House Cleaning with Nok-Out or Sniper

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Tips To Make It Simple and Easy!

Your clean home is more than sparkling, dust-free countertops, and well-vacuumed flooring.
It should and can be free from odors, and free from harsh chemicals too…with Nok-Out and Sniper!

The most important thing to remember when using Sniper® or Nok-Out is that it is an oxidizer and only does its job when it comes into direct contact with the source of the odor. Direct contact with ALL of the stinky stuff is essential for removing odors permanently

CAUTION: If You Previously Treated with a Vinegar or Citrus Cleaner:

Nok-Out and SNiPER have a pH of 8.5. If you have previously used an acidic cleanser such as vinegar or a citrus-based cleanser, make a mild baking soda/water solution (1tsp /1 pint) and spray the area where the acidic cleanser was used, to neutralize the acid before applying Nok-Out. This will allow Nok-Out to work most efficiently and effectively.


    1. Always allow the site to dry completely after applying Nok-Out. As an oxidizer, Nok-Out must dry to complete the job.
    2. Residual odors from household fires (as when the popcorn burns up in the microwave) can be treated with a good spray of Nok-Out.
    3. Recreational vehicles, when re-opened for the season may be completely deodorized and sanitized with Nok-Out. Learn more here.
    4. Spray Nok-Out around the base of the toilet. Allow it to penetrate into the grout.
    5. Stinky shoes and boots will smell fresh as new when treated with Nok-Out. Spray directly in the shoes daily to prevent intolerable odor build-up.
    6. After the party is over, refresh your home by spraying Nok-Out all over the house. Use as fine a misting sprayer as possible for the best penetrating results.


  1. Routine pick-ups and waste paper removal will keep things orderly and will help you to quickly resolve the problem when accidents occur.
  2. At the site of a big occurrence, carefully eliminate any dangerous items first: sharp glass, broken pottery, anything that may harm you, your family, or pets.


    1. Instead of synthetic odors of clove, cinnamon, lemons or flowers, simply spray the air with Nok-Out or SNiPER®. Chemical deodorizing fresheners can irritate the eyes, and cause severe headaches. Don’t mask the odors, remove them! For best results, use a fogger, humidifier or vaporizer.


  1. Always test for colorfastness before applying to fabrics!

  2. Remember that liquids (such as urine) will ‘wick’ outwards from the site of the contamination. Although the stain on top may be small, underneath, the damage may have spread in an irregular pattern. Treat outwards from the site of the stain, allowing penetration to occur.
    See our article on carpet odors for more help.

  3. To really penetrate into heavily padded upholstery pieces, dilute product by up to 4 : 1 (water: Nok-Out or Sniper). Apply heavily and allow it to saturate and penetrate the fabric as deeply as possible. Then, blot up any excess fluid and put fans on it to speed drying.



    1. Keep your pets clean with regular grooming. Minimize the amounts of pet dander and pet hair in your home. You can spray Nok-Out directly on fur to quickly remove all surface odors. Give your pet a rub-down using Nok-Out. A nice massage is good for both of you! Even when reduced by 50%, Nok-Out retains odor eliminating qualities.
    2. Covered litter boxes may be just fine for you…but pity the poor cat who has to eliminate in them! Odors collect and stay inside! Treat the entire box, if you prefer the covered type. Spray the entire interior every time you remove solid wastes or change the litter. Your cat will smile!
    3. Nok-Out works best in an alkaline environment. If your cat vomits on the floor (carpet or hardwood flooring) the acidic nature of vomit should be neutralized with a mild baking soda solution before using Nok-Out. Blot up as much as possible, saturate with a baking soda solution, blot again, and apply Nok-Out.
    4. Nok-Out works to eliminate odors and safely clean aviary cages and perches. It is totally safe to use, even around baby birds.
    5. You can even spray in the landscape where the neighbors’ pet has eliminated. Reduce Nok-Out by 50% with water. Nok-Out will not harm your foundation plants and perennials.


    1. Wipe the entire refrigerator (inside and out!) with Nok-Out or Sniper. If your fridge has a drip pan, clean it out every month, and spray liberally with Nok-Out. The moisture in the pan causes bacteria to grow…and smell bad. If mold or mildew is growing, you will need to use SNiPER disinfectant. Spray directly on the growth. Use a soft scrub pad to gently scrub away the crud. Give the area another spray – and walk away, leaving it to air dry.


