No. OdoBan Odor Eliminator is a mildewstat. A mildewstat controls, prevents, and inhibits mold and mildew growth, but it will not kill what is already there. To use OdoBan Odor Eliminator correctly on mold and mildew, first use a mold and mildew remover, rinse with water, then spray OdoBan Odor Eliminator on a regular basis to prevent its return.
The terms, disinfection and sanitization, refer to the test methods used to determine the concentration and contact time required to reduce bacteria to a desired level. With disinfectants the test organism (bacteria) is exposed to the solution for 10 minutes (on hard surface – stainless steel rings) at room temperature in accordance with the AOAC Use Dilution method to demonstrate efficacy of products intended to kill bacteria. The method requires 100% kill in 59 of 60 tests.
With Sanitizers the test organism (bacteria) is exposed to the solution for 60 seconds (on hard surface – glass squares) at room temperature in accordance with the ASTM Non-Food Contact Sanitizer method to demonstrate efficacy of products intended to kill bacteria. The method requires 99.9% kill over parallel control in 5 of 5 tests.
OdoBan Odor Eliminator is also tested as a fungicide and mildew fungistat. With fungicides the test organism (fungi) is exposed to the solution for 10 minutes (on hard surface – stainless steel rings) at room temperature in accordance with the AOAC Use Dilution Method to demonstrate efficacy of products intended to kill fungi. The method requires 100% kill in 10 of 10 tests.
No. The term “sterilize” is incorrect since sterilization is a method used on critical devices (such as surgical instruments, implants, catheters, and needles) that will enter tissue or the vascular system. Chemical sterilization uses high level disinfectants (such as 2% glutaraldehyde) which will destroy or eliminate all living bacteria, fungi, and their spores when used as directed (Usually requires thorough cleaning and over 6 hours contact time at specific temperatures). OdoBan Odor Eliminator will however “disinfect” tools and instruments as directed on the label.
Disinfection is classified into three categories – High, Intermediate, and Low Level. High level refers to disinfection required for semicritical items that come into contact with mucous membranes or nonintact skin. Intermediate level refers to some semicritical and noncritical items. Low level refers to noncritical items that do not come into contact with intact skin. OdoBan Odor Eliminator is a low level hospital disinfectant. Low level hospital disinfectants will destroy or eliminate the major hospital bacteria listed on the label. OdoBan Odor Eliminator is intended for use on hard non-porous precleaned environmental surfaces that come into contact with intact skin only. Barber and manicure tools are noncritical items, which may be disinfected with OdoBan Odor Eliminator.
One of OdoBan's Odor Eliminator features is that it cleans and deodorizes. In many cases the cause of the odor (urine, food, flood damage, sewage, etc.) requires removal. OdoBan Odor Eliminator provides the most effective odor control when using the clean/extraction method.
No. OdoBan Odor Eliminator will not damage carpet when used as directed. Note: OdoBan Odor Eliminator should not be used on fourth or fifth generation carpet due to the fact that it will void the warranty. ( Fourth Generation carpet has an application of fluorochemicals that modifies the surface tension of the fiber making nylon fibers more resistant to soils. Fifth Generation carpet has been chemically treated with acid dye resisters to block most common household food and beverage stains.) If OdoBan Odor Eliminator is accidentally applied on fourth or fifth generation carpet, rinse thoroughly with water.
Yes. Allow to dry before allowing pets to use treated surfaces. However, the most effective and long-lasting odor control will be accomplished if the bedding material is washed after a 10-minute soak in OdoBan Odor Eliminator diluted to 32 ounces per gallon of water.
Yes. OdoBan Odor Eliminator has similar chemical properties as fabric softener and just like other softeners, OdoBan Odor Eliminator is not for use on children's sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant, as it may reduce flame resistance.
Yes. If the shoes are water-safe, spray shoes with 2 - 4 ounces per gallon dilution. However, if a more serious attack method is needed to eliminate the odor, wash the shoes after a 10-minute soak in OdoBan Odor Eliminator diluted to 32 ounces per gallon of water. Always allow to dry thoroughly before wearing.
Our label directions are for deodorizing shoes. Since shoes are not always hard and non-porous, we cannot make a disinfection claim. It would be better said, "OdoBan Odor Eliminator is an effective fungicide against Trichophyton mentagrophytes (the athlete's foot fungus) when used on surfaces in areas such as locker rooms, dressing rooms, shower and bath areas, and exercise facilities."
Yes. You may use on artificial plants made of plastic. Silk flowers may not be water-safe. OdoBan Odor Eliminator use-solutions should not harm live plants but intentional use on live plants is not an EPA approved use pattern.
Yes. OdoBan Odor Eliminator is a disinfectant, therefore overuse may disrupt anaerobic bacterial digestion in a septic tank. Normally use-levels of less than one quart for each 300 gallons of waste flow is considered safe for a septic tank.
Yes - use diluted @ 3-5 oz. per gallon. Higher concentrations should be avoided. Dilutions over 5 oz. per gallon may cause plastics to swell allowing OdoBan Odor Eliminator to penetrate making it difficult to rinse. Note: Food contact surfaces should be rinsed with water.
Not Recommended. A couple of reasons why this is not recommended are:
A container may be used for food purposes without proper cleaning.
Children or pets may try to drink liquid left in food containers. Note: Some plastic containers may be damaged by concentrated OdoBan Odor Eliminator. Additional Note: OdoBan Odor Eliminator should not be stored Styrofoam containers.
All water-based solutions can be measured for their pH. The pH scale, which runs numerically from 0 to 14, is used to indicate whether a solution is acid or alkaline. On this scale, a solution that has a pH from 0 to 6.9 is considered to be an acid. A solution that measures from 7.1 up to 14 on the pH scale is considered to be basic (or alkaline) in nature. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. The pH of OdoBan Odor Eliminator is approximately neutral, and its use-solutions are noncorrosive to plastic, vinyl, synthetics, enamel, tile and most common metals.
OdoBan Odor Eliminator is an industrial strength concentrated product designed not only to be a multi-purpose cleaner, disinfectant, and deodorizer but to be economical for the customer. Dilutions of OdoBan Odor Eliminator have been formulated and approved by the EPA and work best at the dilution ratios stated on the label.
Dilutions are either described as ounces per gallon or parts OdoBan to water.
MEASURING OZ PER GALLON:
To dilute OdoBan in oz. per gallon, measure the recommended ounces in a nonfood measuring device and fill to one gallon. Sometimes parts are easier to think about when making smaller than 1-gallon dilutions.
CALCULATING FROM OZ PER GALLON INTO PARTS:
Divide the number of ounces into the number ounces in 1-gallon (128 oz.).
For example: 8 oz. per gallon 128 / 8 = 16
The number "16" represents the total solution, therefore add 1 part OdoBan to 15 parts water.
MEASURING IN PARTS:
You can measure in any unit of measure you like, such as tablespoons, ounces, cups etc… From the calculation above, 16 is the total of any unit of measure you select. If you would like to make 16 ounces (1 pint), measure 1 ounce of OdoBan and 15 ounces of water. This gives you 16 ounces of an 8 oz. per gallon dilution. Remember the what ever unit of measure you are measuring that will be your total, for example 1 cup + 15 cups = 16 cups equal 1 gallon of 8 oz. per gallon use-solution.
The conversion table below can help.
COVERSION TABLE TO OUNCES:
2 tbsp. = 1 fl. oz.
½ cup = 4 fl. oz.
1 cup = 8 fl. oz.
1 pint = 16 fl. oz.
1 quart = 32 fl. oz.
1 gallon = 128 fl. oz.