In this report you will learn:
2. What every operator should know about bleach;
3. The effect organic soils and faeces can have on disinfectant;
4. How mops can reduce a product's efficacy to eliminate bacteria and viruses;
5. Classifications and animal care facilities.
It is not clear if sodium hypochlorite is effective against protozan parasites such as coccidia and giardia. Tests performed by Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph in Canada showed a 6% solution of sodium hypochlorite ineffective on the Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts after 30 minutes of exposure.
When the daily cleaning of a facility is finished, This process will ensure you have a relatively sterile mop to clean with the next day.
MAF (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) no longer classifies or approves products or ingredients for the export or food sectors. The role of classifying chemicals has been taken on by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA), who approves all products and ingredients that are used in and around the food production sectors. MAF's primary function is to protect and preserve New Zealand, as this quote from MAF's website states:
Viruses in bedding and soft furnishings
When an outbreak of a non enveloped virus such as feline infectious enteritis (also known as (FIE) feline panleukopenia or feline parvovirus FPV) or other non enveloped viruses such as Feline Calicivirus (a surrogate of norovirus) ocurrs it is not always possible to disinfect all the items that have had exposure easily. Particularly in a breeders/animal care situation where many soft furnishings, carpets, blankets and other items are used and can be problematic to throughly disinfect. Many of the non enveloped viruses can stay around for a very long time (up to a year) and are resistant to alot of disinfectants. The viruses need to be killed fast and the best way to kill such viruses is to use an approved disinfectant. However these products are not always practical to use on a couch as example, or pillows, toys and to clean the carpets with so the operator is left with very few options.
Introducing a new solution....Ozone treatment.
Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms that is extremely effective at eliminating odours, mould, fungii, bacteria and viruses (enveloped and non enveloped) present in water and atmosphere (i.e permeable surfaces such as furniture, carpet, cat poles etc). Massive bacterial colony reduction is effected almost instantaneously upon contact and ozone has been of considerable interest in bacterial, viral and fungii reduction for breeders and other industries where controlled disinfection is difficult due to non-permeable substrates. Ozone is a very powerful oxidiser and oxidises viruses.
The stongest oxidiser on the planet is fire, followed by fluorine gas, atomic A1, and then Ozone (O3). Bleach as example is approximately No 35 on the list and this indicates just how powerful ozone is if used at the correct dosage on viruses, bacteria fungii and mould. Picture of a ozone machine below
Ozone is the one of the strongest available steriliser known to man, yet it is safe because it is made up completely of simple Oxygen, and completely reverts back to Oxygen in a relatively short time.
That's one of the best features of ozone. It can be very toxic at high levels, which you must by definition of the word have to kill something, and yet have the ability to revert completely back to a completely non toxic state very quickly. Because of these amazing qualities ozone may be the safest, yet most powerful bactericides available.
Our range of Ozone machines are suited for all applications including water purification to remove manganse and iron or protozoan parasites such as Giardia. Ozone is used in hospitals, food processing, operating theatres worldwide to completely sterilise equipment and buildings
Treatment of a facility and the time it takes is dependent on size of the premise and the location. Pricing starts from as little as $150-00 plus gst** . Odarid NZ Ltd will access your facility and provide a machine that has the capacity to produce enough ozone to penetrate permeable substrates and materials to eliminate all bacteria and viruses.
At this stage the machines are based in Auckland but will be available nationwide in the near future. Contact Craig on 0274 579505 for more information. Please note: during treatment all animals and humans must be removed and premises can not be entered.
Well that just about wraps it up. At Odarid we have a national distribution network and would welcome your enquiry or questions.
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Hot Tips for your carpet
I thought it may be useful to give you some tips each newsletter on how to help you with carpet issues and to answer some of the many questions we get asked on a regular basis
How do I get Dog Odour out of my carpet?
Dog odour in carpet is particularly difficult to remove as the odour comes from the oil in the dogs hair which permeates the fibres and for unknown reasons last for many years. Often there is a combination of dog oils and anal glands expressing fluid onto the carpet which makes interesting work for the carpet cleaner. Quite a combo and certainly designed to test the equipment. There are many stop cap measure you can do such as the good old baking soda sprinkled around, a deodoriser sprayed around but unfortunately the smell will always come back. I recommend you get a good carpet cleaner and give him this information.
