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.