Deodorization

Deodorization chemical details located here:

 

With regard to deodorization, the first rule is to remove the source of the odor.  If you can successfully accomplish that, you have, for all intents and purposes, succeeded in removing the odor.

Removing the source of the odor can be "literal", as in physically removing the cause from the area... or, "functional", as in placing the odor behind a barrier that doesn't allow it to escape.

Physically removing the odor is a lot like taking the trash out. Once you know where it is, you remove it from the area in which it's creating a problem.  A good example is:

 

Removing pet urine contaminated padding from underneath carpeting and

installing new padding in it's place.

 

Now, granted, you still have the carpet do deal with.  But we're talking about a principle in the above example.

Functionally removing the source of an odor involves leaving it where it is, and placing an air- tight seal over it.  A good example is:

 

Using a sealer to coat a sub- floor.

 

Sealing the source of an odor in is the most practical (i.e., most cost- effective and least time- consuming) way to deal with odors in which their source is imbedded into a material that would take excessive time and replacement materials to remove and replace.

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