Stop Worrying About Odor Control in Waste Rooms
- Jun 10, 2013
By Mike Ratliff , Senior Associate Editor
One benefit that comes packaged with living in a large apartment community is institutional quality waste management and trash rooms. Improper waste and recycling practices—on behalf of both residents and management—was perhaps my biggest gripe with living in a smaller building. There is nothing worse than leaving for work on a summer morning than being greeted with the odor of warm trash that was left to fester overnight in your walk-up’s stairwell. Gross. Luckily, my new building has a trash room on every floor with a chute as well as individual receptacles for trash, plastic and paper recyclables.
While this is certainly a much better system, odor still seeps into the hallways, especially on weekends when collection is more relaxed and residents are more likely to be consuming. Thankfully, there is a product from Prolitec Inc. designed to deliver long-term, low-maintenance odor control. Air/Q Trash Odor Control uses patented technology to stop malodors from leaching into common areas and hallways. The product is different than current options for odor-control, such as aerosol-based systems that attempt to drown smells with fragrances. The secret is that Air/Q Trash Odor Control delivers its scent in ultra-light droplets that float freely to every part of an enclosed space, providing uniform coverage as well as intensity.
The droplets are dispersed from wall- or ceiling-mounted appliances. Scents come in ‘Sparkling Lime’ and ‘Grapefruit Fresh.’ The unit features a fully programmable on-board computer that give users the ability to adjust the intensity of the scent effect to meet their specific needs.
To view Prolitec’s full product line, or to learn more about Air/Q Trash Odor Control, be sure to visit their website.