Earth Day, Carbon Footprint and Plastic Bags oh my.

I mentioned in an earlier post that April 22 is Earth Day, an internationally recognized event that started over 40 years ago.   Today, more than ever, individuals and responsible companies are helping to build a greener, healthier and cleaner future.  There are endless, 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 topical for todays debate, reducing your carbon footprint.   

I’ve discovered that, while most people see the importance of recycling and understand the hazards of toxic chemicals,  many people really do not understand what “carbon footprint” really means.  An understandable definition (for me) 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 a recent example 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’ll be staying with these for awhile.

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.    For more information about Innofresh Products, visit our website at www.innofresh.com  

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.

Odor or Odour? Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal available in New Zealand and Ireland.

 

FRIDGE IT available in the UKInnofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor eliminators are now available for our friends in New Zealand and Ireland as well as Canada, England and Australia.

If the smell in your refrigerator, freezer, car, pet area, work area or home is spelled “odour”, then you may be one of our readers from the U.K.   Our activated charcoal odor eliminators are available for convenient on-line shopping from our website and we ship to England, Canada and Australia and NOW, to Ireland and New Zealand.      

We now accept on-line orders for all our fragrance free, eco-friendly, activated charcoal odor absorbers from our shopping cart at www.innofresh.com for Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.   To keep your costs down, we offer standard shipping with only a small added surcharge.  Please visit our website for details or contact us at customerservice@innofresh.com with any questions.    

Also, for our customers in England, our popular “original” FRIDGE IT Cube is also available at all the Lakeland Limited stores and catalogue.    Fridge It has been a favorite odour absorber in England and throughout the UK for years for use in refrigerators, freezers, kitchen trash, under sinks, cabinets and just about everywhere else around the home.   Lakeland Limited quotes on their web site,  “Highly recommended by us and many happy customers”     Fridge It odor (odour) absorbers are completely fragrance free, chemical free and the preferred choice to eliminate even the toughest odors and unwanted smells in your refrigerator, freezer and ice bin.     Not just the easy odour but the toughest, hard to eliminate odour too!   

Now, also available for our customers in New Zealand.  In addition to ordering on line with us, you can now order from a local distributor in New Zealand – Mr. Cool Refrigeration.  Many of our blog, twitter and website visitors have asked if they can buy our amazing, fragrance free, activated carbon FRIDGE IT and Innofresh odor ( odour) absorbers internationally. 

Now you can.  We are delighted to offer FRIDGE IT and INNOFRESH odor absorbers direct from our Innofresh shopping cart on line to Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, and also happy to partner with Lakeland Limited to provide FRIDGE IT activated carbon odour absorbers to our customers in the UK.     You can click on this link directly to the Lakeland Limited web site page with Fridge It odour absorbers.     http://www.lakeland.co.uk/fridge-it/F/keyword/fridge+it/product/3525

To purchase FRIDGE IT and Innofresh odor absorbers from our shopping cart, just click on this “buy now” link.  For more information about FRIDGE IT and our other activated charcoal odor (odour) eliminators made for pet odors, car odors and closet, footwear and sport odors, please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and also read some of our other blog postings about all our fragrance free activated carbon odor absorbers.

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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Survey says – Office breakroom refrigerators and trash cans are among worst smells

Breakroom Refrigerators Need FRIDGE IT

Breakroom Refrigerators Need FRIDGE IT

The office breakroom.  Now, that’s a study in human behavior.  I have to say that at least our breakroom at Innofresh has the best smelling, cleanest refrigerator and odor free trash and sink area.   Of course, when you have a great supply of FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor eliminators always on hand, it sure helps.

How about you?  Do you have an office breakroom that can use some, ah hem, “help” ?   Write to us and include a  photo of your breakroom fridge and tell us about it.  You might just end up with a couple of free FRIDGE IT odor absorbers. Send your story and photos to customerservice@innofresh.com or leave with comment with photo on this blog.

