To understand how Urine Off works, it is important
to know a little about urine. Urine, whether human or animal, has three main
Urea: a slightly sticky substance.
Urochrome: gives urine its yellow color.
Uric Acid: a mild acid, rich in nitrogen.
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Uric acid contains non-soluble salt crystals, which present the biggest challenge to removing urine from surfaces and fabrics.
The first two components can be washed away with ordinary cleaning and commercially-available urine odor products, but the uric acid crystals are extremely insoluble and remain tightly bonded to the surface. After initial cleaning and drying with ordinary products, it may appear that the problem is solved. However, any type of moisture will reactivate those remaining crystals and the smell returns, as strong as ever. There are a number of urine odor products available to the
retail customer. Most are composed of surfactants (detergents) and a masking
agent. A few also employ enzymes and some use alcohol as a solvent. Still
others are chemicals, whose molecules encapsulate, or coat, the urine molecules "sealing in
in" the odor. The shortcomings of these approaches are that the odor
is usually addressed only temporarily, and the stain most times not at all. None
appear to have success with old, dried urine deposits.
In the case of pets, the problem is compounded because of their territory-marking
behavior and their very acute sense of smell. Even when the urine odor has
been rendered imperceptible to humans, animals detect it and are compelled
to re-apply their own scent! So once an animal has "gone" in one
spot, they frequently return to it again and again - no matter what we do.
But now... there is Urine Off! The enzymes in Urine Off are specifically
developed to work in combination with our specially adapted microorganisms
(bacteria) that actually "eat" the uric acid crystals, in addition
to removing the other components of urine. Effectively removing these crystals
is what distinguishes Urine Off from the rest of the products we've tested. With the source of the odor AND the stain removed, the problem
is solved. Urine Off has a pleasant citrus fragrance, and even that disappears
when the product dries.