Zoflora Fresh Home, Pet Disinfectant, and Odour Remover
This is a product review for Zoflora Fresh Home Pet disinfectant which I bought from Amazon. I have always been a big fan of the other Zoflora disinfectants (my favourite fragrance is Hyacinth) so when I spotted that they do a pet odour specific one I had to give it a try. Hopefully, this product review will help you make your mind up if you have been thinking of trying it out.
What Does It Claim To Do?
This is where I type exactly what is written on the box!
In this case, because of the high chemical content, I think its really important and useful to know exactly what the manufacturer says about the product. So, here goes;-
This is printed on the side of the box.
Kills 99.9% of Bacteria & Viruses
Including common household bacteria E coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter as well as bacteria and viruses which can cause illness in animals such as MRSA, Influenza, Bordetella and Herpes.
Tested to be effective against animal odours including urine, wet dog, cat litter, vomit and faecal matter. Essential for cleanups!
All Day Freshness
Long lasting Mountain Air Fragrance for a beautiful smelling home, for longer.
Can be used on
All water washable surfaces.
The other side of the box gives a detailed list of the bacteria and viruses that Zoflora Pet is effective against.
It states that the product has No Phenols and is Not Tested On Animals.
There is then a CAUTION
This instructs to use diluted, avoid spillage, don’t get into eyes and keep pets away until the treated surface is dry.
Also, do not allow contact with polished wood or painted surfaces
How To Use
Zoflora Fresh Home can be used on all water washable surfaces which come into contact with animals.
Dilute To Use
1 part Zoflora to 40 parts water.
It can be used diluted in a spray bottle or added to the rinse cycle when using a washing machine.
It also states that patch testing must be done on inconspicous areas for colour fastness.
First of all, I have to say that the fragrance is amazing. However, don’t be tempted to use more than a capful in half a bucket of hot water because it can be seriously overpowering. I’m a little haphazard when using cleaning products and probably use loads more than I need. With this, less is more!
I started by mopping the kitchen floor and was so impressed I headed off to the bathroom to freshen that too. I poured a few drops into the toilet and down the plug holes and it was still smelling fresh a few hours later. When I checked the following day the kitchen and bathroom tiles looked clean with no streaks or watermarks.
The reason I bought the Zoflora Fresh Home was because it is specifically formulated to remove pet odours. As I mentioned before the brand was already well known to me but this was the first time that I bought the pet disinfectant. I have two small dogs and regularly have other dogs visiting so it’s important that I keep my home hygienic and free from nasty smells.
I made up a solution in a spray bottle. The instructions state to dilute 40 parts water to 1 part Zoflora. I have to admit I guessed! but I added just a few drops at a time until the fragrance was strong but not overpowering. I got to work spraying dog beds, cushions and sofa throws, taking care to keep the dogs well away until the solution had dried. It was a nice day so I pegged the dog’s blankets to the washing line and gave them a quick spray. They were dry in minutes and the fresh air helped to freshen them too. I know you can add a few drops to the rinse cycle of the washing machine so I will be doing that next time the blankets need washing.
I remembered I had a faux fur bean bag that the dogs love to sit on. I had noticed it had become a little doggy smelling and had put it in the garage, not really sure what to do with it. I made a solution in some warm water and got to work on it outside with a scrubbing brush. Then I clipped it to the washing line to dry and left for a few hours. When dry I couldn’t believe the difference, it smelled great and I was thrilled because I would probably have thrown it away. The dogs are happy to get their bean bag back too!
Darcy the dachshund gets very excited when people visit and urinates a little, I have also caught him cocking his leg up the furniture. The spray was great for cleaning up these little ‘accidents’ and I think it would be good to have around if you have a puppy, a rescue or an elderly dog.
The last test I did was to spray a little on some artificial flowers I have in the hallway and visitors commented on the nice smell. I really appreciated this because when you have pets I think you become a little paranoid about the house smelling ‘doggy’.
Previously, I have relied on good old fashioned bleach to keep the house clean and hygienic but it does have a very strong, sterile smell. If this disinfectant kills bacteria as well as the bleach, I would definitely keep using the Zoflora.
The packaging states that the disinfectant kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, but I had no way of testing this.
It’s a little more expensive than I would normally buy, however, I think it will last for ages.
The fragrance is overpowering if too much is used, remember to dilute.
When I had finished using the mop I used the water from the bucket to clean the patio slabs and the base of the flowerpots.
I put a few drops of undiluted disinfectant in the dustbin too.
Leave your dishcloths and washing up sponges soaking overnight, the cloths will be hygienically clean and the kitchen smells lovely when you wake up.
Really impressed! Works well, smells great and a little goes a long way!
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