Cleaning and Safety Tip: Charcoal Briquettes compared with Activated Charcoal for Odor Control

Activated Carbon

Activated Carbon

Regular Charcoal compared to Activated Charcoal for odor control….and, is it Safe?

Q & A Forum:
Here’s a question that we are often asked about how to get rid of various household odors. “Does activated charcoal (or activated carbon) really work better than regular charcoal briquettes used on the barbeque grill to absorb and eliminate odors?”

Activated Charcoal works much better but more importantly is the safety of not using ordinary barbeque charcoal.  Activated carbon or activated charcoal is actually special oxidized charcoal that has gone through a pretty extensive process which significantly increases the microscopic pores that attract and absorb odors.  Click here to learn more about activated charcoal at this link –   http://www.innofresh.com/activated-carbon/ To explain it even further, not all activated carbon is the same and this makes a significant difference in performance.   Our Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal is made from the highest quality materials such as coconut shells compared with other products that use a lesser grade of materials.   This makes a difference in the end-product.

Safety – This is something very important. Another distinction is that, in addition to not being as “pure” or oxidized as activated carbon, charcoal briquettes generally have other chemicals added to them to bind and make them combust better for use in grills. This is another reason we do not recommend charcoal briquettes for eliminating odors to avoid cross contamination with chemicals.

Keep your charcoal briquettes for grilling and for a much more effective and safer way to eliminate odors, use activated carbon. Innofresh activated carbon with VAC technology utilizes a patented ventilated porous system to provide maximum odor absorption and elimination effectiveness.    This all adds up to superior odor control performance compared with other products.    For more information, please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and learn more about our popular FRIDGE IT and Innofresh fragrance free activated carbon odor absorbers and how to use them effectively.

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety, quality and top customer support, our priorities.      Visit our web site and read our other blog entries to learn more about Innofresh Products and some other helpful tips.   Visit our on-line store to shop conveniently for our fragrance free collection of activated carbon odor absorbers.   http://shop.innofresh.com/main.sc Fast ship is important –   We strive to ship all orders within just 1 – 2 business days and with PRIORITY United States Postal Service for quick delivery  (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  Thank you for visiting Innofresh Products.

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How To Eliminate Cat Litter Box Odor – Fragrance Free and Allergen Free, long lasting, clip-on filter

Innofresh odor absorber
Innofresh odor absorber

Finally, a safe and effective way to eliminate smelly cat litter box odor. 

Do your house guests smell your cats before they see them?   Help is now available.  Easy Clip-on activated carbon air purifier with VAC – Ventilated Activated Charcoal is a favorite odor control solution among cat owners.  Not only, completely safe and non-toxic, but it really works with amazing results. Now you can safely and without chemicals and irritation fragrances, eliminate litter box odor with activated charcoal odor absorbers from Innofresh.

Believe me, I know.  It seems that no matter what litter you choose, your litter box still has a lingering odor that is taking over your home.   Now, with Innofresh PET odor absorbers, the powerful, fragrance free activated charcoal absorbs, traps and neutralizes the unwanted odor safely without chemicals, irritating fragrances, messy powders, gels and sprays.   Finally, eliminating odor is easy and not just by masking with another fragrance. Here are some actual customer reviews.

“No matter what litter I use, I still had that odor.  I tried (Innofresh PET odor absorber) and it worked great.  I keep 2 odor absorbers clipped onto each litter box and the odors are gone and I love that they are unscented”
– Jen J.

“After some searching, I found a pretty darned amazing product – Innofresh PET. The real proof was when my wife noticed a significant reduction in odor.  That was the critical test.  Pretty impressive” Jack

“I used your product with excellent results.  I have six cats and two litter boxes.” – Jjoy

“I could not believe how rapidly your litter box odor absorber rid my house of “pet housitosis”.  My cat’s litter box is in the basement and the smell permeated the house.  I’ve tried other products, but your is the best!” – Helen.

Not only is Innofresh Pet odor absorbers extremely effective for eliminating litter box odor, but this amazing activated charcoal odor absorber has become a favorite odor eliminator for small animal pets too.    The convenient clip on feature on the back of the odor absorber also clips right onto most small animal cages and tanks for safe, chemical free and fragrance free relief from pretty nasty odors.    Just clip on top of cage or tank away from pet (so it doesn’t just chew on it) and leave the powerful activated carbon to start working immediately.   You should notice a big difference within just a couple of hours.

