There is a sizable segment of society that is not divided by gender, age, race, or religion. Millions of people suffer from reactive illnesses that are aggravated by external threats. Over the years, our remediation services are constantly getting calls from people who are asking if there is toxic mold in their homes.
Mythbusting is good for us. When something is commonly believed, but not questioned, it is much like gossip. When it comes to odor removal, we should ask if filters are the solution to odor removal. In short, the answer is no.
There is a lot of chatter about "Ozone Shock" treatment. This process introduces high levels of ozone into the building to destroy odors, germs, or mold. Think about a chlorine shock for your pool that has had a bad algae bloom. Normal pool cleaning methods won't solve a severe algae problem, so the pool owner throws in a large portion of chlorine to kill of the algae before filtering the gunk out of the pool.
The constant vigilance that now falls on every school, daycare, office, store, and workplace is an essential duty. The imposition of constant cleaning and sanitizing is either a big investment in manpower to clean and sanitize multiple times per day or pay for a service to do the sanitizing.
If you spend a lot of time in a car, you will discover that your car has a smell, not a good one! There is a lot that goes into a smelly car. Food and drinks are a big part of the problem. Have you ever left some fast-food in the car for more than a day? You will immediately recognize your mistake the next day. And, the smell may linger for weeks.
Ozone is a great way to remove odors. And while some may choose to ignore odd odors, the sense of smell is actually a powerful influence on our perceptions, choices, and attraction. Smell is in fact a primal sense, and we use our sense of smell far more than anyone might imagine.
The National Ozone Association has existed for a decade to educate and promote the best practices for professional remediation services. What surprises many is that the Certified Ozone Technician course covers more than a fantastic education in ozone.
As an advocate of ozone solutions, it is possible to be closed-minded about something that competes with ozone. However, the premise is "Environmentally-Smart Solution" rather than one idea that ignores all else. In fact, I have tried to be open-minded about all non-chemical solutions to the common problems we face.
Odor removal is not an exact science. To be frank, you cannot make badly used carpet into what like was when new. The nature of a remediation service is to restore the house, carpet, room, or furniture back to its best condition.
Professional ozone services may know how long to run an ozone generator, but most people are ill-informed about the length of time to run an ozone generator.