Stain Detective Pro
We love ’em to the Moon and back, but both dogs and cats, young and old, will occasionally have their little accidents!
If you see it happen you know where to clean, if you don’t then you need a Stain Detective Pro.
This professional grade, UV powered Dog and Cat Urine Stain Detector, will help you locate dry urine stains in carpets and furniture, so you can clean and sanitize as required.
One of the key reasons why the Pet Stain Detective Pro is the best stain detector on the market, is the superior quality Korean made UV LEDs we use, together with our unique UV PRO Filter which removes 99% of visible interference light, so you only see the glow from the substance or surface material to the invisible UV light emitted.
This killer combination produces consistent professional results at an affordable price.
Detecting Pet Stains
Unlike man-made fluorescent materials such as white fabric, white paper and UV paint etc which glow brightly under UV blacklight. Natural fluorescent substances such as dog and cat urine etc, do not glow brightly under UV. In fact they are generally quite dim, so do not expect a supernova! You will be looking for patches a little brighter than their background; you’ll know them when you see them.
There are many factors which determine how bright a stain will be (or not be), though too many to mention all of them. In short; old stains are generally dimmer than more recent ones.
Different types of animal urine stains can glow in differing colour tones and in varying degrees of intensity. Cat urine glows particularly well under a black light, as it contains high levels of phosphorus, but the intensity of the urine-glow can vary depending on the animal’s diet and health.
Please bear in mind that pee on absorbent materials like carpet and fabric-coated furniture, will quickly soak down through the visible layers, leaving only a fractional coating on the surface (especially after vacuuming and cleaning). This may mean there may insufficient dried urine remaining on the surface to create a meaningful glow!
Note: Dog and Cat urine stains must be FULLY DRY for them to fluoresce. Fresh, wet or damp stains will not show up under UV light. Allow ample time for the urine to fully dry out, the may take several days!
Note: There are many natural and artificial substances and materials found in the home which will also fluoresce under UV light!
Pro Tip: Always ensure batteries are fresh and have plenty of charge in them. Weak batteries = Weak results.
Pro Tip: To test the strength of the invisible UV beam, shine it onto a piece of plain white paper or white fabric.
Pro Tip: When searching for stains, be sure to darken the room as much as possible first. Stains will NOT show up well in bright light / daylight, so its best to search for stains at night,
Pro Tip: When you find a stain, mark its location with chalk, tape or a pencil. This way you’ll find the spot when the lights are back on.
Pro Tip: Be sure to check walls and sides of sofas etc, especially where male dogs and cats are concerned.
Pro Tip: If you do find urine stains, it is important to clean them up as soon as possible. Urine can contain harmful bacteria that can make you or your pets sick. To clean up urine stains, you can use a commercial enzymatic cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water.
UV Blacklight in a Nutshell
There is so much mis-information online about UV light (Blacklight) we’ll clear up a few main points here…
No. Absolutely not. UV is invisible to the human eye so ideally you should see nothing! What you do see is visible ‘interference’ light (known as spill) which is a bi-product of poor quality inferior UV LEDs. This bright, purple glare is not UV and only serves to illuminate the search area, actually making it harder to see the fluoresce you are looking for!
The rule of thumb is: The brighter it is, the worse it is!
This is why our UV PRO Forensic Torch (a.k.a Stain Detective Pro) is fitted with a special UV PRO filter which removes 99% of unwanted visible light and only lets the invisible UV light through. This produces stunning, professional results across the board.
Again. Absolutely not. The greater the number of inferior (cheap) LEDs the torch has, the more visible interference light it produces and the worse the end result.
Tip: Avoid any UV Torch with more than 9 LEDS.
Yes. The frequency of UV light emitted determines the quality of results obtained. There is a sweet-spot for UV which is between 365nm and 385nm. However, to manufacture LEDs capable of emitting in this frequency range is far more expensive.
The cheap UV torches sold on eBay and Amazon, will use inferior-quality Chinese made LEDs emitting in the range of 390 – 410nm. At this range the UV light is a very poor quality and the visible light output is at its highest!
GLOWTEC UV PRO Forensic Torches are made using high quality KOREAN made UV LEDs which peak at 380nm and a low visible light output. This provides the best balance of quality, performance and price, and offers so excellent value for money.
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That really depends on what it is your are looking at / looking for!
Unlike man-made fluorescent materials such as white fabric, white paper and UV paint which fluoresce brightly under UV blacklight, natural fluorescent substances, such as urine and body fluids etc, whilst they do glow (fluoresce) under UV, they do NOT fluoresce brightly. In fact they are generally quite dim, so do not expect a supernova! You will be looking for areas slightly brighter than their background; you’ll know them when you see them.
There are many factors which determine how bright a stain will be (or not be). In fact too many to mention all of them. In short; old stains are generally dimmer than recent ones. Different types of stains can glow in different colours and varying degrees of intensity.
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