Just to set the stage, all non-medical corona ozone generators use metal screens or plates to produce ozone from the air. Ozone exists for a short while as O3, then quickly returns to the normal, breathable O2. To achieve a sanitizing level, the ozone generator should run for about an hour and reach a certain PPM level in the room. People and pets cannot be in the treatment area during the treatment as ozone is a known respiratory irritant.
Our office has received numerous calls about whether ozone kills the coronavirus. It is well-known that ozone does kill pathogens (bacteria and viruses). Ozone is a non-chemical solution that can be applied to treat large or small areas and it reaches all surfaces with a nominal treatment. This does not mean there is no need to properly clean the area, but ozone can be an augment to a sanitizing program.
We are fielding calls from churches about how best to sanitize the facility. This is good news, and we hope to shed some important light on the subject.
After the review of the 15/30G MAXX from www.allozone.com, we have found that this design is well ahead of the curve. Most ozone generators are 80% the same with differences in case and quality, or lack of quality, in their construction. NOAI is pleased to support the best practices and best products for professional remediation services.
Do you know the difference between an ionizer, an ozone machine, or a HEPA filter? Each perform a specific function that can help clear the air in your home. Some machines may actually combine these functions in one unit which tends to make the unit complex and costly. The goal is to improve the indoor air quality particularly for those with allergies, asthma, or respiratory issues.
I have treated homes, cars, and businesses with ozone, and I have treated my house at times as well. Recently after a fishing trip, I neglected to take the bait out fo the car. Though wrapped and in a bag, the next day (we live in Florida), the car smelled like a garbage can. My wife was unhappy about the drive to church on Sunday, and I was equally bothered by the smell.
As much as we like ozone, there are alternative that can do as much as ozone and a few things more. Everything comes with their pluses and minuses. As an all-round solution, ozone to effective, reliable, and a non-chemical treatment that sanitizes, removes odors, and kills mold.
Cat urine is a constant problem. All the focus seems to be on the kitty litter box, which is an obvious maintenance issue. Cats and dogs will "spray" to mark their territory. Dog and cat odors aren't always about the pet needing to go to the bathroom. Obviously, male cats are worse about this habit. If you take your pet out, you will notice this habit as they use this scent to let others know they are in the area.
Ozone has been a part of our world since the beginning of time. The ozone layer protects us from excess ozone. Every lightning storm produces more than 40 tons of ozone that sanitizes our world while the rain washes away the debris. During daylight hours, minor amounts of ozone happens everywhere on earth.