We, the women, of course, being gentle and very sensitive related to their appearance. And we not only care about how we look but how we smell. What, in general, is not surprising. We created from the blood and flesh, but the flesh is known to have an insidious property to smell, and not always pleasant. And what is most offensive, these odors can linger for a long time in the clothing and footwear. And if the dress code, this problem is easily eliminated, the shoes did not want to part with the smell. And if it is also a men's shoes ...
Oh yeah! Smell men's boots and shoes, so that the first thought that comes to mind is a magical scent catches - immediately send this source of odor in the trash. However, do not be too biased: children's and women's shoes are also sometimes smells. So what to do? It only remains to find out how to remove the smell of shoes and immediately deal with this is not very pleasant, but very useful.
Why shoes smell?
Let's start with the fact that the smell from any shoes, even brand new. Not by chance in a shoe store holds a specific, stable and very recognizable odor. Trying to update the store, we do not pay any attention to it. But when he got home, suddenly we find that brand new shoes or boots emit perceptible odor. And they smell all at once: the skin (kozhzamom), glue, packing. Of course, this call can not be an unpleasant smell, but you do not want to parade down the street or around the office, leaving a trail of the scent.
And having been in operation shoes in general - traitor. Wash it, clean, with all sorts of creams smear (no worse than your own face) and it take and stink the most inopportune moment. That's really embarrassing! And why did she imagine it allows? Perhaps because it is made of synthetic materials that are unable to pass air. However, leather shoes or rag (from "breathable" materials) may also start to publish an unpleasant odor. Why is that?
The old shoes smells of sweat our feet and dirt collecting inside her. And the scent are known to cause the bacteria. And no matter how cleanly you are, sooner or later the shoes still will begin to smell. Feet sweat, even if it seems to you that this does not happen, the dust gets inside the shoe, the bacteria begin their dirty work, and the whole mix acquires a peculiar smell of dirty socks and old shoes. What we (and, unfortunately, not only we) begin to clearly feel Razuvious especially after a long day. But to put up with this state of affairs will not be a single woman. And so it will try to eliminate the smell.
Eliminate the smell of new shoes
So, raid shoe stores, we come home, pull out the coveted Update from the box and immediately feel the smell. On the one hand, even pleasant: it smells brand new shoes and uplifting. But on the other hand - not very desirable because of the smell, and will have, if not eliminate the smell of new shoes.
In some severe cases, not a simple airing helps: enough to leave for the night in the open balcony of shoes (especially in the cold season). But not always, this measure is effective. Then we can proceed as follows.
Take hydrogen peroxide, wet the cloth in it, or cotton pad and carefully wipe the shoes inside. If one treatment is not enough, then it can be repeated (more than once). Instead of hydrogen peroxide and a suitable solution of potassium permanganate or plain alcohol (vodka), which have anti-bacterial and deodorizing effect.
Conventional deodorant for shoes will also help eliminate the smell. Just for the beginning it is still necessary to wipe shoes peroxide or potassium permanganate, and only then sprinkle deodorant.
To cope with the smell of help and adsorbents - a substance absorbs moisture and odor. As such assistants can use flour or baking soda. They just need to pour into the shoes, leave a couple of hours, then vacuum shoes. And the adsorbent is activated carbon, but it may leave a black marks inside the shoe. So better not to take chances.
Vinegar. Also a good shredder smell. Wet cotton pads in vinegar and put them in the shoes for about three hours (or even overnight). Remove the wheels and ventilate the shoes.
Each of these tools is good in itself, but if they are combined, the effect will be felt. So you can first clean the shoes peroxide or vinegar, ventilate and sprinkle deodorant. Or, pour into the shoes of flour, leave overnight and then thoroughly vacuumed and wiped with potassium permanganate. Simple enough. But with old shoes you have to tinker.
Remove the smell of old shoes?
To shoes not much stink (smell and it will still be!), Try to observe (and to force it to do their household) rules of hygiene. For example, the legs do not sweat much, and then the shoes does not stink, do not wear synthetic and cotton socks. Use deodorant or powder for legs and never wear unwashed socks in the morning or tights! These things are only one day, and then they definitely need to be washed. Try to convince your man, and in every possible way to suppress his attempts to wear in the morning loving zanykal evening dirty socks. And yet, every time coming home in the evening, shoes should be washed, aired and dried. This is especially significant for the cold season, when we start to put on winter and demi-season shoes.
