Posted on May 13th, 2013
Clear the Air knows how devastating a flood can be. We would like to share some helpful tips to keeping flood waters out of your home.
Please remember to use our Clear The Air Odor Eliminator Bags to eliminate musty mildew odors you may experience as the result of a flood.
- Give the water an opportunity to disperse before it reaches your home. Clear ditches and deans to make sure they are free flowing.
- Use silicone sealants around all gaps in your windows and doors. Pay special attention to pipe and cable entry points.
- Walls and floors can be made more water-resistant by having extended concrete footings and a waterproof membrane put in the foundation.
- Install anti back-flow valves by a plumber.
- Keep an ample supply of sand bags ready to use. During flooding you can guarantee they’ll become sparse. If you are in dire need and cannot find sand bags, you can use plastic bags or pillow cases filled with soil.
- Place a half filled bag lengthways against a door and parallel to the direction of the water flow. Tuck the open end of the sand bag under the bag and turn it towards the water flow.
- Sand bags placed in layers, like a brick wall so each layer overlaps, will help create a strong barrier.
- If you live in a condo or town-home, discuss with your neighbors your plans for a potential flood.
Posted on May 8th, 2013
Did you know a rabbit can be trained to use a litter box, come when you call them and sometimes play tag with you? Domestic rabbits make great pets and if well cared for, indoor rabbits can live for seven to ten or more years.
Clear the Air would like to share some helpful tips to caring for your bunny rabbit:
- Bunnies should be kept indoors in a cage large enough from him to move freely. If you have a wire cage, it is a good idea to cover the bottom with a piece of wood or corrugated cardboard since wire bottoms can ulcerate your rabbit’s feet. For bedding, you can use hay, aspen shavings or straw so he can make a cozy nest.
- Sprinkle Clear The Air at the bottom of their cage to eliminate any odors caused by your bunny. Our product is 100% non-toxic and safe even if ingested.
- Your rabbit’s diet should consist mostly of grass hay, such as timothy or brome. This helps keep his intestinal tract healthy and unlimited hay should be available at all times. You should also feed your bunny rabbit pellets that are of good quality. Fresh leafy greens are the third important component of your pet’s diet such as turnip greens, carrot tops, collard greens or dark leaf lettuces.
- Always have clean fresh water available for your rabbit.
- Rabbits will do their best to keep their living quarters clean as they are very clean animals by nature. They will usually choose one corner in their cage as their bathroom. To help litter train your bunny, once you see where his bathroom area he has chosen is, put a newspaper lined litter box in that corner. Fill it with pelleted newspaper litter. Don’t use pine or cedar shavings as these fumes can cause problems to your rabbits liver enzymes.
- Brush your bunny regularly and handle him often very gently and he will become a wonderful family pet!
Posted on May 1st, 2013
How to eliminate doggy bed odors.
A lot of times our dog beds will acquire that good old “doggy smell” and although our dogs may think it smells heavenly, sometimes it’s nice to eliminate the odor so you can’t smell it laying in your bed!
What we recommend is taking apart your dog bed (should you have a cover on it) and throw it in the wash along with any blankets your dog may use in his bed.
After you wash and dry your dog’s bedding, we recommend sprinkling our Clear the Air Furniture Odor Eliminator on the padding before zipping up the cover around the dog’s bedding. Your dog’s bed should smell fresh and with Clear the Air in your dog’s bed, the doggy odor will stay away for longer.
If your dog bed cover can not be unzipped and separated from the padding within the bed, place your dog’s bed outside in a well ventilated area and sprinkle Clear the Air Furniture Odor Eliminator all over the bedding. Leave on the bed for 24 hours and when done, shake out the granules and vacuum any leftover granules.
It is also a good idea to hang our Clear the Air Odor Eliminator Bags above your dog’s bed to absorb any “doggy” odors your dog may leave behind.
Do you have any questions about eliminating odors? Please comment on our blog or contact our customer service agent!
Posted on April 25th, 2013
Do your shoes smell? Are you embarrassed to take them off? We can help!
Clear the Air would like to share some helpful tips to eliminating shoe odor and avoiding embarrassment when it comes to removing your shoes.
- Run your shoes through the wash or hand wash them if they are delicate. Use plenty of soap and water to ensure you get your shoes fully clean.
- Place them outside in a well ventilated area. Sprinkle a liberal amount of our Clear The Air Odor Eliminator in your shoes and leave outside.
- After 24 hours, grab your shoes and shake out the Clear The Air Granules.
- Put your shoes on and you are ready to go!
