When it comes to odor control, most people think of urine soaked restroom floors, overflowing toilets or sewer gasses emanating from floor drains. But truth is, odors can come from just about anywhere in a facility, even the carpet.

To reduce carpet odors, many cleaning professionals use deodorizers, which are available as powders, sprays or liquids. These popular products remove odors, but only for a short time.

More effective are products designed to eliminate rather than mask odors. Some carpet chemicals include bio-enzymes that “eat” odor-causing bacteria embedded deep in carpet fibers and convert it to carbon dioxide and water.