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5 Ways to Solve Apartment Odor Problems

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Apartment Odor
You’ve worked hard at finding the right tenants for your apartments. Whether you manage high-end apartments or economy apartments, quality is your tenants’ main consideration.

With many tenants using your units and other amenities, apartment odor can surface. In fact, the number one complaint from occupants is tobacco odors in hallways and rooms. It doesn’t matter if your rooms are smoke-free or not, some tenants will smoke. The smoke gets absorbed into linens, upholstery, drapery, and carpeting. That makes for a sour impression for any new renter entering an apartment for the first time. Aire-Master can help you make a great first impression.

Our odor control service is simply the best. You see, we don’t mask odors; we eliminate them! That’s because our deodorants attack odors at the molecular level — leaving odor-causing molecules odorless. We will eliminate unpleasant odors in rooms and fabrics, kitchenettes, showers, restrooms, and hallways. Let Aire-Master be your problem-solver!

Four-legged tenants are major sources of apartment odor

Apartment Odor - Pets

Pet owners love their pets. In fact, many of them treat their furry friends like their own children. Unfortunately, along with pets come the many odors associated with them — accidents, spills, and messes on floors, carpets, and fabrics.

Aire-Master is here to help. We will eliminate unpleasant odors caused by tenants and their pets in rooms, hallways, and lobbies. What’s left is a light, welcoming fragrance.

Your fitness center can be a breath of fresh air!

Apartment Odor - Fitness Center

You have done your part at catering to your fitness-focused residents by providing a fitness area. After all, it’s an amenity that’s a deciding factor for many tenants when looking for an apartment. Your staff has done a great job keeping these areas cleaned and maintained, but clean doesn’t always tackle the common, unpleasant odors that can build up.

Your tenants’ first impressions are crucial. This is where Aire-Master can help. We’re your personal trainer of odor control and disinfecting! We can make your clean fitness center smell clean and keep it virus and germ-free. We will eliminate unpleasant odors in workout areas, spas, showers, restrooms, and locker rooms.

Also, we have disinfectants available that can eliminate the MRSA virus as well as Hepatitis B (HBVB), Hepatitis C (HBVC), HIV, and VRE on all touch surfaces.

Add odor and insect control to your dumpster area

Apartment Odor - Trash Dumpster

Keeping a clean establishment for your tenants is your main priority. Residents expect it. All your hard work should be seamless and invisible. But keeping odors and flies invisible from residents is especially difficult when dealing with trash dumpsters and trash receptacles. After all, they’re a breeding ground for sour odors and a smorgasbord for germ-carrying flies. You can’t ignore these problems, and your tenants certainly won’t.

Let Aire-Master help. No one does odor control quicker and better than we do. We will eliminate unpleasant odors and flies in food prep and service areas, trash and dumpster spaces, loading dock entrances, and more. Let Aire-Master be your problem solvers!

Let scent marketing work its magic in your lobby

Apartment Odor - Lobby - Scent Marketing

Seconds after potential tenant walks through the front door of your of office, they’ve formed an opinion about your apartment complex — whether good or bad. You can do more than just eliminate unpleasant apartment odor; you can create a positive impression for your brand. That’s the power of Scent Marketing.

Scent marketing is the best-kept secret of many big companies and the most neglected tool in marketing. No other sense is as powerful on our emotions and recall as our sense of smell. Aire-Master brings you this effective tool to add to your marketing strategy. And best of all, it’s affordable no matter the size of your lobby.

Aire-Master fragrances are unique custom blends, designed for maximum performance and aroma quality. We offer a widest variety of fragrances. We’ll put scent marketing to work for you by helping you select a fragrance that is suited for your guests and environment.

Green Drain Prevents Odors and Other Floor Drain Problems

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Drainage technology is an area that has evolved very little since the invention of modern plumbing. Pipes haven’t increased in size, yet buildings are getting bigger and the volume of matter we now push through pipes are stressing them out. So, it’s not surprising that drain blockages have increased from things like: solids being flushed by waste disposals and macerators, as well as fats and solids being washed away in commercial kitchens.

To compound the problem, many buildings are going “green” — creating plumbing nightmares. Low-flush toilets, water-saving devices on taps and shower heads, and energy-efficient boilers are all well and good, but they can work against the original design of modern plumbing. Gravity and water are needed to push content through the pipes. The Green Drain™ may just be the solution you need!

Green Drain trap seal 

Water flows down; bugs, odors, and sewer gas stay out.

