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Preventing Kennel cough at dog daycare centers

Kennel Cough is on the rise in West Michigan.

With more than twice as many reports as last year at one animal medical center, kennel cough has become something to worry about at dog daycare centers. You know your dog was vaccinated for kennel cough, but now he’s showing symptoms that look suspiciously like that very infection. Is that possible? In fact, it is possible for your dog to show signs of kennel cough — to even get the illness — despite the vaccination.

PREVENTING KENNEL COUGH HELPS PET CARE FACILITIES AVOID THE NEED FOR ITS TREATMENT

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If you are a pet groomer or run a pet boarding kennel or doggy daycare, you can offer your customers the next best thing in protection by ensuring your facility is being treated to control the infection . Fortunately, EcoVive can treat your facility to control the spread of the infection. By using an environmentally friendly product that is non-corrosive, non-flammable, and does not produce harmful chemical fumes with an EPA registered level IV toxicity rating (lowest rating allowed), a facility can be treated with much more freedom and thoroughness to more effectively reduce the spread of infection within these facilities. With the use of Sniper,removes or kills the airborne pathogens that cause kennel cough, including Bordatella, Parainfluenza and Adenovirus.








If you own a kennel, grooming facility or other pet care facility, EcoVive can provide a customized treatment for you facility. This way you can effectively protect every animal in your care against kennel cough and give your customers true peace of mind. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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Tips for selling a home that smells

Don’t try selling a home that smells

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Are you thinking of selling your home? If your home has smells, either from cooking, pets, mold or mildew, or cigarette smoke, you may have a hard time getting people to be interested in buying it.

Many people are sensitive to smells, and will be turned off as soon as they walk into a home that has odors. Many sellers focus on the visual aspect of staging their home, but do not put much thought into how their house smells.

Here are a few things about smells, and what can be done to make your home odor neutral.

  1. You can’t hide smells — you need to eliminate them. Buyers who don’t smoke and never have will be able to detect the smell of cigarettes, pets and their messes, and even intense home cooking smells, often from their first step into the home. So it’s essential to approach your challenge as it really is: to remove or eliminate the odors, versus simply spraying something on top of them.

To someone who is sensitive or allergic to cigarette smoke, the only thing worse than the smell of smoke is the saccharine-sweet, fake floral scents someone has sprayed right on top of cigarette smoke odors.

  1. Take odor-specific steps to vanquishing smells. What you must do to truly eliminate an odor depends on the odor itself. With pets, often a thorough vacuum, carpet cleaning and washing any upholstery, curtains, blankets or other textiles in the home can go a long way, but to truly eliminate the odors an Ozone treatment of the home will be needed. If a pet has repeatedly had accidents on a particular spot of floor or carpet, it might require replacing or refinishing.

 

Cooking odors are similar, and can often be vanquished with a good scrubbing down of kitchen walls and floors, ceilings, and even range hoods and vent fans/filters; painting the kitchen walls and ceilings is not overkill.

But smoking is the big daddy of all odors, because (a) it is typically done chronically, for years, and (b) by its nature, smoke can get into every crack and crevice. To get rid of the smell from cigarettes will require a good scrubbing of all surfaces, and a professional ozone treatment of the home.  Ozone is a natural oxidizer that destroys odors.

When you decide to sell your home you want to get the best price for it that you can. Cleaning the home, making the outside look nice are things that need to be done, but having a professional Odor elimination company treat the inside of the home is another step that should be considered. Most people cannot smell the odors in their own home because they have lived with them for years. Have someone you know check your home for odors. If they do not live in the home, they will be able to pick up any odors that are there.

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Pet Odor Removal

Pet Odor removal Grand Haven, MI

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At EcoVive we use all- natural methods for getting rid of Pet Odors. No longer are “chemicals” needed for this type of Pet odor removal in Grand Haven. With the use of Ozone and enzymes, pet odors can be removed safely.

If the pet odor is noticed early enough it is a simple job to get rid of the smell. But, what happens most of the time is people get used to the smell, or it’s not until they try to sell the house, or in the case of an apartment, the tenants move out, and then the odor is noticed.  When this happens, the urine has soaked into the carpet and pad, sometimes soaking the subfloor underneath. In severe cases, it may be necessary to pull up the carpet in the effected areas and remove the pad. We can then work on removing the odor from the subfloor. We have had success in getting the smell out of the subfloor without having to replace it.

As a professional pet odor removal company, we can solve your problem and eliminate pet odors from carpeting, rugs, furniture, upholstery, and more. Whether cause by dog urine, cat urine, or animal feces, our deodorization experts can remove all types of pet odors from your home.

Don’t waste your time and money on products that claim to work. Or try to cover up the smell with deodorizers, rely on a team of professionals that know how to remove all manner of pet odors. We help pet owners all over Western Michigan. count on EcoVive to eliminate pet odors in your home.

