Does Ozone Damage Plastic or Rubber?

The rumor that ozone can damage rubber or plastic in a home is a very dated topic.  So, let's clear this up.  To make the point properly, let's go back to what ozone is and how it works.  Ozone is oxygen.  It has been enriched from the standard O2 molecule to an O3 molecule.  We are told that ozone is "Reactive", which means it will react with other compounds or elements.  That reaction is not an explosion or a noxious gas.  The reaction is OXIDATION.

Better than an Ozone Generator

Don't be shocked to find out that simply buying an ozone generator is not the magic ingredient for an ozone business.  But, it happens a lot.  People buy an ozone machine purely on speculation and the hype or Internet promoters, then regret their hasty decision.  Think of a man buying a set of tools, but knows nothing about fixing cars or building houses.  Or, a woman buying pots and pans but has never learned to cook.

Solving Real Estate Odors

Real estate agents often encounter latent odors when trying to sell a less-than-new home.  Pet odors is one of the most common odors, but smoking is equally as bad.  Strong and spicy cooking odors will remain for years after a family leaves.  Then, there is the mold and mildew odor that sends prosective buyer out the door in a hurry.  No one wants a mold-infected home, and even more so if there are vulnerable children in the family.  

How to Use an Ozone Generator for Odor Removal

The fact that ozone is very effective for odor removal is making strides everywhere.  Ozone has been a long-standing tool for industries because it will cancel odors, sanitize, neutralize many pollutants, and kill mold.  Ozone is used to cure materials during manufacturing, and is used in thousands of municple water treatment facilities in the United States and around the world.  Ozone systems are also use to reclaim waste water or clarify retention ponds.

Does Ozone Kill Bedbugs?

Yes, ozone can kill bedbugs, but the challenge to actually get a complete kill is hard to achieve.  First of all, discount what other promoters have said.  Most self-appointed gurus are biased. Most treatments get a mixed bag of results, and the effort to kill bedbugs is not as simple as buying an ozone machine.  If you really want to learn how to use ozone as a part of an overall strategy, the National Ozone Association offers a course on the subject.

How is Ozone Measured for Ozone Generators

A little ozone goes a very long way.  If you intend to use an ozone generator, let's get a little perspective on what a milligram of ozone is.  A milligram is a measurement of volume, not weight.  So, whatever we can fit into a one centimeter cube would make a milligram.  So, a Tylenol tablet has about 375-500 milligrams in that small space.  Weight may vary as dense items can have the same space, but less weight.  Air, like oxygen, put less atoms in that cubic centimeter than liquid or solids.