What is Air Naturalization?
The CritterZone Air Naturalizer creates a natural, charged flow that fills the room or vehicle and continually cleans the air. The sun provides the outdoor air with the power and energy it needs to clean itself: a power and energy that indoor air lacks. CritterZone provides indoor air with the natural charge it needs to virtually eliminate odors, allergens, dust and bacteria.
The CritterZone unit gives indoor air the ability to clean itself.
Outside your windows and doors, the sun and wind are constantly giving air a natural charge, helping it break down odors and allergens. Indoor air is typically cut off from that cycle, so it often becomes stale and full of unwanted odors, allergens and other unwanted particles. However, when you plug in an CritterZone Air Naturalizer, it re-energizes indoor air with that same power Mother Nature uses so it can break down those compounds and help get rid of them.
How does this happen?
The CritterZone Air Naturalizer makes energized versions of the natural elements already found in the air. It puts them to work, causing a series of reactions, just like the ones that happen naturally outdoors. These energized elements are given the power to clean up the air and help get rid of odors, allergens, mold and bacteria.
After the initial clean-up, the Air Naturalizer maintains the energized elements throughout the 800-square-foot space. This means the air is ready to deal with new challenges immediately. That helps maintain a clean, fresh environment in your living space.
Mother Nature ROCKS.
So why not follow in her footsteps?
CritterZone produces a natural charged flow to give indoor air the energy to clean itself, just like the sun does for outdoor air!
Keeping that awesome flow of energy running continuously is how an air naturalizer as small as the CritterZone can be so effective. And still costs less than a penny a day to operate! A PENNY!
So what exactly happens when you plug in your CritterZone?
Some stunning applications of science, that’s what!
But let’s “clear the air” about one thing first: The CritterZone isn’t an ozone generator OR an ionizer. What it does is reactivate indoor air by creating active ingredients that give the air the ability to clean itself, just like the sun and wind does for outdoor air. Those active ingredients start creating chemical reactions and breaking down contaminants. Depending on the area and the situation, those reactions can give off different odors as the air works to clean itself. Some of those reactions will include oxygen being converted to a faint amount of ozone. However, this is waaaaaaay less than the amount that naturally occurs outside!
The cool part: Any smell you might notice right away is a sign the machine is doing what it is supposed to be doing — improving your air quality by breaking down particles that cause odors.
So how long will it last? Well, it really depends on what the air quality was like before you plugged in the CritterZone. If your home/office/car is like most people’s, you probably have lots and lots of smells and unwanted particles floating around. For some CritterZone customers, this may be the first time in years (or ever) that they have had the air thoroughly cleaned, so it may take some time. The chemistry involved with all the reactions from everything found in the air in a pet owner’s home can be daunting. However, as the air gets cleaner, those reactions slow down. Just start your unit at the LOW position and increase as needed, allowing 24-hours between setting changes.
This scientific process is AMAZING, but it can be hard to visualize sometimes. We hope this information sheds a little light on some of the complex processes that go into cleaning up the air in your home when you use a CritterZone.
AIR NATURALIZATION TIP: Clean, healthy air is important at work and school, too! Air quality can drastically affect someone's mental processes. It's simple: cleaner air improves the brains ability to function. "Research is also finding air-pollution-related harms to children's cognition. ...scored worse on tests of memory and verbal and nonverbal" Read more about the affects of air pollution on your brain
- Bring a CritterZone Air Naturalizer to work and help improve the air for you, your employees and co-workers.
- Consider donating a CritterZone Air Naturalizer unit to your child's class room to help their cognition!
You can help keep everyone thinking sharp and even improve productivity by improving the air quality for everyone in all areas of your life.
VIRTUALLY ELIMINATES ODOR
Removing odors from your air and fabrics is easy with the CritterZone. Plug in a CritterZone near any area that is of odor concern, and that's it! For less than a penny a day it will run continuously to keep your air smelling fresh.
You'll notice an improvement within minutes of plugging it in!
ODOR TIP: Dedicate a CritterZone unit to each area with a continual odor or germ concern, such as:
Litter Pans & Dog Kennels
Vehicles (with car adapter)
Dirty Diaper Pail
Basement & Laundry Room
REMOVING URINE & OTHER ACCIDENTS
Accidents happen. But there is no need to cry over spilt milk or any other "accident", even urine. CritterZone is fantastic for spot treatments for breaking down urine, spilt milk, and other odor and germ-concerning incidents.
STEP 1: Try to identify the age and severity of the accident. Has it soaked into the carpet padding, or even the sub-flooring? Is this an old or new stain? Clean the area as best you can by thoroughly soaking up the accident with an old towel or rag until you aren't able to absorb anymore.
STEP 2: While the area is still damp, retrieve your corded CritterZone unit and place it on the carpet within 6" of the soiled area for 30-60 minutes. For accidents that have dried, "mist" the area prior to placing the CritterZone on the carpet. Repeat 2-3 times as necessary, depending on the age and saturation.
FOR REALLY BAD ACCIDENTS that are older or have soacked into the padding or subflooring:
STEP 1: If the accident is still new, clean up the area by thoroughly soaking up the accident with an old towel or rag until you aren't able to absorb anymore. If the accident is already dry, mist with water first.
STEP 2: Mix 3 parts vinegar with 1 part water and saturate the soiled area well beyond the spot you can see, in case it's soaked and spread beneath the carpet.
STEP 3: Allow the vinegar solution to sit for 5-10 minutes, then dry the area thoroughly by absorbing the area as much as possible with a different towel or rag.
STEP 4: Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda over the damp area. This is a natural cleaner that can help with odors within the fibers.