If your shoes still have a hint of odor lingering, you may want to do a second application. It is important to remember to leave your shoes in a well ventilated area when sprinkled with Clear the Air.
Our product also works wonders on gym bags and lockers. Place our odor eliminator bag in your gym bag and within 24 hours odors will be eliminated. You can also hang our Odor Eliminator Bag in your gym locker to eliminate odors.
Posted on April 18th, 2013
Furniture shouldn’t have to be replaced if it has a strong odor.
Instead of paying an arm and a leg to have your furniture professionally cleaned if it has a strong odor, use Clear the Air’s Odor Eliminator for Carpet and Furniture.
When you have furniture professionally cleaned, you still are not guaranteed to have the odor 100% eliminated.We guarantee our product to work or you money back.
Whether you have an odor on your couch, chairs, rugs or lazy boy recliner, simply sprinkle our Carpet/Furniture Odor Eliminator on or near the odor and leave on for 24 hours. After 24 hours you can vacuum up the granules and the odor will be eliminated. For very strong odors, a second application may be necessary.
Clear the Air does not have to come into contact with the odor producer; it will pull the odors from the entire area. It works well for old soaked in urine odors. Clear The Air draws in odors like a powerful magnet. The odors are absorbed, and neutralized without any fragrances.
Clear the air does not cover up odors; it literally pulls the odors from carpets and furniture leaving the air fresh and clean.
Clear The Air is made from an all natural mineral, is non toxic and biodegradable and safe for Planet Earth. It is also safe around children and pets even if eaten.“I used the Pet Odor Eliminator on outdoor carpet for dog urine, it took the odor out, it was easy to use, natural and not messy like a wet product. I recommend the Concrete product for people with an odor problem on concrete or landscape rocks.” – B. Luna
Have questions about removing a stubborn odor? Contact us and we’d be happy to help!
Posted on April 15th, 2013
What does a cat use its whiskers for?
Whiskers are a very important part of your cat’s body. Whiskers, like hair and nails, fall out and are replaced.
Whiskers are different from your cat’s body hair. They are two to three times thicker than your cat’s hair and are rooted very keep in your cat’s face into an area which is rich in nerves and blood vessels.
Cats have whiskers on their checks as well as shorter ones above their eyebrows, on their chin and on the back of their front legs. A cat’s facial whiskers are good for navigation, mood indication, and measuring an opening.
Whiskers help a cat feel his way around and are so sensitive they can detect the slightest directional change in a breeze. This helps a cat at night slink away through a room and not bump into anything. When a cat is angry or feels defensive, his whiskers will be pulled back. If the cat is happy, curios or content, his whiskers are more relaxed and can even be pushed forward.
Whiskers on a cat are primarily used to help a cat judge whether or not he’ll fit through an opening. A cat’s whiskers are roughly as wide as his body – being used as sort of a natural ruler. Whisker tips are sensitive to pressure. You’ll most likely see a cat stick his head in and out of an opening before he puts his body in it. By doing this, he judges the width of the opening to see if he can fit.
What other facts do you know about a cat’s whiskers? Please comment on our blog to share with us!
Posted on April 11th, 2013
Don’t let rats invade your home.
Both rats and mice can cause major destruction to your home. Clear the Air would like to share some tips to avoid a rat infestation in your home.
First you need to check to see if you have rats. Look to see if you see mouse or rat droppings. In your yard, you can check weedy places, under boards and dog houses or near garbage cans to see if a rat has made a burrow or nest. Also any holes or edges around your home and yard with chewed edges are sure signs of a rat or mouse.
Rats and mice breed fast. A mouse can have several young when she’s two months old. Then, two months later, her young will breed. In the meantime, the mother will produce another litter. So you must keep working to get rid of them. Here are some tips to keeping them out of your property:
- Keep garbage in tightly covered cans. Feed dogs and cats in a dish, then take up the food they don’t eat. Don’t leave it out for rats and mice.
- Remove trash, old boards, weeds and junk cars. Rats and mice like to hide in such places. Don’t pile wood against the house. Store wood and other materials at least a foot off the ground.
- Keep doors closed. Cover windows with screens. One-fourth inch or smaller mesh will keep rats and mice out. Keep floor drains tightly sealed. Cement or caulk around pipes and cables where they pass through walls. Mice can get through any hole that will admit the tip of your little finger.
- If you use poison or a trap to kill your rats, chances are the rat will die in the wall of your home. This can cause a horrendous odor and thankfully Clear the Air has an easy solution to rid your home of that dead rat odor. Click here to learn more about eliminating dead rodent odor.
