What is Turf Deodorizer & How Does it Work?

Synthetic turf can be a great choice for homeowners in Phoenix, where water usage is a concern year-round and the hot summers can easily kill off a natural grass lawn. Like other parts of your home, however, artificial turf needs occasional cleaning and maintenance to keep it in the best condition possible. Pet owners, in particular, will want to use an artificial grass maintenance service, as the ammonia in pet waste can leave behind unpleasant odors in their lawn. Fortunately, TurFresh uses products that excel as turf deodorizers and help make us the premier turf cleaning service in Phoenix.

A turf deodorizer does exactly what its name implies: it removes smells from artificial turf. We produce two different products that get rid of odors in synthetic grass: our BioFill infill product and our BioTurf Bios+ enzyme cleaner. Both products remove smells from your lawn, but they do so via different methods. 

BioFill

Like other types of infill, BioFill sits between the blades of your turf lawn, supporting them and helping them stand upright. Unlike other infill solutions like sand or black crumb rubber, however, BioFill is made from mineral granules called zeolites. Zeolites are created when volcanic rock and ash interact with alkaline groundwater; with enough pressure, a mineral is created consisting of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen. Zeolites excel in capturing and neutralizing chemicals, and they are frequently used in water purification, laundry detergent, cat litter, and of course, turf cleaning and maintenance. Our BioFill infill possesses a net negative charge, which lets it capture ammonia molecules and prevent them from creating odors. Ammonia is the compound in pet urine that causes it to smell as it dries, so trapping ammonia at the source in this way prevents pet odors from ever reaching your nose. BioFill’s zeolite particles will hold ammonia molecules until they are washed out by rainwater (or a hose), recharging the zeolite and preparing it to trap ammonia once more. 

BioTurf BioS+

Our BioTurf BioS+ is a liquid cleaner product that we use as part of our artificial grass maintenance service. Using natural enzymes produced by ammonia-eating bacteria, BioTurf BioS+ doesn’t simply mask odors but completely neutralizes it at the molecular level. By mixing our concentrate with water and hosing your lawn with a sprayer, we apply these enzymes to affected areas. Once applied, the enzymes bond with odor-causing molecules, preventing any odor from reaching your nose. Over time, the enzymes will degrade and consume these molecules, leaving your lawn smelling fresh once more. BioTurf BioS+ is a completely non-toxic and biodegradable turf deodorizer, so your children and pets can safely play on your lawn soon after it’s been applied. 

If you have an artificial grass lawn that doesn’t smell as fresh as it once did, you can trust the professionals at TurFresh to take care of it. We’re one of the top turf cleaning service providers in Phoenix, with a range of turf cleaning and maintenance services that can fit any need or budget. We also operate an online store where you can purchase our turf deodorizer products and specialized grooming tools. If you’d like to learn more about our products and services or schedule a cleaning, call us today at (855) 444-8873.