Odors are tiny gases. They are much smaller than the dust and pollen you can sometimes see in the air. While HEPA air purifiers are great for removing many particles they are not so good with odors. Odors will simply pass right through the filter. It some cases they can capture the odors for a short time only to release them later.
"I own a business next to a nail salon and those fumes are something else. I started getting headaches out of nowhere and it took me a little while to realize that the fumes may be causing them. I'm of course concerned about my and my employee's health, but also the health of my patrons. I did a good bit of research and learned that I needed an air purifier with a lot of carbon to filter out the odors. I decided to go with the Oransi Erik Multi-Carbon after reading other reviews.
I need something that will cover a lot of space, a unit that's mobile, and a unit with really good filtration and the Erik air purifier has all 3. So far, I am impressed. I usually leave it running all day on a medium speed and may use the high speed in the morning (it's loud, but it helps). The more I use it, the more I notice the odors less and less. And my employees agree, plus we've gotten a few comments from our regular customers that they can't tell we're next to a nail salon anymore. My headaches have gotten a lot better too. I definitely recommend this for other businesses with the same problem. I'm sure it works great in homes too."
"The Oransi air purifier has literally saved my home. The odors were so bad in my living room from mildew that at time my eyes were burning. Our only alternative seemed to sell the house. In a last desperation we found the Oransi. We now have two air purifiers. They do the job and more. I can't recommend them highly enough. Great company! Fabulous Product!"
Another way to remove odors is with ozone. The problem with ozone is that it is very dangerous to your health, especially your lungs. So, you do not want an air purifier with ozone since the problems they create are worse than the odor you are trying to remove.
To remove odors from your home or office, use any of our Air Purifiers for Odors and breathe easier. Also consider the new EJ Air Purifier. This cute guy has more than 3 pounds of advanced activated carbon, true HEPA filtration and is super quiet. If you need to remove stronger odors like smoke, the EJ will do better than our Max model.
Odors are certainly unpleasant. Did you know they can also be harmful to your health?
If you are dealing with odors at home or at work, there are many steps you can take to create clean, fresh air. By learning about the most common odors in your home and at the office, you can choose the best solutions, such as cleaning techniques and air purifiers for odors.
Before you can create a plan for dealing with unpleasant odors, you have to know what's causing the problem. While there are thousands of possibilities, these are a few of the most common sources for household odor.
If you think you smell mold, there's a good chance it is living somewhere in the house. Check through the home for mold colonies, starting with the place where the stench is strongest. Mold has a mild, musty, earthy smell. One of the closest smells is the odor of rotting wood and leaves, so if you pick up on that smell in your home, you may have mold.
There are many solutions to mold in the home, but you can likely solve the problem with a homemade cleaning solution. Scrubbing the mold away with a solution that kills the colony is usually the most effective and affordable measure, although professional mold removal may be required. You can also use an air purifier with a HEPA filer or UV technology, which kills the spores that mold uses for reproduction.
The fuel used to warm your home and heat your pots is actually an odorless gas. Fortunately, an additive is mixed with the fuel to ensure that if a leak is present you can smell the gas seeping into your home. If you smell rotten eggs in the home, it could be a gas leak.
If you suspect the odor is a natural gas leak, call an expert or emergency services immediately. While other odors are a basic nuisance, this is a real emergency, so leave the home and wait for the experts to arrive.
It's somewhat ironic that the dishwasher, which is supposed to help you maintain a clean home, can be such a problem for smells. However, it's not uncommon for dishwashers to collect food in the drain hose. This food can rot and become a disgusting mess.
To fix the problem, make sure you don't have a clogged or crimped drain hose, then pour a hefty amount of vinegar down the drain. Let it sit in the drain for about an hour, then run the dishwasher completely. After the cleaning cycle, if the odor is still present you'll likely need to call a plumber.
This is possibly the most common source of foul odors in the home. As trash sits in the can, it will leave a stench behind that builds up over time. By the time you notice, you have a trash can with deep-rooted odors.
For this reason, take a proactive approach to cleaning. Rinse the trash can every other time you take it out and use hot water and soap to keep it clean and fresh. You can also place used fabric softeners at the bottom of the trashcan to provide a clean smell.
Like your dishwasher, the garbage disposal can also become clogged and dirty. Food can become trapped in the disposal, creating a foul stench that moves its way through the kitchen and the home.
To clean the disposal and remove the odor, drop lemon and lime peels into the unit while it is running and rinse it down with cold water. This should loosen bits of food, giving the disposal a clean, citrusy smell. Rinse it out thoroughly and your garbage disposal won't be a source of foul odors.
Pet dander isn't the only airborne problem from cats. If not cleaned constantly, the cat's litter box can become unbearable. However, if you love your cats, you obviously wouldn't think of getting rid of them. Instead, you need to constantly clean the box to ensure it is not creating odors or contribution to your allergies.
There are activated carbon air cleaners with HEPA filters that you can use in your cat's litter box. This will help absorb some of the smell so you can keep your cat in the house without the foul odor.
