Why Eliminating Urine Odor Can Be So Frustrating 


To better understand why the permanent elimination of urine odor can be so time consuming and seem so frustrating, one must have a basic understanding of what urine is, how it behaves as it dries and what it is that is actually producing the odor our nose identifies as urine odor.

One must also realize what processes SCOE 10X needs to  perform to eliminate the urine odor.

 

WHAT URINE IS AND HOW IT BEHAVES AS IT DRIES

Animal urine (dog, cat, hog, horse, human, etc.) is the product of animal's kidneys and therefore every type of animal urine has roughly the same complex chemistry.  Indeed, urine has a very complex chemistry that behaves like salt and glue as it dries. 

As urine dries, the ureas in the urine form hard crystals  or salts (much like table salt), while the fats, hormones and numerous other chemicals  found in urine, coat and literally glue  the urea crystals to whatever the urine comes in contact with.  This coating action of the other chemicals act as an impermeable water barrier which inhibits re-hydration of the urea crystal.

Consequently, urine residue locks itself on and around any fiber (carpet especially) or material  it comes in contact with, and by drying, forms an almost impenetratable  water barrier which greatly complicates  removal. 

Synthetic carpet fiber is  muti-lobed in profile and has numerous depressions which get filled with urine residue.  Removing urine residue from these depressions present a  significant challenge and why spraying carpet with SCOE 10X is not recommended  spraying only treats half of the carpet fiber.

WHAT ACTUALLY PRODUCES  URINE ODOR

Urine itself has very little odor and does not, of itself, produce odor.

It is bacteria living in the enviroment, feeding on the urine residue,  which produce a waste gas  that our nose identifies as urine odor.  (The bloating of a dead animal is the best example of this.  As the bacteria inside the dead animal feed and produce gas, the dead animal bloats.)

Likewise, the same thing happens in your home.  As  bacteria feed on urine residue and  produce gas, your home fills with urine odor.

(WORK IN PROGRESS)