The Green Drain™ is an economical floor drain trap seal that allows water to flow down the drain while preventing pests, odors, or harmful gasses/pathogens from infiltrating the living or work space. It features a specially designed flap that springs back into place — stopping reverse airflow from escaping into the room. The Green Drain™ is available in four sizes to fit most commercial floor drain pipes.

Green Drain™ solves these problems.

Dry Traps

Airflow can reverse direction due to a dry trap. Instead of airflow going down the drain, it moves into the living/work area—allowing germs to spread. This can lead to pathogen spread. Viruses such as NORO and SARS can spread quickly through pipes and out drains. Green Drain™ eliminates the need for chemical treatments and respecting the “green environment” movement.

Sewer Smells

When the airflow reverses, sewer gas odors travel back into the living/work space through the drains. Sewer gas contains highly toxic substances such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. These gases are extremely flammable and exposure can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, and irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. The Green Drain™ has a one-way valve which eliminates odors, but still allows drains to functional properly.

Pest Infiltration

Flies can appear in restrooms and kitchens from floor drains. These flies originate in filthy conditions that can transmit microbes that are unhealthy. Also, people in restaurants, schools, and other public buildings can experience bronchial asthma by inhaling the dust fragments from dead flies. The Green Drain™ features a silicone skirt that stop pests from infiltrating.

Kid-tested, IAPMO approved!

The eco-friendly Green Drain™ is safe to use around children and pets. It complies with the applicable requirements of ASSE 1072-2007. It’s designed to eliminate odors escaping from drains, fumes wafting from sewage buildup, and pest infiltration. Whether in new construction or retrofitting into commercial or industrial floor drains, Green Drain™ is your solution that will save you time, money, water, and energy.

Here is a partial list of commercial businesses that benefit from the Green Drain™:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Food processing plants
  • Hospitals
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Chemical plants
  • Schools
  • Laboratories

If your business is being negatively affected by odors and bugs caused by your drains, talk to us and see if Green Drain™ is the right solution for you.

Available from your local Aire-Master service representative

Contact your local Aire-Master representative to see how the Green Drain can combat your pest and sewer odors.

Workplace Cleanliness is Important to Employees and Customers

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workplace cleanliness
Making improvements in workplace cleanliness is a great way to work smarter — and create value for customers. Provide a clean environment for employees and customers. Back it up with good hygiene practices to avoid spreading germs.

Why the Cleanliness of Your Workplace Restroom Matters

“A dirty bathroom is more than a nuisance or a potential health hazard: According to a national hand-washing survey, the condition of restrooms in the workplace indicates to employees just how much their company values them.”
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Proper Handwashing — and Drying — Is the No. 1 Way to Prevent Spread of Contagious Disease

“When it comes to preventing the spread of contagious disease, handwashing tops the list of effective strategies. The key is to do it, and to do it correctly, using proper products and techniques.”
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Face It — Why handwashing alone is not enough

“If you could see me at work, you would see my face is resting against the palm of my left hand as I look at the computer screen; that may be the biggest mistake I have made today when it comes to preventing the spread of germs and bacteria.”
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Restaurant cleanliness more important than customer service, finds report

“Food hygiene ratings have greater influence over a diner’s choice of venue than customer service, according to research by food safety management company Checkit.”
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Odor Patrol: Tile and Grout Cleaning

“Grout — the substance filling the void between the tiles — is porous. The smaller the tile, the higher the grout-to-tile ration. So, while grout bonds the tiles together and prevents cracking and chipping, it also harbors soils, contaminants and urine.”
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New Fragrances – Fall 2015

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Fragrance Pyramid - Amber NightsWe have introduced four new fragrances to our odor control fragrance line: Amber Nights, Blue Agave, Enchanted Forest, and Pom Springs.

Amber Nights is a rich citrus floral with a woody base. Top notes include: lemon, orange mandarin, tangelo. Middle notes: jasmine, apple, lily of the valley, carnation. Base notes: vanilla, amber, woody, vetivert, moss.

Blue Agave features bright, festive top notes on a floral base. Top notes: bergamot tea, lime, blue agave. Middle notes: lavender, jasmine, woody patchouli. Base notes: bois de rose, woody.

Enchanted Forest enchants with spicy green notes, flowers, and various woods. Top notes: galbanum and green herbs. Middle notes: floral, evergreen, violet, rose. Base notes: woody, vetivert musk, sandalwood, cedarwood.

