Urine, what makes it smell so bad?

Everybody has a story about themselves or a fellow comrade that’s had an accident of sorts. The kind that might go unnoticed for a while or the kind that leaves an unpleasant natural fragrance. Either way there is a reason urine smells they way it does and why it can be so difficult to get rid of.

Firstly it’s important to understand that urine is about 95% water and about 5% urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium and a mixture of acids, including uric acid. This uric acid is what causes the smell that creates so many headaches for home owners, pet owners and hospitality professionals alike.

So why might you ask? Why does it smell even after it’s been cleaned?

The reason urine continues to smell after its been cleaned is because of the bacterial compounds found in uric acid. These compounds include nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms and they all feel more comfortable in their natural environment…..that’s in the form of crystals!

Now these crystals are not visible to the naked eye, instead they sit and wait for our guests to arrive before rolling out the red carpet. The smell you have fought so hard to find before attempting to destroy is still there and even if your in-laws cant smell it you know it’s there in spirit.

Crystals? So what let’s get cleaning!

Most household or all purpose cleaners struggle to breakdown uric crystals because crystals aren’t easily dissolved in water, it’s that simple. The trick is to breakdown the crystals to a point where the can easily dissolve/evaporate before it starts to spread.

This is done by using an enzyme and good bacteria based product that can turn the uric acid into carbon dioxide and ammonia as these two compounds are easy to dissolve.

By using Addwater’s Uric Acid Controller you are breaking down the crystals that cause the smell. There is no masking, hiding or temporally reducing the smell but instead the smell is killed at the source and completely removed from the eco system.

Where can I apply Addwater’s Uric Acid Controller?

From bathrooms and toilets to rest homes and childcare centres the options are endless. It doesn’t matter if you’re off camping or have a portable toilet at your building site…whether your carpet smells or the urinals at your local club are struggling to keep up. It’s a common problem that now has a fix!

Don’t hesitate to call us to find out if we can help you or alternatively jump on to our website and check out the product for yourself! Phone 0800 ADDWATER or visit www.addwaterstore.com


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