Have you opened the refrigerator or freezer and almost passed out from the odor coming from inside?  You know that pungent smell coming from someones leftover lunch from 3 weeks ago.   Breakroom refrigerators and how to eliminate refrigerator odor is one of our top search terms as well as questions about how to get rid of bad odors from breakroom trash and sink areas.
We’ve all been there.  You reach for your lunch sandwich in the office refrigerator, only to be met with the worse smell from decomposing food.  To make matters worse, someone already took your sandwich, right!

In 2009, you may have read about the refrigerator odor problem at the AT&T building in San Jose, California.   This is a true story.  It seems that the office refrigerator was so noxious from food smells,  that when an employee took it upon herself to clean it out along with using some chemical cleaners, it sent several of her co-workers to the hospital and prompted the evacuation of 325 people from the building.    It turned out that a combination of the odor and using the wrong cleaner sent noxious fumes through the air.

Now, hopefully your office refrigerator isn’t quite that bad.    To avoid the bad smells and noxious odors coming from an over crowded and neglected refrigerator, here are a couple of steps.

Step 1.  Assign someone responsible for posting a sign on the refrigerator that says something like “Every Friday, this refrigerator will be cleaned out so if you don’t throw it out, we will”. Then, on Friday’s before closing up for the weekend, that person would be responsible for throwing out anything left in the fridge that could potentially start smelling.

Step 2.  I know this sounds like a sales pitch, but make sure you put a couple  of the FRIDGE IT ®Cubes in the fridge.  This will take care of any lingering odor in the refrigerator.  Also, place one or two units under the sink, near the trash to keep the the entire breakroom smelling fresh and clean again.   The refrigerator that smelled terrible will now be a joy to open and use.   It might even inspire employees to help keep the fridge clean.

You don’t have to take my word for it.   FRIDGE IT  “absolutely does work” as seen on NBC’s KAMR Does It Work Segment. FRIDGE IT odor absorber performed so well in eliminating refrigerator odor that they gave it their highest rating. Click on this link to see the 2 minute spot on YouTube KAMR DOES IT WORK.
FRIDGE IT has a ventilated, activated carbon filter that is amazing and is the ec0-friendly choice for even the worst odors in refrigerators and freezers.   Completely fragrance free and chemical free, the activated charcoal absorbs and eliminates the odor for good.   By eliminating odors, this also reduces cross contamination of smells in your refrigerator so your sandwich won’t taste like your co-workers french onion salad.      Tested against baking soda, activated charcoal is the clear winner for eliminating odors in refrigerators.

Not only is FRIDGE IT great for the refrigerator and freezer, but you can use the power of our advanced activated charcoal filter in so many other areas around the office and home including under sinks, near trash and garbage areas, closets, cabinets, storage, pantry, garage and even smelly dorm rooms.    FRIDGE IT works so well that it is even the fragrance free choice for dead mouse odors behind walls.     FRIDGE IT and Innofresh odor absorbers don’t mask and cover up odors – they eliminate odors for good.

Please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com for more tips and learn about our full line of fragrance free odor eliminators.   You can also conveniently shop on line at www.innofresh.com We make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 business days and now take advantage of our automatic free “Rush” upgrade and ship PRIORITY US Postal Service for fast delivery.  Only our standard ship and handling fee will apply  (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  Want to save even more  – with our “warehouse case” buys, you save everyday and for a limited time, receive free shipping on warehouse case buys.

The better choice and safer alternative – All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety and your satisfaction the highest priority.    Please enjoy our other blog articles for other helpful tips.    We love your comments and referrals.

Old Books, Antique books and musty odors.

Eliminate musty odors in old books.

Eliminate musty odors in old books.

Are you a book collector?  Now, you can SAFELY eliminate musty and smoky odors and bad smells from old and antique books and household storage areas.

Our readers and customers have been delighted with the results of Fridge IT Cube and Wafer Fragrance Free activated charcoal odor absorbers to eliminate musty odor, lingering cigarette odor and other unwanted smells in all types of items stored away in closets, cabinets, drawers and garages…Yes, and even collectible books.    Our patented VAC technology has a ventilated activated carbon filter that attracts, absorbs and neutralizes odors without the use of any fragrances or chemicals that only mask odors.    Virtually dust free, Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers are the better choice for getting rid of odors that can result from storing books,  clothes, bags, handbags and purses, and other household items.    Just place these powerful activated carbon odor absorbers in the bin or storage container along with your belongings and forget about it.    The activated carbon odor absorbers will continue working to keep your items fresher and cleaner smelling.