  1. Always test for colorfastness before applying to fabrics!

  2. Remember that liquids (such as urine) will ‘wick’ outwards from the site of the contamination. Although the stain on top may be small, underneath, the damage may have spread in an irregular pattern. Treat outwards from the site of the stain, allowing penetration to occur.
    See our article on carpet odors for more help.

  3. To really penetrate into heavily padded upholstery pieces, dilute product by up to 4 : 1 (water: Nok-Out or Sniper). Apply heavily and allow it to saturate and penetrate the fabric as deeply as possible. Then, blot up any excess fluid and put fans on it to speed drying.



  1. Wipe down the vents in each room with Nok-Out to remove dust and collected soil. Spray Nok-Out into the vents to allow clean, fresh air to circulate into every room.
  2. Spray Nok-Out on the AC/Heat Filter every time you change the filter, and several times a year.
  3. Spray Nok-Out into the Return Air Duct, to help circulate and cleanse each room.
  4. Spray SNiPER on the heat exchange coils to eliminate the bacteria that cause odor.



Be aware that SNiPER cleans mold, Nok-Out will only remove the odor of mold.

  1. When the moldy, contaminated site is dry but puffy sites of mold remain, mold spores are more likely to disperse into the air to start new colonies. It’s important to remove the visible mold and immediately clean with SNiPER.
  2. Mold and mildew cannot grow where moisture is not present. After a clean-up, dry the site completely and keep as dry as possible to prevent new growth from occurring. If the environment remains moist, repeated applications of SNiPER will keep mold populations from spreading and will inhibit growth.
  3. Circulate air in your living spaces as much as possible to prevent mildew and mold from developing.
  4. Dust regularly. A light spray of SNiPER on the dust cloth is perfect for simple dust removal.
  5. Use SNiPER as directed for specific mold problems.



    1. Smelly mattresses and mattress pads may be rescued from body secretion odors. Long-standing odors may pose a more difficult application procedure, but once Nok-Out gets on the source of the problem, it’s gone.
    2. The atmosphere in a room where chronic illnesses are present can be restored daily by a quick misting spray of Nok-Out.

    3. Remember that SNiPER is our EPA registered hospital disinfectant/odor eliminator and may be used safely in your home.




    1. For front loaders, use cold or warm water, but not hot. Use your normal detergent and wash the load. Then, add 4-8 oz Nok-Out to the Pre-Wash reservoir and do a short wash cycle using the Pre-Wash option. You may have to adjust depending on your machines available settings.
    2. For top loaders, wash the clothing as you normally do, but at the end of the wash, leave the clothes inside the machine. Refill the machine with the minimum amount of water that will cover the clothes. Add 4-8 oz Nok-Out to that water and allow it to ‘agitate’ for 2 minutes. Stop the cycle and allow it to soak for up to 20 minutes. Then advance the cycle to rinse/spin dry, and dry as you normally would.


If you have any questions regarding how to apply Nok-Out, or SNiPER® check out our How To Articles or, call Ted Price toll free at 866.551.1927.

Aviary Parasites

I wrote Ted about parasites in my Pigeon coop: ” I’ve used Sniper for parvo elimination before but I wanted to know if it would kill tricomoniasis parasites in a pigeon coop.” Ted wrote back that he wasn’t sure whether Sniper would kill it, but that Sniper is known to kill giardia – another parasite – so he thought maybe it might, and for sure, it wouldn’t harm any of my birds. I want to tell you that I did use Sniper in my pigeon coop and it seems that it did the trick! No further illnesses after spraying down my coop a couple of times!
We also recently had a partial basement flood. We had cat litter and poop, rabbit poop etc sitting in the water for more than 24 hours. Once we removed the water my basement smelled like a zoo! I sprayed Sniper everywhere using a fogger and all I can say is WOW! My husband had doubts that the smell would go away.

Thank you Sniper!

Lorie Shamaly

I Am Amazed at The Results!

I learned about Nok-Out from Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate column and had to try it. Shipping was so fast and your customer service is OUTSTANDING! I am amazed at the results! I even filled a tiny spray bottle to keep in my car. I won’t be wasting my money on any other cleaners anymore. You have a lifetime customer here. Thank you so much!

Natalia Johnson, Aug 28, 2018

Removed All The Feral Cat Urine

Sniper has been AMAZING. I was able to completely remove all the feral cat urine scent from the carpets, mattresses, clothing, and toys. It worked beautifully and left no smell, no fumes, and didn’t leave any discoloration. Sniper is now my cleaner of choice and I use it everywhere to clean and sanitize as well as freshen the air. I even use it in my daughter’s gym shoes and soccer bag. Thank you so much. Seriously the best product on the market.