Pom Springs is a sweet, tropical fruit blend with a vanilla base. Top notes: orange, mandarin, apple, pear. Middle notes: pomegranate, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, plum, rose, coconut. Base notes: vanilla, woody, amber.

Contact your local Aire-Master service representative to try any of these new fragrances, or any of our other scents.

Concentrated Liquid Deodorant: Blue Lagoon

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Blue Lagoon Concentrated Liquid Deodorant

Blue Lagoon is a water-based, super-concentrated liquid deodorant that eliminates all types of odors on hard and soft surfaces. This product is extremely cost effective — one concentrated gallon can be mixed with water to make up to 32 ready-to-use gallons.

A true odor neutralizer, Blue Lagoon overcomes unwanted odors rapidly and leaves a light, clean, fragrance

Because it contains citronella oil, a natural insect repellant, Blue Lagoon can help control flies and mosquitos. It is environmentally friendly and safe for use around children, people and pets.

Use Almost Anywhere

Will not harm any water-safe surface

  • Spray on soft surfaces such as carpeting, upholstery, and drapery
  • Spray into trash and garbage containers
  • Add to mop water to clean floors
  • Spray around baseboards in restrooms
  • Spray around doors, windows, pet and trash areas for insect control
  • Add to laundry to eliminate odors in clothing, sheets, and towels
  • Add to carpet cleaning equipment to clean and deodorize
  • Pour into floor drains to prevent sewer gas odors
  • Wash pets that have encountered skunk or offensive odors
  • Spray to clean desktops and chairs
  • Spray to clean counters, food preparation, and eating areas
  • Spray into A/C and heating vents and on air filters

Usage Directions

General Maintenance

Use Blue Lagoon in wash water to mop hard surface floors, using 4 oz. to filled mop bucket. Use a spray, 1 oz. to 16 oz. of water, to clean desktops, chairs, and other surfaces above the floor. Spray into air conditioning and heating vents and filters. Use 1 oz. to 16 oz. of water. Place a shallow pan with undiluted Blue Lagoon in crawl space or basement to eliminate odors caused by rodents, mildew, or animal urine that may have permeated subfloor. Mist carpets, drapes, and furniture to eliminate smoke, food, and pet odors.

Restrooms

Spray and wipe vanity surfaces with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Spray around fixtures during the day and spray into air conditioning vents and heat vents. Mop the floor with a 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water dilution. Pour into floor drains to prevent sewer gas odors.

Carpets

Use Blue Lagoon in place of shampoo to clean the carpets. Use 1 oz. to 1 gallon of water as shampoo in carpet cleaner extraction equipment.

Pet Stains

Clean as much matter from carpet as possible. Apply undiluted Blue Lagoon liberally, allowing it to penetrate to the subfloor. Allow to dry, treat again if necessary. For general control of pet odors, use 2 oz. to 16 oz. of water. Spray in litter boxes, kennels, pet beds, garages, etc. Spray on animals, avoiding eye area.

Flying Insects

Spray undiluted into dumpsters, trash chutes and recepticles to control odor and flying insects.

Laundry

Use Blue Lagoon and laundry detergent to eliminate odors in clothing, sheets, and towels. Mix 2 oz. per 30 lb. load. Mist comforters & sleeping bags to freshen between dry cleanings.

RV, Bus, & Aircraft Toilets

Dilute at rate of 2-4 oz. to each of 5 gallons of water (2 gallons per 400 gallons of water).

Other

Use Blue Lagoon to wash windows, mirrors, and chrome. Use 1⁄2 oz. to 16 oz. of water. Use as a spray for refrigerators, diaper pails, and other surfaces. Use 2 oz. in 16 oz of water.

Top Restroom Complaint: Bad Odor

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Man with clothespin on noxeIn a recent survey, Americans listed bad odor as their top complaint regarding unpleasant experiences in public restrooms. The survey, conducted by The Bradly Corporation, noted that “nearly 60% of Americans say they’ve had a particularly unpleasant experience in a public restroom due to the condition of the facilities. The top complaints are: a really bad smell (80% of respondents cited odors); toilets that are clogged or not flushed (78% have encountered toilet troubles); and an overall appearance that’s dirty, unkempt or old (72% noted this).” [Emphasis ours.]

The survey also revealed that people do not want to touch anything in the restroom. They will use their feet, hips, and elbows to avoid touching flushers and door handles with their hands.

A restroom that doesn’t look — and smell — clean really does make a bad impression on customers.

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