Frequently asked questions!
How long does Deodoroc work?
- Time varies by situation. For very severe situations, granules may become saturated within 24 hours, especially when direct contact with a liquid odor causing agent is involved. In more ideal situations, where odors are light and the area being treated has a moderate degree of ventilation, the time can be several months or longer. Typically, 3 months is a good time limit to follow.
When has it become saturated with odors and needs to be recharged?
- If an odor can be detected by sniffing the product, it’s time to recharge.
When do you recharge and reuse it?
- With the solid versions of Deodoroc, it’s as simple as relocating the product to a source of fresh air to allow them to recharge. Outdoors and away from the rain is best.
- The length of time it takes to recharge is dependent on the degree of saturation and the strength of the odor, with 3 months being an extreme duration and 2 to 3 weeks being typical.
- With the granular versions, it may not always be practical to attempt to reuse if the granules have been sprinkled directly onto a contaminated area. This can be avoided, if practical, by placing the granules in a shallow pan or inside a sock or stocking.
Is it safe to use?
- Yes. All Deodoroc products are completely non-toxic and safe to use around small children, pets and in food handling areas. Deodoroc has been approved for use as a “non-masking deodorizer in food handling areas” by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which is a section of the Canadian federal government’s Agricultural Canada regulatory body.
- We encourage you to investigate and compare the risks of using other types of odor control products that contain chemicals or ingredients that are potentially harmful to humans, animals or the environment. An excellent source document for any product is their MSDS sheet (Material Safety Data Sheet). Any reluctance to present this information should arose concern. The MSDS for Deodoroc can be viewed on their website.
How does Deodoroc work?
- Deodoroc products work by attacting odors, then absorbing them into the product.
- When Deodoroc products are exposed to air, the active ingredients react with the oxygen, setting up an ion-axion exchange system, causing the product to take on a negative charge. This attracts the positively charged odor bearing molecules (that’s a natural characteristic of odors) from their source location, which can be airborne or beneath the surface area of an item. Once drawn to the Deodoroc product, these molecules are adsorbed (as opposed to absorbed) into the molecular structure of the product, which allows the odor molecules to be released when exposed to fresh air.