcdwww/iemb/ozone.htm and California Air Resources Board study http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/nr053106.htm prior to considering this type of equipment.

Pros: Can be effective on certain odors.
Cons: Does not have a broad range of odor control.  No personnel can be present when running.  Has health hazards associated with equipment.  Can cause damage to carpeting, drapes and paint.
Examples: See manufactures in California Air Resources Board study http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/nr053106.htm for approved equipment.

While other types of odor control are available such as Oxidizers they were not mentioned due to the narrow band of odor elimination, the toxic nature of such solutions and the limited use to the PMP.  Air Purifiers equipped with HEPA filters are also available which require capital expenditure.  Some do a good job which are used in the flood restoration business; again consult the California Air Resources Board study for a recommended list of equipment.

 

Pest World 2016

Listen to what people attending Pest World 2016 are saying about Earth Care Odor Eliminator Products.

Come visit us at Pest World 2017 in Baltimore,  we will be in booth # 1214.