How Does an Ozone Generator Remove Odors?
What is an Ozone Generator?
An ozone generator is an industrial machine that produces ozone.
What is Ozone?
Ozone is a colorless, highly reactive, toxic gas with powerful oxidizing properties. It is comprised of three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms of oxygen we breathe. Ozone is naturally occurring as well as man-made. An ozone generator is a man-made way of creating ozone.
So why would we want to create ozone it’s toxic? Because ozone is very good at removing particles in the air that cause odors. It is the ultimate air purifier, which is why it is used by industrial cleanup companies like SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle.
How Does Ozone Remove Odors?
Smells from house fires, mold, decaying organic materials, trash, cigarette smoking, and other sources are present as small molecules, particulates, and bacteria that float through the air and attach themselves to carpets, walls, ceilings, furniture, and other surfaces in your home.
Ozone removes the smell and odors by reacting and destroying the offensive smelling particulates, molecules, and bacteria. The ozone chemically reacts with them, breaking them down into molecules, particulates, and bacteria that don’t smell.
When Should Ozone Be Used?
An ozone generator is recommended for professional use only, due to the dangers of high concentrations of ozone. Ozone generators and ozone are used to remove odors that seem impossible to remove. They can be used to remove the smell of cigarette smoke from a home that has been heavily smoked in.
They can also be used to remove the smoke odors from homes and businesses that have experienced a fire as well as smoke damage. Ozone is highly effective at removing odors because it can penetrate anything that oxygen and smoke can penetrate. This can include fabric sofas and carpets.
Due to the toxicity of ozone gas, ozone generators are used only in spaces that are unoccupied and sealed. This means that if they are used in a home or business, the space usually needs to be evacuated while the ozone generator is in use. That is why it is highly recommended that you rely on professionals who are trained on how to safely operate an ozone generator.
Struggling to Get Rid of Strong Odors in Your Home or Business?
If you have strong odors that you’ve been battling for months or years to get rid of, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle. They can determine the best actions to take, including whether an ozone generator is needed.
The experts at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle have helped remediate the odors from fires, flooding, mold damage, and other sources for years. They have all the tools and experience to handle any disaster and any smell. Contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle at (302) 392-6000