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ODORS GASES SMELLS, DIAGNOSIS & CURE
AIR CLEANER PURIFIER TYPES
AIR FILTERS for HVAC SYSTEMS
AIR FILTERS, OPTIMUM INDOOR
AIR POLLUTANTS, COMMON INDOOR
AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES
AIR TEST FOR MOLD: ACCURACY
ALLERGEN TESTS for BUILDINGS
ANIMAL ALLERGENS / PET DANDER
ANIMAL ENTRY POINTS in BUILDINGS
ANIMAL or URINE ODOR SOURCE DETECTION
BIBLIOGAPHY for ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, MOLD, IAQ
BLEACHING MOLD, Advice about
CAR MOLD CONTAMINATION
CARPETING & INDOOR AIR QUALITY
CAT DANDER in buildings
DIRECTORY of MOLD / ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS
DIRT FLOOR MOLD CONTAMINATION
DISINFECTING BUILDINGS with BLEACH
DUST SAMPLING PROCEDURE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE, IAQ, GAS, MOLD
FIRE & SMOKE ODOR REMOVAL
INDOOR AIR HAZARDS TABLE
INDOOR AIR QUALITY & HOUSE TIGHTNESS
INDOOR AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GUIDE
INDOOR AIR QUALITY METHODS COMPARED
LIGHT, GUIDE to FORENSIC USE
MOLD ACTION GUIDE - WHAT TO DO ABOUT MOLD
MOTHS, MOTHBALL ODORS
ODORS GASES SMELLS, DIAGNOSIS & CURE
OZONE MOLD / ODOR TREATMENT WARNINGS
PARTICLE SIZES & IAQ
Particulates & Allergens Indoors
PET ALLERGENS / PET DANDER
PET STAINS & MARKS in BUILDINGS
PET STAINS on WALLS
UV LIGHT BLACK LIGHT USES
VENTILATION in BUILDINGS
Animal smells & urine odors on or around the outside of buildings: how to track down and remove the sources of animal-related smells at buildings: odors, feces, dog or cat odor troubleshooting guide. This article provides suggestions for finding and removing animal odors from on or around the exteriors of buildings - a section of our discussion of animal or human odor removal from building interiors, building exterior surfaces, from soils around buildings or from urine-odor smelly clothing, bedding, and other soft goods.
This article series focuses on removing pet or other animal odors from buildings due to pet urine, pet feces, wild animal urine, or even human urine on and around buildings or on clothing and other soft materials.
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Pet & Animal Odor Removal Guide: How to Get Rid of & Prevent Animal Odors, Cat, Urine, Dog Urine, or other Animal or Human Smells on or around Buildings
Here we give advice concerning the detection and removal of animal smells & odors from dogs, cats, or other pets. The little skunk and that other brown furry stuffed animal in our photo (above left) were not responsible for smells in this home, but they were doing their best to keep the inspector from noticing the water stains from a flooded floor.
Cat allergen and odor source identification, testing, removal, are also discussed beginning at Cat Dander: how to inspect and test a building for past or current presence of cats, cat hair, cat dander, and cat allergens". Also see Pet Allergens.
Animal smells in or around buildings, both indoors and outside, may be due to current or prior pets in a building, pet urine or fecal waste, cat boxes, animal hair, dog dander, cat dander (are allergens and are indicators of the level of prior pet activity), dust tracked in by dogs.
The little stuffed animals in this photo include a skunk - both were innocent of any pet-crimes, but they had been placed at either side of a basement door jamb to cover stains from basement water entry.
How to Get Rid of Animal or Pet Odors At or On Building Exteriors. Below we list useful steps in removing & stopping animal urine & odors at building exteriors. Also see ANIMAL or URINE ODOR SOURCE DETECTION for a discussion of removal of animal smells & odors & stains inside and at buildings.
Smelly soil around a building: You may need to remove really smelly soil depending on the kind of animal and how much peeing it's been doing.
Raccoons rarely urinate on building exteriors but they are less fastidious if they gain access to the building attic or basement.
Animal urine on building exterior walls: masonry walls can be power washed or if necessary cleaned with a masonry cleaning product;
Odor eliminating chemicals and washes for dog or cat urine: we've experimented with odor eliminating sprays and cleaners to remove pet urine odors from floors and carpets with mixed success. Often we could remove the odor enough that humans did not detect any remaining unpleasant smells. But in some cases the dog or cat returned to the same location again.
Beginning at ANIMAL or URINE ODOR SOURCE DETECTION with advice on finding the source of urine or animal smells at or in buildings, we give advice concerning the detection and removal of animal smells & odors from dogs, cats, or other pets.
Reader Question: how to stop coyotes or dogs from urinating on a building
Have coyotes and dogs urinating on cedar wall near front door entrance. Have tried everything such as sprays, bleach, soap and water, obstacles, etc... nothing works. - C. Jones 10/10/11
At ANIMAL or URINE ODOR REMOVALwe describe how to get rid of smells & odors using cleaners, deodorants, & sealants. .
This website provides articles on to diagnose, test, identify, and cure or remove a wide range of obnoxious or even toxic odors in buildings and in building water supply. We discuss odors from a variety of sources including animals including pets, dogs, cats, or unwanted animals or dead animals, formaldehyde odors in buildings from building products or furnishings, plumbing drains, plastic or vinyl odors from building products, flue gases, oil tanks or oil spills, pesticides, septic odors, sewer gases, and even abandoned chemicals at properties.
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