Easy clip onto most cages

Easy clip onto most cages

For really tough odors, you may want to use two of our pet odor absorbers for maximum odor control.   Great for Ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, hermit crabs, mice, turtles, birds, and fish tanks.So, don’t put up with the smell of litter box odor, small animal cages and tanks.  Safely eliminate the odor with fragrance free activated charcoal.   You and your pet will be happier.Fresher, cleaner smelling air is just a few days away.  INTERNET SPECIAL – Order now and use promotion code BK309A for an automatic 10% discount off our already SALE prices on your next order on line at www.innofresh.com You must enter this code in the required coupon/promo field to receive your discount.   Also, look for or special “warehouse case buys” for free shipping offer.

All our products are proudly MADE IN AMERICA and we would be delighted to have you visit our website for more information.   www.innofresh.com
Thank you.

Easily clips onto most litter boxes

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Musty Handbag, Purse and Guitar Case Odor

Eliminate nasty new guitar case odor

Eliminate nasty new guitar case odor

Guitar Case Odor and Musty Handbag – Purse Odor.

If you’ve purchased a new guitar case or other hard instrument case, you probably noticed a particularly strong odor coming from the case.  The manufacturers of some of these cases say it’s the glue.   Whatever it is, our readers have found that putting a couple of the Footwear/Sport odor absorbers inside the case for a few weeks really helps signifcantly in reducing and eliminating the pretty bad odor.

The smell can be so bad that our customers wanted to know if activated carbon would work.     We hear from customers that the answer is YES.   Our ventilated activated charcoal odor absorbers have powerful micro pockets which absorb and eliminate these nasty smells safely and effectively.
Jeff reports “the smell was so bad that I had to keep the case in the garage.  Then I put some of the (Footwear) odor absorbers in the case and after a few weeks, the awful smell was gone.   Thank you Innofresh”       We also recommend our Footwear/Sport odor absorbers for used instrument cases that might also smell musty and “old”.   Our activated charcoal odor absorbers are 100% fragrance free and no small particles or black powder to worry about.   Don’t spray or sprinkle powders in your instrument case.  Just place these single molded activated charcoal filters inside.

We also recommend our activated carbon odor absorbers for musty and smoke odors in suitcases, purses and handbags, as well as storage containers, closets and drawers to eliminate any unwanted odor and get that suitcase or purse smelling fresh and clean again. Just place one of our Sport odor absorbers inside the purse, bag or suitcase.  No spills or chemicals to worry about.

To learn more about Innofresh and activated charcoal, visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and easy on line shopping.  Click here for convenient shopping – ShopInnofresh  and check out our specials including free ship for warehouse cases.  Fast delivery on your order too – we make every effort to ship your order within 1 -2 business days and then ship PRIORITY US Postal Service (U.S. orders) so you receive your order quickly.    All products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.

April Means Spring Cleaning and Earth Day

  Earth Day, Carbon Footprint and Plastic Bags,  oh my….

 April 22 is Earth Day, an internationally recognized event that began over 40 years ago.  Today, individuals and responsible companies are helping to build a greener, sustainable, healthier and cleaner future.  There are many informative websites and resources that provide information on everyday things that you can do to help the environment from tips on better recycling to reducing car idle time, turning off lights, eliminating toxic cleaning chemicals and reducing your carbon footprint.

 Most people see the importance of recyling and understand the hazards of toxic chemicals, many people really do not understand what “carbon footprint” really means.  An understandable definition of carbon footprint that I’ve read is “the amount of energy used by yourself, an organization, an event, or product to sustain itself”.  In other words, the total amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions required.  This sounds reasonable.  But, as I learned, other factors need to be considered in the calculation.  I’ll use an example that I read about – The familiar grocery plastic bag.  Apparently, China as part of their pursuit of a greener and cleaner future, has prohibited the use of the thin plastic bags in an effort to sway consumers to use reusable cloth bags.  Here’s the challenge.  A new study by the Environmental Agency of England found that the thin plastic bags actually have a smaller carbon footprint than the reusable cloth bags and even disposable paper bags.  According to their findings, you would have to reuse a cotton bag at least 131 times to equal the carbon footprint of a plastic bag (USA Today).  Furthermore, if you reuse plastic bags, say as garbage liners, the difference is even greater.

