Nok-Out, SNiPER® and The Environment

Our Active Ingredient, Chlorine Dioxide, Has All the Benefits of Chlorine with None of the Hazards

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The special properties of chlorine dioxide make it an ideal choice for formulating products that meet the challenges of today’s environmentally concerned world. It is an ideal replacement for chlorine, providing all of chlorine’s benefits without any of its weaknesses and detriments. Most importantly, chlorine dioxide does not chlorinate organic materials, and so does not contribute to the formation of dioxins. When chlorine dioxide is used in water treatment applications, there is a significant decrease in the formation of trihalomethanes (THMs) haloacetic acids (HAAa) and other undesirable chlorinated organic compounds. Other properties of chlorine dioxide which also make it more effective than chlorine, thus requiring a lower dose and resulting in a lower environmental impact, include:

  • It is a more selective oxidizing agent than chlorine.
  • It has 2.6 times the oxidizing capacity of chlorine.
  • Unlike chlorine, it does not react with most organic compounds.
  • Unlike chlorine, chlorine dioxide is biocidal over a very broad pH range.
  • Finally, unlike chlorine, properly stabilized formulations of chlorine dioxide
    are completely safe to handle, and have an excellent shelf life.

Major Uses of Chlorine Dioxide:

Chlorine dioxide is an excellent biocide and an amazing, very effective odor control agent. The majority of all applications using chlorine dioxide formulations involve the control of microorganisms and/or of the odors that they produce:

  • Odor control by oxidation of hydrogen sulfide and organo-sulfur compounds
  • Toxic chemical destruction by the oxidation of phenols and mercaptans
  • Bacterial control in cooling water–including Bio-Films
  • Bacterial control in paper processing
  • Sanitizing the uncut fruits and vegetables
  • Controlling bacteria in produce flume water
  • Controlling bacteria in poultry processing
  • Controlling bacteria in beverage and brewing equipment
  • Sanitizing food processing facilities ad equipment

    To eliminate odors effectively, Nok-Out or SNiPER™ must come in contact with the source of the odor problem! SNiPER™ is registered with the EPA as a Hospital Disinfectant grade product and has the lowest toxicity rating that they hand out  (Category IV). SNiPER™ is strong enough to kill canine parvovirus but safe enough to wash your hands in. 

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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
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