Dog Smell in carpet: Use our Odarid Turbo Steam Powder . Mix up a "prespray" of 1 scoop into 10 litres of warm water. Dissolve the powder then apply it to the carpet in a spray pack (Always spot test first overnight in an inconspicuous area to ensure no damage or staining occurs to the carpet. Dilute up to 20-1 if required). Immediately after prespraying the carpet, using hot water, a good quality carpet cleaning machine and our Odarid Turbo Steam Powder to boost the Odarid carpet Cleaner in the machines tank, inject the carpet and extract using industry standard methods. Repeat this twice. Then follow the clean with an Acid Rinse using warm water and our Odarid Acid Rinse. This will neutralise the alkaline detergent and help remove any remaining residues.
We would be happy to work in with your carpet cleaner and help where we can with advise so please feel free to have them contact us.
Now I should warn you that these treatments are best done by a carpet cleaner who has some experience and quality equipment. If the above method fails then use this technique (Nylon carpets only)
Nylon: Using a weak solution of Sodium Hydroxide prespray the carpet in 1 metre lots. Wait 20 seconds (spot test this first in a inconspicuous area to ensure the carpet is not being damaged) and then apply an acid spray to neutralise the alkaline The high alkaline (diluted caustic) will corrode the oils and reduce the odour considerably. Then clean and extract with normal carpet shampoo.
There you go a couple of techniques to help. Are they easy..................not really but dog smell is very resiliant and needs special treatment
I suggest also to follow up that treatment with an ozone treatment which will remove any lingering odours and also sanitise the area leaving a very clear smell.
Some interesting animal facts to finish on
Good morning all
Did you know Pet owners live longer, happier lives with less stress and less heart attacks ??
Craig Connelly here from Odarid NZ Ltd
First of all I would like to wish you a belated Happy New Year and trust that you all had a nice break to enjoy the beautiful weather. Secondly I would like to welcome you to the first newsletter of 2008 for Odarid. You can of course opt out of this newsletter at the bottom of this email if you wish as our intention is always to help, never to offend. Isn't that great news that we will live longer as pet owners.
Well whether it is true or not I don't know but it certainly makes those large vet bills more enjoyable knowing that looking after my beloved furry friends is extending my life :-).
One of the first studies indicating the heart benefits from pet ownership appeared in "Public Health Reports" in 1980. It showed that the survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet were 28 percent higher than those of patients who didn't have an animal companion. "The health effects seem to be very real and by no means mystical," says Alan Beck, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University. "Contact with companion animals triggers a relaxation response," he says.
More recent studies have shown survival rates for heart attack victims who had a pet are 12% longer than for those who did not have one, according to researcher Erica Friedmann.
In that study, only 5.7 percent of 53 pet owners, compared with 28.2 percent of 39 patients who did not own pets, died within a year of discharge from a coronary-care unit.
“The effect of pet ownership on survival was independent of the severity of the cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Erika Friedmann, who worked on the study. “That is, among people with equally severe disease, pet owners were less likely to die than non-owners. Thanks to http://www.showcatsonline.com/x/pet-owners-live-longer.htm for the information.
Aren't the flies bad this year and why are they so bad ?
Apparantly its due to the unseasonably hot December/January right through New Zealand, which has increased the fly population considerably. Some writers claim by up to 40% !! My automated spray inside the house cannot keep up so I have installed a couple of fly traps outside the house and boy what a difference. They catch and eliminate up to 25,000 flys per trap and at $15-00* that is great value. For our readers today we have a two pack deal here which is great value. The Dog kennels love these things and they are always popular at this time of year.
Some gross facts about flies that may encourage you to get rid of them.
From flies to rubbish bins which go together I guess. We are always asked what is the best product for cleaning rubbish bins so they are hygenic and smell nice. Particularly at this time of year and in holiday season the poor old bin ends up smelling like a rubbish truck and if you have followed one of those lately it is not pleasant.
I use our new product called Oda-Out on my bin and it works a treat. It is a deodoriser, a disinfectant and a cleaner. It cleans very well and has the most beautiful fragrance consisting of bergamot, lemon, lime, eucalyptus and camphor. The last two essential oils burn off in a few days and leave the bergamot and lime that lingers for a long time. Its an excellent floor cleaner, shower cleaner, toilet cleaner, and much much more. The product is also used to deodorise carpets, kennels and has a million other uses around the home. I also add some to the washing machine when doing my work gear and they smell wonderful for days .