Tired of your house smelling like your pets? Call our pet odor removal experts at (616) 401-9176 to request a consultation today and start to breathe easy.

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Kennel Disinfection and Sanitizing

Kennel Disinfection and Sanitizing

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Providing the best Disinfection and Sanitizing service for your kennel or Dog Day care is our number one goal. It is extremely important to have a visibly clean and odor-free place where pet owners can leave a family member for a day, a week, or a month without any concerns for their health and well-being. Creating a healthy environment for your guests depends greatly in part on how well you clean and sanitize.

Since kennel owners naturally want their kennels to be clean, disinfected, and odor-free, kennels are subjected to frequent cleanings with a variety of harsh chemicals. 

Prevention and Control of Animal Disease and illness in kennels and dog Day cares can incorporate a number of activities. Vaccination is great way to protect animals from potential infection. The downside to vaccinations is they may not always prevent the animal from contracting the disease it was vaccinated against. Another issue with vaccines is that they are not available for many illnesses which animals may be exposed to. As with human infections in health care settings, the incorporation of multiple prevention measures needs to be implemented in kennels and Dog Day care settings. This would include the addition of an effective disinfection program to go along with the normal cleaning and proper animal handling procedures.

A problem which impacts many animal handling facilities is the fact that many of the buildings are quite large, making disinfection a huge task. Another issue is the limited manpower available to perform needed disinfection, and the danger of using harmful chemicals. Because of the factors mentioned above, ozone technology may prove to be a valuable disinfection tool. Ozone is not only an effective broad spectrum antimicrobial but because it is can be used in gaseous and liquid form it can give a complete coverage of all surfaces.

In veterinary hospitals / clinics, animal labs, pet shops, zoos and kennels, Ozone not only kills parvovirus, it acts as a fungicide, virucide, disinfectant and sanitizer, eliminating odors so well that the presence of animals is hardly even noticeable.

EcoVive provides kennel and Dog Daycare center disinfecting and sanitizing for owners that want to provide the best for their guests.

 

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Animal Sanitation Services West Michigan

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Maintaining good environmental conditions for animal holding and housing facilities is often a difficult issue to overcome. In most facilities, there is a continuous animal turnover thus resulting in a condition known as disease build-up. Trying to maintain an infection free animal shelter can be nearly impossible considering the dirt and feces that can be present throughout the facility. And trying to accomplish animal sanitation services with employees that are already very busy taking care of the animals, becomes something that is done in a hurry.   It has been well documented that treatment rooms and kennel areas have high levels of viruses and bacteria. In fact, canine infectious tracheobronchitis (also referred to as kennel cough) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in dogs. Kennel cough is most commonly associated with a bacterial infection caused by the organism Bordetella bronchiseptica.

EcoVive of Grand Rapids offers a treatment program that will significantly reduce the viral and bacterial infections spreading throughout kennels, play rooms, grooming rooms and waiting rooms, solving a major problem boarding, breeding and veterinary hospital facilities face.

With the use of Ozone in both gaseous and liquid form as Ozonated water, we are able to not only eliminate viruses and bacteria from the facility, we can wash down all hard surface areas to remove any urine stains, smells and any mold, mildew or bacteria present.  Additionally, our treatment program will eliminate unpleasant odors, improving the quality of air for those who work with pets, as well as creating clean, fresh, healthy air to greet your clients when they enter your business.

Disease causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasite eggs accumulate in these types of environments and can become immune to improperly applied disinfectants, thus making transmission of disease easier to the animals being housed.

EcoVive uses Ozone Technology that has proven to be a valuable disinfection tool. Ozone is an effective broad spectrum antimicrobial. Ozone is more effective than chlorine and byproducts and can deactivate chlorine-resistant pathogens.

Providing a safer, and more effective Animal Sanitation Service for all animal daycare, boarding houses, and vet clinics throughout wet Michigan.

Give us a call today. 616-401-9176

 

 

 

 

 

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Apartment odor removal Grand Rapids

Apartment Odor Removal 

Do you have an apartment rental business? You know how hard apartment odor removal can be. Do you dread when the tenants move out, especially if the tenants are smokers or have pets? You know how hard it is to get rid of pet smells in the carpet and the smell from the cigarettes, not to mention the everyday smell of cooking, and who knows what else.  You probably shampoo the carpets, wash everything and paint the walls. In a few days you go back and the carpet and apartment still smells. It seems impossible to get rid of the odors. Worse yet you probably have to tear out the carpets and replace all the carpets when a tenant moves out with pets. You don’t have to do that anymore. There is a way to remove even the worst odor and remove it for good.
How to remove odors in an apartment?

Don’t throw your money away with shampooing your carpets. You don’t even need to have new carpets put in. There is a natural way to rid the terrible odors in your apartments without chemicals and expensive tools. You can have the Natural Odor Removal & Air Purification done by the team of EcoVive. All the odors can be eliminated with our shock treatment ozone. We set up our machines in the apartment and the pet odors, along with any other odor, mildew or bacteria will be eliminated. If you have painted the apartment, then the paint odor will be removed too!

