UV STAIN DETECTIVE is a simple to use and highly effective Blacklight Flashlight. Any dry pet urine is detected quickly and easily. The favorite spots for your cat or dog to pee cannot be detected by the naked eye but UV Stain Detective tracks them down fast!
At nighttime, with the lights off in your home, you can find urine by sweeping any suspected area with your blacklight. It’s best to hold the blacklight about 1-3 inches away from the carpet or other surface you’re examining. Look for that bright yellow color!
Try to avoid a UV flashlight with a wavelength of 395 or 400 nm. They are less useful in finding pet urine because they are emitting blacklight that is very close to visible light. For best results, we recommend going with a UV flashlight with 365 to 385 nm UV lights.
The lights cause materials such as bacteria, urine, seminal fluids and blood, to “fluoresce,” so that the naked eye can detect them. Typically, UV lights are used to test surfaces especially when there is a disease outbreak or any sudden increase in occurrences of a specific disease at a particular time or place.
Wavelengths in a blacklight cause phosphorous and proteins in the urine to glow, making it easier to spot old stains. Pet stains that weren’t cleaned properly with an enzyme-based cleaner will show up under UV light as well.
Vitamin A and the B vitamins thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin are strongly fluorescent. Try crushing a vitamin B-12 tablet and dissolving it in vinegar. The solution will glow bright yellow under a black light.
Petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, which glows bright blue under a black light. Ripe bananas glow fluorescent blue under a black or ultraviolet lamp.
Some of the spills a person might find with a black light include:- Biological stains: saliva, semen, urine and blood.
Black lights emit a type of ultraviolet radiation called UVA, which is invisible to the human eye. They are often used in industry, nightclubs or amusement parks to make things glow. This glow is the energy emitted by the light being converted into visible light by particles called phosphors.
Cleaning the area thoroughly with vinegar first and then applying an enzyme treatment will break down and evaporate the uric acid and your home will be free of cat odors. Vinegar and enzyme cleaners work on all surfaces: hardwood floors, carpets, mattresses.
Whereas urine that’s sprayed typically shows up on vertical surfaces (e.g., furniture, walls, etc.). If you’re able to catch your cat spraying/marking in real-time, you’ll most likely see them standing with their back to their vertical “target” and holding their tail held straight up.
That distinctive odor can be an indication of a mold problem. Certain types of mold have a smell similar to cat urine, including dangerous toxic black mold, which should be remediated by a professional. Another source of cat urine odor is ornamental boxwood, a common landscaping shrub.
A very small amount of natural sapphires (sapphires can be any color except red) can glow under UV light. Natural colorless, pink, or occasionally blue sapphires with low iron content (iron is fluorescent quencher) can glow red, pink, or orange in long-wavelength UV light.
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: The Fluorescent Bacteria.
Urine, vomit, semen, blood, and feces will all floresce under UV light.
Plastic stars, toys, urine, and tonic water are some things that glow under black light. A black light is a type of light bulb that emits mostly ultraviolet radiation. Although most bulbs also give off a faint violet glow, the majority of the light is outside the visible range.
A forensics expert in the article explained that semen stains are smeared “all over the place” in many other hotels, the traces visible from their telltale glow under UV lamps. Wait, does semen really glow in the dark? Sort of. Semen won’t give off light like a glow-in-the-dark sticker, but it does fluoresce.
The ultra-violet rays used by black lights use the same wavelength as biological waste such as urine. When using a backlight to find cat urine spots , turn out the lights and shine the black light over all areas of the carpet. Most urine stains will produce a noticeable glow.
Using the sun has been a popular method of stain removal for nappies, and many believe that the sun sanitises. With enough of a decent detergent, adequate agitation, and if needed a laundry booster, stains will be removed by the washing machine.
Most – but not all – salts do not fluoresce when illuminated UV light, so just because you see a crystal in a UV image does not guarantee that it is a protein crystal. Heavy protein precipitate will also fluoresce, for the same reason that crystals glow brightly – it is a concentrated region of the protein.
Do all diamonds fluoresce? No. Only about 25% to 35% of diamonds exhibit some degree of fluorescence in reaction to long-wave UV light.
Reddish orange manganese glass is sometimes called “persimmon glass.” Manganese Dioxide (MnO2) was also used to decolorize glass containing iron impurities, or to stabilize the color of glass so it wouldn’t shift over time. Glass that contains manganese glows green, red, orange, or peach under black light.