- Birdhouses and seed should be on poles and in trays rats can’t get.
- Roof rats get into your house from tree branches that hang over the roof. Keep trees cut back and cover any openings in the eves.
Posted on April 3rd, 2013
Summer is around the bend and it is time to plan those fun family vacations with the RV.
If you haven’t been in your RV for a while throughout the winter months, you may experience some foul odors lurking in your RV when you go to get it ready for the warmer months.
Tobacco smoke, kitchen, road kill, skunk, gasoline, smog, “doggie”, urine, mold/mildew, bathroom, and holding tank odors are common odors that stink up our RVs. Air fresheners just mask the odors and often smell worse than the offensive odor. RV detailing is expensive, and shampooing often just spreads the smell around.
Earth Care Odor Remover Bags can simply be hung in your RV and they will completely eliminate all these odors. Earth Care draws in odors like a powerful magnet. The odors are adsorbed, and neutralized without any fragrances. It is made from an all-natural mineral, is non-toxic, biodegradable and safe for Planet Earth.
Clear the Air is also safe around children and pets even if eaten. It does not have to come into contact with odor producer to eliminate the odor. Earth Care does not cover up odors it literally “clears the air” leaving the air fresh and clean.
Directions To Eliminate Odors From Your RV
- Hang or place one bag in bathroom, and one in kitchen area, each bag covers approximately 100 square feet.
- Leave windows open for air circulation.
- Do not set bag in direct sun.
- If there are strong odors in your RV you may also want to sprinkle Clear The Air Odor Eliminator for Carpets and Furniture on all upholstery and carpet. Leave down overnight and vacuum. All odors will be completely eliminated.
- The bags will continue to eliminate new odors for up to 3 months. Each bag will cover approximately 100 square feet, some air circulation is best.
Posted on March 27th, 2013
Cleaning out your reptile cage.
Once a week you should clean out your reptile’s cage. Clear the Air would like to share some step by step tips to cleaning out your cage:
- Relocate your reptile to a temporary cage.
- Remove all decorations from the cage.
- Scoop out any feces from the cage along with shed skin. You can sprinkle Clear the Air’s Pet Odor Eliminator in the cage. It is all natural and 100% non-toxic to your reptile. We also recommend placing an Odor Eliminator Bag on top or near your cage to help keep odor down.
- Clean, rinse and disinfect your water and food bowls. Food and water dishes should be washed in hot, soapy water, and dried thoroughly. To provide more cleaning power, use a disinfectant. Always rinse well to be sure no trace of soap or disinfectant remains on the dishes.
- Clean all cage surfaces with soap and hot water and rinse well.
- Wash all decorations and non-disposable substrate with hot, soapy water. Scrub with brushes to remove wastes and dried liquids then rinse well. After washing use a disinfectant but be sure to rinse the cage and accessories with hot water until all residues are removed.
- Allow the cage and accessories to dry thoroughly before reassembling to reduce the risk of mold.
- Put all your decorations back in the cage once they are thoroughly dry.
- Once the cage is put back in order, you can return your reptile to his cage. Make sure to wash and thoroughly disinfect all cleaning equipment then lastly wash your hands with soap and water.
Posted on March 22nd, 2013
Eliminate “doggy” odors from your dog bed.
Does your dog bed have the “doggy” smell you can’t seem to get rid of? Clear the Air would like to share some helpful tips to making your dog bed smell a little less “doggy”!
If you have a cover you can take off of your dog bed, we suggest washing that in the washing machine along with any blankets your dog uses in his bed. Once you wash the cover, before you put it back on, sprinkle a thin layer of our Clear the Air Carpet/Furniture Odor Eliminator in your dogs bed. Now put the cover of the bed on and invite your dog to c0zy up! Having Clear the Air in the bed will help keep away that doggy odor for up to three months. Once three months is up, you will probably want to go through that process again.
If your dog bed does not have a cover and you cannot easily wash it in the washer machine, take it outside. Once outside, sprinkle Clear the Air Carpet/Furniture Odor Eliminator on the bed and let it sit outside in a well ventilated area for 24 hours. You may need a second application depending on how strong the odor is. After 24 hours, shake off the Clear the Air and vacuum the dog bed. Your fresh smelling dog bed is ready for use!
We also recommend hanging a Clear the Air Odor Eliminating Bag above your dog bed. As you know, Clear the Air does not have to come in contact with the odor producer, it will simply pull the odors like a magnet and eliminate them.
Do you have questions about keeping your dog bed clean and smelling fresh? Please comment on our blog or call us!