TIP for old and antique books – Not only is FRIDGE IT odor absorbers great for general household storage but you can use them with confidence even with old and antique books that so often have cigarette smoke or other musty odors throughout the pages and cover.      Just place our advanced activated carbon odor absorbers in the container or bag with the book.  For best results, try seperating the pages of the book some for better air circulation.
Here’s a note from one of our delighted customers
“Dear Innofresh:   …..I ordered a package of your “Fridge It” charcoal odor absorbers in an attempt to remove the pungent cigarette smell from a large, expensive second hand book I had purchased on line. I separated each of the 551 pages with small cards to increase air flow and enclosed the book in a large white plastic bag with your  product for six months.  Today I cut open the bag and… the book smells like a walk on a fresh spring day. Many thanks for marketing this product.  It worked far beyond my expectations……”

Of course, don’t forget that FRIDGE IT activated carbon odor absorbers are amazing for eliminating odors and cross contamination of smells in your refrigerator and freezer.    FRIDGE IT fragrance free activated carbon is the better choice for effective odor control.    For more information about FRIDGE IT and Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers, please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and also shop conveniently on line.   Your order is important so we make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 days and now, take advantage of our automatic FREE upgrade to RUSH and ship PRIORITY US Postal Service so you receive your order quickly.

All our products are proudly made in the U.S.A with safety and your satisfaction our priority.

Smelly Refrigerator hot topic – Rachael Ray Message Board – People talking about eliminating refrigerator odor

FRIDGE IT Cube and Wafer

FRIDGE IT Cube and Wafer

Refrigerator odor is a problem for almost everyone and baking soda not really doing the job.  Now, there’s a better way to eliminate refrigerator and freezer odor.

Come and join the discussion on Rachael Ray’s message board.  We found some recent comments posted on this discussion board and wanted to share the link with you.    The discussion started with a post from “kitties 10” – “wade up newspaper and get it wet with water and set it in your fridge and it will soak up the odor”. This actually can work for some lesser odors but not really effective for tough refrigerator odor problems, plus it’s messy.  The carbon in the ink actually help soak up the odor.While some posts also included old fashioned baking soda and even coffee grinds, “Sarahview”, “Bettee201” and “Tayloron” posted raving reviews for FRIDGE IT fragrance free activated charcoal odor absorbers. The last time we looked, there were 26 posts with over 5500 views.  Wow.  We wonder if this is a record for the Rachael Ray message board.  Either way, it tells us how many readers are really interested in finding a better odor eliminator for getting rid of nasty refrigerator smells and even bad tasting or smelling ice.      Click on this link at Rachael Ray message board and join in on the discussion.  We would love to hear your thoughts.  If you log in to her site and leave a message on this post, it keeps the discussion on the top of the list.  Please help by leaving comments on that post.

Fridge It activated carbon odor absorbers really do work great and our patented ventilated activated charcoal is the secret.  Fragrance free and no worry about messy granules or powders. Just conveniently place or hang FRIDGE IT in fridge and freezer to eliminate refrigerator smells and “left-over” odors for good.   Unlike other products, FRIDGE IT also works effectively in the freezer to help eliminate off tasting and bad smelling ice while reducing cross contamination of food odors.

Fridge IT cube and Fridge IT wafer can also be used with confidence all around your home to safely eliminate musty and unwanted odors without chemical sprays, gels or plug in’s.    Great for under sinks, near trash and garbage containers, cabinets, closets, garage, storage, diaper pails, dorm rooms and office cubicles.   Even strong enough to help get rid of the nasty smell from a dead mouse behind the wall or in a closet, which is a very common problem.

So, please join the discussion by leaving a comment on this blog or Rachael Ray message board and share your secret to an odor free refrigerator.

Please visit our website for more information and shop conveniently on line at www.innofresh.com All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.    Now, take advantage of our Internet Special – free shipping (U.S.) on orders over $70.00 – check out our “warehouse buys” section for extra value.

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