Rotten Potato Smell Gone!

There cannot be anything worse than potatoes that are forgotten and rot. Any pet I have ever had that had an accident cannot compare. Nok-Out eliminated the odor quickly. What a wonderful product!

Jacqui Frazee, June 14, 2018

My Mildew Stain Disappeared!

I brought in the plants for winter and when it was time to move them back outside in the spring, I had a mildew stain on the carpet. I received my Nok-Out Carpet cleaner and sprayed the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. When I returned to scrub the stain it was completely gone!! Woo hoo!! Thank you, Mary Hunt, for introducing me to this wonderful product!

Jodie Hodges, May 28, 2014

Christmas tree and Raggedy Ann

We have an artificial Christmas tree that’s still gorgeous but old. Putting it up always bothers my asthma and irritation from getting scratched is not pleasant. Last year I sprayed the tree and the “old tree” smell disappeared. I had purchased Sniper on Mary Hunts advice and it really took care of the basement (moldy) smell! Great! My daughters vintage dolls with cloth bodies had spots of mold or mildew, these are dolls my grandchildren play with. Oh my goodness! Sprayed the doll’s bodies and yarn hair, and the next day they all smelled great, moldy spots gone ! These dolls were over 30 years old and now look soooo good! Would recommend Sniper for other uses, too. Doggy rug smells gone! Smelly shoe odors gone. Grateful to Mary Hunts column for letting us know. 😊👍⭐️

Theresa Taylor

Sniper Removed Old Water Odors, Mold & Mildew

I have been using Sniper in the Offshore oil industry as both a disinfectant and a deodorizer for years. It has eliminated old water smells of toilets and bathrooms not used in a year where the water sat and molded mildewed and stank. As well as being injected into our old quarters ac vents to prevent mold buildup. Always worked better than anything comparable and well worth the price.

Tim Gaynor, Jun 5, 2017

“Nok-Out Saved My New Car!”

Thank you for creating such a great product. I would and will recommend this to everyone I know. My son left raw meat in my car for 4 days and I thought that my new car was ruined, but after talking with you and using the product, I can now get in my car and the only thing that I smell is a clean, disinfected smell! Thank you for saving my new car!

Christine McG, Sept 20, 2011

Cats Get Old!

Cats get old. Things happen. Nok-Out was recommended to me by a friend in another state. I Will never go to the pet store again to try any other product. Nok-Out is IT! I told my Veterinarian about it. I love how fast it arrives after ordering. I ordered three times because we are still working on issues, but at least the house doesn’t SMELL! Amazing product. THANK YOU!

Mary Lee, June 19, 2016

Completely Eliminate a Horrible Smell

Mary Hunt introduced me to Nok-Out years ago and I am still amazed at how it can completely eliminate a horrible smell.

Yesterday I hosed some dust off a plastic laundry basket. I left it outside to dry for a bit and then returned it to the garage.

A few hours later I walked into the garage and the entire place reeked of cat pee! I did not realize that the neighborhood tom cat had come by and sprayed my basket. It was so bad that I was ready to trash it, but I thought I would try to spray it down with Sniper first. I doused it liberally and left it overnight. Ta Da! Absolutely no smell this morning!

Even after all these years, I am still amazed every time your product works on a smell as terrible as cat spray!

Thank you, Ted!

Michelle Wilson

Nok-Out Removed Old Dog Urine Odor

I have an Electrolux rug shampooer and was trying to remove old odors of dog urine in my oriental carpets. I shampooed them then put a concentration of 4-1 water to Nok-Out in the tank and went back over them. No more odor!! Worked great! Was sooo happy!

Laurie M Lijoi, Oct 2, 2019

Sniper Eliminated Our Mold Problems!

We’ve used SNiPER disinfectant for several years. It works great. It has eliminated our mold problems and, still, we use it to keep our wooden cutting boards safe.

Robert Moretti, Jr. , Oct 31, 2018

Best Odor Control for carpet

Nok-Out and SNiPER are both great products that I use in my carpet cleaning biz to remove odor in carpets. It works great against pet urine odor! It doesn’t cause discoloration and always works. Sniper kills mold and removes the odor in carpets as well. Great products

Grateful Ted
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