Grow Room Odor Control
Odor control is a necessary part of being a successful marijuana grower. There are multitudes of products on the market today - air fresheners & sprays, carpet granules & deoderizors, scented candles, incense, odor absorbers and odor removers. Also available are air cleaners, with or without ionizers, potpourris, activated charcoal products, and odor - absorbing kitty litters, to name a few.
For continuous freshening, air fresheners are cheap and plentiful. They come in assorted scents, and may be hung all over the house. Incense and potpourri are cheap and stronger - scented - these will mask most odors. Scented candles are good for long - term or continuous odor masking.
For unexpected company, spray air fresheners are good for fast, immediate, although temporary, masking of unwanted odors. Other similar products are disinfectant/deoderizor sprays, which remove odors instead of masking them.
Fabric softener sheets are a good source of 24/7 odor control also - they can be laid in a windowsill or hung in inconspicuous places around the home. These are also good when tucked into vacuum - cleaner bags.
Carpet granules are good to use daily, but they must be vacuumed up immediately. Carpet powders may be sprinkled onto the carpet and left for several days, as they are not obvious on the lighter - colored carpets. A container of kitty litter is very effective - it must be stirred several times a day to release the fragrance. Activated charcoal may be used in the same manner. Pet deoderizers are cheap and plentiful, and very effective.
On the more expensive side and for good, continuous odor control, room - size air cleaners are nice for small growrooms, while huge, multiple - room - size units may be purchased for total in - house management. Some of these units have built - in ionizers. These products also have filters which must be replaced routinely in order to continue to be effective.
Ozone cleaners are also available, although they must be run intermittently and are somewhat dangerous. Carbon - scrubbers are the most effective, although the carbon must be changed routinely to maintain clean air. The price for scrubbers varies widely, from a simple home - made unit to an expensive, deluxe model.
Growing indoor flowering plants, or fragrant herbs such as lemon sage or castor beans, works very well, especially when placed in sunny spots to promote the spread of the scents of these plants.
Good emergency "fixes" are cleaning products - bleach, pine cleaner, window cleaner, and furniture wax have strong odors that will cover other scents. Simmering onions or garlic is very effective. Strongly - scented soaps or colognes and perfumes work instant wonders. As do cigarettes or fragrant cigars.
Sprays and powders cost little, but frequent use will increase the overall cost, while the room or house - sized units have a higher initial cash outlay, but are long - lasting and very effective. There is odor control available for every grower.
First Things to Consider
Theres two main concerns when it comes to odor.Theres leakage from the room and exaust odor.
In order to keep odor from leaking from your room you need two things.You need a sealed room and you need and exaust to remove the odor and to provide negative pressure in the room.If you always have air rushing into the room,none can escape.If the room is not sealed then the fan cannot provide enough negative pressure to keep the air from leaking out of all the cracks and holes.You would need a strong fan for an unsealed room.The best way to seal a room is to use plastic sheeting.Line the ceiling walls and floors(no need if your in a basement to do the floors).Tape all seams and holes in the plastic.If you have cement walls in your basement you can seal all the walls with wall caulk and paint it with latex paint.This is enough to keep the air from penetrating the walls.Now that the room is sealed you need an exaust to direct the odor out of your house.
Make sure that the fan is large enough to create negative pressure in the room.If you sealed your room well you will need to create a small vent to allow air to come into the room.The air should be blowing in through the vent good.There should be a rush of air coming in.The best place to ventilate is out the roof.Hot air rises and should stay out of smelling range unless theres a good wind.You will need an inline carbon filter to clean the air.Otherwise when its windy you will have odor all around your house.The best odor filters you can get are Can filters.They range in price from about $100-$400 and last for 12-16 months.These filters remove all trace of odor.
Commercial Carbon Filters(also known as carbon scrubbers or cannister filters)
These are available in a wide varietes of sizes
Homemade Grow Room Odor Control
Are you looking to start a grow room at home and keep your garden safe? A common way that grow rooms get exposed is from the strong lingering odor left by your marijuana garden. Though nothing beats a professional system, here’s a great low-cost way to create a effective homemade grow room odor control carbon filtration system that will keep your garden discreet from prying noses!
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