Indoor Funeral Home/Crematory Odors May Be Reduced with Ozone

According to data provided by the National Funeral Directors’ Association, an increasing number of Americans are turning towards the services of a crematorium. With that said, as time goes on, Americans are apt to encounter more news stories about residents’ concerns over funeral home/crematory odors and emissions.

For those unfamiliar with the industry, the intensity of a funeral home/crematorium’s odors and emissions depends on several factors. Those factors include how often the process is completed and the type of retort used. The types of chemicals and particles released into the air during the process may include, but are not confined to the following:

  • Chlorinated dibenzodioxins
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Nitrogen oxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury

Once released into the air, the odors may then travel to other parts of the facility or beyond. The good news is that using indoor ozone generators may help minimize or eliminate those odors in unoccupied areas. The ozone generator’s ability to successfully combat funeral home/crematory odors understandably will depend on several factors. One of them is the size of the room that needs to be deodorized.

Take our Rainbowair Activator 2000 Series for example. It is a portable ozone generator that is capable of deodorizing a 20,000 sq/ft area. Oftentimes, it is used by business owners seeking to combat odors generated during restoration projects. Some nursing homes, on the other hand, may opt to use the QT Thunder to deodorize a resident’s room after he or she has passed away. It is capable of treating a 300 sq/ft unoccupied area in 20 minutes or less. They are obviously not the only types of ozone generators available. The Newaire Plug-Ins are also frequently used to deodorize businesses. The units may prove to be beneficial when installed in autopsy rooms or cold storage areas.

To learn more about how ozone generators may reduce indoor funeral home/crematory odors, contact us. Our Ozone experts would love to help you select a generator that’s capable of tackling your funeral home/crematory odor related issues.

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Reduce Smoke Related Wildfire Damage with an Ozone Generator

Each year, wildfires cause an exorbitant amount of property damage. The U.S. Fire Administration’s raw data helps tell the tale of that destruction. In 2012 alone, nationwide, there were more than 67,750 wildfires that collectively consumed 9,326,200+ acres. Those that were forced to clean up the wildfire damage had to undoubtedly deal with unpleasant odors as part of the process.

Of course that is not even taking into account the smoke odors that spread to the areas surrounding the hot zones. Not only are those odors unpleasant, they can cause serious health problems too. This is especially the case for certain segments of the population, including asthmatics and children.

According to a 2010 article published in the International Journal of Wildland Fire, it’s the fossil fuel that is typically involved in the smoke’s production that makes the situation so problematic health wise. It generates miniscule particulates in addition to the smoke odor itself. Together, they may lead to acute respiratory and cardiac problems. That's why the American Lung Association suggests keeping one’s indoor air quality as high as possible.

So what can one do to minimize fire damage related smoke odors?  One way to do that in unoccupied areas is to use an ozone generator. Depending on the ozone generator’s make and model, it should free the unoccupied area of smoke odors. Makes and models of ozone generators that may prove to be beneficial in fire damage situations include the QT Cyclone and the Rainbowair Activator 2000 Series II. Both are portable and capable of producing high amounts of ozone per hour.

For more details on removing wildfire smoke odors from your home or business, contact us. Our ozone experts would be pleased to help you find the right ozone generator to improve your building’s indoor air quality. To continue the discussion, visit our Facebook page or call 1-866-676-9663.