Don’t Let Hurricane and Flood Damage Leave Nasty Odors Behind

It seems like severe weather has been dominating the news cycle as of late. Hurricanes Harvey,  Irma and Maria have caused unprecedented damage in the Caribbean, Texas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  Unfortunately, the road to recovery will be a long one for those hit the hardest.

 

The type of property damage that occurs during weather disasters obviously varies. However, we can say one thing with a high degree of confidence. Storm related property damage often causes putrid odors that overtake homes and businesses.

 

Using an ozone generator or air purifier to remove odors and help with flood damage cleanup is a valuable option. The odor that occurs after water damage can happen as soon as a day or two after the flood damage.  The smell that you have to deal with will likely be mildew and/or mold.

Of course improving the air quality after severe weather is too tough a job for cans of aerosol spray. There are far too many odors and airborne particulate matter that may develop as a result of storm damage. Thus, it is best to attack them all naturally so no additional, potentially offensive items are introduced into the environment.

An ozone generator is a device that can get rid of the particulates that have been placed in the air.  They are specifically designed to remove odors associated with mold, mildew, bacteria, sewage and all of the other nastiness that washes into properties during flooding situations. However, they come in a variety of sizes. So it’s vital to choose one that is compatible with the size of the flood damaged area.

To learn more about dealing with flood damage related odors, please visit our website at http://ozoneexperts.com or contact us toll-free at (866) 676-9663.

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Ozone Generators Effectively Eliminate Odors from Homes and Businesses

Today many people want to eliminate the odors in their homes that result from tobacco, pets, cooking, mold and more. Using sprays other types of air fresheners only masks the sent and do not eliminate them. In order to successfully remove odors from their homes many people use an ozone generator. It doesn’t mask these odors and actually destroys them.

According to an article in Ozone Journal, “Ozone removes odors by destroying the molecules, bacteria, and spores that cause unpleasant smells…Ozone is very quick to chemically react with particles that it comes into contact with in the air and on surfaces…extra oxygen atom in the ozone attaches itself to other molecules, chemically changing their structure to create non-offensive molecules – eliminating the smell”

Eliminates Strong Odors

An ozone generator can be used to eliminate the strongest smells from any enclosed area. They are designed to continuously find odor particle and eliminate them by turning them into carbon dioxide and oxygen. They can be used for rooms with plants, one that has suffered smoke damage and more.

Business

There are a variety of ways an ozone generator are used by businesses. Painters will use them to eliminate the smell of paint and primer from an area close to where people can be affected by the smell. Carpet installers will use them to remove the smell and unhealthy elements that come from new carpets. They are also used by building managers for a variety of purposes. Any professional who restores buildings after a flood, fire or other disaster will utilize an ozone generator.

Home

People who are moving into an apartment may want to have an ozone generator to eliminate any odors left by a previous tenant. People will want to use them for removing garbage or dumpster odors, bathroom odors and more. Any place in a building where there is undesirable odor is a place an ozone generator can eliminate it.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of using an ozone generator we can help. Contact us today and learn more.

Eliminate Skunk Odor Under Your House or in a Shed

As the weather heats up, animal control companies get more calls about skunks living under the house or in a shed. The animals have wintered at your property and now spring sets into motion the mating cycle. Skunk odor is usually the way most homeowners learn about the unwelcome guests in the first place. Although an animal control specialist can remove the skunks from your property, eliminating the skunk smell is another matter.

Understanding the Makeup of Skunk Smell

Unlike other scents, the spray of a skunk is difficult to remove because it contains sulfur. Combined with hydrogen, the chemical makeup of the scent further involves the presence of a CH2 complex. This combination puts it in the same league as the thiols used to add odor to natural gas or propane. If you have ever smelled these products, you know that masking the scents with sprays or other methods is impossible.

Safe Odor Removal with Ozone

Rather than trying the old wives’ tales involving tomato juice and stale beer, give ozone a try. Because the generator technology splits the O2 molecule that allows for the recombination into O3 ozone, the highly volatile molecule now reacts with the sulfur-containing skunk smell on a molecular level. Breaking up the structure of the smell itself, ozone does not mask the scent or super-impose an even smellier odor, but it eliminates the molecules that cause it.

Depending on the size of your crawlspace or shed, you may be able to use the Rainbowair 500 Series II, which treats rooms measuring between 500 square feet and 1,500 square feet. This product has been created for the hotel industry, is portable and provides you with an ozone output of up to 500mg per hour.

Contact us for more information on skunk odor removal with ozone or to find out about the other ozone generators we have in stock.

Eliminating Pet Odors in a Vet’s Office

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A veterinarian’s office can collect quite a few offensive pet odors through the day. It can be very important for your business that your clients not be met with these smells when they walk through your doors.

Though a person would expect to smell the occasional dog or cat when they visit their local vet, they still expect it to smell clean and cared for when they walk into the reception area. Having a fresh, well-aired smell to your office can give clients more confidence in your practice by letting them know your staff is on the ball and keeping all the messes clean and away from the animals that are housed there.

Behind the scenes, you know there are many ways to accumulate nasty odors in your clinic. Parvo-stricken dogs (and other sick animals), the nervous fur-babies who are prone to accidents, a skunk-sprayed dog, and various surgeries can all make your office smell as though it hasn’t been cleaned in a month. You do your best to eliminate these odors with room sprays, candles, and other chemicals, but what if there was a way to help you get rid of them without having to worry about the chemicals or possible fire hazards?

An ozone generator, like the Rainbowair Activator, can be just the answer you’re looking for. The ozone molecule, by nature, will do one of two things as it starts to break down: it will either combine with an oxygen molecule, or it will combine with a gaseous element. When it combines with oxygen, it simple creates O2. When it combines with a gaseous element, it causes that gas to lose any odor it may have had.

If you have questions about how you can benefit from the science of ozone, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!