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.

How Ozone Can Kill Bacteria and Remove Odors in the Process

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The three oxygen atoms that make up ozone occur naturally. In fact, approximately 20 percent of the planet’s breathable air is made up of ozone. Yet there is more to this highly unstable molecule than meets the eye. Did you know that ozone will kill bacteria and do away with offensive odors in the process?
  • Ozone reacts with the cell walls of bacteria. Ohio State University experts recognize ozone as “a potent antimicrobial agent” that not only kills bacteria but also eradicates fungi, viruses and even parasites. Researchers discovered that the oxidative burst, which occurs when the ozone molecule reacts with bacterial cell walls, paves the way to further destruction of the undesired organism’s cellular components. This refers to bacterial genetic material, a wide variety of enzymes contained within the cell wall and the lipids that make up parts of the cell wall itself. Microorganisms cannot withstand this onslaught and die.
  • A destruction of bacteria results in odor removal. Offensive odors are usually the result of bacterial activity. For example, in the case of a smelly shoe closet, the bacteria that ingest sweat subsequently excrete acids that are exceedingly pungent. Thus, by destroying the odor-causing bacteria in the first place, any offensive odor you may notice in a home or business also gets removed.
  • Ozone may be created artificially. It is possible to artificially create ozone in the business or home environment. Newaire is a recognized leader in the plug-in technology field.Rainbowair makes units that serve the hotel industry as well as the manufacturing sector. Queenaire offers a wide variety of compact units, some of which are designed to continuously treat areas of up to 10,000 cubic feet. No matter what type of setting you envision, there is an ozone generator that is a perfect fit.

Unlike with antibiotics and chemical-based bacterial cleaners, it is not possible for the targeted microbes to develop a form of immunity to the oxidative burst. This knowledge is now being harness by physicians who have long been concerned over the increasing levels of hospital-acquired infections. Gizmag reports on Canada’s Queen’s University that is now experimenting with the use of ozone to kill difficult-to-eradiate and highly infectious bacteria.

At Ozone Experts, we understand that you do not want to use harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals to kill bacteria. Contact us today to discuss the types of ozone-generating products that would be perfect for your home or business. Losing offensive odors in the process is a welcome fringe benefit.