• RV Travel Tips

    Posted on July 13th, 2012
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    Summer is the time for family vacations and what better way to spend time together than in your RV.

    Sometimes odors can get in the way of enjoying your home on wheels but Clear the Air can fix that for you right away.  Refrigerator go out?  Bathroom smells?  Dog was left in the RV too long and had an accident?  All these odors and more can be eliminated with Clear the Air.

    Check out our helpful RV check list and remember to use Clear the Air to eliminate all RV odors.

    Before Your Trip – Make sure your RV is well maintained and ready to go when you are. That’s the first step toward having a safe, trouble-free trip.

    • Install a deadbolt door lock on your RV
    • Inspect all belts and hoses for cracking, especially radiator hoses. Replace as needed.
    • Check headlights, tires (air and tread) and turn signals.
    • Check any hitch or towing equipment
    • Verify your insurance coverage
    • Check your fire extinguisher and smoke alarms
    • Clean your cooking vent hood to avoid grease fires
    • Leave your itinerary with relatives or friends in case of emergency

    On the Road – Be sure to observe the common (but too often overlooked) principles of safety. Obey the speed limit, know your rig height before you go, and buckle your seat belt

    Tools to Keep Handy –

    • Flashlight
    • Jumper Cables
    • Flat Repair Spray
    • Road Flares
    • Adjustable Wrench
    • Screwdrivers
    • Pliers
    • Duct Tape (for temporary repairs to ruptured radiator hoses)

    Severe Weather Tips – Park in a sheltered area. In stormy weather, avoid trees or power lines that could fall on your vehicle. The safest place during lightning is inside your RV. If you’re in the path of a tornado, you are safest in a tornado shelter. As an alternative, you can park under a bridge overpass or in a ditch. Avoid parking in low areas that are prone to flash flooding.

    Carry Your Insurance Information – Make sure to carry all insurance contact information with you, including a toll-free claim service number if available. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance first and then contact your insurance company or have someone else make the call for you.

    Is your RV overloaded? – Did you know that driving or towing an overloaded rig is a leading cause of RV accidents? Even a slight overload or unequal weight distribution can seriously restrict braking and steering, dramatically increase fuel consumption, and cause sudden blowouts or breakdowns. An overweight RV also creates the danger of early failure in your rig’s tires, brakes, wheels, drive train and other components. Learn more about proper RV loading.

    RV generator safety precautions – Please read your generator Operator’s Manual carefully so you understand all the precautions for safe, efficient operation. Most accidents occur from failing to follow fundamental safety rules.

    A safe campground for everyone. – Camping is a fun time for the whole family. It is a time to leave all of your troubles behind and reconnect with family and friends. Campfires, roasting marshmallows and sing-a-longs are the memories you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. That’s why it is essential to make your campsite a safe place for everyone.

    RV propane safety – “Better safe than sorry.” There’s no better advice when it comes to propane safety. While the RV industry has done a lot to ensure high standards regarding propane safety, propane can cause disaster if mishandled or used improperly.

    Most importantly HAVE FUN!  Happy RV’ing from Clear the Air!

  • Kitty Litter Odor Bringing You Down? Learn How To Never Have To Smell It Again!

    Posted on May 2nd, 2012
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    Your kitty litter box shouldn’t be a battle and Clear the Air would like to share some helpful tips to keeping an odor free litter box.

    Follow these steps to an odor free litter box and home:

    Scooping – The number one rule, and the only thing that will keep litter box odor at bay, is constant cleaning. That means scooping the box out at least twice a day, removing the solids and liquid clumps if you use clumping litter.  If you don’t use clumping litter, you can use a large solid metal spoon to lift out the most urine-soaked areas each time you clean and add litter as needed to replace what is removed.

    Washing Your Litter Box – You should also get in the habit of washing the litter box at least every other week if not more.  Use a mild unscented dish detergent and rinse clean.  Remember to clean your scooper too.  When the box is dry, sprinkle a thin layer of our Cat Urine Odor Eliminator in the box first.  Then add two to three inches of litter.  Cats do not like a deep tray of litter and this allows you to add litter as you scoop.

    Type of Litter – Some have perfumes and others have additives to only cover the smell.  To a cat, these smells can be overwhelming and make the box unwelcoming.  It is usually a good idea to get unscented litter and sprinkle our Cat Urine Odor Eliminator in the box to eliminate the odor, not cover it up.

    Type of Litter Box – Using the largest box your home can accommodate is the best idea.  A good rule of thumb is to get a box that is at least twice as long as your adult cat and wide as the cat is long.  Even though a covered box is nicer to look at, most cats don’t like them and they also trap odors inside making it unpleasant for your pet to enter.  Cats claws can get stuck in liners when they are digging for a place to relieve themselves and the urine can also seep into the liner, trapping odors in the box.

    Location – Lastly, location of your cats litter box is very important to keep your pet happy to relieve himself in the correct areas.  The rule is one litter box per cat plus one.  If your cat is on the third floor of your house and the litter box is in the basement, he may not decide to make the long trek.  It is important to have the boxes in different locations.  Also make sure the box is in a low traffic area, away from his or her food and in a place that your cat can easily get in and out of.

    These suggestions may take a lot of effort but not only with your cat be happier but you will as well, not having to put up with cat urine odors.    Remember to pick up Clear the Air’s Cat Urine Odor Eliminator available at all Petco stores or online.