Why is Whiff! better than other products that clean and eliminate odor?
For our customers that want the simple answer:
Simply put the reason why is that it actually does what it is says it will do. The technology behind it is called oxidation. Whiff! uses the unmatched oxidation power to physically change the chemistry of odor causing culprits. Some competitors attempt to use oxidation but they cannot match the oxidative capacity that Whiff! provides. Until now this oxidative process has not been available.
For the chemistry enthusiasts, the scientific answer:
Whiff! chemistry is a redox reaction. Our chlorite chemistry passes through our activator, which breaks the bonds of the salts. What exits is a carefully calculated concentration of activated chlorine dioxide, water and some remaining dissolved salts. No other odor elimination product creates what we do.
What is chlorine dioxide?
It is not bleach so it does not chlorinate. It does not give up it’s chlorine in the process of reacting with stink and dirt. It does not create bad things in the environment.
It is a non-persistent selective oxidizer that is extremely reactive (oxidative) when produced. Due to its reactivity when created, it rapidly loses its effectiveness. Because of this reactivity it only takes a few minutes of contact time to destroy all odors. Reactivity is so fast that it has little to no effect on living tissues at this concentration and it degrades to salt and water. It is a gas in water well known for cleaning municipal drinking water and eliminating biofilms in the water systems of paper mills where environmental contact is a concern.
What other methods are there that use chlorine dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide has been around for years, however methods for “releasing” or “activating” the chlorite source are not very user friendly. In fact most all industrial and commercial methods use acid conversion or electrical. It was because of this that the US Department of Defense asked researchers to find a way to avoid these methods.
A common source of chlorite is sodium chlorite. Sodium chlorite is a good oxidizer on its own and many competitors use this in their products. In order to get the results they desire they must use a very concentrated form of sodium chlorite and also add other products to add strength to their product. Transporting active chlorine dioxide is difficult and also illegal in most cases. This is why it must be generated onsite. Our method enables this onsite generation to be as simple as flicking a switch or squeezing a trigger sprayer. Our method also allows us to provide a source of chlorite tailored to the output desired resulting in safe components and safe outputs. See ReliOx.com for information on other ways to produce chlorine dioxide.
What are the advantages of Whiff! for vehicle resellers, auction preparers, rental and leasing companies?
Detailing a car for resale, rental or lease is a necessity and has significant effects on your ability to sell, rent or lease any vehicle. How many vehicles have you taken in on trade or purchased at auction that are nasty and hard to move out of your lot? Rental companies need to turn around cars for the next customer in minutes or they risk losing the rental. Your cars are not generating cash unless they are sold, rented or leased. Just the time to show a vehicle bleeds cash from your business, especially when you continue to show the same vehicle over and over with no sale.
The Whiff! system is all you need to get these vehicles off your lot and into the hands of paying customers.
Creating Whiff! is easy and fast. The components are plug and play simple. Your employees will like the fact you are now using safe products that really work!
The High Performance Cold Fogger is the fasted and most complete way to dispense the Whiff! From headliners to carpets, dashboards to the internals of heating and air systems, this fogger gets the job done fast.
You might now consider buying that stinky car at auction knowing you can make it smell as good as new when you get it home!
Do I need to change my detailing procedures? What do you recommend?
We recommend when you receive a vehicle that needs treatment you clean out all foreign material from the vehicle. That means everything that did not come with the vehicle when it was new (within reason of course!) Whiff! should be the first thing you use. Fog the surfaces and environmental systems of the vehicle completely. Wipe down surfaces if you accidently over apply a sensitive area. Otherwise allow to air dry. Whiff! reaction time is under 3 minutes so yo can wipe down surfaces to dry faster. The Whiff! product does not need to be wiped down, however if you have treated stains or dirty spots you may wish to treat and wipe with a clean dry cloth to remove the solids and stain.
You may find that you don’t need other chemicals or cleaners once you start with Whiff! Using Whiff! first saves you time and money.