There can be many different contaminants that cause a smelly carpet, including mildew, spilled foods, or a pet's "accidents." Unfortunately, removing smells from carpet can be extremely difficult, as the fibers tend to capture odors and hold them tight.
However, you can clean carpet by yourself or hire a professional cleaner. There are off-the-shelf cleaning products that can be spread into the carpet and vacuumed away, or you can hire a professional team to shampoo your home or business carpet. Not only will this help remove the odor, it will make your carpet look brand new.
If your basement or cellar smells damp or of mildew, it can be a nuisance. You could even notice the smell seeping upstairs and creating problems for the entire house.
To eliminate the damp smell, place a dehumidifier in the basement. Be sure to check it regularly so you know when the reserve is getting full of water. You can also use an air purifier with UV technology to kill mold spores and a carbon filter to trap them, which could reduce the irritating smell.
If you own or manage a business, there can be many smells present at any given time. Depending on the nature of your operations, this can include common smells affecting homes, such as trash and microwave smells, or odors that are more typical of the specific business, such as smells from industrial chemicals or cleaning supplies.
Company bathrooms, as an example, can be extremely troublesome. If you operate a business with customers, a foul-smelling bathroom is not only unpleasant, it can lead to a significant reduction in your profits. Even if your facility is employees-only, it's still essential that you maintain clean bathrooms for your staff. Adding an air cleaner with a HEPA filter could make a difference.
Chemicals and substances that emit odors can cause health issues. Generally, you will notice the smell before the issue becomes a serious health concern, so don't worry; those general household odors, such as the smelly trash, won't cause hospitalization.
However, not all people are equally tuned to smells, so odors that affect one person may not affect another. There are many factors that impact whether or not a person will experience health issues related to smells, including the specific source of the smell and the individual's health status and sensitivity. In most cases, the health issues caused by odors will go away gradually when the person is no longer exposed to the smell.
Odors can create a wide range of issues, ranging from mild discomfort to significant symptoms like irritation to the throat, nose, and eyes. Significantly strong odors can cause people to get headaches or feel dizzy and nauseous. If the odor lasts for a long time, it could even affect a person's mood and increase anxiety and stress. Consider an air cleaner with a HEPA filter if there is ever a problem with lasting odors.
HEPA filters and carbon filters are often the most effective tools for removing indoor air contaminants and odors while providing air purification. A similar product is an ionic air purifier, which essentially uses electrostatic cling to grab particles.
While ionic purifiers are effective for removing contaminants, they have a powerful side effect that makes them undesirable for regular use in the home. Due to the process of charging the air with electricity, indoor air purifiers can give off ozone. Because it disrupts cells, ozone is dangerous to human health and has actually been linked to cancer. So, for better performance and safety reasons you should always go with a HEPA and carbon air purifier.
Air purifiers are used primarily to reduce indoor air pollution, such as cigarette smoke. However, they can also be effective for reducing odors. Air purifiers for odors that use HEPA and activated carbon filters trap the tiny particles that create smells. For example, when you smell odors from a trash can, you are essentially inhaling gasses and tiny particles from the source of the trash. Filters, such as activated carbon filters, can trap these gasses, thereby reducing or eliminating the scent, making air purifiers for odors an important part of keeping your home fresh.
Air purifiers and air cleaners, while sometimes not considered an odor-removal device, have a distinct advantage over techniques that simply mask the odor. Because the air purifier removes the particles that are causing the odor, it can be more effective for long-term air quality and odor removal.
HEPA air filters, for example, are designed to remove over 99% of airborne particles that are as small as .3 microns. This includes indoor dust and pollen, but the air purifier can also be effective for removing smoke and other noticeably-smelly contaminants,
All of the air purifiers from Oransi will help eliminate airborne particulates, and these are a few of the best air purifiers for odor removal...
This impressive air purifier uses a medical-grade air purifier that has a 17 rating on the MERV scale, which goes to 20. It is tested to remove 99.99% of airborne particles and allergens, such as pet dander and pollen; it's also extremely effective for removing tobacco smoke and other air pollutants. It also has the ability to effectively clean a room measuring 1,500 square feet with two air changes per hour. Despite this impressive ability, it has dimensions of only 17"x10"x19".
The EJ uses a quiet EC motor, which delivers effective air movement without making the purifier an annoying appliance. It's also energy efficient, bringing an average energy savings of $168 a year.
If you are looking for a powerful air purifier that can clean a wide range of different contaminants, the Erik 650A is a wonderful choice. Thanks to a commercial air filter with a 18 MERV rating, this excellent purifier can clean everything from smoke to dust to odors. In fact, the proprietary gas filter makes this a great choice for odor removal.
This purifier has the ability to clean the air in a room measuring 1,700 square feet with two air changes per hour. This makes it perfect for larger rooms, such as living rooms or open kitchens. It also makes it a good choice for office spaces and healthcare facilities.
Looking for a leading air purifier that will help you remove indoor odors? Contact the team at Oransi and we'll help you choose the right product for your needs.
We have a large selection of purifiers with true HEPA filters and activated carbon, helping you have an indoor space with clean, fresh air!