Our apartment odor removal treatment will not only remove all offensive odors that are left in the apartment, but will also kill any bacteria, mold, mildew, viruses and germs and leave the apartment smelling clean and healthy. You will be able to let future tenants know that you have taken this extra step to ensure they will have a healthy apartment when they move in.

Don’t Waste Money-Let EcoVive take care of your odor problems.

Don’t waste any more money trying to cover up the odors with shampoo cleaners, sprays and fragrances. These chemicals will only mask the odors, but not remove them. The pet odors will come back. You don’t want the new tenant to tell you the apartment smells like pets a week later do you?

Call EcoVive for a free consultation on odor removal in your Apartment complex. We cover the Greater Grand Rapids area.         616-401-9176

 

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Pet Odor Inspection Service-Grand Rapids

Pet Odor Inspection Service

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Before buying a home with pet odor, you should have the home inspected by a Pet Odor Inspection Service! This would be a company that also offers pet odor remediation service. They will be able to determine the extent of the damage, provide a report and an estimate to remove the odor problem.

Many times buyers rely on the advice of the seller, Realtors, and do-it-yourself pet odor removal techniques prior to closing. Only to discover months later that this is not an easy to fix problem, they weren’t told how bad the problem was, the seller is long gone, and the sellers agent reminds you that on the disclosure it said there was pet odor, your agent say’s the technique worked for the last home he sold….

Some homes will have the carpet cleaned, and fresh paint on the walls that will cover up the smell for a while, making it hard to distinguish what the odor is. But, pet urine odor will come back if it is not removed.

Pet urine odor damage on a 1500 square foot house depending on the severity can start at $1500 and go as high as 10-15k when you  begin replacing carpet, wood floors, tile, linoleum,drywall,cabinets, doors, baseboards or paint.

It’s no joke! Why would you gamble by putting down 25k-100k down on a house and don’t have enough money to get rid of the odor……You’re getting a carpet allowance?

That’s part of the joke…when you pull the old carpet up and see all those years of urine stains, rusted out tack strips, disintegrated pad and really get a whiff of the ammonia coming out of the slab….. that “new carpet allowance” you settled for wasn’t even a fraction the problem!

EcoVice has on staff certified Ozone technicians that can identify the odors, and remove them. Our treatments are chemical free, we use ozone to break down the smell on a molecular level, destroying the bacteria that causes the smell, thereby removing the odors for good.

To contact us for an Odor inspection call us at: 616-401-9176 or fill out our contact form, and we will get in touch with you.

 

 

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Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Getting rid of cat urine smell

There’s an unwanted guest in your home. It welcomes you each time you enter a room; it even greets your guests. No, it’s not your beloved kitty; it’s the odor of her urine. You’re not stuck with this uninvited presence, though. There is a way to get rid of the smell.

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1. Remove as much urine as possible as soon as possible. The sooner you clean up the cat urine, the better the chance of it not being able to soak into the padding or underlayment if your cat has urinated on carpet. The Humane Society of the United States recommends blotting the area with an absorbent paper towel. This won’t get up all of the urine, but it will leave less of it behind for you to have to treat later.

If your cat has urinated on linens, clothing or drapes, wash them or have them dry-cleaned as soon as possible. The longer urine stays on fabric, the more stubborn its odor becomes. Detergents with baking soda or enzymatic additives are best for cleaning items that have urine odor. If the urine is on a wall or other hard surface, wipe it down with a wet rag.

2. Find ways to prevent future accidents. The more urine your cat adds to your home, the harder it’s going to keep the odor at bay. So the best way to fight this stench is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. This may include any number of methods:

  • Retraining your cat to use her litter box
  • Laying down disposable, absorbent pads (like puppy training pads) in an area she continues to mark
  • Having her spayed (or neutered, if a male cat)
  • Taking her to the vet for a check-up to see if she has any kidney or bladder problems
  • Treating her for anxiety, if that’s determined to be the cause of her urinating outside of her litter box
  • Cleaning out her litter box more often
  • Adding extra litter boxes if there is more than one cat in the household

If you have cat urine odors that will not go away, An Ozone treatment by EcoVive will eliminate the smell. We will come in and perform what is called a shock treatment This will completely remove any urine odor, (as long as it has not seeped into the padding or underlayment) or pet odor and improve the indoor air quality. .The ozone molecule binds with the odor molecule and oxidizes it, destroying the odor at its source.

If you have pet odor problems in Michigan, and want to eliminate them, give us a call today. 616-401-9176

Or visit our website to find out more.  eco-vive.com

Companionship with a cat can be rewarding — so can keeping a home. Don’t let urine odor ruin either experience.

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