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Odor-Z-Way Compared to Other Products

March 2, 2010

In recent articles that I have written, you probably heard me talk about how Odor-Z-Way is a far superior product to any other product out on the market.  Well, I want to go in and explain why and how Odor-Z-Way is a far superior product to all of the products out on the market right now.  I am going to talk about the comparisons between Odor-Z-Way and other enzyme products (Oust, Febreeze, Ozium, etc.), carbon, and other natural zeolites (solid products such as Odorzout, odor crystals, etc.).

First, I want to take a look at Odor-Z-Way and the advantages is has over its competition.  Odor-Z-Way is odorless.  Odor-Z-Way has absolutely no odor to it because the product only absorbs impurities.  Odor-Z-Way is white in appearance.  This means that the product is a clean and will not discolor, stain, or cause any defects to you carpet, clothing, upholstery, etc.  The product is environmentally safe, human safe, and pet safe.  You can sprinkle Odor-Z-Way on your carpet and your kids can walk through it and the product will not cause any harm to your kids.  You can also apply Odor-Z-Way directly onto your pet to remove odors and there is absolutely no harm caused to your pet.  The product is predictable and has a larger tunnel structure allowing the product to obtain the same results over and over again and absorb more than any other product out on the market.  With being a solid product, Odor-Z-Way absorbs and removes impurities completely so they are not still present.  Odor-Z-Way is an FDA approved product.  The product is also a multipurpose product with hundreds upon hundreds of uses.  This allows you to get rid of 20 other products in your cabinets and replace them with one safe product that will do the job.  This also saves you money!  Last of all, Odor-Z-Way is a true American made product.  Everything that goes into making the product is found right here in the US.  These are the main benefits that we have found that Odor-Z-Way has over its competition.

I now want to talk about enzyme products that are out on the market.  Enzymes are spray type of products that usually have some type of odor to them.  Some enzymes also claim to neutralize odors and stains.  The problem with enzymes that have an odor to them is that they are masking over odors.  The odor actually never goes away.  When an enzyme like this is sprayed you just have a stronger odor and in some cases if the enzyme is sprayed on a particular gas, you could possibly create a toxic odor.  Enzymes are also not safe to spray on your pets or around your kids.  For instance, if your pet gets sprayed by a skunk you cannot spray certain products onto your pet to remove the odor because they could cause serious health issues.  This is the same thing for your kids.  As for enzymes that supposedly neutralize odors and stains, they do neutralize them, but they don’t get rid of them.  I had an instance where a particular enzyme product was used to get rid of a stain in carpet but left the odor.  The carpet was then dampened and Odor-Z-Way was put on the carpet to get rid of the odor.  The Odor-Z-Way took out the odor but also started pulling the stain back up out of the carpet.  The stain was actually never removed.   It was just neutrally broke down to where it looked like it was gone.  Enzymes can also discolor and cause other defects to your carpet, clothing, upholstery, etc.  You really must be careful when working with enzymes!

Now let’s take a look at carbon.  There is a golden rule with carbon against Odor-Z-Way.  In gas (odor) absorption, whatever carbon can do Odor-Z-Way cannot and whatever Odor-Z-Way can do carbon cannot.  In many instances, Odor-Z-Way and carbon put together can do a lot of good but for the general public Odor-Z-Way is far superior.  There are many products out on the market that use carbon currently.  Carbon does not have the absorption capability that Odor-Z-Way has.  Odor-Z-Way lasts much longer and can absorb much more than what carbon can.  Carbon is also a dirty product, so it cannot be used for stain removal.  Carbon is also becoming very expensive.

Last of all there are several natural zeolites.  These are the odor removal products that you have seen that look like small rocks and claim to do really good at absorbing odors.  In all reality they do absorb odors but not that well.  In comparison to Odor-Z-Way, they can only absorb half of the amount that Odor-Z-Way can and they cannot do stain removal because they are a rock which means they have dirt in the product.  These products also have smaller pore sizes not allowing them to absorb as much as Odor-Z-Way.  They are also inconsistent.  One time you might be able to absorb an odor and the next time the product doesn’t work at all.  You really never know what you are going to get with the natural zeolite products.

