Got Pets? Vital Oxide Gets Rid of Tough Pet Odors

stain_cleaningThe story you’re about to read is true.  Reader discretion is advised.

A few months ago we received a distress call from a customer who had returned from a vacation to discover an intruder in their home.  The damage this intruder caused was unimaginable.

No, it was not a burglar.  It was a… SKUNK! The creature had taken up residence inside the home for several days while the homeowner was away and offensively sprayed its atrocious odor through the entire house.

After the animal was finally caught and removed from the home, The Grime Stoppers were called in for damage control.  Armed with our trusted supply of Vital Oxide, we fogged the interior of the home and deep cleaned the carpets.  Within 24 hours, the intense odor that had plagued the space was nearly undetectable.

Now, the skunk obviously wasn’t a pet and this was a very extreme case of animal odor, but this true story does clearly demonstrate the impressive effectiveness of a Vital Oxide treatment.

What Causes Lingering Pet Odors?

For most homeowners with pets, lingering animal odors can be a problem.  Dogs, cats, birds, ferrets – you name it, we’ve probably cleaned up after it.  Vital Oxide is an advanced disinfectant that outperforms typical cleaners by effectively destroying the biofilms that cause tough pet odors.


Biofilm at 1200X Magnification

A biofilm is a microscopic colony of bacteria and germs that is strong and resistant to most cleaning agents.  As you can imagine, pet messes like bathroom accidents and vomit can easily become a source for biofilms if not properly treated.  Once established, a biofilm will continue to grow rapidly, usually accompanied by an unpleasant odor.

Unless you address the underlying source of the odor (the bacteria), no amount of air freshener or topical cleaner will help.  Vital Oxide is different, however, because it is specifically designed to sanitize, disinfect and sterilize surfaces to eliminate germs and bacteria at the microbial level.

Vital Oxide is an EPA-registered disinfectant that is proven to effectively kill 99.999% of all bacteria.  When applied with a steam cleaner, it will remove smoke particles and pet stains from carpets and other fabric fibers. Vital Oxide can also be professionally sprayed to attack odors and harmful spores in the air.  It will get rid of all foul odors in your home without leaving behind any chemical residue.  Vital Oxide is non-toxic and completely odorless so your home will simply smell pure and fresh.

Lingering pet odors from urine, fecal matter, vomit, slobber, dander and any other nastiness are most likely spreading through your home on the back of a resilient biofilm.  To stop the stink in its tracks, contact The Grime Stoppers today and ask about our Vital Oxide treatments for odor control in your home.

Vital-Oxide for Safely Disinfecting and Sanitizing Healthcare Facilities

RD-Weis-Companies-Full-Service-Commercial-Flooring-Carpet-Maintenance-Installation02As winter sets in, healthcare facilities in the Metro East St. Louis area often experience an influx of sick patients and an increased need to disinfect against health threatening microbes.  Cleaning methods and processes for these facilities must adhere to strict guidelines in order to keep occupants safe, sometimes making it complex to choose just the right products and applications.

Protecting Patients and Caregivers

Cleaning products with heavy odors or corrosive properties can be very dangerous, especially in places like medical offices, clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities where people may have extreme sensitivities.  Vital-Oxide is not a harsh chemical cleaner like bleach or other disinfectants.  Instead, it is an odorless, eco-friendly, non-toxic and non-corrosive disinfectant that is not irritating to the skin.  It is EPA registered to safely and effectively clean a wide range of surfaces including:

  • Stainless steel, tile and other hard surfaces
  • Stone and other porous surfaces
  • Carpeting, colorfast fabrics, clothing and linens

Vital-Oxide is NSF approved for food preparation surfaces even without rinsing, and it will not stain or discolor any surface or material.  It eliminates mold and mildew and completely removes odors at the molecular level.  Vital-Oxide solution can also be directly applied or added to a washer to effectively remove bloodstains and other body fluids.

Hospital-Grade Antimicrobial Action

Vital-Oxide helps healthcare facilities limit exposure to harmful pathogens. It has been University and Lab tested under GLP standards to effectively perform against a wide variety of bacteria, yeasts, viruses, fungi, spores and other microbes including:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureau (MRSA)
  • Norovirus
  • Salmonella
  • Legionella Pneumophilia
  • E. Coli
  • H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • HIV

Vital-Oxide is effective at low concentrations, over a wide pH range.  It eliminates allergens and also kills and prevents biofilm.

Benefits of Professional Application

Grime Stoppers uses an innovative and highly effective application method for Vital-Oxide known as electrostatic spraying.  This method adds an electrostatic charge to the droplets of disinfecting solution, pulling the spray toward the target at 75 times the force of gravity.  This intensified pull creates what is known as electrostatic “wraparound;” a 360-degree coating of disinfectant to completely clean and sanitize every inch of the treated area.

A high quality professional application of Vital-Oxide is an economical way to provide a healthy environment for patients and caregivers in healthcare facilities.  Our electrostatic spraying technology uses less solution than other application methods and can quickly treat sizable areas with superior coverage.  The highly trained technicians with Grime Stoppers are able to work quickly so that treated areas can usually be used in 30 minutes or less.

In addition to providing better coverage more efficiently, professional application of Vital-Oxide also eliminates cross-contamination risks that can otherwise be associated with spray-and-wipe methods of cleaning.

For complete sanitation, disinfecting and odor control in your healthcare facility, contact Grime Stoppers today to learn more about Vital-Oxide.