What does it mean that Whiff! follows “Green Chemistry principles”?
Whiff! was created using ReliOx technology. ReliOx technology is the invention of scientist which was originally developed under grant for the United States Department of Defense. The technology uses and follows all 12 of the Green Chemistry principles in our research, development and production.
“Green Chemistry reduces toxicity, minimizes waste, saves energy, and cuts down on the depletion of natural resources. It allows for advances in chemistry to occur in a much more environmentally benign way.”
Read more: http://www.chemistryexplained.com/Ge-Hy/Green-Chemistry.html#ixzz61D647RGK
If it has chlorine in it – is it safe and non- toxic?
First, yes, it is both safe and non-toxic. You may add environmentally safe and recyclable to this as well.
Secondly, there are many types of chemicals and compounds that contain the name chlorine. Table salt is chemically called Sodium Chloride (NaCl). Pool chlorine is Sodium Hypochlorite or Hypochlorous Acid. We do not use these versions of chlorine. Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is not chlorine as many people understand chlorine to be defined. In our molecule it is the ability of it to capture 5 electrons that is doing the work, not the chlorine. This is why it is considered a “pristine” molecule, it never gives up it’s chlorine.
Why is it an advantage that Whiff!’s technology is patented?
ReliOx Corporation’s six U.S. Patents ensures you that the inventions covered by these patents have been rigorously examined and found to be unique and worthy of patent protection. No other company or person can legally produce products based on ReliOx technology. Choosing Whiff! gets you the best!
What does it mean that it won a CADE award?
The technology used in Whiff! came in second at the CADE award. This demonstrated the evolution of the technology into commercially viable products. This was a big step for the technology and has opened the door to opportunities for many applications in industries that struggle today with safe and easy access to aqueous chlorine dioxide and other issues where the technology works wonderfully. See about the CADE PRIZE here: https://www.cademuseum.org/cade-museum-prize.html
Can Whiff! be used throughout the vehicle?
All vehicle surfaces are suitable for cleaning and deodorizing with Whiff! Of course take special care to not over apply the product on sensitive areas where the fluid can overcome electrical components. Most manufacturers have prepared for the inevitability of cleaning products coming into contact with dashboard and other cabin electronics and Whiff! is safe to dispense in accordance with these manufacturers guidelines.
How long will the odor stay away? Do I have to use it daily?
The odor will be gone and will not return unless the area is once again soiled or contaminated. Using Whiff! as an “after-sale” revenue stream is a great option for retailers, rental & leasing companies that brings customers back! Stay clean with Whiff!
What does Whiff! leave in my car?
Whiff!, once applied, can be allowed to air dry or be wiped to clean surfaces, glass and upholstery. Whiff! is a gas in water. Once the gas does its work nothing remains. We recommend any water that may be remaining be wiped up to eliminate any water spots on hard surfaces and to speed up drying of any over treated areas.
How much does it take to clean a standard car?
The average is about 3 ounces. RV’s average 10 ounces. Your situation may be much more or less depending on the severity of the clean up and remediation.
Why is this better than an enzyme alternative?
Enzymes are biological compounds that increase the speed at which other smelly biological substances like starches, oils, fats, and proteins break down, so you can wipe away messes easily.
The best answer is that enzyme alternatives attempt to change the odor causing elements into non or less odiferous elements but there often remains an odor. It is up to you or your customer to decide if the odor continues to be offensive or not.
When I order a Whiff! what am I getting?
Whiff! is purchase as a wall mounted unit and includes 2 components and an installation kit. The two components are:
1) Part A Whiff! solution (2ea 15gl drums)
2) Part B Whiff! Unit
1) Part C ReliOx High Performance Cold Fogger
a) Hand Held Corded (AC) LVF (Low Volume Fogger)
b) Hand Help Portable (DC) LVF
The installation kit includes the wall mounting bracket, connection hoses, power chord and drum insertion device.