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Nok-Out or Sniper? Which Product Is Right for Me?

Answer: Both products have a powerful odor eliminating formula, and will totally eliminate odor at the Source. SNiPER® Disinfectant & Odor Eliminator is EPA Registered, and will eliminate bacteria (such as gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, and nosocomial bacteria), viruses (such as canine parvovirus and HIV), kill mold and mildew as well as other pathogens. However, you can order either product and obtain the same powerful odor-removing results. For simple odor removal and household cleaning (think smoke/tobacco issues, a microwave fire, stinky gym bags, and clothing, for example), Nok-Out, the Odor Eliminator is perfect for this job.

When EPA documentation is necessary for your organization/agency, SNiPER® carries the EPA Registration. When you need to prevent mold from spreading, keep bacteria from growing, and protect your environment from all of the things we bring home from our daily lives on the job–SNiPER® Disinfectant is the product of choice.

How is Nok-Out Different from SNiPER™ Disinfectant?

Answer: Nok-Out has always had amazing odor eliminating capability, and powerful sanitizing qualities. With EPA Registration (71700-2) behind the product, SNiPER® Disinfectant now has the designation ‘Hospital Disinfectant’. SNiPER® can and does eliminate odors, but it works also to disinfect, as well as to deodorize when directions are followed. Regular Nok-Out will always eliminate odors, but no claims can be made regarding the disinfecting properties of Nok-Out. The products are closely related and should be selected depending upon the issue that needs to be resolved.

Why Should I Choose SNiPER™ as a Disinfectant / Odor Eliminator?

Answer: As a disinfecting product, SNiPER® has the highest efficacy and the lowest toxicity. It is easy to apply and is environmentally friendly. Its non-corrosive formula means that you can spray – wipe – spray and walk away. It is not necessary to come behind and wipe away toxic residues, and SNIPER™ will not produce any VOC’s. This product is powerful enough to kill canine parvovirus but mild enough to wash your hands in. It requires minimal training and no protective gear.

How Does Nok-Out work?

Answer: Nok-Out is an oxidizer. When it comes into direct contact with the source of the odor, it ‘oxidizes’  (think ‘changes’)  that smelly stuff into something that no longer has an odor. Nok-Out must have direct contact with the source of the odor for this to be able to happen. (So if you walk into a room in your home, and it smells bad due to pet urine in the carpet, it won’t do you much good to spray the air – instead, find the source of the odor, clean that up, and spray directly on it.) This chemical change seems to occur during the drying process, so for most situations, you should spray, wipe, spray again, and walk away, allowing the area to air dry naturally.

Does Nok-Out Have An Odor?

Answer: No, Nok-Out is odorless, and does not mask or cover up the odor you are eliminating. Should a faint “swimming pool” odor persist after treatment, continue air circulation using a floor fan, or the circulation system in your car or home.

Will Nok-Out Take a Urine Stain Out of Carpet?

Answer: Nok-Out is not designed to remove stains, however, customers tell us anecdotally that in many instances, Nok-Out does remove stains as well as provide total odor elimination. The newer the stain is, the more likely that Nok-Out will successfully remove it.  The older the stain is, the less likely that ANYTHING will remove it.

Does Nok-Out Get Odors Out of Hard or Porous Surfaces?

Answer: Nok-Out works perfectly on any washable surface. To be most effective, it must saturate the entire source of the odor, and it must be allowed to do this job in an alkaline or neutral pH environment.  

Will Nok-Out Discolor Fabric?

Answer: Nok-Out is non-staining. However, it is always prudent to first apply Nok-Out to a small corner of the fabric to prove it is colorfast. This is more to prove to you that there will not be a looming disaster! Caution! If you have previously used an acidic cleanser such as vinegar, it is a good idea to first neutralize that acid with a baking soda / water solution. Make a mixture that is 1 – 2 tsps baking soda in one pint of water. Spray this solution on areas where you have previously used vinegar and this will allow Nok-Out to work most efficiently and effectively.

Should I Dilute Nok-Out?

Answer: For most applications, Nok-Out may be diluted by 50% with regular tap water, and retain effectiveness for odor elimination. E-mail us for specific dilution ratios for specific problems.

What is the Shelf Life of Nok-Out and SNiPER®?

Answer: The Nok-Out that you purchase will be effective for years and years. It very slowly (no more than 2 percent per year) loses strength, but remains a powerful odor eliminator.

Does Nok-Out REALLY Work?

Answer: You Bet!  As long as you can get Nok-Out to come into direct contact with ALL of the odor source, it will be effective and efficient without harming you, your family, or your pets. There is no other product on the market today that is anywhere as potent or effective in combating unwanted odors. Just read our testimonial page!

Are These Products "Green?"
Answer: We think so. Neither Nok-Out nor SNiPER® will leave toxic compounds behind that can contribute to indoor air pollution and they never release free chlorine ever. The EPA has granted us the lowest toxicity rating they give out and the active ingredient – chlorine dioxide – is used in water treatment plants all around the planet.
My Nokout (or SNiPER) arrived Frozen solid. Is it still good?

Answer: Yes. Bring it inside and allow it to thaw fully.  Give it a shake before opening and you are good to go!

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

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

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
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