Some shoes can be washed, for example, shoes, sneakers or slippers. And other shoes (summer sandals, sandals, rubber boots, shoes) can be washed in warm soapy water. Harder with boots and boots. Of course, the ideal is to have at least two pairs of winter and demi-season shoes and wear them alternately. Then, the shoes will have time to be aired. But not everyone can afford such a luxury, and are content with a single pair of boots for the winter and one in spring and autumn.
Then try to change the insoles frequently, because they absorb and retain an unpleasant odor. And, you can buy scented or antibacterial insoles or daily use deodorant for shoes. Only use it well in advance, rather than just before you leave home. By the way, the measures relevant to the fight with the smell of new shoes, can help here.
Try not to be in the same pair of shoes all day long: First, stay indoors in street shoes - it is not comme il faut, and secondly, after two or three hours in a closed shoe leg necessarily begin to sweat. Therefore, be sure to use the spare shoes, but at home, try to walk barefoot more.
In general, to prevent odor easier than to eliminate it. Do not skimp on quality footwear, be sure to wash and dry it every time you walk in the snow or puddles. Try at least once a week how to ventilate and dry the shoes, as well as to handle its deodorant. And when your shoes to be clean inside and out, and then she will not smell! Well, if only just a little, and then - good skin or deodorant. All in your hands and shoes - too. Good luck!
Why is difficult to bring this scent?
The Internet has records of popularity a funny demotivator: the room on his hind legs marching cat, and below the inscription: "I go around the room like a chumachechy because I shat in human sneakers! ". Ridiculous ... And most importantly - is overdue. Many, many dearly love our cats and seals capable of such blasphemous ingratitude, and how to take a shit in the most unexpected places. What drives while hooligans - the second question. And the first question that we at the same time puzzling - how to get the smell of cat urine.
Even if immediately "sweep" all traces of this outrage, the smell may still remain. And if just a puddle not notice and do not remove, the smell then this place would be absolutely. And okay even pee in the kitty linoleum or tile ... But if it is stained carpet, sofa, parquet or wooden floor, then - down the drain! Any absorbent surface capable of long and firmly hold the smell of cat urine. Print this smell is difficult, but in many cases still possible. Let's learn how to do it.
Why is difficult to bring this scent?
The question is not idle. If you know the composition of cat urine, then get rid of the smell left by the cat, it will be easier. In any case, it will be possible to understand how to do it. To begin, we note that it stinks not only for us. Cats "foreign" do not like the smell, and from their they are not enthusiastic. For example, most cats hesitate to use one tray with other cats living in the house, and does not like when her own tray smell. By the way, this may be one reason for the search of a new place for a cat toilet.
The main reason for the smell of cat urine resistant - its ability to crystallize readily. Form crystals do not dissolve in water and generally is not removed with detergents. A part of the cat's urine following main components:
Urea - making the urine sticky when dry, but highly soluble in water;
Urochrome - gives urine color comes from bile coloring matter;
Uric (Urinova) acid - Colorless crystalline substance, practically insoluble in water.
It is the latter, and it is difficult to make the urine output. When we were washed cat marked space in the apartment or items (bedding, clothes, shoes), water and detergent (lye) is well dissolved and removed by the first component. A poorly soluble uric acid crystals remain dry. Moisture and color on that tag is not present, and the crystals are imperceptible. By the way, there is no smell at first, too, or simply masked a strong smell of detergent. However, as soon as the uric acid is exposed to any moisture (sweat, water, urine) smell reappears. That is why the clothes and shoes, soiled cat does not smell after washing, and after the first socks again begin to stink.
The intensity of the odor also depends on what surface got the urine and how long it stayed there. With porous and rough materials, as well as surfaces, absorbs moisture, the smell of cat urine output is very difficult. Sometimes it helps only a professional dry cleaning. But if the pool of fresh and you had to quickly get wet it, then remove the remaining smell still possible. And try to bring the smell of the more problematic areas is also possible, using special equipment or household.
