What Cleaning Professionals Should Know about Ozone Generators

One of the most challenging issues cleaning professionals must deal with is malodor eradication. Often, even once the source of the odor has been removed, odors persist because they have penetrated carpets, wall coverings, furniture, etc.

One of the fastest, most effective, and safest ways to tackle persistent malodors is with an ozone generator. However, ozone can be hazardous to people, plants, and pets. Workers should not be present when an ozone generator is in use.

U.S. Products, a manufacturer of ozone generators, also believes cleaning professionals should know the following about ozone generators:

• The source of the odor must first be removed for the ozone generator to be effective
• Ozone machines oxidize odor-producing particulates, leaving behind pure oxygen; in most cases this means the odor is completely eliminated
• Areas where an ozone machine is in use should be sealed off
• Ozone generators are most effective at removing tobacco and fire odors as well as odors caused by paint, garbage, mold, or mildew.
• Ozone machines are not effective at removing dust particulates from the air, filtering the air, or removing smoke
• Ozone machines do not mask odors, they eliminate them
• They can be used in schools, offices, and hospitals, boats, cars, and recreational vehicles
• Select a machine with adjustable ozone output levels; some odors may require a higher ozone output than others
• For enhanced safety, the machine should have a programmable timer that turns the machine off at a specific time
• Usually ozone machines need at least 30 minutes to work effectively, however this can vary depending on the extent of the odor problem or the size of the area in which it is used

“While cleaning professionals should use care when using ozone generators,” says Bob Abrams, carpet care expert and product manager for Nilfisk-Advance commercial business, makers of U.S. Products brand professional carpet extractors, “they should also know that used properly, ozone generators can be very effective at odor removal.”

Source of the above information – cleanlink.com

The safe way to use Ozone Generators

Are you concerned about using an Ozone machine near your family or co-workers? Perhaps you’ve been told ozone is dangerous, but yet you hear others are having great success using it.

You need to know.
Ozone is like many other essentials in life. A little is good, a lot is not. Too much food can make you overweight, too much water can cause drowning, and taking too much of a life-saving medication can make you very ill. At high concentrations ozone can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, and throat irritation. Ozone may also worsen chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and compromise the ability of the body to fight respiratory infections. People vary widely in their susceptibility to ozone. Therefore, you should only run ozone machines on very low settings, in well ventilated spaces, if people and pets are present.

So to use ozone safely, consider what problem, or problems you need to treat with ozone.

Are you looking to merely sanitize the air you breath, get rid of cooking odors, or remove the smell of stale tobacco in a space which you occupy on a regular basis, like your home, office, or vehicle?

If so, Ozone generators can be used in these spaces while they are occupied, only as long the ozone concentration remains below the safe level specified by OSHA or the EPA.

Typically this can be accomplished with an inexpensive machine like our DC-12.

But if larger concentrations of Ozone are required, it can still be a highly effective solution , but that amount of ozone needs to be produced in an area while it is not occupied by people, pets, or plants.

If you want the safest way to use ozone generators, just run them when the space is unoccupied. Utilize the timers, available on many of our units, to switch on our ozone generators while you are out of the building and shut them off an hour or so before you return so the ozone has time to safely dissipate (turn back into oxygen) prior to reoccupying the space.

Source – Jenesco.com

 

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Founded in Cape Town, January 2002, Wassertec has become the leader in ozone and ozone generation in Southern Africa.

From day one, our vision has been to design and manufacture the highest quality ozone generation systems primarily for the wine and bottled water industries. We believe that by taking care of the quality, the rest will take care of itself.
By collaborating with highly competent electrical engineers and industrial software developers, we have, over the years, created what we believe to be the best ozone systems currently available in their class.
From small beginnings we have grown the company and product line to become the leading manufacturer of ozone equipment in South Africa. Our specialised Bright Blue systems set the standard for ozone in the bottling industry.

Ozone Generation Specialists

With installations in nine African countries and clients such as Coca Cola, SAB and Distell, Wassertec are perfectly positioned to become your partners in ozone.

We not only design and manufacture our Ozone generation systems to the highest quality and safety standards, but we also stock all components at our Cape Town offices – ensuring rapid replacement of spares and minimal downtime.

If you are looking for high quality Ozone Generators, with backup and service to match, you’re in the right place. Welcome to Wassertec.