Odors in the home or workplace can be a big issue; especially to any guests you may have visiting. In many cases, it can be solved by just cleaning the carpets or finding the source of the odor and getting rid of it. Most of the time, removing the item that caused the odor isn’t enough.
There are many ways to remove or cover up the odor. A cover up method that is used frequently in a home would be an aerosol spray, one you can purchase from any grocery store. These types of odor “eliminators” do not eliminate any odors. It just simply masks the odor for a brief period of time, but the odor is still there. Extra strength granules can also be used, but again, it’s only a temporary solution. Encapsulants and masking agents are not as effective as an odor counteractant or an ozone generator.
What is an Ozone Generator?
Ozone operates according the principle of oxidation. When the static loaded ozone molecule (O3) contacts with something “oxidation able”, the charge of the ozone molecule will directly flow over. This is because ozone is very instable and likes to turn back in its original form (O2). Ozone can oxidize with all kinds of materials, but also odor and microorganisms like viruses, moulds and bacteria’s. The extra oxygen atom releases from the ozone molecule and binds with the other material. Eventually remains only the pure and stable oxygen molecule.
Ozone is one of the strongest oxidation agents technical available for use to oxidize solutes. The extra-added oxygen atom will bind (=oxidation) in a split second to every component that comes into contact with ozone.
We use Ozone Generators to eliminate smoke odors in fire damaged structures, crime scene clean-ups, mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, pet and cooking odors. Ozone machines can also be used in vehicles to eliminate smoke or other odors that reside in the vehicle.
Odor counteractants and cleaning agents are highly effective as well. Normally these products are used for restoration purposes. They are used mostly on non-porous materials. For example: In a fire loss, all non-porous, smoke damaged contents can be cleaned by using this method. All affected contents are dipped, soaked or wiped off with the odor counteractant and then rinsed off with water. Then each item is wiped off and dried.
Please contact your Atlanta disaster experts who specialize in flood damage, water damage, smoke and fire damage, asbestos removal, cleaning services, and mold & mildew remediation problems. Call us today at 877-787-9096. Serving the metro Atlanta, GA area.