Why does my synthetic grass stink in hot weather?
You are wanting to have a party in your backyard but when you go outside to set up your party favors, you notice a bad stench in the air. Dog urine smell is slowly increasing destroying your weekend plans.
If you have dogs using your turf as a restroom, then you have ammonia bacterial spores growing under the turf system. The bad bacteria loves heat and will grow fast under the turf as the weather becomes hotter.
How do I get rid of the smell?
1. Maintenance is the key to owning artificial grass. Knowing how to control the bacteria from growing. Destroy the bacterial spores using an enzyme cleaner.
2. When you purchased your turf, did the sales person suggest you use a deodorizer infill? Usually this is an up-charge in which you are not willing to spend, but you should have!
Deodorizing infill, install on top of the turf such as ZeoFill zeolite granules captures the urine before it travels under the turf. As your animal pees, the urine liquid is absorbed in the ZeoFill granules like a sponge. The zeolite due to its negative charged properties prevents gases from forming and therefore does not release the urine smell into the air.
What can cause the zeolite not to work?
1. Using a zeolite other than ZeoFill.
2. If your installer does not install the correct amount of ZeoFill.
3. You have smaller than 300 square foot of turf with multiple dogs.
3. If you have too much bacterial spores inside the ZeoFill granules.
4. Not done your turf maintenance such as cleaning with enzymes.
5. You used a harsh chemical such as bleach on the turf.
6. You are providing your dog with a high protein dog food or fish oil.