Both garbage compactor rooms and your home trash can smell awful, making you hold your breath whenever you need to put trash in the can or in the room. This confuses a lot of people, because they didn’t put anything in the trash that smelled so bad, and this makes them wonder not only what causes the smell, but also how to eliminate trash odors. Some of the things that you put in your trash, such as paper, plastic packaging, or bits of lint won’t contribute to the awful odor that trash can have. Rather, it is food waste and other biodegradable items that will cause your trash to smell so bad when they are in your can. Because biodegradable items will break down slowly, which releases unpleasant chemicals, and because they will be consumed by microorganisms, you need to know how you can battle these unpleasant smells. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to immediately pinpoint what is causing such a horrid smell in your trash, which makes it tricky to know how to get rid of trash odors.
Because certain compounds have different “odor thresholds” – which is the amount of the compound that has to be present in order for us to smell it, different compounds will be obvious to us at different levels. Some compounds create offensive odors, even when there are small levels of them in the air, while others need to saturate the air before we notice them. Even though compounds will vary in the amount of odor that they produce, there are some that make the biggest contributions to the odors of your trash. Compounds that contain sulfur smell very bad, and this smell is very recognizable. When you have methanethiol anddimethyl sulfide in your trash then the odor will be like rotten cabbage. On the other hand, hydrogen sulfide tends to smell like rotten eggs. Even just a few micrograms of these odors in your home will smell very strong and be unpleasant for you to deal with,
which is why trash starts to stick so quickly. Additionally, some nitrogen-containing compounds will create bad smells in your home. Amines, cadaverine, and putrescine are all created when meat decomposes, so any packaging that held meat, steaks, or burgers can all start to smell quickly.This leaves people wondering how to get rid of trash room odors, as they can be so strong. It’s normal for these to smell of rotting meat and to be very offensive. Unfortunately, there are other compounds that can create horrid odors, including ammonia. While ammonia has a fairly high threshold, it will add to the overall foul odor from your trash. It’s normal to have a lot of this smell when you had fish that you threw away, as it is caused by trimethylamine. Other compounds can contribute the odors that you smell from your trash, including terpenes, aldehydes, and carboxylic acids. These are all very pungent when concentrated and can add to the odors you smell. Additionally, the smell of vinegar from acetic acid, a vomit smell from butanoic acid, and a rancid smell from propanoic acid are all common. Many people wonder how to eliminate compactor room odors and trash room odors and how they can combat the smells that come from their trash. Remember that the warmer your trash can or the trash room is, the faster that your organic matter with decompose and begin to smell. By separating food waste from regular household trash you can cut down on the amount of smelly waste that is in your trash can. The other important thing to do is to make sure that you take your trash out on a regular basis.
This will remove any odors from your home. If you’re still having problems controlling the odors in your house because of your trash, then you need to consider installing a Hydroxyl Processor, as these will eliminate organic compounds naturally. This is the best way to combat any foul odors from your trash and to make sure that you don’t have to deal with the smells. Processors from Odorox are able to remove all trash odors in a safe and natural way so that you don’t have to worry about the odor spreading through your home.
To Whom It May Concern:
This past holiday season, I experienced significant smoke damage in my home from an electrical malfunction in my oven, which occurred when running the oven cleaning cycle on a timer in the middle of the nightÑit appeared that the thermostat had stopped working, and the oven temperature just kept rising and rising. When the smoke detectors went off, I wakened and opened my bedroom door on the second floor and saw nothing but smoke in the hallwayÑI could not even see downstairs. There were no flames, just heavy smoke.
The smoke had traveled throughout the first and second floor of my home. A strong odor was detected in the air, and it went into all the closets on both floors, affecting most of the clothing in them. I opened the windows in the home to get cross ventilation and waited outside until sufficient smoke at exited so I could go back into my home. At that point, what remained was a foul odor from the smoke, which was from the protein in the oven as well as some of the plastic surrounding the oven.
The next day, when I went to a meeting, several people in the meeting noticed the smoke odor on my clothing and asked if I had been in a fire. This was an uncomfortable situation to say the least, as I was expecting to host family during the holiday season, not to mention the embarrassment experienced in client meetings. Anxious to remedy the odor problem I contacted Odorox Air Technologies (OAT) in Basking Ridge NJ to see if their Odorox equipment might be able to help my situation.
The guys contacted a local Paul Davis restoration firm, who agreed to operate the Odorox hydroxyl generators at my home to assist in the clean up. Felipe Rodriguez ("Phil") from Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling followed the instructions given to him by Odorox personnel, and in a matter of just a few days successfully removed the smoke odor from my house (most of it had dissipated after just one day). Paul Davis had installed three of the Odorox machines on the two floors as well as a number of fans to move the air through the house.
Besides the obvious benefit of eliminating the smoke smell, I appreciated not having to leave my home during the clean up processÑthat is because the clean-up process does not use any ozone, which would not have been safe to be around..
It also was interesting to note that the local Maryland Paul Davis folks, having not heard of this hydroxyl technology, were very skeptical of its ability to work. When they came and installed the equipment (shipped to them by Emerald), they said that they could come back the next day with their own equipment to take out the smoke that the Odorox equipment didn't do. When they came back the next day, they were truly amazed at how quickly most of the odors had already been removed much faster than through their more traditional methods they became believers literally overnight. And given that this technology did not require that I vacate my home and dry clean my clothing, treat carpet, etc., they were more than impressed.
Unrelated to the smoke damage, Phil found some mold in my basement (it was from a water leak a few months earlier). I had mentioned that the Odorox equipment could kill the mold spores as well. So once the smoke cleanup was done, and following consultation with the Odorox personnel, I moved one of the Odorox units on the job to my basement to deal with the mold. I am pleased to report the mold is gone with the help of the Odorox and additional clean-up from the restoration crew.
As a business owner and building professional who works with commercial and institutional facilities managers facing odor, mold and other indoor air quality issues threatening their companies, I can say with a great deal of confidence that the Odorox hydroxyl technology will eliminate these types of problems faster and with less disruption and at a lower cost than other previously available means. A big thanks to Odorox!
Peter S. Kimmel, AIA, IFMA Fellow
Angles Professional Hair Care Centres
Mr. Stuart Taube
Hydroxyl Environmental Inc
Thank you for selecting Angels to test your Odorox Hydroxyl Generator in our hair and beauty salon during the month of November. As you know Hair Salons are full ofVOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) and other difficult odors derived from chemical solutions used on a variety of applications such as perms. Some of these odors are nearly impossible to get out and at times can be irritants to my employees or customers.
Your machine was simply amazing, not only did it get the airborne odors out of the ambient air in only a few hours, but after operating over night all of the odors were eradicated from the walls, surfaces and furniture. Each morning we came into an
. odorless sanitized environment that felt fresh and clean. We don't understand how you got the odors out of the furniture without it passing through the machine but we can't complain about the result
When you informed me that the elevated oxygen that emits from the machine would eliminate the tiredness we all feel by the end of the day I didn't believe you. Well I must
say I will never doubt you now, the clean oxygen rich air not only surprised me in how it eliminated my normal afternoon fatigue but other customers commented on it
Thank you once again for showcasing your technology in our facility.
Angles Professional Hair Care Centres
665 Plains Road East Burlington Ontario
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.