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.
It happens that the bad times are often the best time to starts a business that fills an urgent need. For twenty years, eager entrepreneurs have started ozone and remediation businesses. They worked hard and built a growing and profitable business. Previosuly, they solves odor problems, solve mold and mildew issues, and neutralizing toxic air.
Since the invasion of COVID-19, we have had numerous questions about sanitizing masks and clothes with ozone. So, we thought it might be a good idea to describe how to build a super-simple decontamination box. The process is quick and simple. It starts with buying a large box at you local store. This is the ozone chamber that might be set up in the garage, even in cold weather.
To be clear, we like and use HEPA filters. HEPA filter are fantastic for trapping ultra-small particles, including bacteria. While HEPA filters may incidentally catch virus, but viruses are many times smaller than bacteria and can pass through HEPA filters. One example is microbial threats is comparing bacteria to the size of a man. If bacteria were th3 size of a man, a virus would be the size of a mouse.
Tens of thousands of ozone generators are sold each year. I makes a world of sense that every purchaser should have some ozone generator training. The National Ozone Association offers Basic Ozone Training for the non-professional that wants to use ozone correctly. There is also a Certified Ozone Technician course for those who use ozone generators as part of their service.