Discover Pet Urine Detector Versatility
A pet urine detector works by exploiting the fluorescent properties of certain substances (essentially amino acids) inherent in pee. The detector illumines pet urine with ultraviolet (UV) light, and in the absence of broad-spectrum (white) light, causes tainted areas to glow with a beige or amber color. This is particularly useful after the substance has dried and is no longer diluted.
The pet urine detector thus enables one to find and eliminate odorous stains even when they are invisible to the naked eye. Should the odor itself dissipate to the point of being undetectable by humans, the pet, whose sense of smell is more sensitive than the human’s, may still detect it and be tempted to repeat its naughty behavior? Hence it is critical to rid these stains completely from your carpets, drapes, linens, and clothing.
You will find that this handy detection tool is more versatile than just ferreting out the precise areas where you know cat or dog urine to be. It can make discoveries for you and help in conducting inspections. It works for animals other than pets, and its compact source of ultraviolet light is constantly being adapted to new applications.
It’s important to realize that a urinating pet may go in several different spots; so, catching them all is not a sure proposition. Plus, pets are more apt to pee when the owner is out, raising the odds of a stain or stains drying completely before the owner returns. There may be a lingering odor, but the visuals could be lacking.
However, with a cat urine light, all doubts can be put to rest. With the regular lights turned off, the owner shines the LED UV flashlight on all fabrics all over the house. He or she can thus pinpoint the spots that need attention, whether it be washing machine, dry cleaning, or carpet cleansers.
Cleansing not only deters the pet from reusing locations where it has urinated before, it helps to eliminate the offensive odor and to improve air quality. This is especially vital when household members have allergies or respiratory illnesses.
The LED ultraviolet detector emits monochromatic light in which the wavelength is somewhere between 390 and 410 nanometers. At this frequency, the light is not inherently bright. However, light emitting diode technology has improved considerably over the past two decades, such that luminous efficacy in the hundreds of lumens per watt is now possible.
Health inspectors and restaurant owners use a UV urine detector to check for food contamination, for the presence of bodily fluids on linens and carpets, and for rodent infestation. Unlike the amber color of pet urine, that from rats is bluish-white when fresh and yellowish-white when dried.
The UV blacklight flashlight has versatility going well beyond urine detection. Scorpions are known to fluoresce in the presence of ultraviolet light, so hunters and collectors use this tool as a scorpion detector. Gemologists use black light to detect flaws, excessive heat treatment, and fakes. Merchants and banks use UV flashlights to detect watermarks in currency, and TSA personnel use them to verify ID authenticity.