Ozone, also known as O3, is a gas compound that consists of three oxygen atoms. It occurs as a natural compound and can also be manufactured synthetically. At Zona Restoration, we use ozone treatments to remove difficult and stubborn odors from homes across the Phoenix area. If you’re not familiar with ozone treatments, these three frequently asked questions may help you understand how it works, and why it’s an effective odor removal method.
1. How Does Ozone Eliminate Odors?
Ozone is a highly effective treatment for many odor-causing microbes. An ozone molecule works by transferring its third oxygen molecule to the odor molecule. It completely removes the smell from the odor-causing molecule. This reaction is called oxidation. It essentially changes the odor-causing molecule to a completely different compound. This is why ozone treatments are so effective. They don’t simply mask or cover up the odor, but they completely eliminate them.
2. Is Ozone Dangerous?
While ozone is successful in removing pungent smells from carpet, curtains, furniture, and more, it can pose a threat to living organisms. When inhaled, it can cause damage to the lungs as well as chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, and irritation. When ozone reacts with plants, it produces a toxin that can cause physical damage, disrupt the plant respiration process, and hinder photosynthesis.
3. Are There Precautions to Take When Treating My Home?
When we treat homes in Phoenix, we take extra precautions to ensure you and your family are safe during the treatment process. First, we ask that you do not enter your home while treatment is underway. Second, you need to remove all pets and plants from your home. Lastly, it’s good practice to wait and enter your home at least two hours after the ozone treatment. This will ensure there are no physical side effects to you or your family.
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Zona Restoration offers honest prices and quality service in the Phoenix area. Request a free estimate by calling (480) 656-3999. We also provide other restoration services including water damage repairs, fire damage cleanup, asbestos testing, mold removal, remodeling, plumbing repairs, and more.
Source: Hart, David. “Ozone 101: Using Oxygen Molecules for Odor Removal.” Web article. Restoration & Remediation. BNP Media, 07 Jan. 2016. Web. 03 Jan. 2022.