Auckland Animal News
For the east side dog owners in Auckland there is a very nice dog day care facility opened in Botany called Pinkies (website coming soon) in the old Pet Boutique building on Te Irirangi drive just down from the Mitre 10 Mega and Pets Wonderland, for the city people Barkley Manor in Grey Lynn where you can take your pooch to be pampered by experienced dog lovers and if you are out west there is another facility opened called "K9to5" Daycare and Grooming who even offer paw painting!! All these facilites have dog grooming, enthusiastic owners and are very clean and well run, a credit to the staff and operators. I have personally visited all three facilties and although the offers are quite different I would recommend them all based on your location in our expanding metropolis
Also Rebecca Frost who was based at Pets By Air in Auckland has started a dog minding/walking/watering plants etc business and comes with glowing referrals already. More information here www.petsbestfriend.co.nz and Rebecca would welcome your business.
If you are in other regions of NZ or in Auckland and have an animal service that will be of interest to our readers, and would like a mention in our newsletter please contact me.
We have now released our full range of carpet care products for professional commercial operators and take pride in knowing these are some of the best on the market at very competitive rates. Since the release the turbo steam powder in particular has been sold out twice! We have plenty of stock now to cope with demand
Call Out work
In Auckland only at this stage we are available for professional odour removal work. This usually involves disinfecting areas, removing urine and other residues from carpets and flooring, along with other odour related jobs. Keep us in mind for rental properties and all manner of pongs. Also in Auckland we are available for disinfecting work spaces, soft furnishings etc with our ozone machine. More information here
Some interesting animal facts to finish on
From the team at Odarid I wish you all a very safe and happy weekend and hope where ever you are in the country the summer sunshine falls upon you
Odarid NZ Ltd
25A Gollan Road,
Ph 006495270029 or 0274579505
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CHRISTCHURCH ODOUR REMOVAL
John White (Odarid Canterbury) is now up and running officially removing odours in properties and vehicles.
The feedback has been amazing and the service is being well received in Canterbury
You can contact John here
Apparantly our last email was not successful at getting through and I will repeat the information below for those of you that missed it
If you've ever wondered why stubborn dog odour is so difficult to remove from carpet then here is some useful information for you to ponder. Not all dogs produce this unpleasant problem and it is more common in elderly dogs however if you have this issue you will understand the difficulties involved in keeping the house smelling fresh
There are 3 main reasons why dog odour is so prevalent and challenging to remove and here they are........
1. The oil from a dogs coat (particularly old dogs) will penetrate the carpet fibre to the very core and will remain there for many years to come even after being cleaned. Dog oil odour is one of the hardest items to remove and has on occassions really tested us over the years. In my test samples I still have a piece of carpet that still produces odour some 10 years later.
2. Mature Dogs express an oily fluid through a gland located near their backsides which will make even the most hardened odour professional lose his/her lunch and consider a change in profession. The fluid is expressed through pressure being applied to the glands (Do I need to tell you more or will your imagination run wild) Ok you asked!
The gland gets itchy which is a sign to the said hound to drag his or her bum on the carpet to relieve the itch and express the fluid. Ask any vet what nearly gets his/her subway lunch to vacate the stomach and he/she will tell you it's the fluid from the glands located near the back region. It also contains oil it which will penetrate deep into carpet fibre and linger for many years even after cleaning
3. Number 3 on the list is good old Dog urine normally caused by an accident or an oversight by the owner.
Now combine the 3 potent ingredients listed above and there you have it...........dog odour.
There are a couple of solutions we offer.
To break down the dog oil you need a high alkaline carpet cleaner and the best to use is our world famous in New Zealand Turbo Steam powder shown below. Make sure you tell your carpet cleaner about it
Once the carpet is cleaned with this product it is advisable to run an Acid rinse through the carpet to neutralise the alkaline and make the carpet soft as a Jellytip on a summer day. Follow up with an ozone treatment once the carpet is dry.
Or for all you guys and gals that don't have professional carpet cleaning equipment and just want to spray something around to hide the odour while you save up for the big clean........ use the most amazing product on the planet. Our General Purpose odour remover which contains no fragrance and will choke any odour instantly
Stinky Shoes. Solution here plus many more tips
I also thought it appropriate to show this link which has valuable tips on it for removing odours from shoes and other helpful ideas. This is a popular phonecall that we get and this trick to remove shoe odour works a treat