Chorine Dioxide for Odor Removal
The best type of odor removal, besides the basic need to clean well, is an OXIDIZER. An oxidizer doesn't mask odors. They literally go to the source of the odor (usually organic) and change it from one form to another. The best example is iron that is oxidized as rust. Rust is not iron although it comes from iron. It is literally a different substance that does not work like iron. No one wants to drive their car over a badly rusted iron bridge, but they are confident that a new iron bridge will not collapse on them.
Ozone is an oxidizer. In a high ozone environment, an iron object would rust more quickly than normal air. The primary ingredient of an oxidizer is OXYGEN. Ozone is OXYGEN in a different form. Normal breathing oxygen is call O2 (two atoms of oxygen in a molecule). When normal oxygen is sent through an ozone generator, the O2 is broken up and reformed into O3 (three atoms of oxygen in one molecule). The third atom of oxygen is loose (unstable), and therefore it ozone is termed reactive. That third atom will easily discharge, and attach to a potential threat. When that bond happens, we have oxidation and the compound changed to something else that will not cause an odor.
For the record, ozone is the kind of odor removal processes. It uses up no resources, and it leaves no residue. Thus, it is a sustainable process that does not pollute. It is not a nasty chemical that will poison your home or wash down the drain to pollute our streams. That O3 molecule is unstable, and will always revert to O2 in about 30-60 minutes. Ozone is part of nature and seems intended to be a benefit to mankind and nature. But, the key to its amazing power is that is OXIDIZES many common threats.
Ozone destroys odors at the source so they do not return. It is one of the world's best sanitizers that will kill bacteria and virus with something that pathogens cannot grow an immunity to ... oxygen!
Ozone will kill mold and mildew as well. But, there are nay-sayers and detractors who quickly respond that "Ozone is Dangerous" to humans and pets. Well, ozone is a respiratory irritant. It will react to the mucous membranes of your nose, throat, and lungs causing coughing spasms and tired lungs if you spend time in an ozone-rich environment.
With that said, ozone treatments have a basic protocol, and that is they are done in vacated areas or buildings. During treatment, these areas must be free of people and pets. So, the objection is moot. But, I imagine that there are treatment instructions for almost every cleaning product. Some require PPE and dangers of devasting health problems if not used as required.
One of the common problems of ozone and chlorine dioxide is the time it takes to apply, and the residual odor that stays around for 12-24 hour. A superior product that is also in the oxidizer family of treatments, is activated hydrogen peroxide as offered by the h2o2 Decon 5 product. The eco-friendliness of a good hydrogen peroxide product is nearly a breakthrough concept. Teaming an ozone treatment with th4e h2o2 Decon 5 treatment will shorten treatment time, improve overall success, and minimize the ozone smell.