The point of this short post is simply to suggest making informed decisions while acting responsibly to do your part in recycling and reducing harmful chemicals in your home and environment.  And, as far as plastic bags ..I think the jury is still out on this one.  I recently also found myself in a conversation comparing cloth diapers to plastic diapers and use this post as an example.

At Innofresh, our fragrance free and allergen free, ventilated odor control filters are made with natural activated carbon giving consumers a safer alternative to many toxic scented air fresheners.  Our odor eliminators are eco-friendly because these activated charcoal products do not contain toxic VOC’s – volatile organic compounds or any other harmful chemicals.   For more information about Innofresh and our activated charcoal odor absorbers for home, pet, dorm and car, visit us on our website at www.innofresh.com
All our products are available conveniently on line at ShopInnofresh.   Look for our special Spring Cleaning sale prices and warehouse buys.  To learn more about how our actived carbon works, click here – activated carbon.   Time for Spring cleaning – go greener with green cleaners and unscented air fresheners.

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Travel Tip – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Eliminate musty handbag, suitcase and hotel odor

 

 

Well, Summer is almost here.  Are you planning a trip and wish you had a safe and easy way to effectively get rid of musty odor in your handbag, luggage, backpack or even hotel room?    Do you have problems with luggage and bags that are musty inside and then, cause your clothes to take on the same smelly odors?   Does your purse or backpack smell of something – maybe something spilled or just musty? 

Well, if any of these questions sound familiar, you’re not alone. Now,  you can SAFELY reduce and eliminate musty suitcase, smelly backpack, purse and travel bag odor with Innofresh fragrance free, activated charcoal odor absorbers from Innofresh Products. Patented fragrance free, allergen free, porous activated charcoal with VAC technology is simply amazing.  

 FRIDGE IT and Innofresh Sport Odor absorbersare perfect for traveling.   Completely 100% fragrance free and non-toxic with no chemicals to worry about, no liquid to spill and no powder or sprays.   Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers are easy and convenient to place in your travel bags, purse and suitcases to eliminate odors.   No worry about getting these products through airport security.   Our patented activated carbon odor absorbers are safe and chemical free.    Just place one or two in each suitcase or bag to help keep the musty smell out of your suitcase and clothes while traveling.

Then, when you arrive at your room or other destination, just keep the Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers in your suitcase to continue with the powerful and effective odor eliminator working the entire trip.    One reader commented “I Bring a few extra of these odor absorbers and place them in the musty smelling drawers”. Also, the convenient size and shape is great for even the room mini fridge and even to help with those occasional smelly closet odors and musty drawer smells in hotel rooms.     Easy to travel with and easy to use, Innofresh odor absorbers are a great travel aid for every suitcase.

For tougher travel odors, you can even use our FRIDGE IT Cube activated charcoal odor absorbers with maximum micro-pockets and surface area for even greater odor control.

Now, take advantage of everyday sale prices and special free shipping offers on special “warehouse” buys.  Please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com for  more product features and easy and fast on line shopping.    Fast ship is important – Orders are generally shipped within just 1-2 days at most and now, we ship PRIORITY rush US Postal Service so you get your order quickly. (Applies to U.S. orders.) International orders shipped US postal service first class.   All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety and quality a priority.  100% satisfaction guaranteed   We look forward to hearing from you.   You can also contact us at customerservice@innofresh.com

April means Spring Cleaning, National Garlic Month and Earth Day

I know that in some parts of the country right now, it sure doesn’t seem like Spring is in the air, especially if it’s snowing.   But, soon enough the snow will turn into “April showers and Spring flowers”….or something like that.

April is indeed a busy month on the calendar.  Unofficially, it starts the kick off of Spring Cleaning. That’s where you’ll want to have Fridge IT and Innofresh activated charcoal odor eliminators around.   But, also noteworthy is that April is also National Garlic Month with April 19, National Garlic Day.   If you’ve ever been to the garlic capital of the U.S. – Gilroy, California, you’ll smell the garlic from miles away.   Interested in the best garlic and wonderful garlic recipes, Gilroy is the place to be this time of the year.   

Perhaps the most noteworthy mention for April is a very important day for everyone on the planet interested in sustainability and helping to keep our planet green.  It’s Earth Day – April 22.   Earth Day started over 40 years ago and is more important today than ever before.   More responsible companies are helping to build a greener, healthier and cleaner future.  At Innofresh, our fragrance free ventilated odor eliminators are made with natural activated carbon.  Eco-friendly because our products do not contain toxic VOC’s – volatile organic compounds or any other harmful chemicals.