Odor-Z-Way can be used in many more areas than enzymes, carbon, and natural zeolites.  The advantages of Odor-Z-Way greatly out way any of the competitions and through extensive testing it has been proven that the superior product on the market is Odor-Z-Way.

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Litter Box Odors Removal

March 2, 2010

Whether you have a litter box for your cat or your dog, you know how bad the litter box can get to smelling.  I have two cats that use one litter box that I clean out once a day and it smells horribly at times.  I’ve tried several different methods and several products to help keep the smell down until the next time that I wash the litter box out and change the litter but couldn’t find much that worked other than Odor-Z-Way.

I have found that by using Odor-Z-Way to help keep the litter odors down works excellent.  I will just sprinkle a dusting of Odor-Z-Way across the top of the litter until it looks like there is a white blanket over the litter.  I then take my scooper and mix the Odor-Z-Way into my litter.  Since I have two cats using the litter box, this works for two to three days until the odor starts coming back at which point I add more Odor-Z-Way.

The benefits that I have found by using Odor-Z-Way in the litter box are that the product is completely safe for my cats.  The product is fine for them to scratch around in, walk on, etc.  The biggest benefit though, is that the Odor-Z-Way removes the ammonia which is what is causing the odor.  The ammonia is dangerous to the pet’s health, so, it is nice using a product that absorbs the ammonia into its crystal structure helping to reduce health risks.

I know that Odor-Z-Way will not completely cure the odors coming from your pet’s litter box, but the product will greatly reduce the odors and help reduce to possible health risks that can be a result from ammonia.

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How Odor-Z-Way (man-made zeolite) was started

February 26, 2010

Odor-Z-Way was actually created from the water conditioning industry.  After figuring out a variety of uses in water conditioning it was found that a larger size of the same crystal could be used as a superior odor and stain removal product.  I have listed the short story below about how Odor-Z-Way was origionally invented in the water conditioning industry.

In 1925 Emmett Culligan, with help from Fred Lindsay, formulated the process to produce synthetic zeolites. Together, they started the Northwestern Chemical Company. Fred’s brother, Lynn Lindsay, was one of the company’s salesmen, who later started the successful water softener company bearing his name.

In the late 30s and early 40s, there were two zeolite plants: one in San Bernardino, CA, and the other in Yuma AR. By the late 40s, the company had produced a high-capacity zeolite with capacity of 20K grains – doubling capacity of domestic water softeners.  
 
The Changing Marketplace
 
That accomplishment was soon overshadowed by the development of synthetic – or plastic – resins in the early 50’s providing even higher capacities of 30K grains per cu ft. With increased competition from plastic resin manufacturers, Culligan closed the Yuma zeolite plant.
 
 Zeolites are first cured outdoors in large beds before refining and processing. Here, the mild weather and prevalent sunshine of the Kansas City region provides ideal conditions.

The remaining zeolite facility in San Bernardino was later purchased in 1985 by Glenn Gruett, the owner and founder of Water-Right, Inc., a water softener manufacturing firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Water-Right had previously used Culligan’s zeolites extensively and successfully in a majority of the softeners they manufactured. They were also one of the largest customers of zeolite at the time.
 
With the purchase of all rights, equipment and technology, Gruett moved the entire operation to Phillipsburg, Kansas, under the corporate name of Mineral-Right, Inc. This operation became the first modern synthetic zeolite plant in the country. Through carefully controlled manufacturing, zeolites are now produced in several different grades, each possessing different water conditioning characteristics.
 
 
The Northwestern Chemical Company closed during the Great Depression. Emmett Culligan pushed onward, starting the Culligan Zeolite Company in 1936 in Northbrook, Illinois. The zeolites manufactured through his operation had a capacity of 10,000 grains per cu ft – two times better than processed greensand. This accomplishment essentially created the modern water softening industry we have today.