As you walk into a dog facility such as a kennel, doggy daycare, or grooming business, you will immediately be assaulted by the strong aroma of animals. From the mix of pet waste, dander, and even the scent of dog food and treats the smells will completely surround the entire indoor space of the pet business – and this is often times a major downfall for these business owners. People are very selective when picking places to take their precious furry animals and the appearance and smells that greet them when they walk in can make or break their experience and impact whether or not they will be re-occurring Customers. So, what can these pet facilities do to prevent these odors and improve the indoor air quality in their commercial indoor air space?
In this article we are going to learn more about the best dog odor remedies for pet facilities and discuss what solutions should be used to control the indoor air quality within this commercial space.
Pet Dander and Odors
Pet dander is one of the main issues that you deal with when exposed to pets and animals within a confined indoor space. There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what exactly pet dander is and the culprits behind pet dander in your pets. The pet dander will work as a pollutant in the indoor environment and will contribute to both poor indoor air quality and odor problems in the air space. Pet dander is tiny allergens that are released off of any animal with fur when they scratch, lick, or release urine/feces in the environment. This specific allergen released from pets will emit a unique odor along with the allergen that most people will associate with “pets” and even more specifically dog smell.
The dander released from pets are material shed from the body of an animal that has fur, hair, or feathers. Dander is microscopic and can be transported through the air in house dust, where it forms for other allergens like dust mites to feast off of in the environment. The dander will get pushed into the indoor air and circulate throughout the environment, increasing the likelihood of this allergen to enter into the mucous membrane in the nose and lungs. When this occurs, it can lead to a spark in allergy symptoms in those who are sensitive to these pet allergens.
How Do Kennels Get Rid of Dog Waste
These kennels that are exposed to hundreds of dogs a day can carry with them a vast number of the allergens in the air of the space in the environment that will contribute to the high volume of the allergens in the environment. This accumulation of allergens can become problematic in this commercial space – as it can adversely impact both the staff and the animals exposed to these conditions. In addition, another issue within the dog kennel and boarding industry is the development of strong pet odors in the environment, which can potentially turn clientele off and result in a reduction in the amount of business. Pet’s like dogs and cats can produce distinct odors in the airspace including pet dander, wet dog smell, and even urine/feces smells in the indoor space.
Dog waste, in particular, can be a major issue for these businesses as the high number of dogs in the space can produce quite a lot of waste in a short amount of time. Most kennels will use plastic bags to pick up the pet waste and place these bags in the garbage can, however, this is both smelly and not eco-friendly. And these smells from the waste will require air quality and odor control solutions to be implemented within the space to create an appealing environment for patrons, workers, and the animals.
How to Control Pet Odor
When it comes to controlling pet odors in a heavily populated animal area like a dog kennel, boarding facility, or doggy daycare – the containment and control of pet odors in the environment is no easy task. Some of the most utilized solutions that these pet facilities have within their commercial space is the use of air quality solutions like air purifiers and filters, along with ventilation systems to help kick out and replace stale air in the environment. These types of air quality products are perfect for indoor environments that have been exposed to numerous airborne pollutants including allergens from pets, odors, and even for spaces that experience ventilation problems.
Below we are going to discuss the best solutions to combating and controlling pet odors in a pet facility like dog kennels, boarding facilities, and doggy daycares.
Dog Kennel Ventilation Systems
The ventilation inside of a dog kennel is critical to the removal of odors and pollutants and the creation of improved indoor air quality within the commercial space. When you add outdoor air into an indoor environment it can help to reduce the overall levels of odors from all sources – an important thing for a dog kennel that has an accumulation of many different strong odors. The development of ventilation systems in a dog kennel will begin with the following necessity’s in the environment, this includes the following;
- Insulate the building entirely with weather-stripping the doors and windows and any space that may compromise the ventilation.
- Securely tighten all openings to the exterior to prevent drafts from inside the building structure.
- Install an operating ventilation system with controlled air circulation to give the environment a good air quality – this can also include air purifiers and HVAC filters.
Pet Safe Air Purifier
An air purifier is a great tool to have for any indoor environment, especially those commercial environments that are packed full of pollutants, odors, and allergens in the airspace- like pet facilities. These air quality products work to take in contaminated indoor air and filter it to release clean air back into the environment – and depending on the type of air purifier it can work against a broad spectrum of airborne pollutants including noxious and toxic odors and chemicals, allergens, and other fine particulate matter. Some of the most well-known and popularly used air purifiers can include carbon air purifiers, ozone generators, ionizers, and straight HEPA-filter purifiers. These air purifiers will all work in specific manners to attack and remove certain pollutants from the air, however, when it comes to utilizing an all-encompassing air quality solution that can work within a commercial environment to attack a variety of airborne pollutants, there is only one superior choice, the OdorKlenz Air Quality Products.
OdorKlenz® engineered solution for pet odor neutralization was designed to effectively capture, contain, and neutralize a broad spectrum of noxious and toxic odors utilizing the proprietary OdorKlenz® earth mineral technology. This air quality technology is a safe option for any indoor space including those with high numbers of animals in the environment like pet kennels, doggy daycares, and grooming facilities. The OdorKlenz materials have proven to be highly efficient “adsorptive neutralizers” for chemicals making them not only competitively advantageous, but very commercially attractive. When these materials come into contact with the harmful odor causing sources, the neutralization process will begin. OdorKlenz® air quality solutions come in the OdorKlenz Mobile Air System and OdorKlenz-Air for HVAC Filter.
The OdorKlenz Mobile Air System contains two-stages of filtration, the first is the OdorKlenz technology for noxious and toxic odor and chemical removal, and the second stage is a hospital-grade HEPA filter for fine particulate removal larger than 0.3 microns. These systems are mobile and can be placed in a facility and moved around to the problem areas to help improve the indoor air quality conditions.