At first glance, the most effective home remedy seems bleach. Indeed, it helps to quickly, but not for long to get rid of the smell of cat urine. Chlorinated agents themselves have a very strong odor that simply choke the cat urine smell. However, crystals of uric acid, it does not dissolve and erode as chloro, odor emanating from the spot is resumed. In addition, chlorine - very aggressive and even toxic substances. Therefore, these tools can damage the fabric and leave whitish marks on any other surface.
Do not eliminate the odor and is widely advertised on the Internet forums ammonia and any perfumes. Although, it should be noted that perfumes and colognes on the basis of alcohol are really capable of dissolving the crystals of uric acid, but imagine how much they should be used to completely destroy the traces of feline outrage.
It is much more efficient in this case will be "working" all sorts of oxidants. From improvised home remedies to help cope with the smell of cat urine, for example:
Potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate), aqueous solutions which act as oxidizing agents and deodorants.
An aqueous solution of vinegar, able to oxidize uric acid crystals and neutralize odor.
Lemon juice (acts similar to vinegar);
Hydrogen peroxide (oxidized and has antibacterial properties);
The aqueous solution of iodine (15 drops per liter water).
In fact, many improvised means capable of neutralizing the effect of the bacteria multiply in the urine, which, in fact, call it an unpleasant smell. Therefore, as these funds can be used any alcohol, tea brew, mouthwash and an aqueous solution of baking soda. But note that these tools are only good as emergency assistance and are effective only for fresh marks left by the cat. Soap also has antibacterial properties and contains glycerin, which breaks the crystals Urinova acid. By analogy with the soap, you can use glycerine soap or soap with bactericidal effect.
But all sorts of fragrances (balm "asterisk", aromatic oils and bath salts, ground coffee, dried herbs) are not able to remove the smell of cat urine. For a while they drown out his, but after weathering the flavor (and even before) cat tags will again begin to smell.
Using home remedies best to combine several components, one of which will act as an absorbent, the other will be oxidized or cleaved crystals of uric acid, and the third neutralizes odor. For example, a fresh stain of urine, apply an aqueous solution of vinegar (one to four), blot it with a paper towel and sprinkle baking soda. Then make the solution of soap and hydrogen peroxide and rub it into the stain. Then vacuum the soiled surface. And do not forget the aggressive properties of many of these funds and their ability to "eat" the paint. Therefore, before using check their effect on small (invisible) sites.
The modern market offers us an incredible amount of money just to neutralize pet odor. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers produce really high-quality products, and ensure the efficiency of funds can only in practice. Therefore, by purchasing such products, carefully study their composition, which must include not only alkali and oxidants, and special enzymes that can break down uric acid and neutralize odor.
Here is just a small list of the means by which you can try to remove the smell of cat urine:
Zoosan - detergent shredder biological odors;
Urine Off (Off Urin) - safe biological cleaner;
Just for cats Stain & Odor Remover - the smell of cat prints labels;
Complete Pet Stain & Odor Remover - a remedy for stains and odors;
Pet Stain & Odor Remover - Spray destroys even inveterate stains and the smell of urine;
DezoSan - means to destroy any odors
Odor Kill & Stain Remover - Liquid and spray means for neutralizing odors;
Bio-G - vent odors.
Using any professional products, carefully read the instructions that not all of them are suitable for upholstery and carpets, some can cause irritation and allergies. Absolutely safe means of industrial production simply does not exist, how would you not persuaded to reverse manufacturers and sellers of these funds.
Unfortunately, sometimes it does not help at all, no funds. Then, you may want to seek professional help and deliver the item to the dry cleaners or to invite experts to the house. Just be sure ozvuchte your problem to professional help was targeted and was effective.
And that such problems did not arise, follow the cat tray clean and convenient (for a cat) to its location. However, sometimes illness, stress, and the instincts of a cat can trigger leave a mark on the carpet, sofa or shoes. But what to do, that is the nature of these animals, and with it, as we know, do not argue. And even if you have lived in my house is "chumachechee" bewhiskered-striped happiness, be ready for anything, including the fight against the smell cat urine. And how could it be otherwise? We are responsible for those who tamed.
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