 

We are very proud to support Earth Day and now, through the end of April, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $70.00 (continental U.S.).   This includes our already discounted “warehouse buys” on all our activated charcoal odor eliminators.

To learn more about Innofresh Products and take advantage of our special savings, visit us at Innofresh Products.   Go greener with natural activated charcoal to eliminate household odors from smelly refrigerators and freezers, musty smells from under sinks, near trash, closets, cabinets, storage, diaper pails, garage, basements, dorm rooms, pet areas, cars, RV’s and so much more.   Discover for yourself the amazing odor absorbing effectiveness of fragrance free, ventilated, activated charcoal odor absorbers.  Fridge IT and Innofresh brands of activated charcoal air fresheners.

All our activated charcoal air fresheners and odor eliminators are proudly manufactured in the USA.  Shop directly with us at Shop Innofresh.   Satisfaction guaranteed.

How To Safely and Quickly Eliminate Dead Mouse Odor In Walls and Vents

Dead Mouse Odor

Dead Mouse Odor

Let’s face it.  Musty smells and unpleasant household odors are very common, especially this time of the year.  Not surprisingly, one of the most popular odor problems that our readers are interested in is “Dead Mouse or Rat or Rodent Odor” and how to eliminate this pungent smell.

This is why I am writing this blog on how to eliminate dead rodent odor. It’s that time of the year when little creatures come out and visit.  Unfortunately, sometimes they leave more than some crumbs or droppings inside the house.   We often hear from our readers that a mouse or rat is dead and hidden behind a wall, in a vent or in a crawl space and leaving noxious odors.    A frequently asked question is “Does Innofresh activated charcoal really work to eliminate the odor from a dead animal hidden in the wall?”

The answer is YES. Of course, our first suggestion is to try to trap the critters in the open first, by using mouse traps or other devices so that it doesn’t just eat poison bate and then die behind the wall. But, despite best efforts,  they often simply are dead behind a wall and the smell is pretty bad.    Dead mouse or other rodent odor is tricky because you often never really know where exactly the mouse is and you certainly do not want to start drilling holes in the wall, crawl space or vent.     Also,  another challenge is knowing what really is dead behind the wall.   If the problem odor is from a larger animal, I’m afraid that you really should try to have it removed.

In the case of a small mouse, using a few of our powerful, fragrance free FRIDGE IT cube odor absorbers will have positive results. FRIDGE IT, originally made to eliminate very tough refrigerator and unwanted household odors, is powerful for other difficult household odors including dead mouse odors. It’s our strongest odor absorber for the job. All you need to do is place them in the area that you feel the dead mouse is likely located.   If behind a wall, just place FRIDGE IT near the baseboard on the floor and also, up higher on a shelf or top of dresser.     If the smell is coming from in a closet, you can just place a few of the FRIDGE IT cubes in the closet to absorb the lingering odor.

FRIDGE ITcontains a powerful and effective, ventilated, activated charcoal filter that absorbs and neutralizes the toughest odors that pass through it.  The millions of micro-pockets and pores in our activated charcoal has an enormous surface area that make it so incredibly effective.    Yes, a dead mouse odor that is coming from behind a wall is particularly difficult to eliminate since the source of the odor is hidden.     However, placing our FRIDGE IT cube odor eliminator in the area will help absorb the smell that is lingering in the air.  And, no chemicals and irritating fragrances that just cover up odors.  We usually recommend placing at least three (3) of our FRIDGE IT cubes in the area for this difficult problem odor.

Please visit our other blog articles to learn more about FRIDGE IT and our other activated charcoal odor absorbers.   Also, visit our website at www.innofresh.com to learn more about Innofresh and our products.   You can also conveniently shop on line at our shopping cart.     Fast ship is important – We’ll ship your order within just 1 – 2 business days at most and it automatically will ship RUSH PRIORITY US Postal Service so you receive your order quickly.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with quality, safety and your complete satisfaction top priorities.    We love referrals and all your comments, so please visit our website, blog, facebook and twitter pages.

Regular Charcoal vs. Activated Charcoal as an odor eliminator

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Why use activated charcoal?  Our readers and customers ask “does regular charcoal work as an odor eliminator?”   I’d like to share some additional information on this topic of Activated Carbon or Activated Charcoal and explain why this material is such an effective odor eliminator for a wide range of odors including cigarette smoke, moisture odor, food, pet, footwear and so many other musty household odors.

