To understand how to get rid of eliminate urine smell/odor, it’s important to first understand the makeup of urine and feces and what causes them to have such a strong and offensive odors in the first place. While both are primarily water, the rest of their content will vary and is what will cause the familiar odors associated with these products. Urine is made of up dissolved organic solids, with urea being more than half of these solids. This is an odorless and colorless solid that is used by our body to get rid of ammonia. We produce ammonia as part of metabolizing proteins. Feces is made of bacterial biomass, undigested matter, nitrogen-containing compounds, and other proteins. There are a variety of chemicals that will contribute to the smell of human waste. These can be split up into three separate groups for identifications, which makes understanding them a little easier. The three groups are: nitrogen-containing compounds, sulfur-containing compounds, and fatty acids. Out of all three, feces is going to have a higher concentration of fatty acids.
The most common type of fatty acids that is found in human feces is ethanoic, or Acetic acid. This is more commonly known as vinegar. While there is a lot of this acid in human feces, it actually doesn’t contribute a lot to the odor. Longer chain fatty acids, such as Valeric acid, or pentanoic acid, and butanoic, or butyric acid, are going to produce the odor. Butanoic acid is the acid that gives human vomit its unpleasant odor. Valeric acid, or pentanoic acid doesn’t smell much better, and when they are combined, they create an odor that is reminiscent of a barn. Para-cresol, another compound, also plays a role in the creation of this odor and is one main reason that feces have such a distinct and unpleasant smell. While human feces has a lot of fatty acids,
it’s the sulfur-containing compounds that cause so much of the bad odor we associate with feces. That’s because it takes a lot less of this compound for our noses to detect it, so we notice the smell of these compounds a lot sooner than we would notice the smell from fatty acids. Both methane thiol and hydrogen sulfide contain sulfur and are going to be easily recognizable by people, even when they are not very highly concentrated. Finally, nitrogen-containing compounds will smell different, depending on how concentrated they are. At low concentrations, skatole and indole can smell very floral, which is why they are used in some perfumes and are commonly found in flowers. Scientists believe that this is because different concentrations will bind to olfactory receptions in our nose, allowing us to smell the same compound differently, depending on how concentrated it is. Urine has a lot of nitrogen-containing compounds, which can all be affected by a person’s diet. Eating different foods, such as asparagus, can have a major impact on the odor of your urine. While urea is odorless, it will break down quickly into other compounds that contain nitrogen, such as Trimethylamine and ammonia. Together they can create a pungent and fishy smell. As the urea continues to break down, the compounds are continually created, resulting in a worse smell the longer that the urine is allowed to sit, and leading many people to wonder how to eliminate the smell ofurine. Understanding the science behind why your feces and your urine smell is important so that you can learn how to better neutralize these chemicals and destroy the odor that they create. By fully understanding what causes bad odors, scientists and other professionals are better able to understand how to get rid of the smell of feces and urine. The best way is to use hydroxyl processors from OdoroxAir that are specifically made to eliminate any organic compounds in the air. When used as the first line of defense against feces and urine odors, you can easily remove combat the odors left behind. Using hydroxyl processors in any space where there is urine or feces is a great way to improve air quality and make it easier for people to breathe, which is why they are such a great idea in public restrooms and home bathrooms, and they would be ideal in portable toilets, as well.
Understanding the science behind why your feces and your urine smell is important so that you can learn how to better neutralize these chemicals and destroy the odor that they create. By fully understanding what causes bad odors, scientists and other professionals are better able to understand how to get rid of the smell of feces and urine. The best way is to use hydroxyl processors from OdoroxAir that are specifically made to eliminate any organic compounds in the air. When used as the first line of defense against feces and urine odors, you can easily remove combat the odors left behind. Using hydroxyl processors in any space where there is urine or feces is a great way to improve air quality and make it easier for people to breathe, which is why they are such a great idea in public restrooms and home bathrooms, and they would be ideal in portable toilets, as well.
Dear Odorox Team,
On Thursday, July 2, we had Odorox Environmental come to our Hotel and deploy the use of an XL3 in one of our smoking rooms that we have set aside for our smoking guests. In general, these dedicated smoking rooms maintain an odor of smoke that is very difficult to eradicate through our current cleaning efforts which consist of treating rooms with labor, chemicals and an ozone machine.
Much to my amazement the room that was treated with using nothing but the XL 3 and its' Hydroxyl technology had absolutely no trace of smoke smell whatsoever in less than 24 hours! Even the drapes, carpet and bed linens were all devoid of any trace of smoke odor. Needless to say, I was beyond impressed.
In addition, the machine allowed us the capability of removing other odors from wherever else we used it, such as eating areas, laundry areas, hallways and any other place we deemed important to our Guest satisfaction.
That machine was like a miracle! In my 20 plus years in Hotel operations I can say I have not come across anything quite like this.
Baymont Inn & Suites
My youngest child has eczema. It had gotten so bad that he would itch himself bloody during the night. During a trip to the Gulf of Mexico he developed a skin staph infection because of the eczema. I brought him to the pediatrician, dermatologist, infectious disease specialist and a chiropractor. We tried acupuncture, numerous steroid creams, acidophilus, fish oil, Mona Vie and he was on an oral antibiotic because his skin was infected. He even asked me to tie his hands to his bed post so he could not scratch at night. I did not do this. I told him if there was a fire in the house he may not be able to get out.
One doctor implied that I was neglecting him because his skin was so awful. I was hurt and frustrated. We had been doctoring for three years! Then, I heard about the Odorox machine. I was willing to try anything! After about six weeks of the Odorox Oasis in my house, his eczema was under control! It has not cleared up completely but we only apply the steroid creams once a week now vs. TWICE DAILY!. We quit the acupuncture, Mona Via and the oral antibiotic! He no longer scratches at night. It has been a miracle for us. And if that is not enough, my older son has asthma. He has quit taking his daily Singulair and very seldom uses his albuterol inhaler. With all the past doctor appointments, prescriptions and my time away from work, the Odorox machine is saving me the money I spent on the machine!!
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.