STEP 5: Mix 3/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide with one teaspoon of dish detergent and sprinkle over the baking soda. (small spot test is recommended to confirm there is no discoloration) Then use fingers or scrubbing brush to rub solution into baking soda (with gloves if possible)
STEP 6: Blot the area with a different towel or rag and allow the mixture to dry. Then vacuum the soiled area to remove loosened urine particles and cleaning agent.
STEP 7: Mist the same area with clean water. (If the accident soaked deep into the pad or subflooring, give the area a generous mist.) Then place your corded CritterZone on the carpet within 6" of the area for 30-60 minutes. Repeat mist and Air Naturalization with CritterZone 2-3 times or as necessary.
This process works for spills, cat, dog and other animal urine (pee) and feces and other accidents on carpet, fabrics, upholstery, mattresses and more.
CritterZones and Humidifiers are the ideal air naturalization team!
It's true. You can pair your CritterZone Air Naturalizer with the moisturizing power of a humidifier for added benefits in your home.
A humidifier can restore a healthy level of moisture to the air, which can soothe scratchy throats, itchy eyes and dry skin, according to Mayo Clinic. It can also help ease the symptoms of a cold. A humidifier works well when teamed up with an CritterZone Air Naturalizer. It provides the Air Naturalizer with additional moisture to help power its ability to create a continual charged flow that cleans the air in your home.
Make sure to keep your humidifier clean, so mold can’t grow there. Use distilled water, and change the water frequently. Check the humidity levels in your home often using a hygrometer, which you can find at many hardware and department stores. Aim for a humidity level of 30 percent to 50 percent.
If someone in your family has allergies or asthma, check with your doctor before using a humidifier in your home.
HUMIDIFIER TIP: As mentioned, humidifiers have numerous benefits. But even with regular cleaning it's hard to guarantee that the humidifer isn't puting mold or bacteria into the air from a dirty filter. Ensure your humidifer gives your family the optimal benefits and team it up with a CritterZone. The Air Naturalization process loves to take advantage of moisture in the air and will ensure that the steam your humidifier emits is clean and healthy.
Mold. Mildew. GROSS!
CritterZone to the rescue! Mold is gross. It smells. The very thought gives you the heebeejeebees. And in all seriousness, it's a concern for your health! According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people who are susceptible to allergies and asthma can develop an allergic illness in which their immune system tries to attack the mold spores. This can lead to symptoms such as sneezing, runny noses and irritated throats, or more severe reactions such as an asthmatic episode. Even if you don’t have allergies or asthma, some types of mold can lead to an infection of the respiratory tract.
CritterZone Air Naturalizers can help by removing the spores and other particles from the air that trigger reactions. Once you have your Air Naturalizer plugged in and running: Improve circulation in the room, such as by adding an air vent or opening a window; check for plumbing leaks; and inspect absorbent materials like ceiling tiles and carpets if they have gotten wet in the past. In the meantime, the Air Naturalizer will be working to clean up the mold spores in the air.
MOLD TIP: Keep a CritterZone Air Naturalizer in every bathroom to help with the mildew and mold build up in your showers, tubs and tile grout. Mold and mildew like to grow and accumulate underneath grout and caulking and can be hard to clean and eliminate with bleach or any other cleaners. Help prevent and destroy the issues by keeping a CritterZone in each bathroom and the Air Naturalization process will actually utilize the moisture in the air when someone takes a bath or shower to clean your air and surfaces!
Allergies and Asthma
Asthma is no laughing matter. Asthma in children is a growing problem in the United States. As more people are diagnosed with asthma, and hospitalizations for the condition are on the rise, medical experts are finding out more about what triggers asthma attacks. One thing experts have realized is that certain particles in the air can spark an attack. If you have pet odors or other strong smells in your home, and someone in your family is prone to allergies or asthma attacks, they could be at risk.
But it’s hard to think about getting rid of a beloved family pet, and stubborn smells can be difficult to remove. That’s where your CritterZone Air Naturalizer can be a great asset. It can help remove odors from the air so they won’t cause a reaction in someone with a pet allergy.
CritterZone’s Air Naturalizer is an ionic air naturalizer that removes virtually all the particles in the air that cause strong odors. Within minutes of plugging it in, you will see a dramatic improvement in the air quality in your home.
You can find out more about strong odors triggering asthma attacks by clicking here.
ALLERGY TIP: CritterZone Air Naturalizers work great with air circulation. Make sure to keep your Air Naturalizer running 24/7, and to help its effectiveness, use an oscillating or ceiling fan to increase air circulation. Dry air can be an added issue, so consider adding a humidifier to the solution.
CritterZone wants you safe and healthy. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, consult your doctor before using a humidifer.
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According to Wikipedia, airborne diseases include any that are caused by pathogens and transmitted through the air. Some are of great medical importance. An airborne disease can be caused by exposure to a source, including an infected patient or animal. Transfer can occur from the infected person or animal’s mouth, nose, or a break in the skin.
Helping keep the air in your home, business and vehicles clean and healthy! CritterZone Air Naturalizers can help defend your health by helping remove the affected pathogens in the air and even on surfaces. Pathogens transmitted can be any kind of microbe, but CritterZone doesn't discriminate. If it's in the air and isn't supposed to be, CritterZone technology goes after it!
SEASONAL TIP: It's true that CritterZone's goal is to give you and your family fresh, healthy indoor air. So when cold/flu season comes around, kick your air naturalizers up to the "high" setting (switch goes to the far left) and keep the air circulation flowing. If someone comes down with the cold or flu, dedicate a unit to their sleeping area to help control the transmission of their germs in the air from spreading to the rest of your home. Washing hands is still super important!