For even more detailed information about how activated charcoal works, link here activated charcoal –  another blog entry where I talk about the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal (used interchangable with activated carbon).     We hope that it helps our readers understand the powerful difference and safety issues between ordinary charcoal used for grilling and specialized activated charcoal that is manufactured as an extemely effective fragrance free odor eliminator.  Keep your charcoal briquettes for grilling and use activated charcoal for eliminating odors.  Did you know that activated charcoal is even more effective in eliminating refrigerator and freezer odor than baking soda.

So, why the photo of Mark Twain above?   Here is where Mark Twain comes in to explain the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal.
“The difference between the “right” word and the “almost right” word is the difference between “lightning” and “lightning bug”  
– Mark Twain

In other words,  when it comes to eliminating odors,  make sure you look for the important word “activated”.  You’ll find this term “activated” in all Innofresh and FRIDGE IT odor absorbers to describe our “VAT” technology – Ventilated activated charcoal.  It’s what makes the difference.    For safer and more effective activated charcoal odor eliminators,  look for the original FRIDGE IT  and Innofresh brands.  Visit our web site to learn more about our products and also for fast and easy on line shopping  www.innofresh.com

All our products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.   Fast ship is important, so we make every effort to ship your order within just 1 – 2 business days and, now take advantage of our Free automatic UPGRADE to ship PRIORITY US Postal service for quick delivery. All you pay is our standard s&h.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery). Shop on line – shopping cart

Dorm Room and Class Room Odor -Eliminate stale and musty dorm room and fridge odor

Eliminate odors in closets, hamper, fridge

Dorm rooms can be pretty pungent.  Shared rooms and bathrooms usually mean smelly rooms and bathrooms.  Problem areas such as closets, hampers, under sinks and especially dorm room refrigerators can produce pretty bad odors.   One product category that is very popular this time of year is odor eliminators and air fresheners for the college student dorms.  Most air fresheners however rely on scented perfumes and fragrances to cover up smells.    THERE IS A BETTER WAY.

I have a college student and I know from experience that college dorm rooms can get pretty pungent.   There are the particularly rancid  refrigerator smells, but also unwanted odor from the closet, drawer and hamper – all contributing to a “not so great” smell.     Even some roommates that insist on hanging their workout clothes on a stretched out line across the room can add some interesting smells to the room.

I know that dorm room odors can be a real problem.   The good news is that there is also a great way to eliminate these odors AND  without adding fragrances and chemicals that just cover up the problem.    More common then you think, many people are also sensitive to fragrances and to the chemicals in many of the scented air fresheners on the market. Students across the country have discovered the secret of natural, eco-friendly activated charcoal.  Now, you and your student can score an A+ for eliminating the musty, pungent and mal-odors often found in dorm rooms.   Not to suggest that all college kids have smelly rooms, but speaking from experience, smelly dorm room refrigerators, musty closets, dresser drawers and bathroom sinks can be pretty bad.

Our readers agree We also hear from our web site and blog reader comments that college room and dorm odors are a real problem, coming from the mini refrigerator to musty closets and storage.    Innofresh and Fridge IT activated carbon odor absorbers are the A + answer for every student.  Don’t spend money on expensive air purifiers.

“My roommate never cleaned out his stuff from the refrigerator and it always smelled……then I put (FRIDGE IT) in the fridge and no more odor.  Thank you”
— Roger
“My son’s dorm room really stinks and the smell was coming from the closet.   I sent him a care package with your product  (Innofresh Footwear/Closet) odor absorber and when I last visited, it really works.”
— Karen

FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorbers are great for the worst smelling refrigerators in college dorm rooms.  Just place a couple of these amazingly effective, unscented activated charcoal odor absorbers in the refrigerator or freezer and eliminate the odors for good.

Innofresh Sport
unscented activated charcoal odor eliminators are also the perfect solution for smelly, musty closets, drawers and hampers.   Hang, clip or place a couple of these powerful odor absorbers in dorm closets and drawers for relief from smelly “Dorm Odors”.   Very Popular!!

Visit our web site at www.innofresh.com to learn more about our products and convenient online shopping. And Fast Ship too! – Your order is important so we make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 business days at most and now, orders are automatically upgraded to ship PRIORITY U.S. Postal Service for quick delivery.  Just our standard delivery charges apply.

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