Understanding Ozone Treatment

Ozone treatment

To grasp the concept of ozone treatment, it’s essential to first define ozone, represented by O3, an unstable molecule that exhibits a unique property—upon contact with any other molecule, it initiates a process of oxidation, ultimately leading to its destruction.

Ozone treatment involves utilizing ozone to eliminate undesirable odors within various spaces, be it a residential property or a vehicle. This method proves effective in addressing an array of odors, including but not limited to:

  1. Pet odours
  2. Smoking odours
  3. Urine odours
  4. Musty smells
  5. Car odours
  6. Aging house material odours

Pet and Pet Urine Odours

Despite the plethora of paints and cleaning products marketed for odor removal, they often merely mask the smells without truly eliminating them. This is particularly crucial for pet urine that may be deeply embedded in building materials. While the common recommendation is to remove all affected materials, structural components may pose challenges for complete removal.

Mould Remediation and Fire / Smoke Restoration

Ozone treatment is a valuable post-remediation step, especially after mold removal efforts. Musty smells may persist if absorbed by materials unaffected by the mold. Similarly, after fire or smoke damage restoration, lingering smells can be effectively addressed through ozone treatment.

How is Ozone Treatment Conducted?

Ozone treatment necessitates vacant premises during the entire process and for an additional 2 hours afterward, as ozone is harmful to humans, pets, and plants. The equipment is strategically installed in the concerned area and runs for the desired duration. For larger spaces, all doors and windows must be closed. In smaller areas, a slightly open window can allow oxygen to enter. In homes with forced air heating systems, only air ventilation should be active, turning off heating or cooling operations.

Is One Treatment Adequate?

The effectiveness of ozone treatment depends on the severity of the odor issue. Extensive issues, such as deep-seated smoke smells or persistent pet urine odors, may require multiple treatments for optimal results.

FAQs

Is Ozone treatment dangerous?

Ozone is harmful to humans, pets, and plants, requiring a vacant property during treatment. It, however, does not cause damage to building materials.

Can I do it myself?

No, ozone treatment should be conducted by professionals using approved equipment and following a strict process.

Will the property never smell again?

While not guaranteed, sustained positive living conditions post-treatment can prevent the return of odors.

Can Ozone Treatment be done in a garage or other exterior-use building?

Yes, the same process applies for exterior spaces.